Abbott, Texas

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Abbott, Texas
The Abbott grocery store.
The Abbott grocery store.
Location of Abbott, Texas
Location of Abbott, Texas
Hill County Abbott.svg
Coordinates: 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 code(s)254
FIPS code48-00100[2]
GNIS feature ID1329165[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 | change 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 | change 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 | change 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]

References[change | change source]

  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.