Hall County, Texas

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Hall County, Texas
Courthouse IMG 0671.JPG
The Hall County Courthouse in Memphis
Map of Texas highlighting Hall County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1876
Named for Warren D. C. Hall
Seat Memphis
Largest city Memphis
Area
 • Total 904 sq mi (2,341 km2)
 • Land 883 sq mi (2,287 km2)
 • Water 21 sq mi (54 km2), 2.3%
Population
 • (2010) 3,353
 • Density 5/sq mi (2/km²)
Congressional district 13th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Hall County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population is 3,353.[1] Its county seat is Memphis.[2] The county is named for Warren D. C. Hall, a secretary of war for the Republic of Texas.[3]

Republican Drew Springer, Jr., a businessman from Muenster in Cooke County, has since January 2013 represented Hall County in the Texas House of Representatives. He succeeded Rick Hardcastle of Vernon, who retired after fourteen years in the position.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 904 square miles (2,340 km2), of which 883 square miles (2,290 km2) is land and 21 square miles (54 km2) (2.3%) is water.[5]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 36
1890 703 1,852.8%
1900 1,660 136.1%
1910 8,279 398.7%
1920 11,137 34.5%
1930 16,966 52.3%
1940 12,117 −28.6%
1950 10,930 −9.8%
1960 7,322 −33.0%
1970 6,015 −17.9%
1980 5,594 −7.0%
1990 3,905 −30.2%
2000 3,782 −3.1%
2010 3,353 −11.3%
Est. 2012 3,293 −1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1850-2010[7]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 3,782 people, 1,548 households, and 1,013 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,988 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 71.97% White, 8.22% Black or African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 17.90% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. 27.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,548 households out of which 28.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.70% were married couples living together, 9.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.50% were non-families. 32.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.20% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 22.10% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 21.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $23,016, and the median income for a family was $27,325. Males had a median income of $22,167 versus $19,050 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,210. About 21.60% of families and 26.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.80% of those under age 18 and 16.30% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Hall County is served by these districts:

Communities[edit]

Notable people[edit]

At one time, the JA Ranch, founded by Charles Goodnight and John George Adair, which reached into six counties, held acreage in Hall County. Minnie Lou Bradley, matriarch of the Bradley 3 Ranch in nearby Childress County, claims a Hall County address.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 17, 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. 147. 
  4. ^ "State Rep. Springer announces district tour July 30". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, July 16, 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  7. ^ Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010 Retrieved December 17, 2013
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 34°31′N 100°41′W / 34.52°N 100.69°W / 34.52; -100.69