Camp County, Texas

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Camp County
Camp County Courthouse in Pittsburg
Camp County Courthouse in Pittsburg
Map of Texas highlighting Camp County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 32°58′N 94°59′W / 32.97°N 94.98°W / 32.97; -94.98
Country United States
State Texas
Founded1874
Named forJohn Lafayette Camp
SeatPittsburg
Largest cityPittsburg
Area
 • Total203 sq mi (530 km2)
 • Land196 sq mi (510 km2)
 • Water7.4 sq mi (19 km2)  3.6%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total12,464
 • Density61/sq mi (24/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th
Websitewww.co.camp.tx.us

Camp County is in Texas. As of the 2020 census, its population was 12,464.[1] Its seat is Pittsburg.[2] The county was founded in 1874 and is named for John Lafayette Camp, a Texas politician.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 203 square miles (530 km2), of which 196 square miles (510 km2) is land and 7.4 square miles (19 km2) (3.6%) is water.[3] It is the third smallest county by area in Texas.

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18805,951
18906,62411.3%
19009,14638.1%
19109,5514.4%
192011,10316.2%
193010,063−9.4%
194010,2852.2%
19508,740−15.0%
19607,849−10.2%
19708,0052.0%
19809,27515.9%
19909,9046.8%
200011,54916.6%
201012,4017.4%
202012,4640.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1850–2010[5] 2010–2020[1]
Camp County, Texas - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[6] Pop 2020[7] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 7,298 6,734 58.85% 54.03%
Black or African American alone (NH) 2,133 1,877 17.20% 15.06%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 38 28 0.31% 0.22%
Asian alone (NH) 59 105 0.48% 0.84%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 17 8 0.14% 0.06%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 4 34 0.03% 0.27%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 204 456 1.65% 3.66%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 2,648 3,222 21.35% 25.85%
Total 12,401 12,464 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

According to the census of 2000, there were 11,549 people, 4,336 households, and 3,156 families living in the county.[8] The population density was 58 people per square mile (23/km2). There were 5,228 housing units at an average density of 26 per square mile (10/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 69.53% White, 19.20% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 9.63% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races; 14.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Up from 2000's population of 11,549 people, and 2010's 12,401 residents, Camp County grew to 12,464 at the 2020 U.S. census.[1] Among the 2020 population, its racial and ethnic makeup was 54.03% non-Hispanic white, 15.06% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.84% Asian alone, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.27% some other race, 3.66% multiracial, and 25.85% Hispanic or Latino of any race.[7] Like the majority of the United States at the time, these represented the demographic trends as the U.S. experienced great diversification.[9]

Politics[edit]

Camp County is represented in the Texas Senate by Republican Bryan Hughes, a lawyer in Mineola.

United States presidential election results for Camp County, Texas[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 3,626 71.66% 1,394 27.55% 40 0.79%
2016 3,201 70.48% 1,260 27.74% 81 1.78%
2012 2,881 66.46% 1,428 32.94% 26 0.60%
2008 2,798 61.27% 1,734 37.97% 35 0.77%
2004 2,638 59.43% 1,778 40.05% 23 0.52%
2000 2,121 56.05% 1,625 42.94% 38 1.00%
1996 1,488 40.63% 1,912 52.21% 262 7.15%
1992 1,219 30.63% 1,938 48.69% 823 20.68%
1988 1,908 47.20% 2,121 52.47% 13 0.32%
1984 2,238 53.69% 1,917 45.99% 13 0.31%
1980 1,531 42.32% 2,052 56.72% 35 0.97%
1976 1,133 34.49% 2,146 65.33% 6 0.18%
1972 1,599 60.55% 1,041 39.42% 1 0.04%
1968 555 19.13% 1,272 43.85% 1,074 37.02%
1964 729 28.29% 1,841 71.44% 7 0.27%
1960 873 39.68% 1,307 59.41% 20 0.91%
1956 958 47.22% 1,053 51.90% 18 0.89%
1952 951 38.24% 1,535 61.72% 1 0.04%
1948 180 12.10% 923 62.03% 385 25.87%
1944 180 13.16% 977 71.42% 211 15.42%
1940 200 12.94% 1,343 86.93% 2 0.13%
1936 78 7.67% 939 92.33% 0 0.00%
1932 73 4.90% 1,416 94.97% 2 0.13%
1928 494 43.56% 640 56.44% 0 0.00%
1924 187 13.21% 1,186 83.76% 43 3.04%
1920 156 11.81% 661 50.04% 504 38.15%
1916 206 21.37% 721 74.79% 37 3.84%
1912 155 22.46% 472 68.41% 63 9.13%


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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Camp County, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2022.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 20, 2015.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing from 1790". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 24, 2022.
  5. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved April 20, 2015.
  6. ^ "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Camp County, Texas". United States Census Bureau.
  7. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Camp County, Texas". United States Census Bureau.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  9. ^ "A Changing Country". The New York Times. August 13, 2021. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved April 21, 2022.
  10. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved July 20, 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to Camp County, Texas at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 32°58′N 94°59′W / 32.97°N 94.98°W / 32.97; -94.98