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Caldwell, Texas

Caldwell, Texas
City
Historic Reeves-Womack House in Caldwell
Historic Reeves-Womack House in Caldwell
Nickname(s): The Kolache Capital of Texas, The Big Grape
Motto: "Preparing for the Future with Respect for the Past"
Location of Caldwell in the state of Texas
Location of Caldwell in the state of Texas
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Texas
County Burleson
Government
 • Mayor Norris McManus
 • City Administrator Johnny Price
Area
 • Total 3.9 sq mi (10.2 km2)
 • Land 3.9 sq mi (10.1 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 384 ft (117 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,104
 • Density 1,053/sq mi (406.5/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 77836
Area code(s) 979
FIPS code 48-11836[1]
GNIS feature ID 1353534[2]
Website .gov.caldwelltxwww

Caldwell is a city in Burleson County, Texas, United States. The population was 4,104 at the 2010 census.[3] It is the county seat of Burleson County.[4] It is part of the Bryan-College Station metropolitan area.

Harrie P. Woodson Library in Caldwell (renovated 2010)
Czech Museum in Caldwell
The First Baptist Church is located in a residential area at 501 West Mustang Street in Caldwell.
St. Mary's Catholic Church in Caldwell
Historic First Presbyterian Church at 600 West Buck Street in Caldwell was first organized in the early 1840s by the Reverend Hugh Wilson.

Caldwell is the home of the Czech Heritage Museum, which is open to the public on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The annual Kolache Festival, a celebration of Czech heritage named for a type of pastry, is held in Caldwell the second weekend of September.

Contents

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

Geography

Caldwell is located northwest of the center of Burleson County at (30.528580, -96.700350).[5] Texas State Highway 21 passes through the center of the city, leading northeast 23 miles (37 km) to Bryan and southwest 50 miles (80 km) to Bastrop. Texas State Highway 36 bypasses the center of the city to the northeast, leading northwest 16 miles (26 km) to Milano and southeast 32 miles (51 km) to Brenham.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Caldwell has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10.2 km2), of which 0.03 square miles (0.07 km2), or 0.66%, is water.[3]

Demographics

Caldwell water tower
Downtown Caldwell

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,449 people, 1,322 households, and 938 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,021.4 people per square mile (394.0/km²). There were 1,485 housing units at an average density of 439.8 per square mile (169.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 71.24% White, 12.64% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 13.71% from other races, and 2.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.96% of the population.

There were 1,322 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,936, and the median income for a family was $37,658. Males had a median income of $25,745 versus $20,306 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,141. About 14.2% of families and 17.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.0% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Caldwell is served by the Caldwell Independent School District.

Notable people

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, Caldwell has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[9]

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Caldwell city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 22, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  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. ^ "Caldwell Attorney Leighton Schubert to Run for District 13 Seat".  
  9. ^ Climate Summary for Caldwell, Texas

External links

  • City of Caldwell official website
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