Comanche is a city located in Comanche County in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 4,335 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Comanche County. Comanche is a popular stop for hunters. A military road known as the “Corn Trail” came through in 1850 to supply area forts and encourage settlement. The town was established in 1856 and the city was incorporated in 1858. Near the modern courthouse is the preserved log structure known as the “Old Cora Courthouse”, one of the oldest standing wooden courthouses in Texas. Cora, the former county seat, later became Gustine.The Comanche County Historical Museum in Comanche features a blacksmith shop, filling station, and doctor’s office.
As of the census of 2000, 4,482 people, 1,656 households, and 1,157 families resided in the city. The population density was 998.3 people per square mile (385.4/km2). The 1,898 housing units averaged 422.8 per square mile (163.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 80.01% White, 1.20% African American, 1.09% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 15.13% from other races, and 2.34% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 28.51% of the population.Of the 1,656 households, 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were not families.
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