Avery is a town in Red River County, in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 462 at the 2000 census. Every year it host the Annual Tomato Festival around the beginning of July to honor its history as one of the largest tomato producing cities in eastern Texas.
Location of Avery, Texas
The town was established in the 1870s.
As of the census of 2000, there were 462 people, 210 households, and 136 families residing in the town. The population density was 487.9 people per square mile (187.8/km²). There were 241 housing units at an average density of 254.5 per square mile (97.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.54% White, 1.30% African American, 0.22% Native American, and 1.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population.
There were 210 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.75.
In the town the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 88.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $21,146, and the median income for a family was $27,917. Males had a median income of $23,333 versus $16,346 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,180. About 14.3% of families and 21.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.3% of those under age 18 and 30.5% of those age 65 or over.