Delta County, Texas

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Delta County
Delta County Courthouse in Cooper
Map of Texas highlighting Delta County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 33°23′N 95°40′W / 33.39°N 95.67°W / 33.39; -95.67
Country United States
State Texas
Founded1870
SeatCooper
Largest cityCooper
Area
 • Total278 sq mi (720 km2)
 • Land257 sq mi (670 km2)
 • Water21 sq mi (50 km2)  7.6%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total5,231
 • Estimate 
(2019)
5,331
 • Density20/sq mi (8/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th
Websitewww.deltacountytx.com

Delta County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 5,231. Going by a 2018 estimate, the population is 5,349.[1] Its county seat and largest city is Cooper.[2] The county was founded in 1870 and is named for its triangular shape,[3] much like the Greek letter delta.

Two forks of the Sulphur River form its northern and southern boundaries and meet at its easternmost point. Delta County was one of 19[4] prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas. As of 2015, Delta county is no longer a dry county.

Delta County is represented in the Texas House of Representatives by Republican Larry Phillips of Sherman, Texas.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 278 sq mi (720 km2), of which 257 sq mi (670 km2) are land and 21 sq mi (54 km2) (7.6%) are covered by water.[5]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18805,597
18909,11762.9%
190015,24967.3%
191014,566−4.5%
192015,8879.1%
193013,138−17.3%
194012,858−2.1%
19508,964−30.3%
19605,860−34.6%
19704,927−15.9%
19804,839−1.8%
19904,8570.4%
20005,3279.7%
20105,231−1.8%
2019 (est.)5,331[6]1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1850–2010[8] 2010–2014[1]

As of the census[9] of 2000, 5,506 people, 2,094 households, and 1,461 families were residing in the county. The population density was 19 people/sq mi (7/km2). The 2,410 housing units averaged 9 per sq mi (3/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 87.93% White, 8.28% African American, 0.77% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 1.22% from other races, and 1.69% from two or more races. About 3.10% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 2,094 households, 30.2% had children under 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were not families. About 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 2.49, and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the age distribution was 25.6% under 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,094, and for a family was $37,925. Males had a median income of $31,597 versus $20,296 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,080. About 14.60% of families and 17.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.50% of those under age 18 and 20.60% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Ghost town[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2020 83.4% 2,162 15.6% 403 1.0% 27
2016 80.5% 1,836 17.5% 400 2.0% 45
2012 75.5% 1,524 22.5% 454 2.0% 40
2008 72.3% 1,580 26.9% 589 0.8% 18
2004 69.5% 1,447 30.1% 627 0.4% 8
2000 60.2% 1,143 38.2% 726 1.6% 31
1996 42.7% 744 48.7% 849 8.6% 150
1992 29.7% 599 42.9% 864 27.4% 552
1988 40.4% 849 59.2% 1,244 0.4% 8
1984 51.2% 1,024 48.6% 973 0.2% 4
1980 35.8% 767 62.9% 1,347 1.3% 28
1976 21.2% 421 78.5% 1,563 0.4% 7
1972 61.9% 957 37.6% 581 0.5% 8
1968 19.7% 370 55.1% 1,037 25.2% 475
1964 17.3% 339 82.6% 1,619 0.1% 2
1960 25.1% 460 74.2% 1,360 0.7% 12
1956 32.2% 605 67.2% 1,262 0.5% 10
1952 30.8% 707 69.1% 1,585 0.1% 3
1948 7.7% 146 83.9% 1,594 8.4% 160
1944 6.7% 133 85.9% 1,706 7.5% 148
1940 7.9% 190 92.1% 2,214
1936 5.3% 82 94.6% 1,466 0.1% 1
1932 4.1% 87 95.8% 2,013 0.1% 1
1928 44.0% 753 55.9% 958 0.1% 2
1924 17.6% 479 80.5% 2,186 1.9% 51
1920 21.0% 315 72.2% 1,081 6.8% 102
1916 5.0% 72 86.5% 1,254 8.6% 124
1912 7.1% 57 87.3% 705 5.7% 46

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on October 18, 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 103.
  4. ^ "TABC Local Option Elections". Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 22, 2015.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 22, 2015.
  8. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved April 22, 2015.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  10. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-07-21.

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Coordinates: 33°23′N 95°40′W / 33.39°N 95.67°W / 33.39; -95.67