Van Horn is a town located in Culberson County, Texas. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,435. It is the county seat of Culberson County.
Van Horn is located at 31°2'33" North, 104°49'59" West (31.042489, -104.832928).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 7.5 km2 (2.9 mi2). 7.5 km2 (2.9 mi2) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.
As of the census of 2000, there are 2,435 people, 834 households, and 652 families residing in the town. The population density is 326.4/km2 (846.9/mi2). There are 976 housing units at an average density of 130.8/km2 (339.5/mi2). The racial makeup of the town is 64.60% White, 0.66% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 31.46% from other races, and 2.14% from two or more races. 78.60% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 834 households out of which 41.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% are married couples living together, 15.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 21.8% are non-families. 19.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.91 and the average family size is 3.35.
In the town the population is spread out with 33.6% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 100.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $24,432, and the median income for a family is $26,611. Males have a median income of $21,336 versus $14,259 for females. The per capita income for the town is $10,772. 28.7% of the population and 24.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 34.4% of those under the age of 18 and 22.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.