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Anahuac, Texas

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Anahuac is a city located in Chambers County, Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 2,210. It is the county seat of Chambers CountyTemplate:GR and is situated in East Texas.

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History

Two major events called the Anahuac Disturbances in 1832 and 1835 helped to precipitate the Texas Revolution that led to the separation of Texas from Mexico.

Later, a small Confederate outpost called Fort Chambers was established nearby, but neither the town nor the fort played a major role in the American Civil War. The 1935 discovery of the Anahuac and Turtle Bay oil fields brought a period of economic development. The Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge was established sixteen miles southeast of the city in 1963 by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Anahuac attracted 14,000 people when the town hosted the first annual Gatorfest in 1989.

Geography

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Location of Anahuac, Texas

Anahuac is located at 29°46'7" North, 94°40'45" West (29.768622, -94.679067)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.5 km² (2.1 mi²). 5.5 km² (2.1 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 2,210 people, 803 households, and 600 families residing in the city. The population density is 402.5/km² (1,044.8/mi²). There are 902 housing units at an average density of 164.3/km² (426.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 68.28% White, 20.23% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 9.05% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. 12.99% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 803 households out of which 38.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% are married couples living together, 15.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% are non-families. 22.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.69 and the average family size is 3.14.

In the city the population is spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 81.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $40,924, and the median income for a family is $46,750. Males have a median income of $34,904 versus $24,917 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,056. 13.5% of the population and 11.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.0% of those under the age of 18 and 13.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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