Blanco, Texas

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Blanco, Texas
City
Old Blanco County Courthouse in Blanco is now a visitor center, office building, and event venue.
Location of Blanco, Texas
Location of Blanco within Blanco County
Coordinates: 30°5′58″N 98°25′20″W / 30.09944°N 98.42222°W / 30.09944; -98.42222Coordinates: 30°5′58″N 98°25′20″W / 30.09944°N 98.42222°W / 30.09944; -98.42222
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyBlanco
Area
 • Total1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 • Land1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation1,329 ft (405 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total2,205
 • Density899.7/sq mi (347.4/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code78606
Area code(s)830
FIPS code48-08536[1]
GNIS feature ID1330829[2]
 
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Blanco, Texas
City
Old Blanco County Courthouse in Blanco is now a visitor center, office building, and event venue.
Location of Blanco, Texas
Location of Blanco within Blanco County
Coordinates: 30°5′58″N 98°25′20″W / 30.09944°N 98.42222°W / 30.09944; -98.42222Coordinates: 30°5′58″N 98°25′20″W / 30.09944°N 98.42222°W / 30.09944; -98.42222
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyBlanco
Area
 • Total1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 • Land1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation1,329 ft (405 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total2,205
 • Density899.7/sq mi (347.4/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code78606
Area code(s)830
FIPS code48-08536[1]
GNIS feature ID1330829[2]
Downtown Blanco along U.S. Route 281
Blanco City Hall is located behind the old courthouse.
Blanco Theater, on the courthouse square

Blanco is a city in Blanco County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,205 at the 2010 census. The region Devil's Backbone is located nearby in the Texas Hill Country.

Geography[edit source | edit]

Blanco is located on the Blanco River at 30°05′58″N 98°25′20″W / 30.099535°N 98.422213°W / 30.099535; -98.422213.[3] This is about 45 miles (72 km) north of San Antonio and almost the same distance west of Austin.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), of which 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (2.91%) is water.

Demographics[edit source | edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,205 people, 576 households, and 370 families residing in the city. The population density was 899.7 people per square mile (348.0/km2). There were 633 housing units at an average density of 378.4 per square mile (146.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 88.77% White, 1.20% African American, 1.33% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 7.31% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.72% of the population.

There were 576 households, out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.6% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% 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 3.13.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,071, and the median income for a family was $40,398. Males had a median income of $27,188 versus $21,845 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,797. About 9.9% of families and 13.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.6% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit source | edit]

The City of Blanco is served by the Blanco Independent School District and home to the Blanco High School Panthers.

Climate[edit source | edit]

Climate data for Blanco, Texas
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °F (°C)59.2
(15.1)
63.7
(17.6)
71.1
(21.7)
77.7
(25.4)
83.7
(28.7)
89.6
(32)
93.7
(34.3)
94.1
(34.5)
88.4
(31.3)
79.6
(26.4)
68.6
(20.3)
60.9
(16.1)
79.4
(26.3)
Average low °F (°C)34.0
(1.1)
37.7
(3.2)
45.1
(7.3)
51.7
(10.9)
61.0
(16.1)
67.6
(19.8)
70.0
(21.1)
69.2
(20.7)
64.1
(17.8)
54.2
(12.3)
43.9
(6.6)
36.0
(2.2)
58.2
(14.6)
Precipitation inches (mm)1.79
(45.5)
2.08
(52.8)
2.63
(66.8)
2.69
(68.3)
4.51
(114.6)
4.18
(106.2)
2.02
(51.3)
2.38
(60.5)
3.26
(82.8)
4.18
(106.2)
2.66
(67.6)
2.37
(60.2)
34.75
(882.7)
Source: National Weather Service[4]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "National Weather Service Forecast Office Austin/San Antonio, Texas: Blanco Climate Data". Retrieved June 30, 2008. 

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