White Settlement is a city
County, Texas, United States.
The population was 14,831 at the 2000
White Settlement is located at (32.759280, -97.460442) .
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of
4.9 square miles
), all of it land.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 14,831
people, 5,614 households, and 3,789 families residing in the city.
The population density
3,043.9 people per square mile (1,175.8/kmÂ²). There were 6,027
housing units at an average density of 1,237.0/sq mi
(477.8/kmÂ²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.83% White
, 4.05% African American
, 0.07% Pacific Islander
, 4.51% from
, and 3.49%
from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 13.60% of the
There were 5,614 households out of which 34.9% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples
living together, 16.7% had a female
householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families.
26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average
household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.08.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age
of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to
64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $32,598, and the
median income for a family was $36,338. Males had a median income
of $28,363 versus $22,250 for females. The per capita income
for the city was
$14,440. About 11.2% of families and 15.2% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 19.9%
of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.
of White Settlement originated as a result of there being two
settlements in the area: one occupied predominantly by Native
Americans (near where Fort Worth, TX is located today), and the other one being occupied
by white settlers.
The latter settlement received the name
"White Settlement" as a way to distinguish itself from the Native
American settlement. The city was incorporated in 1941.
On October 14
City leaders announced a plan to have local voters decide on a
possible name change for the town from White Settlement to West
Settlement. In the November 8
the name change was overwhelmingly rejected by a vote of 2388 to
The City of White Settlement is served by the White Settlement
Independent School District