Farmersville is a city in Collin County, United States. The population was 3,301 at the 2010 census. Farmersville originated in 1849 as a settlement on the Jefferson-McKinney Road, near Republic of Texas National Road; the settlement was named by pioneers William Pickney Chapman & John Hendrex for their chief occupation. After 1854, the Yearys and their neighbors of Sugar Hill began relocating here. Dr. H. M. Markham, practicing here by 1855, is said to have been Collin County's earliest physician; the first Methodist Church was organized in 1856. William Gotcher on March 4, 1859, donated land for the public square. A school was operating as early as the 1860s; the first Baptist Church was organized on May 14, 1865. The town was incorporated on June 2, 1873. First mayor: John S. Rike. Aldermen: James Church, Ben King, John Murchison, Tom Tatum, John P. Utt. Marshall: Jeff Hines. Institutions from the 1880s that are still in operation include the Farmersville Times, the oldest newspaper in Collin County, the First Bank, as well as the two churches mentioned above.
On June 15, 1945, Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier of World War II, came home to a hero's welcome in Farmersville. Thousand's filled the square to listen to a speech given by him, the event was noted in the July 16, 1945 edition of Life Magazine. A Texas Historical Commission plaque notes the event on the square; as the town became a trade center, agriculture kept pace. Farmersville in the 1930s was known as the "Onion Capital of North Texas", annually shipping over 1,000 carloads of onions. Along with some small industry, cattle and maize crops remain important. U. S. Route 380 crosses the south side of the city, leading west 18 miles to McKinney and east 15 miles to Greenville. Texas State Highway 78 passes through the west side of Farmersville, leading north 10 miles to Blue Ridge and southwest 27 miles to Garland; the north end of Lavon Lake is 4 miles to the west. According to the United States Census Bureau, Farmersville has a total area of 4.0 square miles, of which 3.8 square miles is land and 0.2 square miles, or 4.18%, is water.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Farmersville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps; as of the census of 2000, there were 3,118 people, 1,115 households, 820 families residing in the city. The population density was 962.2 people per square mile. There were 1,199 housing units at an average density of 370.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 82.39% White, 10.10% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 5.29% from other races, 1.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.13% of the population. There were 1,115 households out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.4% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.22. In the city, the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.0 males. The median income for a household in the city was $38,094, the median income for a family was $46,700. Males had a median income of $32,331 versus $22,647 for females; the per capita income for the city was $18,693. About 8.5% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 19.7% of those age 65 or over. The city is served by the Farmersville Independent School District; the Farmersville Times is a weekly newspaper published in the city. The newspaper was established in 1885, is part of C&S Media Publications Inc. Stevie Benton, bassist for American heavy metal band Drowning Pool, resided in Farmersville and attended Farmersville High School Herb Ellis, jazz guitarist, born in Farmersville Monty "Hawkeye" Henson, three-time world champion rodeo cowboy, born in Farmersville Loren Murchison, winner of two Olympic gold medals Audie Murphy, United States' most decorated combat soldier of World War II, spent his childhood in Kingston and surrounding areas Tex Watson and member of the Manson Family, best known for his involvement in the murder of Sharon Tate and her unborn child, grew up in Copeville but attended Farmersville Independent School District City of Farmersville official website The Farmersville Times Farmersville Independent School District Texas State Historical Association Farmersville Historical Markers
Texas is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population. Geographically located in the South Central region of the country, Texas shares borders with the U. S. states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas to the southwest, while the Gulf of Mexico is to the southeast. Houston is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth largest in the U. S. while San Antonio is the second-most populous in the state and seventh largest in the U. S. Dallas–Fort Worth and Greater Houston are the fourth and fifth largest metropolitan statistical areas in the country, respectively. Other major cities include Austin, the second-most populous state capital in the U. S. and El Paso. Texas is nicknamed "The Lone Star State" to signify its former status as an independent republic, as a reminder of the state's struggle for independence from Mexico; the "Lone Star" can be found on the Texan state seal.
The origin of Texas's name is from the word taysha. Due to its size and geologic features such as the Balcones Fault, Texas contains diverse landscapes common to both the U. S. Southern and Southwestern regions. Although Texas is popularly associated with the U. S. southwestern deserts, less than 10% of Texas's land area is desert. Most of the population centers are in areas of former prairies, grasslands and the coastline. Traveling from east to west, one can observe terrain that ranges from coastal swamps and piney woods, to rolling plains and rugged hills, the desert and mountains of the Big Bend; the term "six flags over Texas" refers to several nations. Spain was the first European country to claim the area of Texas. France held a short-lived colony. Mexico controlled the territory until 1836 when Texas won its independence, becoming an independent Republic. In 1845, Texas joined the union as the 28th state; the state's annexation set off a chain of events that led to the Mexican–American War in 1846.
