Joshua is a city in Johnson County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,910 at the 2010 census.
Location of Joshua, Texas
|Coordinates: 32°27′19″N 97°23′37″W|
Theodore "Ted" Roosevelt Strube was the first mayor of Joshua, Texas. His wife, Sylvia Couch Strube, was the first florist of Joshua. In 1963, Mayor T.R. Strube died very suddenly due to heart related issues. Sylvia continued to run the Joshua Floral from their home on 14th Street until the early 1990s. She never remarried, living alone at the same location until the time of her death on September 11, 2008. Sylvia was 94 years old. The Strubes were members of the Order of the Eastern Star in Joshua and they are rested in the Rose Hill Cemetery of Cleburne, Texas. They had no children.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,528 people, 1,610 households, and 1,252 families residing in the city. The population density was 695.3 people per square mile (268.6/km²). There were 1,723 housing units at an average density of 264.6 per square mile (102.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.46% White, 0.27% African American, 0.64% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 2.85% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.91% of the population.
There were 1,610 households out of which 40.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.2% were non-families. 17.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.17.
In the city the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $43,431, and the median income for a family was $50,785. Males had a median income of $36,686 versus $23,674 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,363. About 3.9% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over. There were 2 African American slaves at the time Joshua was founded.
Public education in Joshua is provided by the Joshua Independent School District. The district covers 76.68 square miles (199 km2) and consists of eight campuses.