Panola County, Texas
|Panola County, Texas|
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
|• Total||821 sq mi (2,126 km2)|
|• Land||801 sq mi (2,075 km2)|
|• Water||20 sq mi (52 km2), 2.49%|
|• Density||28/sq mi (11/km²)|
Panola County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 23,796. Located in East Texas, the name of the county is derived from a Native American word for cotton. The seat of the county is Carthage.
Up to 2013, Panola County was one of approximately thirty entirely dry counties in the state of Texas, which means that the sale of alcohol was restricted or prohibited. In 2013 local options for alcohol sales were added to the November election ballots and passed, permitting the sale of beer and wine in stores and the sale of mixed beverages at restaurants.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 821 square miles (2,130 km2), of which 801 square miles (2,070 km2) is land and 20 square miles (52 km2) (2.49%) is water.
- Harrison County (north)
- Caddo Parish, Louisiana (northeast)
- De Soto Parish, Louisiana (east)
- Shelby County (south)
- Rusk County (west)
Texas Almanac: 1850-2010
As of the census of 2000, there were 22,756 people, 8,821 households, and 6,395 families residing in the county. The population density was 28 people per square mile (11/km²). There were 10,524 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 78.78% White, 17.67% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 1.87% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. 3.51% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 8,821 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.90% were married couples living together, 11.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were non-families. 25.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the county, the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 25.10% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $31,909, and the median income for a family was $37,595. Males had a median income of $31,333 versus $19,017 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,439. About 11.60% of families and 14.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.50% of those under age 18 and 16.10% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
- Clayton (unincorporated)
- DeBerry (unincorporated)
- Gary City
- Long Branch (unincorporated)
- Mineral Springs
- Murvaul (unincorporated)
- Panola (unincorporated)
- Tatum (mostly in Rusk County)
The following school districts serve Panola County:
- Beckville ISD
- Carthage ISD
- Elysian Fields ISD (mostly in Harrison County)
- Gary ISD
- Joaquin ISD (mostly in Shelby County)
- Tatum ISD (mostly in Rusk County)
- Tenaha ISD (mostly in Shelby County)
- United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Handbook of Texas Online - PANOLA COUNTY
- U.S. Decennial Census
- Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- TxDoT, TTC Section E, Detailed Maps 1 & 2, 2007-12-21
- Panola County government’s website
- Panola County from the Handbook of Texas Online
- Dry counties in Texas from the TABC
||Harrison County||Caddo Parish, Louisiana|
|Rusk County||De Soto Parish, Louisiana|