Milam County, Texas

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Milam County, Texas
Milam county courthouse.jpg
The Milam County Courthouse in Cameron. The Courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 20, 1977.
Map of Texas highlighting Milam County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1836
Named for Benjamin Rush Milam
Seat Cameron
Largest city Rockdale
Area
 • Total 1,022 sq mi (2,647 km2)
 • Land 1,017 sq mi (2,634 km2)
 • Water 5 sq mi (13 km2), 0.48%
Population
 • (2010) 24,757
 • Density 23/sq mi (9/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.milam.tx.us
Milam County, TX, sign IMG 2241.JPG

Milam County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 24,757.[1] The county seat is Cameron.[2] Milam County is named for Benjamin Rush Milam (pronounced "MY-lum"), an early settler and a soldier in the Texas Revolution.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,022 square miles (2,650 km2), of which 1,017 square miles (2,630 km2) is land and 5 square miles (13 km2) (0.5%) is water.[3]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 2,907
1860 5,175 78.0%
1870 8,984 73.6%
1880 18,659 107.7%
1890 24,773 32.8%
1900 39,666 60.1%
1910 36,780 −7.3%
1920 38,104 3.6%
1930 37,915 −0.5%
1940 33,120 −12.6%
1950 23,585 −28.8%
1960 22,263 −5.6%
1970 20,028 −10.0%
1980 22,732 13.5%
1990 22,946 0.9%
2000 24,238 5.6%
2010 24,757 2.1%
Est. 2012 24,157 −2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1850-2010[5]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 24,238 people, 9,199 households, and 6,595 families residing in the county. The population density was 24 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 10,866 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 78.89% White, 11.05% Black or African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 7.70% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. 18.63% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 16.7% were of American, 16.1% German, 7.2% English and 6.8% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 9,199 households out of which 32.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.50% were married couples living together, 11.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.30% were non-families. 25.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.50% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 17.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,186, and the median income for a family was $40,431. Males had a median income of $30,149 versus $20,594 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,920. About 12.20% of families and 15.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.80% of those under age 18 and 15.30% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Six Independent School Districts (ISDs) are headquartered in Milam County:

Four additional districts extend into parts of Milam County, but are based in neighboring counties: Bartlett, Caldwell, Holland, and Rosebud-Lott.

St. Paul Lutheran School in Thorndale is a private institution that serves students in grades pre-kindergarten through eight.

Communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 22, 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 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved December 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 30°47′24″N 96°58′48″W / 30.79000°N 96.98000°W / 30.79000; -96.98000