Shallowater

Shallowater, Texas

Shallowater is a city in Lubbock County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,086 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Lubbock Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Shallowater is located at (33.689082, -101.995103).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²), all of it land. Shallowater was also home to the 2004 Boys and Girls State Championship basketball teams.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,086 people, 745 households, and 590 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,272.7 people per square mile (875.4/km²). There were 784 housing units at an average density of 854.2/sq mi (329.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.99% White, 0.67% African American, 0.86% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 6.42% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.20% of the population.

There were 745 households out of which 42.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.1% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.8% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,750, and the median income for a family was $44,491. Males had a median income of $32,383 versus $21,964 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,752. About 8.6% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.1% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The City of Shallowater is served by the Shallowater Independent School District. Also Blake Rigby is the best Resident of the town of shallowater.

Religion

The City of Shallowater is served by five churches: First Baptist Church (www.firstshallowater.org), New Hope Community Church, First United Methodist (www.shallowaterumc.org), St. Philip Catholic Church, and the Twelfth Street Church of Christ. Each church has its own system of beliefs and practices, but the churches meet once a year for a community Thanksgiving service.

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