Hunt County, Texas

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Hunt County, Texas
Hunt courthouse 2010.jpg
The Hunt County Courthouse in Greenville
Map of Texas highlighting Hunt 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
Named for Memucan Hunt, Jr.
Seat Greenville
Largest city Greenville
Area
 • Total 882 sq mi (2,284 km2)
 • Land 840 sq mi (2,176 km2)
 • Water 42 sq mi (109 km2), 4.7%
Population
 • (2010) 86,129
 • Density 102/sq mi (39/km2)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5
Website www.huntcounty.net

Hunt County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 86,129.[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, TX 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) is land and 42 square miles (110 km2) (4.7%) is covered by water.[4]

Lakes[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[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%
Est. 201692,073[5]6.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1850–2010[7] 2010–2014[1]

As of the census[8] 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]

KETR's 40th anniversary celebration in April 2015

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[9] 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 and 2 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 TAMUC

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]

Walmart location in Commerce
# Employer # of Employees Location
1 L-3 Communications 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 600 Greenville

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).

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 7am-7pm. 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.[10]

Medical services[edit]

Hunt County's medical services 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.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Town[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Notable people[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[11]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 75.8% 23,910 20.3% 6,396 4.0% 1,248
2012 74.9% 21,011 23.8% 6,671 1.3% 367
2008 69.7% 20,573 29.1% 8,594 1.2% 357
2004 71.2% 20,065 28.3% 7,971 0.6% 158
2000 66.1% 16,177 32.1% 7,857 1.8% 432
1996 49.1% 10,746 40.2% 8,801 10.7% 2,329
1992 39.5% 9,739 30.2% 7,452 30.3% 7,459
1988 58.1% 12,331 41.5% 8,820 0.4% 87
1984 67.1% 14,303 32.7% 6,971 0.2% 48
1980 50.2% 9,283 47.4% 8,773 2.4% 445
1976 43.6% 6,676 55.8% 8,543 0.6% 95
1972 72.0% 9,535 27.6% 3,655 0.4% 49
1968 36.0% 4,651 37.1% 4,785 26.9% 3,469
1964 33.4% 3,302 66.5% 6,567 0.1% 10
1960 49.6% 4,084 49.9% 4,116 0.5% 42
1956 52.5% 4,508 47.2% 4,051 0.4% 33
1952 53.1% 5,614 46.8% 4,953 0.1% 14
1948 16.9% 1,195 71.9% 5,082 11.2% 790
1944 8.9% 714 77.1% 6,200 14.0% 1,123
1940 9.7% 877 90.2% 8,156 0.1% 11
1936 5.5% 335 94.4% 5,801 0.2% 11
1932 6.3% 465 93.4% 6,856 0.3% 19
1928 46.2% 3,009 53.8% 3,510
1924 10.7% 836 87.4% 6,828 1.9% 146
1920 15.2% 880 76.0% 4,397 8.8% 511
1916 8.8% 424 87.7% 4,242 3.6% 172
1912 5.3% 225 80.1% 3,410 14.7% 625

See also[edit]

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 May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 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. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Archived from the original on May 29, 2017. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  7. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Archived (PDF) from the original on February 26, 2015. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  9. ^ "88.9 KETR - Your Station". www.ketr.org. Archived from the original on 23 March 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  10. ^ "SCRPT - Transportation". www.connectioninfo.org. Archived from the original on 2016-05-17. Retrieved 2016-05-28.
  11. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Archived from the original on 23 March 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2018.

Further reading[edit]

  • Hathcock, James A. "The role of violence in Hunt County, Texas, during Reconstruction," M.S. thesis, University of North Texas, 2004, 101 pages; AAT 1424447 in ProQuest

External links[edit]

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