Hunt County, Texas

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Hunt County
The Hunt County Courthouse in Greenville
The Hunt County Courthouse in Greenville
Map of Texas highlighting Hunt 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°07′N 96°05′W / 33.12°N 96.09°W / 33.12; -96.09
Country United States
State Texas
Founded1846
Named forMemucan Hunt, Jr.
SeatGreenville
Largest cityGreenville
Area
 • Total882 sq mi (2,280 km2)
 • Land840 sq mi (2,200 km2)
 • Water42 sq mi (110 km2)  4.7%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total99,956
 • Density110/sq mi (44/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th
Websitewww.huntcounty.net

Hunt County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2020 census, its population was 99,956.[1] Its county seat is Greenville.[2] The county is named for Memucan Hunt, Jr., the first Republic of Texas Minister to the United States from 1837 to 1838 and the third Texas Secretary of the Navy from 1838 to 1839.[3] Hunt County is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan statistical area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 882 square miles (2,280 km2), of which 840 square miles (2,200 km2) are land and 42 square miles (110 km2) (4.7%) are covered by water.[4]

Lakes[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Towns[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18501,520
18606,630336.2%
187010,29155.2%
188017,23067.4%
189031,88585.1%
190047,29548.3%
191048,1161.7%
192050,3504.6%
193049,016−2.6%
194048,793−0.5%
195042,731−12.4%
196039,399−7.8%
197047,94821.7%
198055,24815.2%
199064,34316.5%
200076,59619.0%
201086,12912.4%
202099,95616.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1850–2010[7] 2010–2020[8][9]

2020 census[edit]

Hunt County, Texas - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[10] Pop 2020[9] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 64,393 65,598 74.76% 65.63%
Black or African American alone (NH) 6,976 7,812 8.10% 7.82%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 600 722 0.70% 0.72%
Asian alone (NH) 897 979 1.04% 0.98%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 130 151 0.15% 0.15%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 58 301 0.07% 0.30%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 1,324 4,720 1.54% 4.72%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 11,751 19,673 13.64% 19.68%
Total 86,129 99,956 100.00% 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.

2000 Census[edit]

As of the census[11] of 2000, 76,596 people, 28,742 households, and 20,521 families resided in the county. The population density was 91 people per square mile (35/km2). The 32,490 housing units averaged 39 per square mile (15/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 83.57% White, 9.45% Black or African American, 0.73% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 3.93% from other races, and 1.70% from two or more races. About 8.31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 28,742 households, 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.20% were married couples living together, 11.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% were not families; 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county, the population was distributed as 26.50% under the age of 18, 10.00% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,752, and for a family was $44,388. Males had a median income of $33,347 versus $23,085 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,554. About 8.60% of families and 12.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.80% of those under age 18 and 11.70% of those age 65 or over.

Media[edit]

Hunt County is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth DMA. Local media outlets are: KDFW-TV, KXAS-TV, WFAA-TV, KTVT-TV, KERA-TV, KTXA-TV, KDFI-TV, KDAF-TV, KFWD-TV, and KDTX-TV. Other nearby stations that provide coverage for Hunt County come from the Tyler/Longview/Jacksonville market, and they include: KLTV-TV, KYTX-TV, KFXK-TV, KCEB-TV, and KETK-TV. In addition to this, there is a radio station located at Texas A&M University-Commerce called KETR[12] and located on 88.9 FM on the radio. KETR is a 100,000 watt radio station that can reach up to 75 miles away; the station serves Commerce, A&M-Commerce, Hunt County, and surrounding cities. KGVL in Greenville is another radio station within the county. Two newspapers besides The Dallas Morning News circulate within the county. They are the Herald-Banner (Greenville) and the Commerce Journal (Commerce).

Education[edit]

Heritage House on the campus of Texas A&M University–Commerce
Aerial shot of Texas A&M University-Commerce

The following school districts serve Hunt County:

In addition, Texas A&M University-Commerce and Paris Junior College-Greenville Center are located within the county.

Top employers[edit]

# Employer # of Employees Location
1 L3Harris Technologies 6,400 Greenville
T-2 Texas A&M University-Commerce 900 Commerce
T-2 Walmart 900* Commerce, Greenville, Quinlan
4 Greenville Independent School District 702 Greenville
5 Hunt Regional Medical Center 1200* Greenville, Commerce, Quinlan

Note*: A rough estimate of the four combined Walmarts in Hunt County in the cities of Greenville (two: one supercenter and one neighborhood market), Commerce (one supercenter), and Quinlan (one supercenter). In 2020 HRMC full-time employees has grown to over 1200 people.

