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Encyclopedia > Little Elm, Texas

The town of Little Elm is a suburb of Dallas located in Denton County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,646 at the 2000 census. Current estimates show the population to be 19,900, making Little Elm one of the fastest growing municipalities in Texas since 2000 in terms of percentage.[1] Dallas redirects here. ... The (old) Denton County Courthouse, resting place of the countys namesake. ... Official language(s) English (de facto) See also languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ...

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Geography

Location of Little Elm, Texas

Little Elm is located at 33°9′50″N, 96°55′49″W (33.163955, -96.930281)GR1. Image File history File links TXMap-doton-LittleElm. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 12.6 km² (4.9 mi²). 12.6 km² (4.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.41%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 3,646 people, 1,210 households, and 965 families residing in the town. The population density was 290.3/km² (751.5/mi²). There were 1,302 housing units at an average density of 103.7/km² (268.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 79.24% White, 2.96% African American, 0.63% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 14.15% from other races, and 2.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.96% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 1,210 households out of which 47.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.2% were non-families. 15.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.01 and the average family size was 3.34. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 32.5% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 38.4% from 25 to 44, 15.2% from 45 to 64, and 4.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 104.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.2 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $50,281, and the median income for a family was $51,803. Males had a median income of $35,533 versus $26,604 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,362. About 8.8% of families and 12.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.0% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


The population of Little Elm grew by an estimated 446% between 2000 and 2006, ballooning from 3,646 to 19,925 making the town one of the fastest growing in not only the state of Texas but also the United States. Official language(s) English (de facto) See also languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ...


Roads

The high rate of growth in recent years has caused traffic problems during morning and evening rush hour. Little Elm has two main ateries that run though the middle of the town. El Dorado Parkway going east towards Frisco, TX and north/northwest to Hwy 380, and FM 423 going north to Hwy 380 and south to Texas 121 in The Colony, TX. Frisco is a city located in Collin County and Denton County, Texas. ... Nickname: City by the Lake Location within the state of Texas County Denton County Mayor John Dillard Area    - City 40. ...


Current traffic projects include widening of El Dorado Parkway, widening of FM 423 and a bridge crossing Lake Lewisville to link Little Elm to Interstate 35 in Lake Dallas. El Dorado Parkway and FM 423 are state projects and are expected to be complete in 2008. The Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge is a North Texas Tollway Authority project and is expected to be complete in 2009. Large recreational Lake located on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River in Denton County about 22 miles northwest of downtown Dallas and just north of the suburb of Lewisville. ... This Interstate Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Interstate Highways. ... Lake Dallas is a city located in Denton County, Texas. ... An image of a proposed bridge design for the Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge. ... The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) works to keep pace with the regional demand for transportation through expansion of North Texas’ toll road system and implementation of improved operational efficiencies. ...


The North Texas Tollway Authority is also building the nearby Dallas North Tollway Extension Phase III which is expected to be complete in Q3 2007. The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) works to keep pace with the regional demand for transportation through expansion of North Texas’ toll road system and implementation of improved operational efficiencies. ... Dallas North Tollway (DNT) The Dallas North Tollway is a 22-mile controlled-access toll road, which runs from Interstate 35E near downtown Dallas, Texas to Texas State Highway 121 near Frisco, Texas, whereupon it becomes a surface road ending at U.S. Highway 380. ...


Appeal

Residential growth in Little Elm has been fueled by low costs for new housing. For the past decade, large scale suburban development has been approaching from the south and east. As land prices in the adjacent cities of The Colony and Frisco climbed, development in Little Elm has soared.


Little Elm also retains a small-town atmosphere. Little Elm provides close access to fishing and watersports on Lake Lewisville with one of the few free boat ramp access points on the Lake. Large recreational Lake located on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River in Denton County about 22 miles northwest of downtown Dallas and just north of the suburb of Lewisville. ...


Education

Little Elm Independent School District serves most of Little Elm. The Little Elm Independent School District is one of the fastest growing in Denton County. The school district just finished building its state of the art high school athletic stadium (AKA Cole Beasley Stadium), in 2006 located at the intersection of Hart Road and FM 720. The stadium is also one of the largest in the area. Costing in the tens of millions of taxpayer's money Some parts of Little Elm are also served by The Frisco Independent School District.


External links

Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

References

  1. ^ 2006popestimates.pdf. North Texas Council of Governments (2006). Retrieved on 2006-12-17.
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LITTLE ELM, TEXAS -- Welcome to our Town website (1429 words)
Little Elm is no longer a hidden treasure, but we have taken steps to retain our small-town charm and lakeside character.
As growth discovered Little Elm in the late 1990’s, residents began to prepare for the flood of new residents that were learning about our beautiful lake setting that had been enjoyed so much by a small number of the local residents for decades.
Little Elm was incorporated in June 1966, adopted the Council/Manager form of government and its Home Rule Charter in May of 2001, and currently has approximately 9,012 acres or 14.08 square miles within the corporate limits.
Handbook of Texas Online: (276 words)
Little Elm is on Farm Road 720 and an arm of Lewisville Lake, twelve miles southeast of Denton in extreme east central Denton County.
In 1900 Little Elm had a population of 194, and in the 1930s it had 120 residents and six businesses.
Little Elm had a population of 1,168 and thirteen businesses in 1989, and in 1990 its population was 1,255.
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