Groesbeck, Texas


Groesbeck, Texas

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Groesbeck, Texas
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Texas
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Limestone

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area_total_km2 = 9.8
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 4291
population_density_km2 = 440.6
population_density_sq_mi = 1141.3

timezone = Central (CST)
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postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 76642
area_code = 254
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Groesbeck is a city in and the county seat of Limestone County, Texas, United States.GR|6 The population was 4,291 at the 2000 census. The community is named after a railroad employee.

History

Cynthia Parker, mother of Quannah Parker was captured by the Commanche north of Groesbeck.

The arrival of the railroad in Groesbeck enabled it to become the county seat.

Residents of note

*Actor Joe Don Baker was born in Groesbeck in 1936.
*National Football League players Kenneth Sims, Frankie Smith, and Lenoy Jones played for Groesbeck High School.
*Groesbeck High School has an outstanding tennis program, having produced several state champions. The current Women's tennis coach at Southern Methodist University is Lauren Longbotham, a 3-time state doubles champion for Groesbeck in the 1990's. Her father, Jim, has been the Groesbeck High School coach since 1982. The city of Groesbeck boasts 14 public tennis courts.ok.

Geography

Groesbeck is located at coor dms|31|31|22|N|96|31|56|W|city (31.522907, -96.532125).GR|1

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km²), of which, 3.8 square miles (9.7 km²) of it is land and 0.27% is water.

The community is located at the junction of State Highways 14 and 164.

Groesbeck is the closest town to historic Old Fort Parker. (See Fort Parker massacre)

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 4,291 people, 1,297 households, and 878 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,141.3 people per square mile (440.6/km²). There were 1,457 housing units at an average density of 387.5/sq mi (149.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 58.56% White, 24.91% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 13.96% from other races, and 2.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.53% of the population.

There were 1,297 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 16.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 14.1% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 16.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 138.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 148.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,880, and the median income for a family was $32,263. Males had a median income of $24,704 versus $18,167 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,005. About 18.6% of families and 21.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.0% of those under age 18 and 23.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The City of Groesbeck is served by the Groesbeck Independent School District,which includes 5 different schools, Preschool, H.O.Whitehurst, Enge Washington, Groesbeck Middle School, and Groesbeck High School.

References

External links

* [http://www.groesbecktexas.org/ Groesbeck information]
* [http://joedonbaker.atspace.com/ Joe Don Baker fansite]
* [http://www.groesbeckjournal.com/ local newspaper]
* [http://www.texasescapes.com/CentralTexasTownsNorth/Groesbeck-Texas.htm Additional Groesbeck information]


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