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Bells, Texas

Bells, Texas
Town
Location of Bells, Texas
Location of Bells, Texas
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Texas
County Grayson
Area
 • Total 2.3 sq mi (5.9 km2)
 • Land 2.3 sq mi (5.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 689 ft (210 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,190
 • Density 520.7/sq mi (201.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 75414
Area code(s) 903
FIPS code 48-07420[1]
GNIS feature ID 1351851[2]
Website Official website

Bells is a town in Grayson County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,392 at the 2010 census. It is part of the ShermanDenison Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Education 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

Bells had its start in the early 1870s when the railroad was extended to that point.[3] According to tradition, ringing of church bells to greet the arrival of the railroad caused the name to be selected.[4]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,190 people, 484 households, and 345 families residing in the town. The population density was 520.7 people per square mile (200.6/km²). There were 525 housing units at an average density of 229.7 per square mile (88.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.96% White, 0.17% African American, 1.01% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.34% Pacific Islander, 0.92% from other races, and 2.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.68% of the population.

There were 484 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,711, and the median income for a family was $44,500. Males had a median income of $32,596 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,089. About 9.0% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.8% of those under age 18 and 11.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The Town of Bells is served by the Bells Independent School District.

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  3. ^ Bells from the Handbook of Texas Online
  4. ^ Tarpley, Fred (5 July 2010). 1001 Texas Place Names. University of Texas Press. p. 23.  
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Bells, Texas at DMOZ
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