Benjamin, Texas


Benjamin, Texas

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



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

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area_total_km2 = 2.7
area_land_km2 = 2.7
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 1.0
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area_water_sq_mi = 0.0

population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 264
population_density_km2 = 98.3
population_density_sq_mi = 254.5

timezone = Central (CST)
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timezone_DST = CDT
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elevation_m = 450
elevation_ft = 1476
latd = 33 |latm = 35 |lats = 0 |latNS = N
longd = 99 |longm = 47 |longs = 36 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 79505
area_code = 940
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blank_info = 48-07636GR|2
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blank1_info = 1351877GR|3
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Benjamin is a city in Knox County, Texas, United States. The population was 264 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Knox CountyGR|6.

Geography

Benjamin is located at coor dms|33|35|0|N|99|47|36|W|city (33.583419, -99.793394)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 264 people, 97 households, and 64 families residing in the city. The population density was 254.5 people per square mile (98.0/km²). There were 119 housing units at an average density of 114.7/sq mi (44.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.77% White, 3.03% African American, 1.89% Asian, 4.92% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.36% of the population.

There were 97 households out of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the city the population was spread out with 33.3% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 88.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,023, and the median income for a family was $38,125. Males had a median income of $29,750 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,138. About 14.5% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.7% of those under the age of eighteen and 8.7% of those sixty five or over.

Education

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

References

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