Van Horn, Texas


Van Horn, Texas

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Van Horn, Texas
settlement_type = Town
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Texas
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Culberson

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area_total_km2 = 7.4
area_land_km2 = 7.4
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 2.9
area_land_sq_mi = 2.9
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 2435
population_density_km2 = 327.0
population_density_sq_mi = 846.9

timezone = Central (CST)
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timezone_DST = CDT
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elevation_m = 1232
elevation_ft = 4042
latd = 31 |latm = 2 |lats = 33 |latNS = N
longd = 104 |longm = 49 |longs = 59 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 79855
area_code = 432
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blank_info = 48-75032GR|2
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Van Horn is a town in Culberson County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,435 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Culberson CountyGR|6.

Geography

Van Horn is located at coor dms|31|2|33|N|104|49|59|W|city (31.042489, -104.832928)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km²), all of it land.


Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,435 people, 834 households, and 652 families residing in the town. The population density was 846.9 people per square mile (326.4/km²). There were 976 housing units at an average density of 339.5/sq mi (130.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 64.60% White, 0.66% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 31.46% from other races, and 2.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 78.60% of the population.

There were 834 households out of which 41.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.8% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.35.

In the town the population was spread out with 33.6% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 100.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $24,432, and the median income for a family was $26,611. Males had a median income of $21,336 versus $14,259 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,772. About 24.3% of families and 28.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.4% of those under age 18 and 22.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The Town of Van Horn is served by the Culberson County-Allamoore Independent School District.

Transportation

Roads

*Interstate 10
*State Highway 54
*U.S. Highway 90 - "Western terminus of highway".

Rail

*Missouri Pacific Railroad

pace Tourism

On Friday, November 10, 2006, the Wall Street Journal reported that Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of amazon.com, had acquired convert|290000|acre|km2 of land 25 miles (40.2 km) north of Van Horn to house his fledgling space tourism company, Blue Origin. Blue Origin is expected to start commercial operations as early as 2010, aiming for 52 launches per year from the Van Horn, Texas facility. [Cite web
title = SPACE.com -- Tourism Update: Jeff Bezos? Spaceship Plans Revealed
accessdate = 2008-05-15
url = http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/060705_blue_origin.html
]

References

External links

* [http://texashistory.unt.edu/browse/contributor/CHM/ Historic Photographs of Van Horn] from the Clark Hotel Museum, hosted by the [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ Portal to Texas History]


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