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Timpson is a city in Shelby Countymarker, Texasmarker, United Statesmarker. The population was 1,094 at the 2000 census. The community is named after T.B Timpson, a railroad engineer.

History

Timpson was founded in 1885 upon the arrival of the Houston, East and West Texas Railway. It reached its maximum population in 1925 when it was important in the shipping of lignite.

Geography

Timpson is located at (31.906280, -94.397859) .

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km²), of which, 2.5 square miles (6.5 km²) of it is land and 0.40% is water.

Timpson is located at the convergence of US Route 59 and US Route 84.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,094 people, 456 households, and 269 families residing in the city. The population density was 437.3 people per square mile (169.0/km²). There were 559 housing units at an average density of 223.4/sq mi (86.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 60.51% White, 35.56% African American, 0.64% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 2.38% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.48% of the population.

There were 456 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.6% were married couples living together, 16.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.8% were non-families. 36.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 22.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 72.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $17,500, and the median income for a family was $24,271. Males had a median income of $21,765 versus $19,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,734. About 25.5% of families and 32.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 46.8% of those under age 18 and 23.7% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Public education in the city of Timpson is provided by the Timpson Independent School District.

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