Mabank, Texas

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Mabank, Texas
—  Town  —
Location of Mabank in Kaufman County, Texas
Coordinates: 32°22′5″N 96°6′20″W / 32.36806°N 96.10556°W / 32.36806; -96.10556Coordinates: 32°22′5″N 96°6′20″W / 32.36806°N 96.10556°W / 32.36806; -96.10556
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountiesKaufman, Henderson
Area
 • Total3.0 sq mi (7.8 km2)
 • Land3.0 sq mi (7.7 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation394 ft (120 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total3,035
 • Density724.2/sq mi (279.6/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code75147
Area code(s)903
FIPS code48-45324[1]
GNIS feature ID1340780[2]
 
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Mabank, Texas
—  Town  —
Location of Mabank in Kaufman County, Texas
Coordinates: 32°22′5″N 96°6′20″W / 32.36806°N 96.10556°W / 32.36806; -96.10556Coordinates: 32°22′5″N 96°6′20″W / 32.36806°N 96.10556°W / 32.36806; -96.10556
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountiesKaufman, Henderson
Area
 • Total3.0 sq mi (7.8 km2)
 • Land3.0 sq mi (7.7 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation394 ft (120 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total3,035
 • Density724.2/sq mi (279.6/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code75147
Area code(s)903
FIPS code48-45324[1]
GNIS feature ID1340780[2]

Mabank is a town in Henderson and Kaufman Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 3,035 at the 2010 census.

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Geography

Mabank is located at 32°22′05″N 96°06′20″W / 32.368011°N 96.105573°W / 32.368011; -96.105573 (32.368011, -96.105573).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 7.8 square kilometers (3.0 sq mi). 7.7 km2 (3.0 sq mi) of it is land and 0.1 km2 (0.04 sq mi) of it (1.00%) is water.

History

Prior to the existence of Mabank in early 1900, the community of Lawndale was formed in the late 1880s. The community was noted for its agriculture in many areas, including cotton. But with the Texas Trunk Railroad missing the community by a mile, Ranchers Mason and Eubank decided to capitalize on the Texas Trunk and set aside one square mile of land and named it "Mabank".

Mabank is a combination of the names Eubank and Mason and is located one mile (1.6 km) southwest of the former community of Lawndale. Being only a mile away from Lawndale and located on the railroad, its citizens, churches, and businesses naturally decided to move there. Thus attracting, over a brief period of about two years, much of what was Lawndale. This included the Lawndale Courier - the local newspaper that renamed itself the Mabank Courier.

Many of the descendants from the Masons and Eubanks are still alive to this day.

Populations went up highly in the 1960s and 70's due to the building of Cedar Creek Reservoir.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 4,468 people, 1,069 households, and 658 families residing in the town. The population density was 724.2 per square mile (279.6/km2). There were 895 housing units at an average density of 301.3 per square mile (116.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 90.28% White, 5.11% African American, 0.74% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 2.65% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.76% of the population.

There were 814 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 82.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was US$36,010, and the median income for a family was $40,694. Males had a median income of $32,134 versus $19,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,154. About 7.1% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Mabank is served by the Mabank Independent School District. The schools are Central Elementary, Southside Elementary, Lakeview Elementary, Mabank Intermediate School, Mabank Jr. High and Mabank High School.

Local businesses

Mabank is located on the eastern edge of Cedar Creek Reservoir, a popular destination for weekend visitors from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and thus much of its economy is based on lake activity.

Notable residents

The Biggest Loser contestant Abby Rike is from Mabank, and the location is shown in week 7.[4]

Randal Tye Thomas lived in Mabank from 1980–1996 and was raised by his Mother, Rynell Thomas Reynolds - who died in June 2011. She graduated from Mabank High School in 1961. Thomas was a fourth generation Mabank resident, and his maternal Great-Grandfather Charles Monaghan was an entrepreneur and owned a retail store downtown from 1900-1915. His maternal Grandmother, Claude Reynolds Taylor, was a well-loved and prominent resident who graduated from Mabank High School in 1926. She died in 1998. Thomas attended Mabank Independent School District public schools from Kindergarten until graduating from high school in 1996. He then moved to Providence, Rhode Island to attend college at Johnson & Wales University. After graduating from college in 2000, he moved back to Texas and was elected and served as the 13th Mayor of Gun Barrel City, Texas (at the age of 21) and served in that capacity from 2000-2001. He also was elected and served as a member of the Electoral College in the United States Presidential Election of 2000, ultimately casting his vote for George W. Bush.

Kolton Browning, University of Louisiana-Monroe quarterback. Browning graduated from Mabank High School in 2009 and has been the starting quarterback for the ULM Warhawks since 2010. Browning threw for 412 yards and rushed for 69 yards in the Warhawks' win over No. 8 ranked Arkansas in Fayetteville on Sept. 8, 2012.

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