- Sanderson, Texas
official_name = Sanderson, Texas
settlement_type = CDP
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Sanderson, Texas
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 10.8
area_land_km2 = 10.8
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 4.2
area_land_sq_mi = 4.2
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 861
population_density_km2 = 79.4
population_density_sq_mi = 205.7
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 850
elevation_ft = 2789
latd = 30 |latm = 8 |lats = 28 |latNS = N
longd = 102 |longm = 23 |longs = 45 |longEW = W
Sanderson is a
census-designated place(CDP) in Terrell County, Texas, United States. The population was 861 at the 2000 census. It is the county seatof Terrell CountyGR|6. Sanderson was created in 1882 as a part of neighboring Pecos County. It became the seat of Terrell County in 1905.
Originally named "Strowbridge", Sanderson was renamed in honor of an engineer of the former Galveston, Harrisburg, and San Antonio Railroad, since incorporated into the
depotat Sanderson is vacant, and the community has thus far been unable to raise the funds to restore it for public access.
Sanderson is located at coor dms|30|8|28|N|102|23|45|W|city (30.141024, -102.395924)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.2 square miles (10.9 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 861 people, 356 households, and 237 families residing in the CDP. The population densitywas 205.7 people per square mile (79.3/km²). There were 635 housing units at an average density of 151.7/sq mi (58.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 86.88% White, 2.09% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 9.18% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 51.45% of the population.
There were 356 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.08.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 22.1% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.2 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $23,594, and the median income for a family was $29,500. Males had a median income of $22,946 versus $14,453 for females. The
per capita incomefor the CDP was $13,714. About 21.8% of families and 26.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.5% of those under age 18 and 31.4% of those age 65 or over.
Sanderson (Amtrak station)
Sanderson is the location of the trailer park where Llewellyn Moss lives in the
film"No Country for Old Men".
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