Goliad County, Texas
|Goliad County, Texas|
The Goliad County Courthouse in Goliad. The courthouse and the surrounding square were added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 29, 1976.
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
|Founded||March 2, 1836|
|Named for||Miguel Hidalgo|
|• Total||859 sq mi (2,225 km2)|
|• Land||852 sq mi (2,207 km2)|
|• Water||7 sq mi (18 km2), 0.9%|
|• Density||8.1/sq mi (3.1/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Goliad County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population is 7,210. Its county seat is Goliad. The county was founded in 1836 and is named for Father Miguel Hidalgo; "Goliad" is an anagram of Hidalgo, minus the silent H.
The first declaration of independence for the Republic of Texas was signed in Goliad on December 20, 1835, although the formal declaration was made by the Convention of 1836 at Washington-on-the-Brazos. Goliad County was the site of two battles in the Texas Revolution. The Battle of Goliad was a minor skirmish early in the war. However the subsequent battle of Coleto was an important battle that culminated on March 27, 1836. Col. James Fannin and his Texan soldiers were executed by the Mexican army, under orders from Gen. Antonio López de Santa Anna, in what became known as the Goliad Massacre. This event led to the Texas Revolutionary battle cry "Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad!" Although many remember the Alamo today, fewer remember Goliad. The site of the massacre is located in Goliad State Park, just south of the town of Goliad.
- U.S. Highway 59
- The future route of Interstate 69W is planned to follow the current route of U.S. 59 in most places.
- U.S. Highway 77 Alternate/U.S. Highway 183
- State Highway 119
- State Highway 239
- Farm to Market Road 81
- Farm to Market Road 622
- Farm to Market Road 833
- DeWitt County (north)
- Victoria County (northeast)
- Refugio County (southeast)
- Bee County (southwest)
- Karnes County (northwest)
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,928 people, 2,644 households, and 1,975 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 3,426 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.62% White, 4.82% Black or African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 10.05% from other races, and 1.73% from two or more races. 35.20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 2,644 households out of which 33.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.10% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.30% were non-families. 22.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the county, the population was spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 25.00% from 25 to 44, 25.20% from 45 to 64, and 17.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $34,201, and the median income for a family was $40,446. Males had a median income of $30,954 versus $20,028 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,126. About 11.90% of families and 16.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.70% of those under age 18 and 11.10% of those age 65 or over.
Goliad County is served by the Goliad Independent School District.
- List of museums in South Texas
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Goliad County, Texas
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 16, 2013.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 139.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved December 16, 2013.
- Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010 Retrieved December 16, 2013
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
- Goliad County Government
- Goliad County Chamber of Commerce
- Goliad County in Handbook of Texas Online
- "Goliad County Profile" from the Texas Association of Counties
||Karnes County||DeWitt County||Victoria County|
|Bee County||Refugio County|