A slave state before the American Civil War, Texas declared its secession from the U. S. in early 1861, joined the Confederate States of America on March 2nd of the same year. After the Civil War and the restoration of its representation in the federal government, Texas entered a long period of economic stagnation. Four major industries shaped the Texas economy prior to World War II: cattle and bison, cotton and oil. Before and after the U. S. Civil War the cattle industry, which Texas came to dominate, was a major economic driver for the state, thus creating the traditional image of the Texas cowboy. In the 19th century cotton and lumber grew to be major industries as the cattle industry became less lucrative, it was though, the discovery of major petroleum deposits that initiated an economic boom which became the driving force behind the economy for much of the 20th century. With strong investments in universities, Texas developed a diversified economy and high tech industry in the mid-20th century.
As of 2015, it is second on the list of the most Fortune 500 companies with 54. With a growing base of industry, the state leads in many industries, including agriculture, energy and electronics, biomedical sciences. Texas has led the U. S. in state export revenue since 2002, has the second-highest gross state product. If Texas were a sovereign state, it would be the 10th largest economy in the world; the name Texas, based on the Caddo word táyshaʼ "friend", was applied, in the spelling Tejas or Texas, by the Spanish to the Caddo themselves the Hasinai Confederacy, the final -s representing the Spanish plural. The Mission San Francisco de los Tejas was completed near the Hasinai village of Nabedaches in May 1690, in what is now Houston County, East Texas. During Spanish colonial rule, in the 18th century, the area was known as Nuevo Reino de Filipinas "New Kingdom of the Philippines", or as provincia de los Tejas "province of the Tejas" also provincia de Texas, "province of Texas", it was incorporated as provincia de Texas into the Mexican Empire in 1821, declared a republic in 1836.
The Royal Spanish Academy recognizes both spellings and Texas, as Spanish-language forms of the name of the U. S. State of Texas; the English pronunciation with /ks/ is unetymological, based in the value of the letter x in historical Spanish orthography. Alternative etymologies of the name advanced in the late 19th century connected the Spanish teja "rooftile", the plural tejas being used to designate indigenous Pueblo settlements. A 1760s map by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin shows a village named Teijas on Trinity River, close to the site of modern Crockett. Texas is the second-largest U. S. state, with an area of 268,820 square miles. Though 10% larger than France and twice as large as Germany or Japan, it ranks only 27th worldwide amongst country subdivisions by size. If it were an independent country, Texas would be the 40th largest behind Zambia. Texas is in the south central part of the United States of America. Three of its borders are defined by rivers; the Rio Grande forms a natural border with the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas to the south.
The Red River forms a natural border with Arkansas to the north. The Sabine River forms a natural border with Louisiana to the east; the Texas Panhandle has an eastern border with Oklahoma at 100° W, a northern border with Oklahoma at 36°30' N and a western
McKinney is a city in and the county seat of Collin County, United States. It is Collin County's second-largest city, after Plano. Part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, McKinney is about 32 miles north of Dallas; the Census Bureau listed McKinney as the nation's fastest-growing city from 2000 to 2003 and again in 2006, among cities with more than 50,000 people. In 2007, it was ranked second-fastest-growing among cities with more than 100,000 people and in 2008 as third-fastest. In the 2010 census, the city's population was 131,117; the most recent population estimate, produced by the city as of January 1, 2019, is 187,802. As of May 2017, McKinney City was the third-fastest-growing city in the United States. In 2014, McKinney was rated #1 by Money Magazine as "Best Place to Live" in America. On March 24, 1849, William Davis, who owned 3,000 acres where McKinney now stands, donated 120 acres for the townsite. Ten years McKinney incorporated, in 1913, the town adopted the commission form of government.
For the first 125 years of its history, McKinney served as the principal commercial center for the county. The county seat provided farmers with flour and cotton mills, cotton gins, a cotton compress, a cottonseed oil mill, as well as banks, schools and from the 1880s, an opera house. Businesses came to include a textile mill, an ice company, a large dairy, a garment-manufacturing company; the population grew from 35 in 1848 to 4,714 in 1912. By 1953, McKinney had 355 businesses; the town continued to serve as an agribusiness center for the county until the late 1960s. By 1970, McKinney was surpassed in size by Plano. McKinney experienced moderate population growth, from 15,193 in the 1970 census, to 21,283 in the 1990 census. By the mid-1980s, the town had become a commuter center for residents who worked in Plano and Dallas. In 1985, it supported 254 businesses. Since McKinney's rate of increase has been much more dramatic. In the 2000 census, McKinney had grown to 54,369 with 2,005 businesses and in the 2010 census the population had more than doubled to 131,117 residents.
