Robertson County, Texas

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Robertson County, Texas
Robertson courthouse tx 2010.jpg
The Robertson County Courthouse in Franklin
Map of Texas highlighting Robertson County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1837
Named for Sterling C. Robertson
Seat Franklin
Largest city Hearne
Area
 • Total 865 sq mi (2,240 km2)
 • Land 856 sq mi (2,217 km2)
 • Water 10 sq mi (26 km2), 1.1%
Population
 • (2010) 16,622
 • Density 18/sq mi (7/km²)
Congressional district 17th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.robertson.tx.us
Robertson County, TX, sign IMG 2287.JPG

Robertson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 16,622.[1] Its county seat is Franklin.[2] The county is named for Sterling C. Robertson,[3] an early settler who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence.

Robertson County is part of the College Station-Bryan, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 865 square miles (2,240 km2), of which 856 square miles (2,220 km2) is land and 10 square miles (26 km2) (1.1%) is water.[4]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 934
1860 4,997 435.0%
1870 9,990 99.9%
1880 22,383 124.1%
1890 26,506 18.4%
1900 31,480 18.8%
1910 27,454 −12.8%
1920 27,933 1.7%
1930 27,240 −2.5%
1940 25,710 −5.6%
1950 19,908 −22.6%
1960 16,157 −18.8%
1970 14,389 −10.9%
1980 14,653 1.8%
1990 15,511 5.9%
2000 16,000 3.2%
2010 16,622 3.9%
Est. 2012 16,545 −0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1850-2010[6]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 16,000 people, 6,179 households, and 4,356 families residing in the county. The population density was 19 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 7,874 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 66.20% White, 24.19% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 7.17% from other races, and 1.79% from two or more races. 14.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,179 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.10% were married couples living together, 15.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 26.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county, the population was spread out with 28.20% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 17.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,886, and the median income for a family was $35,590. Males had a median income of $30,795 versus $21,529 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,714. About 17.30% of families and 20.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.70% of those under age 18 and 21.60% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Hailey, James L; Long, Christopher. "Robertson County". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 31°02′N 96°31′W / 31.03°N 96.51°W / 31.03; -96.51