Baird, Texas

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Baird, Texas
—  City  —
Baird Main Street, with Callahan County Courthouse in the rear
Location of Baird, Texas
Coordinates: 32°23′46″N 99°23′50″W / 32.39611°N 99.39722°W / 32.39611; -99.39722Coordinates: 32°23′46″N 99°23′50″W / 32.39611°N 99.39722°W / 32.39611; -99.39722
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyCallahan
Area
 • Total2.7 sq mi (7.0 km2)
 • Land2.6 sq mi (6.8 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation1,722 ft (525 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total1,623
 • Density619.0/sq mi (239.0/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code79504
Area code(s)325
FIPS code48-05336[1]
GNIS feature ID1372371[2]
 
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Baird, Texas
—  City  —
Baird Main Street, with Callahan County Courthouse in the rear
Location of Baird, Texas
Coordinates: 32°23′46″N 99°23′50″W / 32.39611°N 99.39722°W / 32.39611; -99.39722Coordinates: 32°23′46″N 99°23′50″W / 32.39611°N 99.39722°W / 32.39611; -99.39722
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyCallahan
Area
 • Total2.7 sq mi (7.0 km2)
 • Land2.6 sq mi (6.8 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation1,722 ft (525 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total1,623
 • Density619.0/sq mi (239.0/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code79504
Area code(s)325
FIPS code48-05336[1]
GNIS feature ID1372371[2]
Texas & Pacific Railway depot serves as a visitor center and transportation museum in Baird.
Presbyterian Church in Baird

Baird is a city in Callahan County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,623 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Callahan County[3]. The city is named after Matthew Baird, the owner and director of the Texas & Pacific Railway. The railway depot is now the visitor center and a transportation museum. [1]

Baird is part of the Abilene, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Baird is located at 32°23′46″N 99°23′50″W / 32.39611°N 99.39722°W / 32.39611; -99.39722 (32.396035, -99.397140)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2), of which, 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (2.60%) is water.

Callahan County Library

The Callahan County Library was started in 1937 by the Baird Wednesday Club, the Pioneer Museum was added in 1940. Both are located on the basement floor of the Callahan County Courthouse. The museum features farm and ranch implements, household items, clothing, barbed wire, and documents.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,623 people, 677 households, and 429 families residing in the city. The population density was 619.0 people per square mile (239.2/km²). There were 806 housing units at an average density of 307.4 per square mile (118.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.51% White, 0.18% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 7.09% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.43% of the population.

There were 677 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.6% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 20.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,446, and the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $21,974 versus $16,298 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,951. About 12.3% of families and 14.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The City of Baird is served by the Baird Independent School District, located at 600 West 7th Street. Baird ISD is classified as a 1A high school.

Interesting facts

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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