- Hallettsville, Texas
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Hallettsville is a city in Lavaca County,
Texas, United States. The population was 2,345 at the 2000 census. It is the county seatof Lavaca County.GR|6 The town is home to the Texas Championship Domino Hall of Fame and also hosts a dominoestournament every year in January. It also hosts its annual Kolache Fest and Fiddler's Frolic events every September and April.cite news | url=http://www.traveltex.com/pg/Activity.aspx?id=57195429-ba79-465c-9b47-ea8fbbc19c0d | title=Texas Championship Domino Hall of Fame | publisher=Texas Tourism Department | accessdate=2007-01-08]
Hallettsville is the birthplace of the late
philanthropistand businessman Adolph R. Hanslikof Lubbock, a Czech-Americansometimes called the dean of Texas cotton exporters.
It is also the only place called Hallettsville in the world. Ripley's believe it or not once called it the city of thirteen. There is also rumours of a tree that has a chest of gold buried under it.
Although the actual town involved in the real story of the "Chicken Ranch" is located a few miles north of Hallettsville on Highway 77, film makers chose the town's historic Lavaca County Courthouse square to serve as backdrop for the city scenes in "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," the 1982 musical starring Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton.
Hallettsville is located at coor dms|29|26|43|N|96|56|27|W|city (29.445398, -96.940734).GR|1
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.8 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,345 people, 1,019 households, and 627 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 1,051.0 people per square mile (406.0/km²). There were 1,223 housing units at an average density of 548.1/sq mi (211.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 77.10% White, 16.46% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 4.48% from other races, and 1.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.17% of the population.
There were 1,019 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.4% were non-families. 35.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 83.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $25,089, and the median income for a family was $38,080. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $20,365 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $14,811. About 16.4% of families and 17.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.0% of those under age 18 and 14.5% of those age 65 or over.
The Friench Simpson Memorial Library has served the residents of Hallettsville as well as Lavaca County for over 70 years. The modern library houses over 20,000 volumes and is a major source of Local History and Genealogy research for the area. Public access computers with Internet connections are available for use at the library. For more information on the library visit the website at www.hallettsvillelibrary.org. [http://hallettsvillelibrary.org]
The City of Hallettsville is served by the
Hallettsville Independent School District.
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