Gregory, Texas

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Gregory is a city in San Patricio County, Texas
Texas
Texas is the second largest U.S. state by both area and population, and the largest state by area in the contiguous United States.The name, based on the Caddo word "Tejas" meaning "friends" or "allies", was applied by the Spanish to the Caddo themselves and to the region of their settlement in...

, United States
United States
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. The population was 2,318 at the 2000 census.

Geography


Gregory is located at 27°55′14"N 97°17′33"W (27.920604, -97.292480).

According to the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
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, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics


As of the census
Census
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of 2000, there were 2,318 people, 658 households, and 561 families residing in the city. The population density
Population density
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 was 1,636.8 people per square mile (630.3/km²). There were 743 housing units at an average density of 524.6/sq mi (202.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 70.10% White, 0.60% African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 25.37% from other races
Race (United States Census)
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, and 3.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 94.65% of the population.

There were 658 households out of which 43.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% were married couples
Marriage
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 living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.6% were non-families. 13.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.52 and the average family size was 3.85.

In the city the population was spread out with 33.4% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,250, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $16,226 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
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 for the city was $10,752. About 16.8% of families and 18.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.1% of those under age 18 and 20.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education



Gregory is served by the Gregory-Portland Independent School District
Gregory-Portland Independent School District
Gregory-Portland Independent School District is a public school district based in Portland, Texas .In addition to Portland, the district also serves the city of Gregory as well as the unincorporated communities of Doyle, Falman-County Acres, and Tradewinds.In 2009, the school district was rated...

.

Austin Elementary School is in Gregory and serves Gregory. A new Elementary School was built for the 2007-2008 school year.

Gregory-Portland Intermediate School (5-6), Gregory-Portland Junior High School (7-8), and Gregory-Portland High School
Gregory-Portland High School
Gregory-Portland High School is a 4A secondary school in Portland, Texas. The school covers grades 9 through 12, and is a part of the Gregory-Portland Independent School District....

 (9-12) are in nearby Portland
Portland, Texas
Portland is a city in Nueces and San Patricio Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The current mayor and city manager are David Krebs and Mike Tanner. The population was 14,827 at the 2000 census, with a 2007 estimated population of 16,408.-Geography:...

and serve Gregory.