Venus is a town in Johnson and Ellis counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 2,960 in 2010 (2,895 in Johnson and 65 in Ellis County).
Venus is located in northeastern Johnson County at 32°25′46″N 97°6′25″W / 32.42944°N 97.10694°W / 32.42944; -97.10694 (32.429383, -97.107022). According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.7 km), all of it land.
U.S. Route 67 passes through the town north of its center; the highway leads northeast 7.5 miles (12.1 km) to the center of Midlothian and west 7 miles (11 km) to Alvarado. Downtown Dallas and Fort Worth are each 31 miles (50 km) away, Dallas to the northeast and Fort Worth to the northwest.
As of the census of 2000, there were 910 people, 332 households, and 246 families residing in the town. The population density was 398.6 people per square mile (154.1/km²). There were 344 housing units at an average density of 150.7 per square mile (58.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 84.84% White, 1.54% African American, 0.44% Native American, 5.82% Asian, 4.51% from other races, and 2.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.19% of the population.
There were 332 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.21.
In the town, the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $37,917, and the median income for a family was $48,906. Males had a median income of $31,731 versus $24,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,213. About 6.7% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.4% of those under age 18 and 29.6% of those age 65 or over.
Venus Texas neighborhoods include: County Road 214, Jordan-Harper, Lathem Blvd, Meadow Ridge, Mesquite Dr, Murr Rd, Patriot Estates, Somerset, Spring Branch Estates, Town Square District, Venus Ridge, V V Jones