Titus County, Texas

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Titus County, Texas
Titus County Courthouse, Mount Pleasant, Texas (6997904820).jpg
The Titus County Courthouse (1895) in Mount Pleasant
Map of Texas highlighting Titus County
Location in the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1846
Seat Mount Pleasant
Largest city Mount Pleasant
Area
 • Total 426 sq mi (1,103 km2)
 • Land 406 sq mi (1,052 km2)
 • Water 20 sq mi (52 km2), 4.6%
Population
 • (2010) 32,334
 • Density 80/sq mi (31/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.titus.tx.us

Titus County is a county located in the northeastern region of the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 32,334.[1] Its county seat is Mount Pleasant.[2] The county is named for Andrew Jackson Titus, an early settler.

Titus County comprises the Mount Pleasant, TX Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 426 square miles (1,100 km2), of which 406 square miles (1,050 km2) is land and 20 square miles (52 km2) (4.6%) is water.[3]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 3,636
1860 9,648 165.3%
1870 11,339 17.5%
1880 5,959 −47.4%
1890 8,190 37.4%
1900 12,292 50.1%
1910 16,422 33.6%
1920 18,128 10.4%
1930 16,003 −11.7%
1940 19,228 20.2%
1950 17,302 −10.0%
1960 16,785 −3.0%
1970 16,702 −0.5%
1980 21,442 28.4%
1990 24,009 12.0%
2000 28,118 17.1%
2010 32,334 15.0%
Est. 2016 32,592 [4] 0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1850–2010[6] 2010–2014[1]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 28,118 people, 9,552 households, and 7,154 families residing in the county. The population density was 68 people per square mile (26/km²). There were 10,675 housing units at an average density of 26 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.8% White, 10.10% Black or African American, 1.10% other. 40.6% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,552 households out of which 39.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 11.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.10% were non-families. 22.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.36.

In the county, the population was spread out with 30.30% under the age of 18, 9.80% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 19.50% from 45 to 64, and 12.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 97.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,452, and the median income for a family was $37,390. Males had a median income of $26,466 versus $18,238 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,501. About 14.90% of families and 18.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.10% of those under age 18 and 14.10% of those age 65 or over.

Presidential Elections Results[8]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 69.1% 6,511 27.6% 2,597 3.3% 311
2012 68.7% 6,084 29.9% 2,648 1.4% 122
2008 65.2% 6,028 34.0% 3,145 0.8% 72
2004 64.1% 5,709 35.6% 3,173 0.3% 25
2000 61.6% 4,995 37.1% 3,008 1.2% 100
1996 43.4% 3,438 47.0% 3,725 9.6% 765
1992 34.3% 3,024 41.2% 3,625 24.5% 2,161
1988 49.3% 4,247 50.6% 4,357 0.2% 16
1984 58.1% 5,069 41.6% 3,631 0.3% 27
1980 48.7% 3,747 50.3% 3,872 1.1% 81
1976 38.2% 2,603 61.6% 4,205 0.2% 14
1972 68.1% 3,671 31.6% 1,703 0.4% 19
1968 27.2% 1,572 40.1% 2,317 32.7% 1,886
1964 32.3% 1,687 67.6% 3,528 0.1% 4
1960 44.8% 2,216 54.6% 2,701 0.6% 29
1956 45.8% 1,971 53.5% 2,301 0.8% 33
1952 37.5% 1,887 62.5% 3,142 0.0% 2
1948 12.4% 379 76.6% 2,339 11.0% 337
1944 8.5% 265 84.1% 2,612 7.4% 230
1940 6.5% 255 93.5% 3,686
1936 3.9% 77 95.9% 1,872 0.2% 3
1932 2.9% 75 97.0% 2,523 0.2% 4
1928 29.0% 469 71.0% 1,149
1924 0.0% 0 100.0% 1,589
1920 28.3% 508 61.0% 1,094 10.8% 193
1916 12.9% 189 79.2% 1,164 8.0% 117
1912 5.6% 70 75.1% 943 19.3% 242

Politics[edit]

Titus County was formerly represented in the Texas State Senate by Bill Ratliff, a Republican politician who served from 2001-2003 as Lieutenant Governor of Texas.

Education[edit]

The Titus County Club at East Texas State Normal College in 1921

The following school districts serve Titus County:

In addition, Northeast Texas Community College serves Titus County, as well as neighboring Morris and Camp counties.

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Cities[edit]

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Unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 11, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 11, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 11, 2015. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  8. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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Coordinates: 33°13′N 94°58′W / 33.22°N 94.97°W / 33.22; -94.97