Hopkins County, Texas

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Hopkins County, Texas
Sulphur Springs June 2015 02 (Hopkins County Courthouse).jpg
The Hopkins County Courthouse in Sulphur Springs. The structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 11, 1977.
Map of Texas highlighting Hopkins County
Location in the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1846
Seat Sulphur Springs
Largest city Sulphur Springs
Area
 • Total 793 sq mi (2,054 km2)
 • Land 767 sq mi (1,987 km2)
 • Water 26 sq mi (67 km2), 3.2%
Population
 • (2017) 36,496
 • Density 48/sq mi (18/km2)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5
Website www.hopkinscountytx.org

Hopkins County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 35,161.[1] Its county seat is Sulphur Springs.[2] Hopkins County is named for the family of David Hopkins, an early settler in the area.

Hopkins County comprises the Sulphur Springs, TX Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Combined Statistical Area.

Hopkins County was once known as the Dairy Capital of Texas. Although Dairy Farms declined in the area in the late 1990s there are still a number of dairy farms located there today. The Southwest Dairy Museum is located in Sulphur Springs.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 793 square miles (2,050 km2), of which 767 square miles (1,990 km2) is land and 26 square miles (67 km2) (3.2%) is water.[3]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18502,623
18607,745195.3%
187012,65163.3%
188015,46122.2%
189020,57233.1%
190027,95035.9%
191031,03811.0%
192034,79112.1%
193029,410−15.5%
194030,2642.9%
195023,490−22.4%
196018,594−20.8%
197020,71011.4%
198025,24721.9%
199028,83314.2%
200031,96010.8%
201035,16110.0%
Est. 201736,496[4]3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1850–2010[6] 2010–2014[1]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 31,960 people, 12,286 households, and 8,882 families residing in the county. The population density was 41 people per square mile (16/km²). There were 14,020 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 85.11% White, 7.99% Black or African-American, 0.68% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 4.55% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. 9.28% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 12,286 households out of which 32.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.50% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.70% were non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 27.30% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,136, and the median income for a family was $38,580. Males had a median income of $30,377 versus $20,751 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,182. About 11.30% of families and 14.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.40% of those under age 18 and 14.60% of those age 65 or over.

Media[edit]

KSST AM 1230 and Suddenlink Cable Channel 18 serve Hopkins County from Sulphur Springs. Hopkins County is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth DMA. The county is served by one newspaper, the Sulphur Springs News-Telegram, part of Southern Newspapers, Inc.Local media outlets are: KDFW-TV, KXAS-TV, WFAA-TV, KTVT-TV, KERA-TV, KTXA-TV, KDFI-TV, KDAF-TV, and KFWD-TV. Other nearby stations that provide coverage for Hopkins County are from the Tyler/Longview/Jacksonville market and they include: KLTV-TV, KYTX-TV, KFXK-TV, KCEB-TV, and KETK-TV. In the City of Sulphur Springs Suddenlink Communications continues to offer KLTV-TV, KYTX-TV, and KETK-TV on its Cable Television services for the area.

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[8]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 79.1% 10,707 18.5% 2,510 2.4% 321
2012 77.1% 9,836 21.8% 2,777 1.1% 140
2008 72.0% 9,299 27.3% 3,530 0.7% 90
2004 71.2% 8,582 28.5% 3,443 0.3% 37
2000 64.9% 7,076 33.8% 3,692 1.3% 142
1996 43.7% 4,341 45.5% 4,522 10.7% 1,066
1992 31.9% 3,398 38.4% 4,085 29.7% 3,160
1988 50.6% 5,133 49.1% 4,984 0.3% 25
1984 60.8% 5,772 39.1% 3,707 0.2% 14
1980 46.1% 3,834 52.2% 4,344 1.7% 140
1976 33.7% 2,556 65.8% 4,992 0.6% 44
1972 69.2% 3,903 30.3% 1,710 0.5% 27
1968 28.7% 1,860 41.6% 2,700 29.8% 1,932
1964 26.9% 1,518 73.1% 4,133
1960 39.5% 2,117 60.3% 3,228 0.2% 12
1956 41.3% 2,206 58.3% 3,118 0.4% 23
1952 39.6% 2,460 60.3% 3,750 0.1% 8
1948 10.3% 479 83.2% 3,885 6.5% 303
1944 10.9% 533 81.6% 3,981 7.4% 362
1940 10.0% 551 89.9% 4,955 0.1% 5
1936 8.7% 261 91.2% 2,753 0.1% 4
1932 5.1% 261 94.8% 4,891 0.1% 7
1928 48.9% 1,767 51.0% 1,845 0.1% 5
1924 11.5% 557 86.0% 4,156 2.5% 121
1920 22.7% 837 69.0% 2,548 8.4% 309
1916 7.2% 218 84.7% 2,568 8.1% 245
1912 5.8% 146 79.0% 1,999 15.3% 387

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 11, 2011. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  8. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 8 April 2018. 

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Coordinates: 33°09′N 95°34′W / 33.15°N 95.56°W / 33.15; -95.56