Paducah is a town in Cottle County, Texas. The population was 1,498 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Cottle County.

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,498 people, 650 households and 421 families residing in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 79.5% White, 11.21% African American, 7.61% from other races and 1.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race was 20.29% of the population.

There were 650 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were madeup of individuals and 23.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.

In the town the population was spread out with 24% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 26.6% who were 65 year of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 82.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and older, there were 78.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,333 and the median income for a family was $30,652. Males had a median income of $26,184 versus $16,131 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,778. About 15.4% of families and 20.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.0% of those under age 18 and 17.8% of those age 65 or over. The median house value was $25,700.

For populations 25 year and over 61.5% have their high school diploma and 12.8% have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. 60.1% of the population 15 years and over is now married and 14.9% of the population is widowed.

The mean travel time to work is 19.4 minutes.
The latitude is 34.01 N and the longitude is 100.30 W.
The area code is 806 and the zip code is 79248.
Industries providing employment in Paducah that provide employment include educational, health and social services at 23.4%, public administration at 14.1% and retail trade at 11.6%.

Paducah compared to Texas state average:
• Median house value significantly below state average.
• Black race population percentage above state average.
• Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
• Median age above state average.
• Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
• Number of college students significantly below state average.
• Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
The semi-arid climate of Paducah makes outdoor activities possible almost every day of the year. The low relative humidity moderates even the most extreme temperatures. Winter snowfalls normally last only a day or two, and a gorgeous sunset and a cool, pleasant evening follow each summer day.

Average Annual Rainfall: 24.11”
Average Annual Snowfall: 7.4”
Average Temperature: 61.7ºF
Average Daily High: 75.4 ºF
Average Daily Low: 47.9 ºF
Heating Degree Days: 3257
Cooling Degree Days: 2064

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