Jonestown, Texas

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Jonestown, Texas
City
Location of Jonestown, Texas
Location of Jonestown, Texas
Travis County Jonestown.svg
Coordinates: 30°29′20″N 97°55′27″W / 30.48889°N 97.92417°W / 30.48889; -97.92417Coordinates: 30°29′20″N 97°55′27″W / 30.48889°N 97.92417°W / 30.48889; -97.92417
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyTravis
Area
 • Total5.3 sq mi (13.7 km2)
 • Land4.7 sq mi (12.2 km2)
 • Water0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
Elevation814 ft (248 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total1,681
 • Density358.0/sq mi (138.2/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code78645
Area code(s)512
FIPS code48-38020[1]
GNIS feature ID1360424[2]
 
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Jonestown, Texas
City
Location of Jonestown, Texas
Location of Jonestown, Texas
Travis County Jonestown.svg
Coordinates: 30°29′20″N 97°55′27″W / 30.48889°N 97.92417°W / 30.48889; -97.92417Coordinates: 30°29′20″N 97°55′27″W / 30.48889°N 97.92417°W / 30.48889; -97.92417
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyTravis
Area
 • Total5.3 sq mi (13.7 km2)
 • Land4.7 sq mi (12.2 km2)
 • Water0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
Elevation814 ft (248 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total1,681
 • Density358.0/sq mi (138.2/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code78645
Area code(s)512
FIPS code48-38020[1]
GNIS feature ID1360424[2]

Jonestown is a city in Travis County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,834 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Jonestown is located at 30°29′20″N 97°55′27″W / 30.488872°N 97.924208°W / 30.488872; -97.924208 (30.488872, -97.924208).[3] This is at the north end of Lake Travis, 19 miles (31 km) northwest of Austin.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.7 km2), of which, 4.7 square miles (12.1 km2) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it (11.34%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,681 people, 699 households, and 434 families residing in the city. The population density was 358.0 people per square mile (138.4/km2). There were 770 housing units at an average density of 164.0/sq mi (63.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.27% White, 0.83% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 3.57% from other races, and 2.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.58% of the population.

There were 699 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 34.1% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 110.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $43,167, and the median income for a family was $47,708. Males had a median income of $31,888 versus $26,797 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,256. About 3.1% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.3% of those under age 18 and 0.9% of those age 65 or over.

Social services[edit]

The Jonestown Plaza is central to local social services. The Jonestown Community Library provides a means for locals to access new best selling books, informative non-fiction books, classic and new DVDs, audio books & valuable high tech resources such as free WiFi access as well as 5 computers connected to high speed broad band internet. The Travis County Community Center offers free Two-day-old assorted breads, pastries, and cakes are available most of the time in the Nutrition Center. In the of Spring 2008, FM 1431 had major re-engineering to straightening and widen the highway to support rapid growth on the north side of FM 1431.

Parks and recreation[edit]

There are several parks in the area and plenty of untamed forests to hike around in. Almost every valley and creek in Jonestown is managed by the Lower Colorado River Authority, which means you can hike on it freely as public land. Jones Brother's Park is a huge waterfront public area on Lake Travis featuring 3 boat ramps all closed at this time due to drought conditions, a playground, several Great Texas Oaks, a basketball court, a large open field ideal for playing Frisbee or flying a kite, and an array of shaded picnic areas. Pecan Bottom Park was officially turned into a public park after locals constantly maintained a rock damn in Sandy Creek.

Although there were three in the 1990s, Jonestown currently has no open public pools as all of them have been filled in and turned into gardens.

Education[edit]

The City of Jonestown is served by the Leander and Lago Vista Independent School Districts.

Legacy[edit]

Jonestown is well known for its parks and annual festivities.

Jonestown is also well known for its annual events and competitions. These include the KLBJ-FM Fishing Tournament, Texas Chili Cook-off, and the city-wide Easter Egg Hunt at Jones Brothers Park, as well as many other events.

References[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. 

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