Fort Bliss, TexasFort Bliss
is a town located in El Paso County, Texas
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 8,264.
Geography\nFort Bliss is located at 31°48'7" North, 106°25'29" West (31.801847, -106.424608)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 16.0 km²
). 16.0 km² (6.2 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 8,264 people, 1,527 households, and 1,444 families residing in the town. The population density
is 517.1/km² (1,340.1/mi²). There are 2,309 housing units at an average density of 144.5/km² (374.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 58.11% White, 25.11% African American
, 1.33% Native American
, 2.35% Asian
, 0.69% Pacific Islander, 8.93% from other races, and 3.48% from two or more races. 19.31% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 1,527 households out of which 80.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 84.5% are married couples living together, 8.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 5.4% are non-families. 4.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 0.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.54 and the average family size is 3.62.
In the town the population is spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 33.6% from 18 to 24, 34.7% from 25 to 44, 2.3% from 45 to 64, and 0.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 22 years. For every 100 females there are 167.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 204.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $35,970, and the median income for a family is $34,679. Males have a median income of $19,920 versus $17,227 for females. The per capita income for the town is $13,201. 11.0% of the population and 9.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 12.5% are under the age of 18 and 0.0% are 65 or older.