Abbott, Texas

city in Hill County, Texas, United States

Abbott is a city in the state of Texas, in the United States. It is in Hill County. In 2010, 356 people lived there.[1] It is 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2). The country musician Willie Nelson was born in Abbott.

Abbott, Texas
The Abbott grocery store.
The Abbott grocery store.
Location of Abbott, Texas
Location of Abbott, Texas
Coordinates: 31°53′2″N 97°4′32″W / 31.88389°N 97.07556°W / 31.88389; -97.07556
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 • Land0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
712 ft (217 m)
 • Total356[1]
 • Density593.3/sq mi (222.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code254
FIPS code48-00100[2]
GNIS feature ID1329165[3]

History change

The city started as a stop on the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad. The city was founded (started) in 1871. It was named after Joseph "Jo" Abbott, a politician. He was the representative for the area in the Texas legislature. The biggest the city ever got was in 1914, when 713 people lived there.[4] Abbott city was incorporated in 1916.

Location change

Abbott is on Interstate 35. Its coordinates are 31°53′2″N 97°4′32″W / 31.88389°N 97.07556°W / 31.88389; -97.07556 (31.883865, -97.075680)[5]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2). All of this is land; the city does not include any rivers, lakes, or other kinds of standing water.

Demographics change

In 2000, there were 300 people living in Abbott.[2] They made up 124 households and 89 families. The population density was 518.0 people per square mile (199.7 people/km²). Of the people in Abbott, 96.00% were white, 1.00% were African-American or black, 3.00% were other races. 5.67% of the population said they were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In 2010, there were 356 people living in Abbott. 91.0% were white, 2.0% were black or African-American, 1.1% were Native American, 0.3% were Asian, 0.3% were two or more races, and 6.5% were Hispanic or Latino.[1]

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". US Census Bureau, American FactFinder. Retrieved 2012-11-11.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. Baily, Ellis (1966). A History of Hill County, Texas, 1838-1965. Waco, Texas: Texian Press.
  5. "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.