Stonewall County, Texas

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Stonewall County, Texas
Stonewall county courthouse.JPG
Stonewall County Courthouse in Aspermont
Map of Texas highlighting Stonewall County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1876
Named for Stonewall Jackson
Seat Aspermont
Largest town Aspermont
Area
 • Total 920 sq mi (2,383 km2)
 • Land 916 sq mi (2,372 km2)
 • Water 4 sq mi (10 km2), 0.4%
Population
 • (2010) 1,490
 • Density 3/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district 19th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/SS/hcs16.html

Stonewall County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,490.[1] Its county seat is Aspermont.[2] The county is named for Stonewall Jackson, a general of the Confederate States Army.

Republican Drew Springer, Jr., a businessman from Muenster in Cooke County, has since January 2013 represented Stonewall County in the Texas House of Representatives.[3]

History[edit]

Stonewall County was formed in 1876 from portions of Bexar County and Young County. It was named after Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, a general of the Confederate Army.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 920 square miles (2,400 km2), of which 916 square miles (2,370 km2) is land and 3.9 square miles (10 km2) (0.4%) is water.[4]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 104
1890 1,024 884.6%
1900 2,183 113.2%
1910 5,320 143.7%
1920 4,086 −23.2%
1930 5,667 38.7%
1940 5,589 −1.4%
1950 3,679 −34.2%
1960 3,017 −18.0%
1970 2,397 −20.6%
1980 2,406 0.4%
1990 2,013 −16.3%
2000 1,693 −15.9%
2010 1,490 −12.0%
Est. 2012 1,475 −1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1850-2010[9]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[10] of 2010, there were 1,490 people, 642 households, and 426 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 928 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 87.7% White, 2.6% Black or African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 6.3% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. 14.0% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 642 households out of which 24% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.80% under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 22.60% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 24.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 90.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,935, and the median income for a family was $35,571. Males had a median income of $27,083 versus $15,000 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,094. About 14.80% of families and 19.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.50% of those under age 18 and 14.50% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "State Rep. Springer announces district tour July 30". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, July 16, 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Stonewall County High Point Trip Report". Retrieved 2008-08-14. 
  6. ^ "Prominence Ladder from Double Mountains". Retrieved 2008-08-14. 
  7. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Brazos River
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 33°11′N 100°15′W / 33.18°N 100.25°W / 33.18; -100.25