Dublin is a city in Erath
County, Texas, United States.
The population was 3,754 at the 2000
The town is the home of the world's oldest Dr
bottling plant (see Dublin
). The plant, still in operation, was for many
years the only US source for Dr Pepper made with real cane sugar (from Texas-based
Imperial Sugar), instead of less
expensive high fructose corn
syrup. Contractual requirements previously limited
the plant's distribution range to a 40-mile radius of Dublin, an
area encompassing Stephenville, Tolar, Comanche and Hico.
However, this restriction was later lifted, and now the "original"
formula is available throughout most of Texas and over the
also the boyhood home of legendary golfer Ben
Hogan, who was born on August 13, 1912, at the hospital in
nearby Stephenville. Hogan lived in Dublin until 1921, when he and
his family relocated to Fort Worth.
Dublin is also known as a sundown town
a town where non-whites were discouraged from staying.
Dublin is located at (32.086567, -98.342485) .
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of
3.4 square miles (8.8 km²), all of it land.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 3,754
people, 1,309 households, and 920 families residing in the city.
The population density
1,102.4 people per square mile (425.1/km²). There were 1,507
housing units at an average density of 442.5/sq mi
(170.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.42% White
, 0.24% African American
, 0.91% Native American
, 0.03% Pacific Islander
, 16.25% from
, and 2.05%
from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 29.62% of the
There were 1,309 households out of which 39.8% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples
living together, 11.7% had a female
householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families.
26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average
household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.38.
In the city the population was spread out with 32.4% under the age
of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 17.5% from 45 to
64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
32 years. For every 100 females there were 90.9 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $24,397, and the
median income for a family was $27,880. Males had a median income
of $27,798 versus $16,786 for females. The per capita income
for the city was
$11,724. About 28.1% of families and 31.5% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 41.1%
of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.
part of the Dallas/Fort
Worth Television media market in Northern Central
Texas. Other local News media outlets come from the
Waco/Temple/Killeen DMA and the
Abilene DMA and they
are: KCEN-TV, KRBC-TV, KWTX-TV, KXVA, KXXV-TV, KTAB-TV, KWBU-TV, KWKT-TV and KNCT-TV.
Northland Cable Television in
Dublin continues to carry KWTX-TV.
The City of Dublin is served by the Dublin Independent School
Dublin is the sight of the January 2008 UFO sightings as featured
on various national media networks and has been on the History
Channels UFO Hunters
January 2008 hundreds of UFO sightings have been reported over
County, Texas, Eastland County, Texas, Erath County, Texas, Hamilton County, Texas, and Mills County, Texas. MUFON
the Mutual UFO
Network has visited the town numerous times and held events to take
reports and questions from concerned citezens of the area. These
sighting continue well into 2009.