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Sinton is a city in San Patricio Countymarker, Texasmarker, United Statesmarker. The population was 5,676 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of San Patricio Countymarker . It is named in honour of David Sinton.

Geography

Sinton is located at (28.034824, -97.508942) .

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,676 people, 1,845 households, and 1,409 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,582.0 people per square mile (996.1/km²). There were 2,026 housing units at an average density of 921.6/sq mi (355.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 73.47% White, 3.63% African American, 0.93% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 18.48% from other races, and 3.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 71.04% of the population.

There were 1,845 households out of which 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 18.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.6% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.35.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,911, and the median income for a family was $32,266. Males had a median income of $25,331 versus $17,163 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,881. About 22.4% of families and 28.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.3% of those under age 18 and 21.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The City of Sinton is served by the Sinton Independent School District.

Sports

Sinton High School has established itself as one of the premier athletic programs in Class 3A, securing State Championships in both Baseball and Basketball. The Pirates won back to back Class 3A baseball championships in 1988 and 1989, and won another in 2002. They have made 4 other trips to the State Baseball Tournament (1975, 1999, 2003, 2007). The Pirate basketball team won the Class 3A State Championship in 1996.In the 2002 Football season, Sinton finished their best season in school history, 14-1, with a close loss to Everman (25-14) in the 3A Division I State Championship game played at Kyle Field.

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