The Census Bureau's most recent estimated population for McKinney is 162,898. The most recent population estimate, produced by the city as of January 1, 2017, is 168,358. Both the city and the county were named for Collin McKinney, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, a congressman for the Red River district of the Republic of Texas, he was the author of a bill establishing counties in the northern part of the state. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 62.9 square miles, of which 62.2 square miles is land and 0.7 square mile, or 1.07%, is covered by water. McKinney is considered part of the humid subtropical region. On average, the warmest month is July; the highest recorded temperature was 118 °F in 1936. On average, the coolest month is January; the lowest recorded temperature was −7 °F in 1930. The maximum average precipitation occurs in May, it is part of the Texas blackland prairies, which means it gets hot summers because it is in the Sun Belt.
Humidity makes temperatures feel higher, winters are mild and are rainy. Spring is the wettest part of the year; as of the 2010 census McKinney had a population of 131,117. The median age was 33; the racial composition of the population was 74.8% White, 10.5% Black, 0.7% Native American, 4.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 3.1% reporting two or more races. About 18.6 % of residents were Latino of any race. Of the 28,186 households, 45.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 23.2% were not families. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.29. In the city, the population was distributed as 30.9% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 36.4% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, 6.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.4 males. The median income for a household in the city was $63,366, for a family was $72,133.
Males had a median income of $50,663 versus $32,074 for females. The per capita income for the city was $28,185. About 4.9% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over. Between 1970 and 1990, McKinney experienced moderate population growth, from 15,193 in the 1970 census, to 21,283 in the 1990 census. Since McKinney's rate of increase has been much more dramatic. In the 2000 census, McKinney had grown to 131,117 in the 2010 census; as of the 2000 U. S. Census, 64% of the foreign-born residents of McKinney originated from Mexico; as of 2009, 70% of McKinney's total population born outside of the United States had arrived to the U. S. in the 1990s. In May 2017, the US Census Bureau reported that McKinney City, Texas was the third fastest-growing city in the United States, it had a 5.9% growth rate between 2015 and 2016. According to the city's 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top 10 employers in the city are: The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report states that the city's various funds had $324.6 million in total revenues, $247.9 million in total expenditures, $1,360.8 million in total assets, $437.6 million in
Melissa is a city in Collin County, United States. The population was 4,695 at the 2010 census, up from 1,350 at the 2000 census. Melissa is located in north-central Collin County at 33°17′01″N 96°34′19″W. State Highway 5 passes through the center of the city, State Highway 121 passes through the eastern part, the U. S. Route 75 freeway passes through the western side. US 75 and Highway 121 converge in the southwest part of Melissa head 6 miles southwest to McKinney, the Collin County seat; the center of Dallas is 40 miles southwest of Melissa, Denison is 37 miles to the north via US 75. According to the United States Census Bureau, Melissa has a total area of 10.2 square miles, of which 10.1 square miles is land and 0.08 square miles, or 0.66%, is water. As of the census of 2010, there were 4,695 residents; as of 2000, there were 1,350 people, 472 households, 365 families residing in the city. The population density was 294.4 people per square mile. There were 501 housing units at an average density of 109.3/sq mi.
The racial makeup of the city was 89.63% White, 0.52% African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 7.63% from other races, 1.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.33% of the population. There were 472 households out of which 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.5% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 22.5% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.30. In the city, the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males. The median income for a household in the city was $60,909, the median income for a family was $66,172.
Males had a median income of $40,417 versus $30,435 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,193. About 3.0% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.9% of those under age 18 and 0.9% of those age 65 or over. The city is served by the Melissa Independent School District. In 2004, McKinney ISD and Anna ISD refused to educate anymore Melissa ISD high school classes. In 2007, Melissa High School graduated their first class with 46 students. Harry McKillop Elementary School opened its doors as the elementary school in fall 2008, housing pre-k to third grade; the former Melissa Ridge Elementary School campus was converted to Melissa Ridge Intermediate School, serving fourth and fifth grades, Melissa Middle School, serving sixth and eighth grades. In 2015, Melissa Middle School was awarded "A School to Watch" which gives them a high rank of schools in Texas; some of Melissa's first settlers came from the old Highlands community, two and a half miles north of present-day Melissa.
