Nacogdoches County, Texas

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Nacogdoches County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Nacogdoches County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1836
Seat Nacogdoches
Largest city Nacogdoches
Area
 • Total 981 sq mi (2,541 km2)
 • Land 947 sq mi (2,453 km2)
 • Water 35 sq mi (91 km2), 3.52%
Population
 • (2010) 64,524
 • Density 67.7/sq mi (26.1/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.nacogdoches.tx.us

Nacogdoches County /ˌnækəˈdɨs/ is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 64,524.[1] Its county seat is Nacogdoches.[2]

The Nacogdoches, TX Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Nacogdoches County.

Nacogdoches hosts the Blueberry Festival the second Saturday in June. The county is the top blueberry producer in Texas and is headquarters for the Texas Blueberry Marketing Association. It recently tagged itself as the "Capital of the Texas Forest Country". The county is one of the first Texas Certified Retirement Communities.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 981 square miles (2,540 km2), of which 947 square miles (2,450 km2) is land and 35 square miles (91 km2) (3.5%) is water.[3]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 5,193
1860 8,292 59.7%
1870 9,614 15.9%
1880 11,590 20.6%
1890 15,984 37.9%
1900 24,663 54.3%
1910 27,406 11.1%
1920 28,457 3.8%
1930 30,290 6.4%
1940 35,392 16.8%
1950 30,326 −14.3%
1960 28,046 −7.5%
1970 36,362 29.7%
1980 46,786 28.7%
1990 54,753 17.0%
2000 59,203 8.1%
2010 64,524 9.0%
Est. 2012 66,034 2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1850-2010[5]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 59,203 people, 22,006 households, and 14,039 families residing in the county. The population density was 62 people per square mile (24/km²). There were 25,051 housing units at an average density of 26 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 75.00% White, 16.74% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 5.70% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. 11.25% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 22,006 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.30% were married couples living together, 11.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.20% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 20.00% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 19.20% from 45 to 64, and 12.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 93.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,301, and the median income for a family was $38,347. Males had a median income of $29,502 versus $21,422 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,437. About 15.50% of families and 23.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.10% of those under age 18 and 13.90% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation[edit]

Greyhound Lines operates the Nacogdoches Station at the Kerrville Bus Company station in Nacogdoches.[7]

Major Highways[edit]

US 59 goes through Nacogdoches County. It is planned to be upgraded to interstate standards as part of the planned Interstate 69.

Communities[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

The Carl Monk, Sr., Overlook on Texas State Highway 7 east of Nacogdoches

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. 
  7. ^ "[1]." Greyhound Lines. Retrieved on July 29, 2012. NOTE: The information for Nacogdoches appears as a pop-up window.

Further reading[edit]

  • Roth, Jeffery, and J. B. Watson Jr., “African-American Education in Nacogdoches County, 1890–1970,” East Texas Historical Journal, 51 (Spring 2013), 9–23

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°37′N 94°37′W / 31.61°N 94.61°W / 31.61; -94.61