Rains County, Texas
The Rains County Courthouse in Emory
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
|Founded||June 9, 1870|
|Named for||Emory Rains|
|• Total||259 sq mi (670 km2)|
|• Land||229 sq mi (590 km2)|
|• Water||29 sq mi (80 km2) 11%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||42/sq mi (16/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Rains County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 10,914. Its seat is Emory. The county (and county seat) are named for Emory Rains, a Texas state legislator.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 259 square miles (670 km2), of which 229 square miles (590 km2) is land and 29 square miles (75 km2) (11%) is water. It is the fourth-smallest county in Texas by land area and fifth-smallest by total area.
- Farm to Market Road 47
- Farm to Market Road 275
- Farm to Market Road 513
- Farm to Market Road 514
- Farm to Market Road 515
- Farm to Market Road 779
- Farm to Market Road 2081
- Farm to Market Road 2324
- Farm to Market Road 2737
- Farm to Market Road 2795
- Farm to Market Road 2946
- Farm to Market Road 3274
- Farm to Market Road 3299
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the 2018 estimation, there were 12,159 people, 4,333 households, and 2,680 families residing in the county. The population density was 53 people per square mile (21/km2). There were 5,411 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile (9/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 93.6% White, 2.6% Black, 1.1% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, and 1.6% from two or more races. 9.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 4,333 households, out of which 28.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.90% were married couples living together, 9.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.90% were non-families. 22.30% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.20% 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 2.92.
In the county, the population was spread out, with 23.80% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 25.10% from 25 to 44, 27.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 99.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $48,308 and the median income for a family was $40,329. Males had a median income of $31,983 versus $21,594 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,936. About 11.40% of families and 17% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.50% of those under age 18 and 14.10% of those age 65 or over.
Rains 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, and KFWD-TV. Other nearby stations that provide coverage for Rains County come from the Tyler/Longview/Jacksonville market and they include: KLTV, KYTX-TV, KFXK-TV, KCEB-TV, and KETK-TV.
The majority of the county is served by the Rains Independent School District located in Emory.
The far southeastern portion of the county is served by the Alba-Golden Independent School District. The far northwestern corner of the county is served by the Lone Oak Independent School District. A portion of north central Rains County is served by the Miller Grove Independent School District.
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Rains County, Texas
- Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Rains County
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- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
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- "Rains County - Emory, Rains County, Texas". Recorded Texas Historic Landmark. William Nienke, Sam Morrow. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 19 February 2011.
- "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
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- Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-07-29.
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