McMullen County, Texas

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McMullen County
The McMullen County Courthouse in Tilden
The McMullen County Courthouse in Tilden
Map of Texas highlighting McMullen County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 28°21′N 98°34′W / 28.35°N 98.57°W / 28.35; -98.57
Country United States
State Texas
Founded1877
Named forJohn McMullen
SeatTilden
Largest communityTilden
Area
 • Total1,157 sq mi (3,000 km2)
 • Land1,140 sq mi (3,000 km2)
 • Water17 sq mi (40 km2)  1.5%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total600
 • Density0.5/sq mi (0.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district28th
Websitewww.co.mcmullen.tx.us

McMullen County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2020 census, its population was 600,[1] making it the fourth-least populous county in Texas. Its county seat is Tilden.[2] The county was established from parts of Bexar County, Atascosa County, and Live Oak County in 1858 and later organized in 1877.[3] It is named for John McMullen, founder of a colony in Texas.[4] The McMullen County Courthouse was designed by the architect W.C. Stephenson, originally from Buffalo, New York. Stephenson also designed some 50 buildings in Beeville, including the Bee County Courthouse.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,157 square miles (3,000 km2), of which 1,137 square miles (2,940 km2) is land and 17 square miles (44 km2) (1.5%) is water.[5]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870230
1880701204.8%
18901,03848.1%
19001,024−1.3%
19101,0916.5%
1920952−12.7%
19301,35141.9%
19401,3741.7%
19501,187−13.6%
19601,116−6.0%
19701,095−1.9%
1980789−27.9%
19908173.5%
20008514.2%
2010707−16.9%
2020600−15.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1850–2010[7] 2020[8]

2020 census[edit]

McMullen County, Texas - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[9] Pop 2020[8] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 432 353 61.10% 58.83%
Black or African American alone (NH) 8 1 1.13% 0.17%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 0 1 0.00% 0.17%
Asian alone (NH) 3 3 0.42% 0.50%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 0 5 0.00% 0.83%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 0 0 0.00% 0.00%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 3 13 0.42% 2.17%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 261 224 36.92% 37.33%
Total 707 600 100.00% 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[10] of 2000, there were 851 people, 355 households, and 238 families residing in the county. The population density was less than 1/km2 (1/sq mi). There were 587 housing units at an average density of 0 per square mile (0/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 88.37% White, 1.18% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 8.93% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. 33.14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 355 households, out of which 25.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.70% were married couples living together, 5.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.70% were non-families. 30.70% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 23.40% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 23.70% from 25 to 44, 28.70% from 45 to 64, and 17.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 101.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $35,417. Males had a median income of $26,953 versus $20,982 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,258. 20.70% of the population and 15.90% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 28.60% are under the age of 18 and 17.90% are 65 or older.

Education[edit]

McMullen County is served by the McMullen County Independent School District.

Coastal Bend College (formerly Bee County College) is the designated community college for the county.[11]

Communities[edit]

Politics[edit]

McMullen County is heavily Republican, having only voted for a Democratic candidate once since 1952, when in 1964 Texas native Lyndon B. Johnson won in a national landslide against Republican Barry Goldwater. In 2016 Donald Trump won 91.0% of the vote in McMullen County, the most lopsided result in the county since Franklin D. Roosevelt's victory in 1932.

United States presidential election results for McMullen County, Texas[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 460 89.15% 53 10.27% 3 0.58%
2016 454 90.98% 40 8.02% 5 1.00%
2012 431 85.69% 67 13.32% 5 0.99%
2008 400 74.49% 132 24.58% 5 0.93%
2004 467 82.80% 95 16.84% 2 0.35%
2000 358 81.55% 77 17.54% 4 0.91%
1996 274 63.72% 117 27.21% 39 9.07%
1992 274 61.85% 78 17.61% 91 20.54%
1988 302 75.88% 94 23.62% 2 0.50%
1984 337 84.67% 61 15.33% 0 0.00%
1980 271 68.09% 122 30.65% 5 1.26%
1976 217 52.80% 194 47.20% 0 0.00%
1972 304 76.77% 88 22.22% 4 1.01%
1968 169 39.49% 160 37.38% 99 23.13%
1964 175 39.50% 267 60.27% 1 0.23%
1960 241 50.10% 240 49.90% 0 0.00%
1956 226 54.72% 185 44.79% 2 0.48%
1952 290 64.88% 156 34.90% 1 0.22%
1948 61 20.20% 222 73.51% 19 6.29%
1944 106 28.27% 223 59.47% 46 12.27%
1940 77 18.64% 336 81.36% 0 0.00%
1936 37 12.25% 265 87.75% 0 0.00%
1932 12 4.44% 258 95.56% 0 0.00%
1928 96 50.00% 94 48.96% 2 1.04%
1924 111 49.78% 109 48.88% 3 1.35%
1920 33 31.13% 72 67.92% 1 0.94%
1916 29 20.14% 115 79.86% 0 0.00%
1912 9 14.52% 50 80.65% 3 4.84%


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on October 18, 2011. Retrieved December 21, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2008. Retrieved May 25, 2015.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 195.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  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. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  8. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - McMullen County, Texas". United States Census Bureau.
  9. ^ "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - McMullen County, Texas". United States Census Bureau.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  11. ^ Texas Education Code Sec. 130.167. BEE COUNTY COLLEGE DISTRICT SERVICE AREA. The legislation calls it "Bee County College".
  12. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved March 4, 2021.

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Coordinates: 28°21′N 98°34′W / 28.35°N 98.57°W / 28.35; -98.57