C. H. Wysong was one of the earliest settlers. A post office was established in 1853; the Houston and Texas Central Railroad was built in Melissa in 1872. The town was laid out at this time; the railroad encouraged many families to come to Melissa. The town is believed to have been named for the daughter of a railroad executive, George A. Quinlan of the Houston and Texas Central Railroad. There is some disagreement about this, as others argue that the town was named after Melissa Huntington, daughter of C. P. Huntington, another well-known railroad executive. Anna, Texas, is named after Anna Elizabeth Quinlan, the only daughter of George Austin Quinlan and his wife Mary Kate Saunders. Quinlan, Texas, is named after George Austin Quinlan himself; the first school in Melissa was built on land purchased in 1882 by trustees James Graves, John Gibson, George Fitzhugh, who were early settlers of the area. The first teacher was Mary Huckerston; the school began with 38 pupils. Church services were held there for all faiths on Sundays.
A two-story brick schoolhouse was built on this site in 1910 to accommodate growth brought by the railroad. Melissa was an important shipping point in the early 1900s. Corn, alfalfa hay and livestock were all sent out on the railroad. A deadly tornado struck Melissa on April 13, 1921, injuring many more; the tornado tore the roof off of the brick school building, but the children inside were not injured. However, all churches in the town, three cotton gins, every business house except a bank, the post office, the Houston and Texas Central railway station, were wrecked by the twister; the Waldon Hotel was lifted by the winds, turned halfway around, thrown up against the school building. Eight years on August 8, 1929, a fire burned down many of the buildings, rebuilt after the tornado. Population declined from a high of 500 in 1925 down to 285 in 1949. Dr. William Throckmorton, R. E. Moore, G. W. Taylor, T. M. Scott and William Fitzhugh, Albert Sherley, Lewis Shirley, James M. Graves, Hogan Witt, John Coffman, Thomas Rattan, Josiah Nichols, Jesse Martin, John M. Nicholson, Lindsey Lewis, J.
M. Kincaid, the Orenduffs. Billie L. Wallis, History of Melissa Independent School 1882-1982 McKinney Courier-Gazette, April 13, 1975 Handbook of Texas Online: Melissa, TX Dallas Morning News, June 14, 1997: "Surviving the Wrath" City of Melissa official website
Van Alstyne, Texas
Van Alstyne is a city in Grayson and Collin Counties in the U. S. state of Texas. The population was 3,046 at the 2010 census, up from 2,502 at the 2000 census; the Grayson County portion of Van Alstyne is part of the Sherman–Denison Metropolitan Statistical Area. Van Alstyne was built in 1872, for settlers to be near the railroad stop of the Houston and Texas Central Railway; the town was named for either William A. Van Alstyne, a civil engineer with the railroad, or for Marie Van Alstyne, a shareholder in the railroad company; the town was incorporated in 1890. Van Alstyne is located in southeastern Grayson County at 33°25′26″N 96°34′43″W; the city limits extend south into Collin County. The U. S. Route 75 freeway runs through the western side of the city, with access from Exits 50 and 51. US 75 leads south 50 miles to the center of Dallas. Van Alstyne's immediate neighbors are Anna to Howe to the north. According to the United States Census, Van Alstyne has a total area of 4.1 square miles, all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,046 people, 1114 households, 832 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 88.7% White, 4.50% African American.8% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 3.7% from other races, 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.4% of the population. There were 1114 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, 25.3% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of householders living alone and 2.0% had a male living alone, 65 years of age or older, 8.9% had a female living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.5. In the city, the population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 19, 4.9% from 19 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 25% from 45 to 64, 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 38.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.2 males. The median income for a household in the city was $51,450, the median income for a family was $69,773. About 9.5% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.6% of those under age 18 and 13.0% of those age 65 or over. Source: U. S. Census Bureau, 2007-2011 American Community Survey Students are served by the Van Alstyne Independent School District. Schools in the district include Partin Elementary School, Sanford Elementary School, Van Alstyne Middle School and Van Alstyne High School. Grayson County College operates a branch campus in Van Alstyne. City of Van Alstyne official website Van Alstyne Independent School District Van Alstyne Chamber of Commerce Van Alstyne Community Development Corporation Van Alstyne Economic Development Corporation Van Alstyne Police Department Van Alstyne Public Library City of Van Alstyne Demographics Texas State Historical Association
Allen is a city in Collin County, United States, a northern suburb of Dallas. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a total population of 84,246; the Allen area was home to the Caddo and other indigenous peoples. The first immigrants from the United States and Europe arrived in the early 1840s; the town was established by the Houston and Central Texas Railroad and named in 1872 for Ebenezer Allen, a state politician and railroad promoter. The railroad allowed sale of crops across the country before they rotted, causing a shift from the previous cattle-based agriculture. On February 22, 1878, a gang led by Sam Bass committed in Allen what is said to be Texas's first train robbery. From 1908 through 1948, Allen was a stop along the Texas Traction Company's interurban line from Denison to Dallas. Allen was a small town of a few hundred residents when it was incorporated in 1953. Since this time, it has grown due to the construction of U. S. Route 75, the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the development of nearby Dallas and Plano.
