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Ponder, Texas

Ponder is a town in Denton County, Texas, United States. The population was 507 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Ponder is located at (33.179741, -97.285805).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.2 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 507 people, 191 households, and 148 families residing in the town. The population density was 159.7 people per square mile (61.8/km²). There were 205 housing units at an average density of 64.6/sq mi (25.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.08% White, 0.99% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 2.37% from other races, and 1.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.52% of the population.

There were 191 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.2% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.0% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 35.9% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $54,107, and the median income for a family was $61,250. Males had a median income of $47,750 versus $29,545 for females. The per capita income for the town was $23,922. About 1.4% of families and 0.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen or sixty-five or over.

Education

Ponder is served by the Ponder Independent School District.

Sports

Ponder won the 2008 Division 2A Boys State Championiship in basketball.

A Bond Election passed in 2007 paved the way for the Ponder Lions to start a football program.

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