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Clarksville, Texas

 

Clarksville, Texas

Clarksville, Texas
City
Location of Clarksville, Texas
Location of Clarksville, Texas
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Texas
County Red River
Area
 • Total 3.0 sq mi (7.7 km2)
 • Land 3.0 sq mi (7.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 410 ft (125 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,883
 • Density 1,299.2/sq mi (501.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 75426
Area code(s) 903
FIPS code 48-15160[1]
GNIS feature ID 1354578[2]

Clarksville is a city in Red River County, Texas, in the United States in the northernmost part of the Piney Woods region of East Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 3,883. It is the county seat of Red River County.[3]

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • History 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Education 4
  • Notable people 5
  • Climate 6
  • References 7

Geography

Clarksville is located at (33.611086, -95.052448).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2), all land.

History

Clarksville was established by James Clark, who moved to the area in 1833 and laid out a town site. The town was incorporated by an act of the Texas Congress in 1837, and within a few years it became an educational and agricultural center.[5]

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,883 people, 1,530 households, and 1,006 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,299.2 people per square mile (501.4/km²). There were 1,787 housing units at an average density of 597.9 per square mile (230.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 53.39% White, 42.18% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 3.01% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.29% of the population.

There were 1,530 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.3% were married couples living together, 19.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 20.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 85.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,655, and the median income for a family was $31,729. Males had a median income of $21,635 versus $16,189 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,487. About 17.6% of families and 23.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.2% of those under age 18 and 15.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The area is served by the Clarksville Independent School District.

Notable people

Clarksville is the birthplace of:

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Clarksville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[8]

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  5. ^ Texas State Historical Association https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/eng/hgc07. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ Climate Summary for Clarksville, Texas
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