Among the more recent developments is the Waterford Parks neighbourhood. According to the City of Allen, the city has a total area of 27.1 square miles. None of the area is covered with water except the small ponds scattered throughout the city. Allen is part of the humid subtropical region, with mild cold and rainy winters; as of the 2010 Census, the city had a population of 84,246 people. The racial makeup of the city was 64.9% White, 8.4% African American, 0.5% Native American, 13.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.9% from other races, 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.2% of the population. There were 14,205 households out of which 55.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.6% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 15.2% were non-families. 11.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.35.
In the city, the population was spread out with 34.9% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 40.7% from 25 to 44, 16.2% from 45 to 64, 2.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males. The median income for a household in the city in 2007 was $93,392, the median income for a family was $100,736. According to the city's most recent Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the city's various funds had $160.9 million in revenues, $105.6 million in expenditures, $654.8 million in total assets, $125.6 million in total liabilities, $42.5 million in cash and investments. The city of Allen is a voluntary member of the North Central Texas Council of Governments association, the purpose of, to coordinate individual and collective local governments and facilitate regional solutions, eliminate unnecessary duplication, enable joint decisions. Allen hosts a campus of Collin College, located inside Allen High School.
The Allen Independent School District has 18 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 1 freshman center, 1 alternative education center, 1 high school. Allen ISD serves all of Allen. Small portions of the Allen city limits extend into Lovejoy, McKinney, Plano ISDs. In the fall of 2006, new 9th grade high school students in the Lovejoy ISD boundaries began attending the newly opened Lovejoy High School; the school became a full 4-year high school in the 2009–10 school year. Eagle Stadium seats 18,000 people. In 1992, Allen citizens approved the creation of the Allen Economic Development Corporation, funded by a 0.5% sales tax. According to the City's 2014 Facts & Figures, the top employers in the city are: In October 2004, the City of Allen purchased Chase Oaks Golf Club in Plano, adjacent to the southern city limits of the City of Allen. Chase Oaks, since renamed The Courses at Watters Creek, is a public golf course, residents are entitled to discounted fees. A multi-purpose arena, the 7,500-seat Allen Event Center, was completed in November 2009.
It is the Dallas Sidekicks of the Major Arena Soccer League. Matt Barr, actor Kathleen Baskin-Ball, preacher Evan Bernstein, Israeli Olympic wrestler Amanda Dunbar, member of Texas Women's Hall of Fame Burton Gilliam, actor Candie Kung, golfer Brad Leland, actor Kyler Murray, 2018 Heisman Trophy winner Cedric Ogbuehi, Cincinnati Bengals player Jim Parrack, actor Carly Patterson, Olympic champion gymnast Scott Sanford, member of Texas House of Representatives.
Weston is a city in Collin County, United States. The population was 563 at the 2010 census. Weston is located in northern Collin County at 33°19′33″N 96°38′32″W, it is 12 miles north of McKinney, the county seat, 7 miles west of Anna, 8 miles east of Celina. According to the United States Census Bureau, Weston has a total area of 5.2 square miles, of which 0.04 square miles, or 0.93%, is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 635 people, 235 households, 204 families residing in the city; the population density was 136.9 people per square mile. There were 249 housing units at an average density of 53.7/sq mi. The racial makeup of the city was 97.17% White, 0.16% African American, 0.31% Asian, 2.05% from other races, 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.41% of the population. There were 235 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.1% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 12.8% were non-families.
11.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 2.92. In the city, the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 29.8% from 45 to 64, 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.8 males. The median income for a household in the city was $56,528, the median income for a family was $59,375. Males had a median income of $44,107 versus $27,083 for females; the per capita income for the city was $25,440. About 2.3% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over. Weston is served by two school districts - Celina ISD and McKinney ISD. City of Weston official website