Abbott, Texas

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Abbott, Texas
City
The Abbott grocery store.
Location of Abbott, Texas
Coordinates: 31°53′2″N 97°4′32″W / 31.88389°N 97.07556°W / 31.88389; -97.07556Coordinates: 31°53′2″N 97°4′32″W / 31.88389°N 97.07556°W / 31.88389; -97.07556
Country United States
State Texas
County Hill
Area
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 • Land 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 712 ft (217 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 356[1]
 • Density 593.3/sq mi (222.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 76621
Area code(s) 254
FIPS code 48-00100[2]
GNIS feature ID 1329165[3]

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.

History[change | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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]

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