United States Census Bureau
The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U. S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy; the Census Bureau is part of the U. S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States; the Census Bureau's primary mission is conducting the U. S. Census every ten years, which allocates the seats of the U. S. House of Representatives to the states based on their population; the Bureau's various censuses and surveys help allocate over $400 billion in federal funds every year and it helps states, local communities, businesses make informed decisions. The information provided by the census informs decisions on where to build and maintain schools, transportation infrastructure, police and fire departments. In addition to the decennial census, the Census Bureau continually conducts dozens of other censuses and surveys, including the American Community Survey, the U. S. Economic Census, the Current Population Survey.
Furthermore and foreign trade indicators released by the federal government contain data produced by the Census Bureau. Article One of the United States Constitution directs the population be enumerated at least once every ten years and the resulting counts used to set the number of members from each state in the House of Representatives and, by extension, in the Electoral College; the Census Bureau now conducts a full population count every 10 years in years ending with a zero and uses the term "decennial" to describe the operation. Between censuses, the Census Bureau makes population projections. In addition, Census data directly affects how more than $400 billion per year in federal and state funding is allocated to communities for neighborhood improvements, public health, education and more; the Census Bureau is mandated with fulfilling these obligations: the collecting of statistics about the nation, its people, economy. The Census Bureau's legal authority is codified in Title 13 of the United States Code.
The Census Bureau conducts surveys on behalf of various federal government and local government agencies on topics such as employment, health, consumer expenditures, housing. Within the bureau, these are known as "demographic surveys" and are conducted perpetually between and during decennial population counts; the Census Bureau conducts economic surveys of manufacturing, retail and other establishments and of domestic governments. Between 1790 and 1840, the census was taken by marshals of the judicial districts; the Census Act of 1840 established a central office. Several acts followed that revised and authorized new censuses at the 10-year intervals. In 1902, the temporary Census Office was moved under the Department of Interior, in 1903 it was renamed the Census Bureau under the new Department of Commerce and Labor; the department was intended to consolidate overlapping statistical agencies, but Census Bureau officials were hindered by their subordinate role in the department. An act in 1920 changed the date and authorized manufacturing censuses every two years and agriculture censuses every 10 years.
In 1929, a bill was passed mandating the House of Representatives be reapportioned based on the results of the 1930 Census. In 1954, various acts were codified into Title 13 of the US Code. By law, the Census Bureau must count everyone and submit state population totals to the U. S. President by December 31 of any year ending in a zero. States within the Union receive the results in the spring of the following year; the United States Census Bureau defines four statistical regions, with nine divisions. The Census Bureau regions are "widely used...for data collection and analysis". The Census Bureau definition is pervasive. Regional divisions used by the United States Census Bureau: Region 1: Northeast Division 1: New England Division 2: Mid-Atlantic Region 2: Midwest Division 3: East North Central Division 4: West North Central Region 3: South Division 5: South Atlantic Division 6: East South Central Division 7: West South Central Region 4: West Division 8: Mountain Division 9: Pacific Many federal, state and tribal governments use census data to: Decide the location of new housing and public facilities, Examine the demographic characteristics of communities and the US, Plan transportation systems and roadways, Determine quotas and creation of police and fire precincts, Create localized areas for elections, utilities, etc.
Gathers population information every 10 years The United States Census Bureau is committed to confidentiality, guarantees non-disclosure of any addresses or personal information related to individuals or establishments. Title 13 of the U. S. Code establishes penalties for the disclosure of this information. All Census employees must sign an affidavit of non-disclosure prior to employment; the Bureau cannot share responses, addresses or personal information with anyone including United States or foreign government
Rio Vista, Texas
Rio Vista is a city in Johnson County, United States. The population was 873 at the 2010 census, up from 656 at the 2000 census. Rio Vista residents pronounce the name of the town either "RYE", "RYE-o Vista", or "REE-o Vista". Rio Vista is located in southern Johnson County at 32°14′16″N 97°22′38″W. Texas State Highway 174 passes through the west side of the city, leading north 8 miles to Cleburne, the county seat, southwest 30 miles to Meridian. According to the United States Census Bureau, Rio Vista has a total area of 1.0 square mile, of which 2.0 acres, or 0.29%, are water. The city's area drains to a tributary of the Brazos River; as of the census of 2000, there were 656 people, 236 households, 178 families residing in the city. The population density was 828.3 people per square mile. There were 260 housing units at an average density of 328.3/sq mi. The racial makeup of the city was 87.27% White, 0.15% Native American, 2.74% from other races, 1.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.18% of the population.
