Live Oak County, Texas
Live Oak County
The Live Oak County Courthouse in George West
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Groves of live oak|
|Largest city||George West|
|• Total||1,079 sq mi (2,790 km2)|
|• Land||1,040 sq mi (2,700 km2)|
|• Water||39 sq mi (100 km2) 3.6%%|
|• Density||11/sq mi (4/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Live Oak County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 11,531. Its county seat is George West. The county was named for the groves of live oak within its borders.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,079 square miles (2,790 km2), of which 1,040 square miles (2,700 km2) is land and 39 square miles (100 km2) (3.6%) is water. It is home to the Choke Canyon Reservoir.
- Interstate 37
- U.S. Highway 59
- Interstate 69W is currently under construction and will follow the current route of U.S. 59 in most places.
- U.S. Highway 281
- Interstate 69C is currently under construction and will follow the current route of U.S. 281 in most places south of George West.
- SH 72
- FM 99
- FM 624
- FM 799
- FM 833
- Karnes County (northeast)
- Bee County (east)
- San Patricio County (southeast)
- Jim Wells County (south)
- Duval County (southwest)
- McMullen County (west)
- Atascosa County (northwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 12,309 people, 4,230 households, and 3,070 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile (5/km2). There were 6,196 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 87.28% White, 2.45% Black or African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 7.72% from other races, and 1.94% from two or more races. 38.05% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 4,230 households, out of which 30.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.10% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% were non-families. 23.90% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the county, the population was spread out, with 22.30% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 25.10% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 122.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 129.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $32,057, and the median income for a family was $38,235. Males had a median income of $30,061 versus $19,665 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,886. About 14.10% of families and 16.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.20% of those under age 18 and 11.70% of those age 65 or over.
Government and infrastructure
Live Oak County mostly voted Democratic for the first half of the 20th century. The Republicans became more successful in the county following the election of Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952. It last voted for the Democrats in 1976 when Jimmy Carter won the state of Texas and the presidency. It was won by Ronald Reagan in his landslide victory against Carter in 1980 and has voted for the Republicans ever since.
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Live Oak County, Texas
- Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Live Oak County
- Live Oak County Courthouse
- Live Oak County Jail
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- Live Oak County government’s website
- Live Oak County from the Handbook of Texas Online
- "Live Oak County Profile" from the Texas Association of Counties
- Index of Landmarks