- Sierra Blanca, Texas
official_name = Sierra Blanca, Texas
settlement_type = CDP
mapsize1 = 250px
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 10.6
area_land_km2 = 10.5
area_water_km2 = 0.1
area_total_sq_mi = 4.1
area_land_sq_mi = 4.1
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 533
population_density_km2 = 50.6
population_density_sq_mi = 131.0
timezone = Mountain (MST)
utc_offset = -7
timezone_DST = MDT
utc_offset_DST = -6
elevation_m = 1380
elevation_ft = 4528
latd = 31 |latm = 10 |lats = 55 |latNS = N
longd = 105 |longm = 20 |longs = 27 |longEW = W
Sierra Blanca is located at coor dms|31|10|55|N|105|20|27|W| (31.182009, -105.340843)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.6 km²), of which, 4.1 square miles (10.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.73%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 533 people, 184 households, and 126 families residing in the CDP. The population densitywas 131.0 people per square mile (50.6/km²). There were 227 housing units at an average density of 55.8/sq mi (21.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 87.99% White, 3.19% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 5.07% from other races, and 3.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 72.61% of the population.
There were 184 households out of which 40.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.31.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 11.8% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.1 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $26,438, and the median income for a family was $30,000. Males had a median income of $26,071 versus $17,500 for females. The
per capita incomefor the CDP was $10,768. About 19.6% of families and 22.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.3% of those under age 18 and 32.6% of those age 65 or over.
Sierra Blanca is served by the
Sierra Blanca Independent School District.
Sierra Blanca is home to New Yorks sludge dump, they receive 250 tons each week.
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