Joshua, Texas

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Joshua, Texas
—  City  —
Location of Joshua, Texas
Coordinates: 32°27′19″N 97°23′37″W / 32.45528°N 97.39361°W / 32.45528; -97.39361Coordinates: 32°27′19″N 97°23′37″W / 32.45528°N 97.39361°W / 32.45528; -97.39361
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyJohnson
Area
 • Total6.5 sq mi (16.9 km2)
 • Land6.5 sq mi (16.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation928 ft (283 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total5,910
 • Density909.2/sq mi (349.7/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code76058
Area code(s)817
FIPS code48-38080[1]
GNIS feature ID1338888[2]
 
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Joshua, Texas
—  City  —
Location of Joshua, Texas
Coordinates: 32°27′19″N 97°23′37″W / 32.45528°N 97.39361°W / 32.45528; -97.39361Coordinates: 32°27′19″N 97°23′37″W / 32.45528°N 97.39361°W / 32.45528; -97.39361
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyJohnson
Area
 • Total6.5 sq mi (16.9 km2)
 • Land6.5 sq mi (16.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation928 ft (283 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total5,910
 • Density909.2/sq mi (349.7/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code76058
Area code(s)817
FIPS code48-38080[1]
GNIS feature ID1338888[2]

Joshua is a city in Johnson County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,910 at the 2010 census.

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Geography

Joshua is located at 32°27′19″N 97°23′37″W / 32.45528°N 97.39361°W / 32.45528; -97.39361 (32.455198, -97.393622)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.5 square miles (17 km2), of which, 6.5 square miles (17 km2) of it is land and 0.15% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,528 people, 1,610 households, and 1,252 families residing in the city. The population density was 695.3 people per square mile (268.6/km²). There were 1,723 housing units at an average density of 264.6 per square mile (102.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.46% White, 0.27% African American, 0.64% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 2.85% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.91% of the population.

There were 1,610 households out of which 40.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.2% were non-families. 17.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $43,431, and the median income for a family was $50,785. Males had a median income of $36,686 versus $23,674 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,363. About 3.9% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over. There were 2 African American slaves at the time Joshua was founded. Theodore "Ted" Roosevelt Strube was the first mayor of Joshua.

Education

Public education in Joshua is provided by the Joshua Independent School District. The district covers 76.68 square miles (199 km2) and consists of eight campuses.[4]

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. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ Joshua ISD Attendance Zone MapJoshua Independent School District. Retrieved 6 May 2009.

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