Robertson County, Texas
The Robertson County Courthouse in Franklin
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Sterling C. Robertson|
|• Total||865 sq mi (2,240 km2)|
|• Land||856 sq mi (2,220 km2)|
|• Water||9.7 sq mi (25 km2) 1.1%%|
|• Density||19/sq mi (7/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Robertson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 16,622. Its county seat is Franklin. The county was created in 1837 and organized the following year. It is named for Sterling C. Robertson, an early settler who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence.
Additionally, State Highway OSR forms Robertson County's southeastern border, but does not fully enter the county.
- Limestone County (north)
- Leon County (northeast)
- Brazos County (southeast)
- Burleson County (south)
- Milam County (southwest)
- Falls County (northwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, 16,000 people, 6,179 households, and 4,356 families were residing in the county. The population density was 19 people/sq mi (7/km2). The 7,874 housing units averaged 9/sq mi (4/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 66.20% White, 24.19% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 7.22% from other races, and 1.79% from two or more races. About 14.74% of the population were Hispanics or Latinos of any race.
Of the 6,179 households, 32.00% had children under 18 living with them, 51.10% were married couples living together, 15.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were not families. About 26.90% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.50% had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 2.55, and the average family size was 3.09.
In the county, the age distribution was 28.20% under 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 17.00% who were 65 or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.70 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $28,886, and for a family was $35,590. Males had a median income of $30,795 versus $21,529 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,714. About 17.30% of families and 20.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.70% of those under age 18 and 21.60% of those age 65 or over.
- Bremond Independent School District
- Bryan Independent School District
- Calvert Independent School District
- Franklin Independent School District
- Groesbeck Independent School District
- Hearne Independent School District
- Leon Independent School District
- Mumford Independent School District
Blinn College is the designated community college for portions of the county in Bryan, Franklin, Hearne, and Mumford ISDs. Portions in Bremond ISD and Calvert ISD are zoned to the McLennan Community College District.
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Robertson County, Texas
- Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Robertson County
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- Texas Education Code Sec. 130.168. BLINN JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT SERVICE AREA. Sec. 130.187. MCLENNAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT SERVICE AREA.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Robertson County, Texas.|
- Robertson County government's website
- Robertson County from the Handbook of Texas Online
- Sketch of Sterling Robertson from A pictorial history of Texas, from the earliest visits of European adventurers, to A.D. 1879, hosted by the Portal to Texas History.