- Glen Rose, Texas
official_name = Glen Rose, Texas
image_caption = Downtown Glen Rose
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Glen Rose is a city in Somervell County,
Texas, United States. The population was 2,122 at the 2000 census. It is the county seatof Somervell County.GR|6 Beginning in about 1889 and continuing for the next 15 to 20 years, it was the home of the Glen Rose Collegiate Institute, also called Glen Rose College.
Glen Rose is part of the
Granbury, TexasMicropolitan Statistical Area.
Glen Rose is located at coor dms|32|14|12|N|97|45|14|W|city (32.236637, -97.753823).GR|1
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.1 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,122 people, 801 households, and 543 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 777.6 people per square mile (300.1/km²). There were 903 housing units at an average density of 330.9/sq mi (127.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.09% White, 0.28% African American, 0.94% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 5.51% from other races, and 1.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.32% of the population.
There were 801 households out of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.13.
In the city the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 88.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $29,837, and the median income for a family was $37,545. Males had a median income of $30,238 versus $19,500 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $14,940. About 12.2% of families and 14.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.2% of those under age 18 and 16.2% of those age 65 or over.
The City of Glen Rose is served by the
Glen Rose Independent School District.
* [http://www.fossilrim.org Fossil Rim Wildlife Center] is an 1,800 acre wildlife preserve open to the public. It features many different species of animals, including emus, giraffes, zebras, wolves, and many others.
Dinosaur Valley State Park, located just outside of Glen Rose, features a large number of dinosaurfootprints, the Glen Rose Formation, in the bed of the Paluxy River. The park is one of the top local tourist attractions. Some have claimed to have discovered fossilized human footprints among the dinosaur prints, though scientists have since concluded that weathering and erosion caused some animal prints to appear human.
Creation Evidence Museum, founded by Young Earth Creationist Carl Baugh, documents the footprint controversy and presents other evidence for the young earth hypothesis.
*The local Texas State Amphitheater features a summer musical, [http://www.thepromiseglenrose.com/ The Promise] , portraying the life of
*The Comanche Peak nuclear power plant is located north of town.
*The town features a historic downtown, including the Somervell County courthouse.
* [http://www.fossilrim.com Fossil Rim Wildlife Center]
* [http://www.glenrosetexas.net Glen Rose Visitor Information Center]
* [http://www.glenrosearea.com Glen Rose Travel Information]
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