is a town located in Hidalgo County, Texas
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 2,358.
Geography\nDoolittle is located at 26°21'52" North, 98°7'17" West (26.364570, -98.121522)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 11.0 km²
). 11.0 km² (4.3 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 2,358 people, 543 households, and 508 families residing in the town. The population density
is 213.7/km² (554.2/mi²). There are 599 housing units at an average density of 54.3/km² (140.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 46.48% White, 0.08% African American
, 0.25% Native American
, 0.08% Asian
, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 50.81% from other races, and 2.29% from two or more races. 95.97% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 543 households out of which 68.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.1% are married couples living together, 13.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 6.4% are non-families. 5.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 2.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 4.34 and the average family size is 4.50.
In the town the population is spread out with 43.3% under the age of 18, 12.0% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 13.2% from 45 to 64, and 3.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 22 years. For every 100 females there are 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $23,403, and the median income for a family is $24,792. Males have a median income of $15,469 versus $14,853 for females. The per capita income for the town is $6,349. 41.1% of the population and 35.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 47.6% are under the age of 18 and 56.4% are 65 or older.