Canadian, Texas

Canadian, Texas

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Canadian, Texas
settlement_type = City
nickname =
motto =

imagesize =
image_caption =


mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Canadian, Texas

mapsize1 = 250px
map_caption1 =

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

government_footnotes =
government_type =
leader_title =
leader_name =
leader_title1 =
leader_name1 =
established_title =
established_date =

unit_pref = Imperial
area_footnotes =

area_magnitude =
area_total_km2 = 3.3
area_land_km2 = 3.3
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 1.3
area_land_sq_mi = 1.3
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0

population_as_of = 2000
population_footnotes =
population_total = 2233
population_density_km2 = 668.3
population_density_sq_mi = 1731.0

timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_footnotes =
elevation_m = 739
elevation_ft = 2425
latd = 35 |latm = 54 |lats = 39 |latNS = N
longd = 100 |longm = 23 |longs = 2 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 79014
area_code = 806
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 48-12412GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1372905GR|3
website =
footnotes =

Canadian is a city in and the county seat of Hemphill County, Texas, United States.GR|6 The population was 2,233 at the 2000 census. It is named for the Canadian River, a tributary of the Arkansas River, which flows through the Texas Panhandle and much of Oklahoma.


Canadian is located at coor dms|35|54|39|N|100|23|2|W|city (35.910701, -100.383760)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,233 people, 869 households, and 625 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,731.0 people per square mile (668.3/km²). There were 1,047 housing units at an average density of 811.6/sq mi (313.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.94% White, 0.22% African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 9.00% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.76% of the population.

There were 869 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.9% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,929, and the median income for a family was $38,676. Males had a median income of $30,240 versus $17,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,384. About 12.3% of families and 14.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.4% of those under age 18 and 16.4% of those age 65 or over.


The City of Canadian is served by the Canadian Independent School District.

The Abrahams of Canadian

The Abraham family has been influential in Canadian for four generations. Tom Abraham (1910-2007), an immigrant from Lebanon, owned the Fair Department Store, a business in Canadian originally begun by his father. Abraham, a graduate of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, was cited for his patriotic spirit and his work in helping immigrants to become American citizens. A generous benefactor, Abraham was once referred to in the "Amarillo Globe News" as "Santa Claus in Canadian".

Malouf Abraham, Sr. (1915-1994), Tom Abraham's younger brother, was mayor of Canadian from 1953--1957, a nonpartisan position, and a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1965-1969. In time, all the Abrahams moved into the Republican Party, as it became the majority in the Panhandle. Malouf Abraham, who was born in Canadian, made a fortune in oil and natural gas properties and like his brother Tom was a generous philanthropist to various educational and civic causes in the Texas Panhandle region.

Malouf Abraham, Jr. (born 1939), is a retired allergist in Canadian who now is a major patron of the arts. There is a Malouf Abraham art endowment at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview.Abraham, Jr., is meanwhile building a 14,000-square-foot house and art museum in Canadian to be called "The Citadelle". He and his wife, the former Therese Browne of North Carolina, have three sons. One, Salem Andrew Abraham, is a large-scale futures trader based in Canadian. Two others are prosperous ranchers in Hemphill County.


External links

* [ Canadian's Homepage]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Canadian (Texas) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Canadian. La ville de Canadian est le siège du comté de Hemphill, dans l’État du Texas, aux États Unis. Lors du recensement de 2000, elle comptait 2 233 habitants. Source (en) Cet article est… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Canadian (disambiguation) — Canadian usually means a person or thing from Canada. It can also refer to:People*White Canadian *Black Canadian *Indo Canadian *Dutch Canadian *English Canadian *Scottish Canadian *Irish Canadian *Welsh Canadian *French Canadian *Native Canadian …   Wikipedia

  • Canadian Independent School District — is a public school district based in Canadian, Texas (USA).chools*Canadian High (Grades 9 12) *Canadian Middle (Grades 7 8) *Baker Elementary (Grades 4 6) *Canadian Elementary (Grades PK 3)External links* [ Canadian… …   Wikipedia

  • Canadian — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Canadian », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Canadian est un mot anglais transparent… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Canadian River — Einzugsgebiet/Verlauf Daten Gewässerkennzahl …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Canadian — Lage in Texas Basisdaten Staat …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Canadian English — (CanE, en CA) [en CA is the language code for Canadian English , as defined by ISO standards (see ISO 639 1 and ISO 3166 1 alpha 2) and Internet standards (see IETF language tag).] is the variety of English used in Canada. More than 26 million… …   Wikipedia

  • Texas Guinan — Born Mary Louise Cecilia Guinan January 12, 1884(1884 01 12) Waco, Texas, U.S. Died November 5, 1933 …   Wikipedia

  • Texas Panhandle — Der Texas Panhandle (wörtlich: Texas Pfannenstiel) ist eine Region des US amerikanischen Staates Texas, bestehend aus den 26 nördlichsten Countys. Der Panhandle ist ein rechteckiges Areal, das im Westen an den Bundesstaat New Mexico sowie im… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Canadian River — Canadian (rivière) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Canadian. Canadian River Caractéristiques Longu …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.