Omaha, Texas

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Omaha, Texas
City
Location of Omaha, Texas
Coordinates: 33°11′N 94°45′W / 33.183°N 94.750°W / 33.183; -94.750Coordinates: 33°11′N 94°45′W / 33.183°N 94.750°W / 33.183; -94.750
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyMorris
Area
 • Total1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)
 • Land1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation400 ft (122 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total999
 • Density851.6/sq mi (328.8/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code75571
Area code(s)903
FIPS code48-54024[1]
GNIS feature ID1375296[2]
 
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Omaha, Texas
City
Location of Omaha, Texas
Coordinates: 33°11′N 94°45′W / 33.183°N 94.750°W / 33.183; -94.750Coordinates: 33°11′N 94°45′W / 33.183°N 94.750°W / 33.183; -94.750
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyMorris
Area
 • Total1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)
 • Land1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation400 ft (122 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total999
 • Density851.6/sq mi (328.8/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code75571
Area code(s)903
FIPS code48-54024[1]
GNIS feature ID1375296[2]

Omaha is a city in Morris County, Texas, United States. The population at the 2010 U.S. Census was 1,024.

Geography[edit]

Omaha is located at 33°11′N 94°45′W / 33.183°N 94.750°W / 33.183; -94.750 (33.1816, -94.7422)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all of it land.

History[edit]

Omaha was first founded as Morristown in 1880 by former Confederate Lieutenant Thompson Morris. In 1886, a group of seven men from Randolph County, Alabama drew names from a hat and the winner renamed the settlement after a town from their home state.[4]

Demographics[edit]

At the 2000 census[1], there were 1001 people, 389 households and 264 families residing in the city. The population density was 851.6 per square mile (329.7/km²). There were 438 housing units at an average density of 373.4 per square mile (144.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.98% White, 20.02% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.50% Pacific Islander, 1.40% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.60% of the population.

There were 389 households of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.1% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.95.

24.1% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 22.4% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 23.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 75.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.5 males.

The median household income was $25,724 and the median family income was $30,865. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $17,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,750. About 18.3% of families and 24.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.0% of those under age 18 and 13.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The City of Omaha is served by the Pewitt Consolidated Independent School District.

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. 
  4. ^ http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hlo16