There were 236 households out of which 41.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 24.2% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.23. In the city, the population was spread out with 31.6% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males. The median income for a household in the city was $30,859, the median income for a family was $31,696. Males had a median income of $27,206 versus $18,333 for females; the per capita income for the city was $12,806. About 6.7% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.0% of those under age 18 and 13.7% of those age 65 or over.
The city is served by the Rio Vista Independent School District. City of Rio Vista official website
Parker County, Texas
Parker County is a county located in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 116,927; the county seat is Weatherford. The county was created in 1855 and organized the following year, it is named for Isaac Parker, a state legislator who introduced the bill that established the county in 1855. Parker County is included in TX Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 910 square miles, of which 903 square miles are land and 6.6 square miles are covered by water. The county is intersected by the Brazos River. Slipdown Mountain and Slipdown Bluff, at a height of 1,368 feet, are the highest points in Parker County, they are located just east of southwest of Poolville. I-20 I-30 US 180 US 377 FM 5 FM 51 FM 52 FM 113 SH 171 SH 199 SH 312 FM 920 Wise County Tarrant County Johnson County Hood County Palo Pinto County Jack County As of the census of 2003, 98,495 people, 31,131 households, 24,313 families resided in the county.
The population density was 98 people per square mile. The 34,084 housing units averaged 38 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 83.17% White, 1.79% African American, 0.67% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 12.61% from other races, 1.38% from two or more races. About 7% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of the 31,131 households, 38.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.60% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, 21.90% were not families. Around 18.30% of all households were made up of individuals, 7.10% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.11. As of the 2010 census, about 3.4 same-sex couples per 1,000 households were in the county. In the county, the population was distributed as 27.50% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, 10.50% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.10 males. The median income for a household in the county was $45,497, for a family was $51,530. Males had a median income of $37,913 versus $25,412 for females; the per capita income for the county was $20,305. About 5.90% of families and 8.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.30% of those under age 18 and 9.60% of those age 65 or over. Azle Cresson Fort Worth Mineral Wells Reno Briar Horseshoe Bend Western Lake Parker County, like most suburban counties in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area, has been a Republican stronghold for decades. Republicans have held all public offices since 1999 and the county has not voted for a Democratic Presidential candidate since 1976. Orville Bullington and politician Oliver Loving, Loving-Goodnight Cattle Trail Bose Ikard, trusted cattle driver of Oliver Loving and Charles Goodnight Mary Martin, star of stage and screen S.
W. T. Lanham, last Confederate governor of Texas Jim Wright, youngest mayor of Weatherford, TX, Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives Douglas Chandor, international portrait artist List of museums in North Texas National Register of Historic Places listings in Parker County, Texas Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Parker County Parker County government's website The Parker County Poor Farm Historic photos from the Weatherford College Library, hosted by the Portal to Texas History Parker County in Handbook of Texas Online
1930 United States Census
The Fifteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau one month from April 1, 1930, determined the resident population of the United States to be 122,775,046, an increase of 13.7 percent over the 106,021,537 persons enumerated during the 1920 Census. The 1930 Census collected the following information: address name relationship to head of family home owned or rented if owned, value of home if rented, monthly rent whether owned a radio set whether on a farm sex race age marital status and, if married, age at first marriage school attendance literacy birthplace of person, their parents if foreign born: language spoken at home before coming to the U. S. year of immigration whether naturalized ability to speak English occupation and class of worker whether at work previous day veteran status if Indian: whether of full or mixed blood tribal affiliationFull documentation for the 1930 census, including census forms and enumerator instructions, is available from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series.
