Arcola, Texas

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City of Arcola
—  City  —
Location of Arcola, Texas
Coordinates: 29°30′5″N 95°27′50″W / 29.50139°N 95.46389°W / 29.50139; -95.46389Coordinates: 29°30′5″N 95°27′50″W / 29.50139°N 95.46389°W / 29.50139; -95.46389
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyFort Bend
Area
 • Total1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)
 • Land1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation66 ft (20 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total1,048
 • Density548.5/sq mi (211.8/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code48-03708[1]
GNIS feature ID1329659[2]
 
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City of Arcola
—  City  —
Location of Arcola, Texas
Coordinates: 29°30′5″N 95°27′50″W / 29.50139°N 95.46389°W / 29.50139; -95.46389Coordinates: 29°30′5″N 95°27′50″W / 29.50139°N 95.46389°W / 29.50139; -95.46389
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyFort Bend
Area
 • Total1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)
 • Land1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation66 ft (20 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total1,048
 • Density548.5/sq mi (211.8/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code48-03708[1]
GNIS feature ID1329659[2]

Arcola is a city in Fort Bend County, Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. The population was 1,642 at the 2010 census.

Arcola incorporated in 1986.[3]

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Geography

Map of Arcola

Arcola is located at 29°30′5″N 95°27′50″W / 29.50139°N 95.46389°W / 29.50139; -95.46389 (29.501339, -95.463760)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the 2010 Census, the population of Arcola has increased to 1,642.[5]

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 1,640 people, 295 households, and 233 families residing in the city. The population density was 548.5 people per square mile (211.9/km²). There were 324 housing units at an average density of 169.6 per square mile (65.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 34.26% White, 34.16% African American, 0.38% Native American, 2.19% Asian, 27.10% from other races, and 1.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 51.91% of the population.

There were 295 households out of which 46.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 18.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.7% were non-families. 16.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.55 and the average family size was 4.06.

In the city the population was spread out with 37.4% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 16.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 101.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,607, and the median income for a family was $32,500. Males had a median income of $26,818 versus $21,172 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,735. About 24.3% of families and 26.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.3% of those under age 18 and 26.4% of those age 65 or over.

Law enforcement is provided by the Arcola Police Department, headed by Chief of Police Howard Sylve, III. Fire protection is provided by the Fresno Volunteer Fire Department. Emergency medical service is provided by Fort Bend County EMS.

Education

Arcola pupils attend schools in Fort Bend Independent School District. The community is within the East Division, controlling school board slots 5 through 7.[6] As of 2008 the board members in the slots are Laurie Caldwell, Steve Smelley, and David Reitz, respectively.[7]

Pupils north of State Highway 6 attend Burton Elementary School in unincorporated Fort Bend County. Some pupils south of Highway 6 attend Sienna Crossing Elementary School, and other pupils south of Highway 6 attend Schiff Elementary School in unincorporated Fort Bend County.[8]

Almost all Arcola pupils attend Baines Middle School (in unincorporated Fort Bend County); that portion serves areas south of Highway 6 and areas east of F.M. 521. Areas north of Highway 6 and west of F.M. 521 are served by Lake Olympia Middle School in Missouri City.[9]

All Arcola pupils attend Hightower High School in Missouri City.[10]

Transportation

Houston Southwest Airport, a general aviation airport, is in the Arcola city limits.

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