- Sunnyvale, Texas
official_name = Sunnyvale, Texas
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location within
Dallas Countyand the state of Texas
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Dallas
leader_name = Jim Phaup
area_magnitude = 1 E9
area_total_km2 = 43.4
area_land_km2 = 43.4
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 16.7
area_land_sq_mi = 16.7
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
elevation_m = 148
elevation_ft = 486
latd = 32 |latm = 48 |lats = 13 |latNS = N
longd = 96 |longm = 34 |longs = 11 |longEW = W
population_as_of = 2006 est.
population_total = 4148
population_density_km2 = 62.1
timezone = CST
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
latitude = 32°46'58" N
longitude = 96°36'36" W
website = http://www.townofsunnyvale.org/
postal_code = 75182
area_code = 972
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 48-71156GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1348079GR|3
Sunnyvale is located at coor dms|32|48|13|N|96|34|11|W|city (32.803646, -96.569654).GR|1
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 16.8 square miles (43.4 km²), all of it land.
The town now called Sunnyvale was inhabited by various Native American
tribes in the years before the European conquest of the Americas. It became under the rule of Spainin the 1700s, very close to the boundary of Spanish and French territory (although this boundary was carried upward a bit in 1819; see Adams-Onís Treaty.) During this time, the area was relatively underdeveloped. However, some settlers migrated to Texasand would eventually settle in Sunnyvale. In 1821, the town became a possession of Mexicowhen Mexico received its independence from Spain. After the Texas Revolution, the area once again changed hands, under the Republic of Texas. This is when the town started to develop. During this time, settlers migrated to present-day Sunnyvale, naming the hamlet they founded Long Creek. [http://www.townofsunnyvale.org/history.htm|1] . In 1845 Texasbecame a United Statesstate. More settlers migrated to the area. In the 1860s, the town was briefly part of the Confederate States of America. As more people arrived, eventually three new towns sprang up in the area: New Hope, Tripp, and Hatterville. New Hope was the most prosperous of these. It had many shops and stores, a fair called Gala Days, and a newspaper, the New Hope News. It was neighboring Mesquite's biggest rival. This all ended in 1921, when a storm blew the town away [http://www.townofsunnyvale.org/history.htm|2] . Many buildings were damaged and the prosperous days were over. From this year on to the 1950s, the four towns had new developments, remaining stagnant.In the year 1953, the hamlets of Hatterville, New Hope, Long Creek, and Tripp merged under the name Sunnyvale. The name was chosen in a contest from a local school. Today, there are many reminders of Sunnyvale's rich history, like the old New Hope School; the Tripp First Baptist Church, built in 1882; and many antique houses. The Long Creek Cemetery in southern Sunnyvale is over 150 years old, and the first recorded burial there is that of Leona Crownover Caldwell, dated October 2, 1855. There are also veterans from most major American wars, including the War of 1812, the Civil War (both Union and Confederate veterans), the World Wars, and others. Some of the oldest burials in the cemetery include James Truss and Priscilla Dulaney Truss, both born in 1799 [http://www.longcreekcemetery.com/19.html|2] . Today, this cemetery is a rich reminder of Sunnyvale history.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,693 people, 891 households, and 775 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 160.8 people per square mile (62.1/km²). There were 928 housing units at an average density of 55.4/sq mi (21.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 88.9% White, 2.60% African American, 0.71% Native American, 4.6% Asian, 2.23% other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.38% of the population.
There were 891 households out of which 43.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.8% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.0% were non-families. 11.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.27.
In the town the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 30.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 101.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $86,952, and the median income for a family was $98,999. Males had a median income of $63,750 versus $37,297 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $38,910. About 2.5% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.1% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.
Sunnyvale Independent School Districttakes students in Sunnyvale who are in grades Kindergarten through 9.
High school students in Sunnyvale are zoned to high schools in
Mesquite Independent School District.
The class for
Sunnyvale High Schoolwill begin in fall 2007 [http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/tv/stories/DN-sunnyhigh_18eas.ART.East.Edition1.4414685.html] ; SHS will be phased in and serve all of Sunnyvale.
* [http://www.townofsunnyvale.org/ Sunnyvale official website]
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