Fannin County, Texas

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Fannin County, Texas
Fannin courthouse 2010.jpg
Map of Texas highlighting Fannin County
Location in the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1838
Named for James Fannin
Seat Bonham
Largest city Bonham
Area
 • Total 899 sq mi (2,328 km2)
 • Land 891 sq mi (2,308 km2)
 • Water 8.0 sq mi (21 km2), 0.9%
Population
 • (2010) 33,915
 • Density 38/sq mi (15/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.fannin.tx.us

Fannin County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 33,915.[1] The county seat is Bonham.[2] The county was named for James Fannin,[3] who commanded the group of Texans killed in the Goliad Massacre during the Texas Revolution. {James Bonham (the county seat's namesake) sought Fannin's assistance for the Battle of the Alamo (Fannin, however, was unable to provide assistance).}

The county was created in 1837 and organized the next year.[4][5]

Fannin County is a part of the Texoma region.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 899 square miles (2,330 km2), of which 891 square miles (2,310 km2) is land and 8.0 square miles (21 km2) (0.9%) is water.[6] It is drained by Bois D'Arc Creek and Sulphur River.[7]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 3,788
1860 9,217 143.3%
1870 13,207 43.3%
1880 25,501 93.1%
1890 38,709 51.8%
1900 51,793 33.8%
1910 44,801 −13.5%
1920 48,186 7.6%
1930 41,163 −14.6%
1940 41,064 −0.2%
1950 31,253 −23.9%
1960 23,880 −23.6%
1970 22,705 −4.9%
1980 24,285 7.0%
1990 24,804 2.1%
2000 31,242 26.0%
2010 33,915 8.6%
Est. 2016 34,031 [8] 0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
1850–2010[10] 2010–2014[1]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 31,242 people, 11,105 households, and 7,984 families residing in the county. The population density was 35 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 12,887 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 86.56% White, 7.96% Black or African American, 0.92% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.78% from other races, and 1.49% from two or more races. 5.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. As of 2015 the largest self-reported ancestry groups were 48.50% English, 16.10% Welsh, 11.00% German and 7.25% Irish.

There were 11,105 households out of which 31.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.90% were married couples living together, 10.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.20% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 113.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,501, and the median income for a family was $42,193. Males had a median income of $31,140 versus $23,101 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,066. About 9.90% of families and 13.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.70% of those under age 18 and 16.50% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Towns[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 79.3% 9,548 17.7% 2,132 3.0% 364
2012 75.5% 8,161 23.0% 2,486 1.5% 157
2008 69.2% 8,092 29.6% 3,464 1.2% 138
2004 66.0% 7,893 33.5% 4,001 0.6% 66
2000 58.7% 6,074 39.7% 4,102 1.6% 164
1996 39.7% 3,495 48.6% 4,276 11.7% 1,025
1992 26.1% 2,510 43.3% 4,164 30.6% 2,941
1988 43.7% 4,024 56.0% 5,163 0.3% 27
1984 51.5% 4,692 48.3% 4,399 0.2% 15
1980 37.1% 3,196 61.4% 5,284 1.5% 131
1976 26.3% 2,102 73.2% 5,845 0.5% 38
1972 61.9% 3,826 37.1% 2,295 1.0% 60
1968 22.1% 1,585 54.8% 3,931 23.1% 1,661
1964 16.9% 1,219 83.0% 5,976 0.1% 5
1960 30.0% 1,844 69.8% 4,282 0.2% 12
1956 29.8% 1,910 70.2% 4,504 0.1% 6
1952 28.1% 2,099 71.8% 5,363 0.0% 3
1948 7.8% 553 86.8% 6,132 5.4% 380
1944 9.5% 677 83.5% 5,984 7.0% 502
1940 9.6% 792 90.4% 7,478 0.1% 6
1936 6.6% 368 93.3% 5,242 0.1% 7
1932 7.9% 460 91.8% 5,338 0.3% 17
1928 45.6% 2,122 54.3% 2,525 0.1% 4
1924 10.1% 653 86.6% 5,596 3.3% 213
1920 21.3% 1,103 66.8% 3,461 11.9% 618
1916 11.2% 471 83.0% 3,493 5.8% 245
1912 7.3% 227 85.0% 2,661 7.7% 241

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 10, 2011. Retrieved December 16, 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. p. 123. 
  4. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2008. Retrieved June 20, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Fannin County". Texas Almanac. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved June 20, 2015. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  7. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Ripley, George; Dana, Charles A., eds. (1879). "II. A N. E. county of Texas". The American Cyclopædia. 
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  12. ^ "Texas Cities and Towns Sorted by County". www.county.org. Retrieved 2016-12-26. 
  13. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

External links[edit]

Media related to Fannin County, Texas at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 33°35′N 96°07′W / 33.59°N 96.11°W / 33.59; -96.11