McMullen County, Texas

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McMullen County, Texas
Mcmullen courthouse.jpg
The McMullen County Courthouse in Tilden
Map of Texas highlighting McMullen County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1877
Seat Tilden
Largest community Tilden
Area
 • Total 1,157 sq mi (2,997 km2)
 • Land 1,139 sq mi (2,950 km2)
 • Water 17 sq mi (44 km2), 1.5%
Population
 • (2010) 707
Congressional district 28th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.mcmullen.tx.us

McMullen County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 707,[1] making it the fifth-least populous county in Texas. Its county seat is Tilden.[2] The county was officially established from parts of Bexar, Atascosa, and Live Oak counties in 1858. It is named for John McMullen, founder of a colony in Texas.

The McMullen County Courthouse was designed by the architect William Charles Stephenson, originally from Buffalo, New York. Stephenson also designed some fifty buildings in Beeville, including the Bee County Courthouse.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,157 square miles (3,000 km2), of which 1,139 square miles (2,950 km2) is land and 17 square miles (44 km2) (1.5%) is water.[3]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 230
1880 701 204.8%
1890 1,038 48.1%
1900 1,024 −1.3%
1910 1,091 6.5%
1920 952 −12.7%
1930 1,351 41.9%
1940 1,374 1.7%
1950 1,187 −13.6%
1960 1,116 −6.0%
1970 1,095 −1.9%
1980 789 −27.9%
1990 817 3.5%
2000 851 4.2%
2010 707 −16.9%
Est. 2012 726 2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1850-2010[5]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 851 people, 355 households, and 238 families residing in the county. The population density was less than 1/km² (1/sq mi). There were 587 housing units at an average density of 0 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.37% White, 1.18% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 8.93% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. 33.14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 355 households out of which 25.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.70% were married couples living together, 5.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.70% were non-families. 30.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 23.70% from 25 to 44, 28.70% from 45 to 64, and 17.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 101.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $35,417. Males had a median income of $26,953 versus $20,982 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,258. 20.70% of the population and 15.90% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 28.60% are under the age of 18 and 17.90% are 65 or older.

Education[edit]

McMullen County is served by the McMullen County Independent School District.

Communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 21, 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 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved December 21, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 28°21′N 98°34′W / 28.35°N 98.57°W / 28.35; -98.57