Hill County, Texas

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Hill County, Texas
Hill county courthouse 2013.jpg
Hill County Courthouse in downtown Hillsboro
Map of Texas highlighting Hill County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1853
Named for George Washington Hill
Seat Hillsboro
Largest city Hillsboro
Area
 • Total 986 sq mi (2,554 km2)
 • Land 959 sq mi (2,484 km2)
 • Water 27 sq mi (70 km2), 2.7%
Population
 • (2010) 35,089
 • Density 34/sq mi (13/km²)
Congressional district 25th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.hill.tx.us

Hill County is a county located in Northern Central Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 35,089.[1] Its county seat is Hillsboro.[2] The county is named for George Washington Hill, secretary of war and secretary of the navy under the Republic of Texas. Hill County is not a part of Texas Hill Country.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 986 square miles (2,550 km2), of which 959 square miles (2,480 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) (2.7%) is water.

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 3,653
1870 7,453 104.0%
1880 16,554 122.1%
1890 27,583 66.6%
1900 41,355 49.9%
1910 46,760 13.1%
1920 43,332 −7.3%
1930 43,036 −0.7%
1940 38,355 −10.9%
1950 31,282 −18.4%
1960 23,650 −24.4%
1970 22,596 −4.5%
1980 25,024 10.7%
1990 27,146 8.5%
2000 32,321 19.1%
2010 35,089 8.6%
Est. 2012 35,115 0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]
1850-2010[4]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 32,321 people, 12,204 households, and 8,725 families residing in the county. The population density was 34 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 14,624 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 84.16% White, 7.40% Black or African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 6.02% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. 13.49% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 12,204 households out of which 30.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.50% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.50% were non-families. 24.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 24.90% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,600, and the median income for a family was $37,791. Males had a median income of $29,438 versus $20,765 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,514. About 11.90% of families and 15.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.70% of those under age 18 and 14.60% of those age 65 or over.

Media[edit]

Serving Hill County exclusively are media outlets KHBR Radio - 1560 AM as well as THE REPORTER Newspaper. Hill County is currently listed as part of the Dallas-Fort Worth DMA. Local media outlets include: KDFW-TV, KXAS-TV, WFAA-TV, KTVT-TV, KERA-TV, KTXA-TV, KDFI-TV, KDAF-TV, and KFWD-TV. Although located in Central Texas and a neighboring county of the Waco metropolitan area. Meaning all of the Waco/Temple/Killeen market stations also provide coverage for Hill County. They include: KCEN-TV, KWTX-TV, KXXV-TV, KDYW, and KWKT-TV. Northland Cable Television continues to offer all of the above stations in Hillsboro.

Communities[edit]

Confederate memorial at Hill County Courthouse

See also[edit]

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. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010 Retrieved December 17, 2013
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 31°59′N 97°08′W / 31.99°N 97.13°W / 31.99; -97.13