Knox City, Texas

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Knox City, Texas
Masonic Lodge in Knox City
Masonic Lodge in Knox City
Knox City is located in Texas
Knox City
Knox City
Location within Texas
Knox City is located in the United States
Knox City
Knox City
Location within the United States
Coordinates: 33°25′5″N 99°49′8″W / 33.41806°N 99.81889°W / 33.41806; -99.81889Coordinates: 33°25′5″N 99°49′8″W / 33.41806°N 99.81889°W / 33.41806; -99.81889
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.83 sq mi (2.16 km2)
 • Land0.83 sq mi (2.16 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,529 ft (466 m)
 • Total1,130
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,343.34/sq mi (518.53/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)940
FIPS code48-39700[3]
GNIS feature ID1360735[4]

Knox City is a town in Knox County, Texas, United States.[4] The population was 1,119 at the 2019 census.


Knox City is in southern Knox County, at the intersection of State Highways 6 and 222. SH 6 runs north 12 miles (19 km) to Benjamin, the county seat, and south 17 miles (27 km) to Rule, while SH 222 leads east 12 miles (19 km) to Munday and northwest 40 miles (64 km) to Guthrie. Abilene is 75 miles (121 km) to the south, and Wichita Falls is 88 miles (142 km) to the northeast.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Knox City has a total area of 0.85 square miles (2.2 km2), all of it land.[5]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen climate classification system, Knox City has a humid subtropical climate, Cfa on climate maps.[6]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)1,119[2]−1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,130 people, a decrease of 7.30% since 2000 (89 people). The racial makeup of the town was 73.54% White (831 people), 6.73% African American (76 people), 0.44% Native American (5 people), 0.18% Asian (2 people), 16.73% from other races (189 people), and 2.39% from two or more races (27 people). Hispanic or Latino of any race were 30.44% of the population (344 people).

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,219 people, 486 households, and 320 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,457.3 people per square mile (560.3/km2). There were 613 housing units at an average density of 732.8 per square mile (281.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 71.86% White (876 people), 8.70% African American (106 people), 0.66% Native American (8 people), 0.41% Asian (5 people), 0.08% Pacific Islander (1 person), 14.44% from other races (176 people), and 3.86% from two or more races (47 people). Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.54% of the population (287 people).

There were 486 households, out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 25.8% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 21.1% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 24.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,583, and the median income for a family was $300,000. Males had a median income of $24,688 versus $19,318 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,732. About 13.8% of families and 20.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.5% of those under age 18 and 14.2% of those age 65 or over.


The town is served by the Knox City-O'Brien Consolidated Independent School District.

In popular culture[edit]

Knox City and Lyndon Baty were featured in a 2014 episode of Snap Judgment on artificial intelligence.[8] Lyndon Baty of Knox City has been featured on the Today Show, ESPN, and Sports Illustrated, among other popular media outlets, for being the first kid in the USA (second in the world) to attend school via a robot.


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Knox City
  5. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Knox City town, Texas". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Knox City, Texas
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Air Mail Man, Snap #808 - Boxed in".