The original census enumeration sheets were microfilmed by the Census Bureau in 1949. The microfilmed census is located on 2,667 rolls of microfilm, available from the National Archives and Records Administration. Several organizations host images of the microfilmed census online, digital indices. Microdata from the 1930 census are available through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Aggregate data for small areas, together with electronic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System. 1930 Census Questions Hosted at CensusFinder.com 1931 U. S Census Report Contains 1930 Census results Historic US Census data 1930Census.com: 1930 United States Census for Genealogy & Family History Research 1930 Interactive US Census Find stories and more attached to names on the 1930 US census
Somervell County, Texas
Somervell County is a county on the Edwards Plateau in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 8,490, its county seat is Glen Rose. The county is named for Secretary of War for the Republic of Texas. Somervell County is included in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Granbury Micropolitan Area; the county contains the Comanche Peak Nuclear Generating Station, one of two nuclear power plants in Texas. Caddo tribe Anadarko villages were scattered along Brazos Rivers; the Caddo tribe of Wichita inhabited the area. The Anadarko became entangled with the French battles with the Spanish and the Anglos and suffered the consequences, including diseases for which they had no immunity. By 1860, these tribes moved to Oklahoma; the Tonkawa were hunter-gatherers of the area, traded with their allies the Caddo and Karankawa. Like the Wichita and Jumano, the Tonkawa tattooed their bodies and faces. Friendly with the white settlers, Tonkawa were employed as scouts for the Texas Rangers and United States Army.
As they were pushed out by the Comanche, they moved to the Brazos Indian Reservation, to Oklahoma Comanche bands continued depredations on settlers until their removal to Oklahoma after 1875. The county was organized in 1875 from Hood County; the town of Glen Rose became the county seat. Torrey Trading Houses opened as a part of the Sam Houston peace policy to develop friendly relationships with native tribes, they bought from, sold to, the Indians on a banking and credit system, enabling them to recover stolen horses and human captives. The Torreys sold their business to George Barnard in 1848, who with his brother Charles moved the Tehuacana store in Limestone County to near Comanche Peak. Juana Josefina Cavazos had been captured by Comanches as a teenager, she was daughter of Maria Josefa Cavazos, granddaughter of Don José Narciso Cavazos Gonzalez-Hildago who in 1792 received the largest land grant in Texas. George ransomed Juana from the tribe, but it was brother Charles who married her in 1848.
Somervell County got its first courthouse in Glen Rose in 1882, but the courthouse and all county records burned in 1893. The second and current courthouse was built in 1894 by architect John McCormick; the roof and clock tower were damaged in the 1902 Glen Rose tornado. County funds at the time limited the repair. In 1986, work was done to restore the structure to its original design. Glen Rose Collegiate Institute, AKA Glen Rose College, operated as a private faith-based educational facility from 1889 to 1910. Educational competition from the public school system caused enrollment to taper off until the institution was shut down. Under the New Deal Works Progress Administration, Glen Rose built a new water and sewage system in the 1930s, as well as school buildings, a canning plant, low-water dams; the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant employs over 1,000 people. Squaw Creek Reservoir, which provides cooling water for the power plant has become a popular recreation site; the tragic Paluxy River flood in 1908 uncovered 3-toed prints from the Cretaceous period Acrocanthosaurus, were discovered by high school student George Adams in the limestone river bed.
The teenager relayed the discovery to Robert McDonald. Adams ended up selling self-manufactured fake "giant man tracks" to tourists sometime during the 1930s, sparking a debate about whether or not humans existed alongside dinosaurs. In 1934, resident Charlie Moss discovered footprints of 4-toed sauropods. Resident Jim Ryals sold them to tourists. Paleontologist Roland T. Bird of the American Museum of Natural History in New York spotted the Adams "giant man tracks" in a tourist shop in Gallup, New Mexico, while recognizing them as fakes, was still intrigued enough to travel to Somervell County to see the Glen Rose area for himself. Bird's visit resulted in a 2-year WPA project to uncover the dinosaur prints; the American Museum of Natural History, the University of Texas at Austin, the Smithsonian Institution, several local museums retain samples of what are said to be the best-preserved tracks in the United States. The land along the Paluxy River for Dinosaur Valley State Park was purchased by the State of Texas in 1968, the park opened to the public in 1972.
