Baird, Texas


Baird, Texas

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Baird, Texas
settlement_type = City
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map_caption = Location of Baird, Texas



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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Texas
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Callahan

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established_date = 1881

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area_total_km2 = 7.0
area_land_km2 = 6.8
area_water_km2 = 0.2
area_total_sq_mi = 2.7
area_land_sq_mi = 2.6
area_water_sq_mi = 0.1

population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 1623
population_density_km2 = 239.0
population_density_sq_mi = 619.0

timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
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elevation_m = 525
elevation_ft = 1722
latd = 32 |latm = 23 |lats = 46 |latNS = N
longd = 99 |longm = 23 |longs = 50 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 79504
area_code = 325
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blank_info = 48-05336GR|2
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Baird is a city in Callahan County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,623 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Callahan CountyGR|6. The city is named after the second owner of Baldwin Locomotive Works, Matthew Baird.Fact|date=February 2007

Geography

Baird is located at coor dms|32|23|46|N|99|23|50|W|city (32.396035, -99.397140)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km²), of which, 2.6 square miles (6.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (2.60%) is water.

Callahan County Library

The Callahan County Library was started in 1937 by the Baird Wednesday Club, the Pioneer Museum was added in 1940.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,623 people, 677 households, and 429 families residing in the city. The population density was 619.0 people per square mile (239.2/km²). There were 806 housing units at an average density of 307.4/sq mi (118.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.51% White, 0.18% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 7.09% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.43% of the population.

There were 677 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.6% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 20.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,446, and the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $21,974 versus $16,298 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,951. About 12.3% of families and 14.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The City of Baird is served by the Baird Independent School District, located at 600 West 7th Street. Baird ISD is classified as a 1A high school.

Interesting Facts

*Baird has been designated "The Official Antique Capital of West Texas"
*It has one Dairy Queen, five churches, four gas stations, and no grocery store
*The former Callahan County Jail at 100 W. 5th Street was originally in the nearby ghost town of Belle Plain. When the county seat moved to Baird, the jail was disassembled brick by brick, and reassembled at its current location.

References

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