Public transportation[edit]

A Connection bus in Greenville

A public transit called the Connection serves all of Hunt County. The transit operates Monday through Friday from 7 am to 7 pm. Reservations have to be made one day in advance and the transit charges $2 ($4 round trip) if the passenger is traveling to a place within the same community or city, and $3 ($6 round trip) if the passenger is traveling from one city or community to another within Hunt County. Also, the transit will take Hunt County residents to Dallas; this is offered round-trip only, passengers are charged $34, and a minimum of three passengers is also required.[13]

Medical services[edit]

Hunt County's medical needs are primarily served by Hunt Regional Healthcare, with the Hunt Regional Medical Center located in Greenville being the largest hospital in the county.

Veterans services[edit]

The Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 81, located at 2502 Church Street, offers veterans and their dependents a meeting place and assistance with filing and mailing disability forms.

The American Legion Otho Morgan Post 17 meets at 4509 Moulton St.

Notable people[edit]

Politics[edit]

United States presidential election results for Hunt County, Texas[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 29,163 75.56% 8,906 23.07% 528 1.37%
2016 23,910 75.77% 6,396 20.27% 1,248 3.96%
2012 21,011 74.91% 6,671 23.78% 367 1.31%
2008 20,573 69.68% 8,594 29.11% 357 1.21%
2004 20,065 71.17% 7,971 28.27% 158 0.56%
2000 16,177 66.12% 7,857 32.11% 432 1.77%
1996 10,746 49.12% 8,801 40.23% 2,329 10.65%
1992 9,739 39.51% 7,452 30.23% 7,459 30.26%
1988 12,331 58.06% 8,820 41.53% 87 0.41%
1984 14,303 67.08% 6,971 32.69% 48 0.23%
1980 9,283 50.18% 8,773 47.42% 445 2.41%
1976 6,676 43.59% 8,543 55.79% 95 0.62%
1972 9,535 72.02% 3,655 27.61% 49 0.37%
1968 4,651 36.04% 4,785 37.08% 3,469 26.88%
1964 3,302 33.42% 6,567 66.47% 10 0.10%
1960 4,084 49.55% 4,116 49.94% 42 0.51%
1956 4,508 52.47% 4,051 47.15% 33 0.38%
1952 5,614 53.06% 4,953 46.81% 14 0.13%
1948 1,195 16.91% 5,082 71.91% 790 11.18%
1944 714 8.88% 6,200 77.14% 1,123 13.97%
1940 877 9.70% 8,156 90.18% 11 0.12%
1936 335 5.45% 5,801 94.37% 11 0.18%
1932 465 6.34% 6,856 93.41% 19 0.26%
1928 3,009 46.16% 3,510 53.84% 0 0.00%
1924 836 10.70% 6,828 87.43% 146 1.87%
1920 880 15.20% 4,397 75.97% 511 8.83%
1916 424 8.76% 4,242 87.68% 172 3.56%
1912 225 5.28% 3,410 80.05% 625 14.67%


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hunt County, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 30, 2022.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 163.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on April 19, 2015. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  5. ^ "TSHA | South Sulphur, TX".
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing from 1790". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 24, 2022.
  7. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 26, 2015. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  8. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 28, 2011. Retrieved December 17, 2013.
  9. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Hunt County, Texas". United States Census Bureau.
  10. ^ "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Hunt County, Texas". United States Census Bureau.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  12. ^ "88.9 KETR - Your Station". www.ketr.org. Archived from the original on March 23, 2018. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  13. ^ "SCRPT - Transportation". www.connectioninfo.org. Archived from the original on May 17, 2016. Retrieved May 28, 2016.
  14. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Archived from the original on March 23, 2018. Retrieved May 6, 2018.

Further reading[edit]

  • Hathcock, James A. (2004). The Role of Violence in Hunt County, Texas, during Reconstruction (M.S. thesis). University of North Texas. OCLC 1053097663.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°07′N 96°05′W / 33.12°N 96.09°W / 33.12; -96.09