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Boyd, Texas

Boyd is a town in Wise County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,099 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Boyd is located at (33.078129, -97.565749).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,099 people, 407 households, and 306 families residing in the town. The population density was 382.1 people per square mile (147.3/km²). There were 435 housing units at an average density of 151.2/sq mi (58.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.99% White, 0.36% African American, 1.36% Native American, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 7.83% from other races, and 2.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.01% of the population.

There were 407 households out of which 40.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,438, and the median income for a family was $40,781. Males had a median income of $29,219 versus $22,237 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,929. About 15.6% of families and 21.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.9% of those under age 18 and 11.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The Town of Boyd is served by the Boyd Independent School District.

Famous residents

Ricky Lee Green, one of Texas' most well known killers was from Boyd. Green was put to death by the State of Texas on Oct. 8, 1997 after his conviction for capital murder of KXAS advertising executive Steve Fefferman in December 1986. The Fefferman case sparked so much media attention in Fort Worth, Texas, the trial had to change venue to Austin, Texas. Ricky Green's last words were, "This to me is another killing and it's not going to solve nothin'. I feel my punishment is over and now my friends and family have to suffer." He is buried in the Aurora Cemetery in Aurora, Texas. His notorious life was the subject of a book called Blood Rush by Patricia Springer.

Greg "the Hammer" Williams, former co-host of The Hardline - a popular talk show on the sports radio station 1310 KTCK ("The Ticket") in Dallas, Texas. The Hardline is frequently the highest rated radio show in the Dallas/Fort Worth market in the men aged 25-54 demographic. Williams, also known as "Greggo," was with The Ticket since its inception in 1994 until his resignation in January 2008.

Murry Hammond from the Dallas-based rock band the Old 97's is from Boyd.

Billy Joe Tolliver, former Texas Tech and San Diego Chargers QB, among others, is from Boyd.

Sports

Boyd's High School football team, the Boyd Yellowjackets, are the 1983 AA & 2004 Division I - AA State Champions.

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