Emory, Texas

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Emory, Texas
Emory City Hall
Emory City Hall
Location of Emory, Texas
Location of Emory, Texas
Rains County Emory.svg
Coordinates: 32°52′36″N 95°45′59″W / 32.87667°N 95.76639°W / 32.87667; -95.76639Coordinates: 32°52′36″N 95°45′59″W / 32.87667°N 95.76639°W / 32.87667; -95.76639
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.98 sq mi (5.12 km2)
 • Land1.96 sq mi (5.08 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)
479 ft (146 m)
 • Total1,239
 • Estimate 
 • Density822.22/sq mi (317.97/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code903, 430
FIPS code48-24216[3]
GNIS feature ID1373660[4]
U.S. RoutesUS 69.svg
Texas State HighwaysTexas 19.svg Texas 276.svg

Emory is a city in Rains County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,239 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Rains County.[5] Previously known as Springville, the city and county are named after Emory Rains who was a legislator from the area. Rains was the author of the Homestead Law of Texas which was later used as a model for the protection of homesteads throughout the United States. Special legislation passed to create Rains County called for the citizens to vote on the location of the county seat and for that selected town to be named Emory.


Emory is located at 32°52′36″N 95°45′59″W / 32.876773°N 95.766404°W / 32.876773; -95.766404 (32.876773, –95.766404).[6]

According to the United States CensusBureau, the city has a total area of 1.98 sq miles of which 1.96 sq miles is land and 0.02 sq miles is water.

Emory is located between two of Texas' most popular lakes: Lake Tawakoni to its west and Lake Fork Reservoir to its east.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)1,628[2]31.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2020 census[edit]

Emory racial composition[8]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 958 76.58%
Black or African American (NH) 59 4.72%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 8 0.64%
Asian (NH) 8 0.64%
Some Other Race (NH) 2 0.16%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 73 5.84%
Hispanic or Latino 143 11.43%
Total 1,251

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,251 people, 468 households, and 305 families residing in the city.


As of the census[3] of 2019, there were 1,426 people living in the city. The population density was 720.2 people per square mile (277/km2). There were 543 housing units at an average density of 362.0 per square mile (135.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 85.75% White, 7.27% Black, 0.44% Native American, 5.29% from Asian and other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race was 8.7% of the population.

There were 484 households, out of which 26.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.8% were married couples living together, 20.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.7% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 22.7% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.9 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.7 males.

As of 2019 estimates, the median income for a household in the city was $55,912, and the median income for a family was $67,834. Males had a median income of $34,076 versus $24,722 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,107. About 16.15% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.2% of those under age 18 and 21.7% of those age 65 or over.


The City of Emory is served by the Rains Independent School District. On May 30, 2019, the Rains LadyCats softball team won their first state title by defeating the Hallettsville High School Lady Brahmas by a score of 6-2 in Austin, TX at McCombs Field on the campus of University of Texas at Austin.


Rains County Public Library serves all of Rains County with a collection of over 17,000 books, audios and videos, six public access computers. The Library is located at 150 Doris Briggs Parkway in Emory.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Emory has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[11]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "American Community Survey Table: DP05".
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Archived from the original on 2019-08-24. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-21.
  9. ^ https://www.census.gov
  10. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  11. ^ Climate Summary for Emory, Texas
  1. ^ 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.[9][10]

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