- Falfurrias, Texas
official_name = Falfurrias, Texas
mapsize1 = 250px
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 7.1
area_land_km2 = 7.1
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 2.7
area_land_sq_mi = 2.7
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 5297
population_density_km2 = 743.8
population_density_sq_mi = 1926.4
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 35
elevation_ft = 115
latd = 27 |latm = 13 |lats = 36 |latNS = N
longd = 98 |longm = 8 |longs = 42 |longEW = W
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.
2000=5297As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 5,297 people, 1,801 households, and 1,354 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 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 incomefor 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.
The City of Falfurrias is served by the
Brooks County Independent School District.
The Mexican writer, journalist and composer
Mauricio González de la Garzatook 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]
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