Red River County, Texas
|Red River County, Texas|
Red River County Courthouse
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
|• Total||1,058 sq mi (2,740 km2)|
|• Land||1,050 sq mi (2,719 km2)|
|• Water||7 sq mi (18 km2), 0.70%|
|• Density||12.34/sq mi (4.78/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Red River County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. It is named for the Red River, which forms its northern boundary. As of the 2010 census, its population was 12,860. Its seat is Clarksville. As of 2000, it had the lowest population density for all counties in East Texas.
Red River County is the birthplace of John Nance Garner, 32nd Vice President of the United States. B.P. Newman (1927–2008), a Texas business entrepreneur, developer, and philanthropist based in Laredo, was also born in Red River County.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,058 square miles (2,739 km²), of which 1,050 square miles (2,720 km²) is land and 7 square miles (19 km²) (0.70%) is water.
- McCurtain County, Oklahoma (north)
- Bowie County (east)
- Morris County (southeast)
- Titus County (south)
- Franklin County (southwest)
- Delta County (southwest, a very short border)
- Lamar County (west)
- Choctaw County, Oklahoma (northwest)
Texas Almanac: 1850-2010
As of the census of 2000, there were 14,314 people, 5,827 households, and 4,067 families residing in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 6,916 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 78.04% White, 17.80% Black or African American, 0.59% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.29% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. 4.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 5,827 households out of which 28.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.50% were married couples living together, 11.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.20% were non-families. 27.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the county, the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 24.40% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 19.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $27,558, and the median income for a family was $33,436. Males had a median income of $24,609 versus $17,566 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,058, making it one of the economically poorest counties in the state of Texas. About 13.10% of families and 17.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.20% of those under age 18 and 17.70% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
- Bagwell (unincorporated)
- Deport (mostly in Lamar County)
- English (unincorporated)
- Maple (unincorporated)
The following school districts serve Red River County:
- Avery ISD
- Clarksville ISD
- Detroit ISD
- Prairiland ISD (mostly in Lamar County)
- Rivercrest ISD (partly in Titus County, small portion in Franklin County)
- United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- U.S. Decennial Census
- Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
||Choctaw County, Oklahoma||McCurtain County, Oklahoma|
|Lamar County||Bowie County|
|Delta County and Franklin County||Titus County||Morris County|