- Eastland, Texas
official_name = Eastland, Texas
mapsize1 = 250px
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 7.3
area_land_km2 = 7.3
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 2.8
area_land_sq_mi = 2.8
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 3769
population_density_km2 = 514.7
population_density_sq_mi = 1333.1
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 439
elevation_ft = 1440
latd = 32 |latm = 23 |lats = 55 |latNS = N
longd = 98 |longm = 49 |longs = 16 |longEW = W
Eastland is located at coor dms|32|23|55|N|98|49|16|W|city (32.398715, -98.821144).GR|1
Eastland is located 96 miles West-Southwest of
Fort Worth, Texas. The city is accessed by Interstate 20 between exits 340 to the south and 343 to the east. Interstate 20 starts going due west after passing Eastland from Fort Worth.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 3,769 people, 1,475 households, and 998 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 1,333.1 people per square mile (514.2/km²). There were 1,737 housing units at an average density of 614.4/sq mi (237.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.64% White, 1.80% African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 4.67% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.89% of the population.There were 1,475 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $28,277, and the median income for a family was $34,333. Males had a median income of $27,072 versus $16,574 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $17,339. About 14.2% of families and 17.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.0% of those under age 18 and 12.7% of those age 65 or over.
The City of Eastland is served by the
Eastland Independent School District.
People from Eastland
Don Pierson, (b. 1925 - d. 1996). Former Mayor of Eastland. Business innovator, communications pioneer and civic leader.
Hayden Fry, b. 1929. College football coach.
* [http://www.eastlandtexas.com City website]
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