Blum, Texas

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Blum, Texas
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Location of Blum, Texas
Location of Blum, Texas
Hill County Blum.svg
Coordinates: 32°8′33″N 97°23′44″W / 32.14250°N 97.39556°W / 32.14250; -97.39556Coordinates: 32°8′33″N 97°23′44″W / 32.14250°N 97.39556°W / 32.14250; -97.39556
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyHill
Area
 • Total1.01 sq mi (2.61 km2)
 • Land0.99 sq mi (2.56 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
591 ft (180 m)
Population
 • Total444
 • Density449/sq mi (173.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
76627
Area code(s)254
FIPS code48-09004[1]
GNIS feature ID1330954[2]

Blum is a town in Hill County, Texas, United States. The population was 444 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Blum is located in northwestern Hill County at 32°8′33″N 97°23′44″W / 32.14250°N 97.39556°W / 32.14250; -97.39556 (32.142367, -97.395481),[4] at the junction of Farm to Market Highways 67 and 933. It is 22 miles (35 km) northwest of Hillsboro, the county seat, and 15 miles (24 km) south of Cleburne.

Blum Cemetery

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2), or 1.87%, are water.[3] The Nolan River flows through the northern and western sides of the town, running southwest to the Brazos River in Lake Whitney.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920496
1930403−18.7%
19404419.4%
1950368−16.6%
1960315−14.4%
197038221.3%
1980357−6.5%
19903580.3%
200039911.5%
201044411.3%
Est. 2016443[5]−0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 399 people, 147 households, and 110 families residing in the town. The population density was 395.8 people per square mile (152.5/km²). There were 177 housing units at an average density of 175.6 per square mile (67.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.73% White, 0.50% African American, 0.50% Native American, 3.51% from other races, and 2.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.52% of the population.

There were 147 households out of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the town, the population was spread out with 32.8% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,094, and the median income for a family was $40,521. Males had a median income of $30,250 versus $22,708 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,459. About 13.9% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.3% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The town is served by the Blum Independent School District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Blum town, Texas". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.