Manor is a city in Travis County, Texas, United States. Manor is located 12 miles northeast of Austin and is part of the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area. The population was 5,037 at the 2010 census. Manor is one of the faster-growing suburbs of Austin.
Manor is located along US Hwy. 290 at 30°20′35″N 97°33′24″W (30.343071, -97.556710), 12 miles (19 km) east of downtown Austin. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.35 square miles (18.48 km²), all of it land.
Manor was named for James B. Manor, who settled on Gilleland Creek west of present-day downtown Manor. A school for boys began operation northwest of the present Manor High School complex in 1854 and was followed in 1858 by a school for girls near the present Manor Elementary School. A post office was reestablished in the Manor home in 1859 under the name of Grassdale with James Manor serving as Post Master. A mercantile store was built in 1868 the present cemetery and was followed by a second store in 1869. In late 1871 as the Houston and Texas Central Railway constructed the first railroad link to the Texas capital, James Manor made a donation of right-of-way which brought the line through what is now the town. The inaugural train arrived in Austin on Christmas Day 1871. The following year the community of Manor was laid out and named. It was incorporated as a town in March 1913 and converted to a general law city in 1921 with expectations of continued growth. Following two devastating fires that destroyed most of the business district, coupled with the decline of cotton production after the arrival of the boll weevil, Manor remained a small city throughout most of the twentieth century.
As of the census of 2010, there were 5,204 people, 405 households, and 289 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,051.7 people per square mile (407.8/km²). There were 436 housing units at an average density of 380.8/sq mi (147.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 53.16% White, 16.94% African American, 1.50% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.58% Pacific Islander, 25.66% from other races, and 2.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 48.75% of the population.
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