Hunt County, Texas

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Hunt County, Texas
Hunt courthouse 2010.jpg
The Hunt County Courthouse in Greenville.
Map of Texas highlighting Hunt County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1846
Seat Greenville
Largest city Greenville
Area
 • Total 882 sq mi (2,284 km2)
 • Land 840 sq mi (2,176 km2)
 • Water 42 sq mi (109 km2), 4.7%
Population
 • (2010) 86,129
 • Density 104/sq mi (40/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.huntcounty.net

Hunt County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 86,129.[1] Its county seat is Greenville.[2] Hunt County is named for Memucan Hunt, Jr., the first Republic of Texas Minister to United States from 1837 to 1838 and the third Texas Secretary of the Navy from 1838 to 1839.

Hunt County is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 882 square miles (2,280 km2), of which 840 square miles (2,200 km2) is land and 42 square miles (110 km2) (4.7%) is water.[3]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 1,520
1860 6,630 336.2%
1870 10,291 55.2%
1880 17,230 67.4%
1890 31,885 85.1%
1900 47,295 48.3%
1910 48,116 1.7%
1920 50,350 4.6%
1930 49,016 −2.6%
1940 48,793 −0.5%
1950 42,731 −12.4%
1960 39,399 −7.8%
1970 47,948 21.7%
1980 55,248 15.2%
1990 64,343 16.5%
2000 76,596 19.0%
2010 86,129 12.4%
Est. 2012 87,079 1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1850-2010[5]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 76,596 people, 28,742 households, and 20,521 families residing in the county. The population density was 91 people per square mile (35/km²). There were 32,490 housing units at an average density of 39 per square mile (15/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 83.57% White, 9.45% Black or African American, 0.73% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 3.93% from other races, and 1.70% from two or more races. 8.31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 28,742 households out of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.20% were married couples living together, 11.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% were non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 10.00% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,752, and the median income for a family was $44,388. Males had a median income of $33,347 versus $23,085 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,554. About 8.60% of families and 12.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.80% of those under age 18 and 11.70% of those age 65 or over.

Media[edit]

Hunt County is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth DMA. Local media outlets are: KDFW-TV, KXAS-TV, WFAA-TV, KTVT-TV, KERA-TV, KTXA-TV, KDFI-TV, KDAF-TV, KFWD-TV, and KDTX-TV Other nearby stations that provide coverage for Hunt County come from the Tyler/Longview/Jacksonville market and they include: KLTV-TV, KYTX-TV, KFXK-TV, KCEB-TV, and KETK-TV.

Education[edit]

The following school districts serve Hunt County:

In addition, Texas A&M University-Commerce is located in the county.

Medical services[edit]

Hunt County's medical services are primarily served by Hunt Regional Healthcare, with the Hunt Regional Medical Center located in Greenville being the largest hospital in the county.

Veterans Services[edit]

The Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 81, 2502 Church street. Offering veterans and their dependents a meeting place and assistance with filing and mailing disability forms.

The American Legion, 4509 Moulton St.

Communities[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  5. ^ Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010 Retrieved December 17, 2013
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Hathcock, James A. "The role of violence in Hunt County, Texas, during Reconstruction," M.S. thesis, University of North Texas, 2004, 101 pages; AAT 1424447 in Proquest

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°07′N 96°05′W / 33.12°N 96.09°W / 33.12; -96.09