|Nickname(s): Horse Country, U.S.A.|
Location of Aubrey in Denton County, Texas
|o Total||2.6 sq mi (6.8 km2)|
|o Land||2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2)|
|o Water||0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||689 ft (210 m)|
|o Density||990/sq mi (380/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1351326|
Aubrey, the town, was officially founded 1867, when Civil War veteran Lemuel Noah Edwards (1838-1910) built the second frame house there. Edwards eventually gave each of his 10 children a lot on which to build a home. The Edwards family was instrumental in several civil developments. Dancing was not allowed, but the townspeople often gathered in the Edwards home for singing and listening music performed on an organ that Edwards had imported.
In 1885, Edwards offered a lot to each congregation that would build a church within a year. In 1882 Edwards and Louis Caddel, Sr., donated land for a one-room schoolhouse in town. Edwards, through one of his daughters -- Edna Mae Edwards (1884-1975), who married Hugh Tobin (1884-1929) -- was the grandfather of Louise Tobin, a prolific big band jazz vocalist who reached national notoriety in 1932.
Eventually, Aubrey became known for the peanut farms that surrounded the town. By 2009 horse ranches surrounded Aubrey. Around that time new houses were constructed in Aubrey, replacing the grounds of the old peanut farms.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.8 km2), of which 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2) is land and 0.019 square miles (0.05 km2), or 0.73%, is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,500 people, 559 households, and 418 families residing in the city. The population density was 720.4 people per square mile (278.4/km²). There were 597 housing units at an average density of 286.7 per square mile (110.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.5% White, 0.5% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 4.7% some other race, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.7% of the population.
There were 559 households out of which 40.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of families and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.13.
In the city, the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 33.3% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $41,131, and the median income for a family was $46,190. Males had a median income of $31,367 versus $23,594 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,176. About 5.8% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.
Aubrey is served by the Aubrey Independent School District. The Aubrey High School mascot is the chaparral (roadrunner). A new intermediate school was completed in 2005 and now houses the middle school as of 2008. A new elementary school was completed and Aubrey Elementary School was renamed Brockett Elementary School in 2008. The old middle school building now houses the district's administration offices.
As of 2009 Starr's Service Station, located off Sherman Drive and across the street from the Ever After chapel, serves as a social center for Aubrey.