Falfurrias, Texas


Falfurrias, Texas

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Falfurrias, Texas
settlement_type = City
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map_caption = Location of Falfurrias, Texas



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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Texas
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Brooks

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area_total_km2 = 7.1
area_land_km2 = 7.1
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area_total_sq_mi = 2.7
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 5297
population_density_km2 = 743.8
population_density_sq_mi = 1926.4

timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
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elevation_m = 35
elevation_ft = 115
latd = 27 |latm = 13 |lats = 36 |latNS = N
longd = 98 |longm = 8 |longs = 42 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 78355
area_code = 361
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Falfurrias is a city in Brooks County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,297 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Brooks CountyGR|6.

Geography

Falfurrias is located at coor dms|27|13|36|N|98|8|42|W|city (27.226529, -98.144922)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

USCensusPop
1950=6712
1960=6515
1970=6355
1980=6103
1990=5788
2000=5297
As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 5,297 people, 1,801 households, and 1,354 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,926.4 people per square mile (743.7/km²). There were 2,062 housing units at an average density of 749.9/sq mi (289.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 75.21% White, 0.25% African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 2.15% from other races, and 2.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 92.54% of the population.

There were 1,801 households out of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 21.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.41.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.2% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $15,000, and the median income for a family was $18,208. Males had a median income of $23,438 versus $17,973 for females. The per capita income for the city was $9,573. About 43.3% of families and 46.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 58.0% of those under age 18 and 37.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The City of Falfurrias is served by the Brooks County Independent School District.

Notable Persons

The Mexican writer, journalist and composer Mauricio González de la Garza took refuge in Falfurrias following the publication of his book "Última Llamada", where he was forced into exile after threats and persecutions [http://www.hoytamaulipas.net/index.php?PHPSESSID=29e59ff154e4bc5b4fc8dd5c0dd52b30&v1=notas&v2=8898&tit=Rodar%C3%A1n_cabezas_en_Nuevo_Laredo] suffered under the presidency of José López Portillo.Falfurrias Laseter School [Grades Pre-k - 1st] Falfurrias Elementary School [Grades 2nd-5th] Falfurrias Jr. High School [Grades 6th-8th] Falfurrias High School [Gredes 9th-12th]

References

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