- Jonestown, Texas
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Jonestown is a city in Travis County,
Texas, United States. The population was 1,681 at the 2000 census, and 1,869 in the 2005 census estimate.
Jonestown is located at coor dms|30|29|20|N|97|55|27|W|city (30.488872, -97.924208)GR|1. This is at the north end of
Lake Travis, 19 miles (31 km) northwest of Austin.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.7 km²), of which, 4.7 square miles (12.1 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it (11.34%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,681 people, 699 households, and 434 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 358.0 people per square mile (138.4/km²). There were 770 housing units at an average density of 164.0/sq mi (63.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.27% White, 0.83% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 3.57% from other races, and 2.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.58% of the population.
There were 699 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the city the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 34.1% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 110.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $43,167, and the median income for a family was $47,708. Males had a median income of $31,888 versus $26,797 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $21,256. About 3.1% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.3% of those under age 18 and 0.9% of those age 65 or over.
Currently, there are around 1800 people in Jonestown.
The Jonestown Plaza is central to local social services. 2 day old assorted breads, pastries, and cakes are available most of the time in the Nutrition Center. New in 2007 is a comprehensive medical center approximately 5 miles east on FM1431 with a 150 bed hospital and advanced services. Minimum quality medical service is sometimes available at the MAP Clinic in the back of the plaza. The Jonestown Public Library provides a means for locals who cannot afford a computer or internet connection to access valuable high tech resources.As of Spring 2008, FM 1431 is under major reengineering to straightening and widen the highway to support rapid growth on the north side of FM 1431.
Parks & Recreation
There are several parks in the area and plenty of untamed forests to hike around in. Almost every valley and creek in Jonestown is managed by the Lower Colorado River Authority, which means you can hike on it freely as public land. Jones Brother's Park is a huge waterfront public area on Lake Travis featuring 2 boat ramps, a playground, several Great Texas Oaks, a basketball court, a large open field ideal for playing Frisbee or flying a kite, and an array of shaded picnic areas. Pecan Bottom Park was officially turned into a public park after locals constantly maintained a rock damn in Sandy Creek.
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