Wood County, Texas

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Wood County, Texas
Wood courthouse tx 2010.jpg
The Wood County Courthouse in Quitman
Seal of Wood County, Texas
Seal
Map of Texas highlighting Wood County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1850
Seat Quitman
Largest city Mineola
Area
 • Total 696 sq mi (1,803 km2)
 • Land 645 sq mi (1,671 km2)
 • Water 50 sq mi (129 km2), 7.3%
Population
 • (2010) 41,964
 • Density 57/sq mi (22/km²)
Congressional districts 1st, 5th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.wood.tx.us

Wood County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 41,964.[1] Its county seat is Quitman.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 696 square miles (1,800 km2), of which 645 square miles (1,670 km2) is land and 50 square miles (130 km2) (7.3%) is water.[3]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 4,968
1870 6,894 38.8%
1880 11,212 62.6%
1890 13,932 24.3%
1900 21,048 51.1%
1910 23,417 11.3%
1920 27,707 18.3%
1930 24,183 −12.7%
1940 24,360 0.7%
1950 21,308 −12.5%
1960 17,653 −17.2%
1970 18,589 5.3%
1980 24,697 32.9%
1990 29,380 19.0%
2000 36,752 25.1%
2010 41,964 14.2%
Est. 2012 42,022 0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1850-2010[5]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 36,752 people, 14,583 households, and 10,645 families residing in the county. The population density was 56 people per square mile (22/km²). There were 17,939 housing units at an average density of 28 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.11% White, 6.12% Black or African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.91% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. 5.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 14,583 households out of which 26.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.50% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.00% were non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the county, the population was spread out with 21.80% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 22.90% from 25 to 44, 26.40% from 45 to 64, and 20.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 97.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,885, and the median income for a family was $38,219. Males had a median income of $30,558 versus $20,209 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,702. About 10.80% of families and 14.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.50% of those under age 18 and 10.30% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

Wood County is represented in the Texas House of Representatives by the Republican Bryan Hughes, a lawyer in Mineola and a native of Wood County.

Education[edit]

Jarvis Christian College is located in unincorporated Wood County, near Hawkins.

Communities[edit]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 29, 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 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved December 29, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  7. ^ "McDonald, William Jesse". tshaonline.org. Retrieved March 9, 2010. 


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Coordinates: 32°47′N 95°23′W / 32.78°N 95.38°W / 32.78; -95.38