Nacogdoches County, Texas
The Nacogdoches County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
|• Total||981 sq mi (2,540 km2)|
|• Land||947 sq mi (2,450 km2)|
|• Water||35 sq mi (90 km2) 3.5%%|
|• Density||68/sq mi (26/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
The Nacogdoches, TX Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Nacogdoches County.
Nacogdoches hosts the Blueberry Festival the second Saturday in June. The county is the top blueberry producer in Texas and is headquarters for the Texas Blueberry Marketing Association. It recently tagged itself as the "Capital of the Texas Forest Country". The county is one of the first Texas Certified Retirement Communities.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Transportation
- 5 Communities
- 6 Notable residents
- 7 Politics
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 Further reading
- 11 External links
- Rusk County (north)
- Shelby County (northeast)
- San Augustine County (southeast)
- Angelina County (south)
- Cherokee County (west)
National protected area
- Angelina National Forest (part)
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 59,203 people, 22,006 households, and 14,039 families residing in the county. The population density was 62 people per square mile (24/km²). There were 25,051 housing units at an average density of 26 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 75.00% White, 16.74% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 5.70% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. 11.25% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 22,006 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.30% were married couples living together, 11.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.20% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.08.
In the county, the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 20.00% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 19.20% from 45 to 64, and 12.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 93.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $28,301, and the median income for a family was $38,347. Males had a median income of $29,502 versus $21,422 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,437. About 15.50% of families and 23.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.10% of those under age 18 and 13.90% of those age 65 or over.
- U.S. Highway 59
- Interstate 69 is currently under construction and will follow the current route of U.S. 59 in most places.
- U.S. Highway 259
- State Highway 7
- State Highway 21
- State Highway 103
- State Highway 204
- Farm to Market Road 95
- Farm to Market Road 225
- Farm to Market Road 226
- The Nacogdoches merchant and civic leader Carl Edwin Monk, Sr., was known as "Mr. Highways". The scenic area off State Highway 7 east of Nacogdoches bears his name.
- Clint Dempsey, professional soccer player
- Ron Raines, actor
- John H. Hannah Jr. - U.S. District Court judge
- Millard's Crossing Historic Village
- Old Stone Fort Museum
- Sterne-Hoya House Museum and Library
- List of museums in East Texas
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Nacogdoches County, Texas
- Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Nacogdoches County
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 28, 2011. Retrieved December 22, 2013.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2008. Retrieved May 28, 2015.
- "Nacogdoches County". Texas Almanac. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
- "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
- "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
- ""Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-08-15. Retrieved 2012-07-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)." Greyhound Lines. Retrieved on July 29, 2012. NOTE: The information for Nacogdoches appears as a pop-up window.
- Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-07-28.
- Roth, Jeffery, and J. B. Watson Jr., “African-American Education in Nacogdoches County, 1890–1970,” East Texas Historical Journal, 51 (Spring 2013), 9–23
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Nacogdoches County, Texas.|
- Nacogdoches County government's website
- Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce website
- Nacogdoches County from the Handbook of Texas Online
- Interactive Community website
- Texas Blueberry Festival website