Fannin County, Texas

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Fannin County, Texas
Fannin courthouse 2010.jpg
Map of Texas highlighting Fannin County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1837
Named for James Fannin
Seat Bonham
Largest city Bonham
Area
 • Total 899 sq mi (2,328 km2)
 • Land 891 sq mi (2,308 km2)
 • Water 8 sq mi (21 km2), 0.86%
Population
 • (2010) 33,915
 • Density 36/sq mi (14/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.fannin.tx.us

Fannin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 33,915.[1] The county seat is Bonham.[2]. The county was founded in 1837 and is named for James Fannin,[3] who commanded the group of Texans killed in the Goliad Massacre during the Texas Revolution.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 899 square miles (2,330 km2), of which 891 square miles (2,310 km2) is land and 8 square miles (21 km2) (0.9%) is water.[4] It is drained by Bois D'Arc Creek and Sulphur River.[5]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 3,788
1860 9,217 143.3%
1870 13,207 43.3%
1880 25,501 93.1%
1890 38,709 51.8%
1900 51,793 33.8%
1910 44,801 −13.5%
1920 48,186 7.6%
1930 41,163 −14.6%
1940 41,064 −0.2%
1950 31,253 −23.9%
1960 23,880 −23.6%
1970 22,705 −4.9%
1980 24,285 7.0%
1990 24,804 2.1%
2000 31,242 26.0%
2010 33,915 8.6%
Est. 2012 33,831 −0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1850-2010[7]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 31,242 people, 11,105 households, and 7,984 families residing in the county. The population density was 35 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 12,887 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 86.56% White, 7.96% Black or African American, 0.92% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.78% from other races, and 1.49% from two or more races. 5.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 11,105 households out of which 31.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.90% were married couples living together, 10.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.20% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 113.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,501, and the median income for a family was $42,193. Males had a median income of $31,140 versus $23,101 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,066. About 9.90% of families and 13.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.70% of those under age 18 and 16.50% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 123. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg "II. A N. E. county of Texas". The American Cyclopædia. 1879. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  7. ^ Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010 Retrieved December 16, 2013
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 33°35′N 96°07′W / 33.59°N 96.11°W / 33.59; -96.11