According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 192 square miles, of which 186 square miles is land and 5.5 square miles is water. It is the second-smallest county by area in Texas, larger than only Rockwall County, smaller than Camp County. U. S. Highway 67 State Highway 144 Hood County Johnson County Bosque County Erath County As of the census of 2000, there were 6,809 people, 2,438 households, 1,840 families residing in the county; the population density was 36 people per square mile. There were 2,750 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 92.19% White, 0.28% Black or African American, 0.69% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 5.11% from other races, 1.45% from two or more races. 13.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 2,438 households, of which 37.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.70% were married couples living together, 9.60% had a female householder with no husband present, 24.50% were non-families.
21.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.20% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.17. As
Lake Pat Cleburne
Lake Pat Cleburne is the municipal water reservoir for the city of Cleburne, Texas, as well as a recreational lake for residents. It is formed by damming the Nolan River; the water is murky due to sediment. U. S. Highway 67 crosses over the extreme north end of the lake lending a panoramic view of the complete lake. Lake Pat Cleburne is operated by the City of Cleburne, it was built as the city's water supply and was impounded in 1961. Named the Cleburne Reservoir it was renamed for the Confederate general Patrick Cleburne. Johnson County's first county seat of Wardville was at the present location of the lake. Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish White crappie White bassThe lake is stocked with bass and catfish infrequently. Boating Water skiing Fishing Swimming Parking, walk up access, boat ramps are available on the east and west sides of the lake. There is a park area on the east bank of the river accessible by FM 1718. On the west bank, access is via FM 1434. Cleburne State Park is 10 miles away from Lake Pat Cleburne.
Lake Pat Cleburne - Texas Parks and Wildlife U. S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lake Pat Cleburne
Johnson City, Texas
Johnson City is a city in Blanco County, United States. The population was 1,656 at the 2010 census, it is the county seat of Blanco County. Johnson City was the hometown of President Lyndon Johnson and was founded by James Polk Johnson, nephew of Samuel Ealy Johnson, Sr. and uncle to President Johnson. James Polk Johnson donated a 320-acre site on the Pedernales River for the founding of the town in 1879; the county seat of Blanco County was moved to Johnson City in 1890. Johnson City is located in central Blanco County at 30°16′35″N 98°24′29″W, about 1 mile south of the Pedernales River. U. S. Routes 281 and 290 join near the center of town; the two highways run south out of town together. According to the United States Census Bureau, Johnson City has a total area of 1.7 square miles, all land. Johnson City experiences a humid subtropical climate, with hot summers and a comfortable winter. Temperatures range from 82 °F or 27.8 °C in the summer to 47 8.3 °C during winter. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,191 people, 442 households, 317 families residing in the city.
The population density was 891.7 people per square mile. There were 490 housing units at an average density of 366.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 89.67% White, 0.84% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 8.23% from other races, 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.57% of the population. There were 442 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.1% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.07. In the city, the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $34,148, the median income for a family was $39,375. Males had a median income of $30,529 versus $21,607 for females; the per capita income for the city was $14,977. About 9.2% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.8% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over. The Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, operated by the National Park Service, is 12 miles west of Johnson City. Johnson City is served by the Johnson City Independent School District; the district has middle school and high school. Students attend Lyndon B. Johnson High School; the Johnson City Record Courier is a weekly newspaper published in Johnson City. It was established in 1883. KFAN-FM/107.9 is licensed to serve Johnson City. City of Johnson City official website Johnson City Chamber of Commerce Johnson City Record Courier Johnson City from the Handbook of Texas Online Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park Johnson City Independent School District City-Data.com