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Encyclopedia > Wink, Texas

Wink is a city located in Winkler County, Texas, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 919.

Wink was the hometown of singer and songwriter Roy Orbison, although he was born in Vernon, Texas.


Location of Wink, Texas

Wink is located at 31░45'15" North, 103░9'20" West (31.754119, -103.155647)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0 km▓ (1.1 mi▓). 3.0 km▓ (1.1 mi▓) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 919 people, 341 households, and 260 families residing in the city. The population density is 311.3/km▓ (809.1/mi▓). There are 437 housing units at an average density of 148.0/km▓ (384.8/mi▓). The racial makeup of the city is 85.64% White, 0.87% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 10.88% from other races, and 2.29% from two or more races. 23.07% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 341 households out of which 42.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.1% are married couples living together, 12.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% are non-families. 22.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.70 and the average family size is 3.15.

In the city the population is spread out with 31.8% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 84.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 81.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $38,068, and the median income for a family is $44,750. Males have a median income of $32,266 versus $20,526 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,888. 14.0% of the population and 10.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 17.6% of those under the age of 18 and 20.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=31.754119&longitude=-103.155647&zoom=6) or Google (http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=31.754119,-103.155647)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=31.754119&lon=-103.155647&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-103.155647&lat=31.754119&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
Wink, Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (401 words)
Wink is a city located in Winkler County, Texas, USA.
Wink was the hometown of singer and songwriter Roy Orbison, although he was born in Vernon, Texas.
Wink is located at 31┬░45'15" North, 103┬░9'20" West (31.754119, -103.155647)
Wink, Texas, Historic Wink, Texas. (639 words)
Wink was born late for a Texas town.
Old Wink Cemetery is the burial site of 26 persons who died during the early days of the oil boom, 1926-1929.
I found his home town of Wink, Texas and was entertained by the historical notes about Wink.
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