Titus County, Texas

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Titus County
The Titus County Courthouse (1895) in Mount Pleasant
The Titus County Courthouse (1895) in Mount Pleasant
Map of Texas highlighting Titus County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 33°13′N 94°58′W / 33.22°N 94.97°W / 33.22; -94.97
Country United States
State Texas
Founded1846
Named forAndrew Jackson Titus
SeatMount Pleasant
Largest cityMount Pleasant
Area
 • Total426 sq mi (1,100 km2)
 • Land406 sq mi (1,050 km2)
 • Water20 sq mi (50 km2)  4.6%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total31,247
 • Density73/sq mi (28/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th
Websitewww.co.titus.tx.us

Titus County is a county located in the northeastern region of the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2020 census, its population was 31,247.[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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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18503,636
18609,648165.3%
187011,33917.5%
18805,959−47.4%
18908,19037.4%
190012,29250.1%
191016,42233.6%
192018,12810.4%
193016,003−11.7%
194019,22820.2%
195017,302−10.0%
196016,785−3.0%
197016,702−0.5%
198021,44228.4%
199024,00912.0%
200028,11817.1%
201032,33415.0%
202031,247−3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1850–2010[5] 2010–2020[6]
Demographic Profile of Titus County, Texas
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[7] Pop 2020[6] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 15,904 13,410 49.19% 42.92%
Black or African American alone (NH) 3,000 2,884 9.28% 9.23%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 125 101 0.39% 0.32%
Asian alone (NH) 229 262 0.71% 0.84%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 9 3 0.03% 0.01%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 23 73 0.07% 0.23%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 245 834 0.76% 2.67%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 12,799 13,680 39.58% 43.78%
Total 32,334 31,247 100.00% 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.

As of the census[8] 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.

Politics[edit]

Titus County was formerly represented in the Texas State Senate by Bill Ratliff, a Republican politician who served from 2001 to 2003 as Lieutenant Governor of Texas. Prior to 2000, Titus County was mostly dominated by the Democratic Party at the presidential level, only voting for Republican candidates before then in the midst of 49-state landslides in 1972 and 1984. From 2000 on, it has become solidly Republican at the presidential level along with the rest of East Texas.

United States presidential election results for Titus County, Texas[9]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 7,570 71.81% 2,856 27.09% 115 1.09%
2016 6,511 69.13% 2,597 27.57% 311 3.30%
2012 6,084 68.71% 2,648 29.91% 122 1.38%
2008 6,028 65.20% 3,145 34.02% 72 0.78%
2004 5,709 64.10% 3,173 35.62% 25 0.28%
2000 4,995 61.64% 3,008 37.12% 100 1.23%
1996 3,438 43.37% 3,725 46.99% 765 9.65%
1992 3,024 34.32% 3,625 41.15% 2,161 24.53%
1988 4,247 49.27% 4,357 50.55% 16 0.19%
1984 5,069 58.08% 3,631 41.61% 27 0.31%
1980 3,747 48.66% 3,872 50.29% 81 1.05%
1976 2,603 38.16% 4,205 61.64% 14 0.21%
1972 3,671 68.07% 1,703 31.58% 19 0.35%
1968 1,572 27.22% 2,317 40.12% 1,886 32.66%
1964 1,687 32.32% 3,528 67.60% 4 0.08%
1960 2,216 44.80% 2,701 54.61% 29 0.59%
1956 1,971 45.78% 2,301 53.45% 33 0.77%
1952 1,887 37.51% 3,142 62.45% 2 0.04%
1948 379 12.41% 2,339 76.56% 337 11.03%
1944 265 8.53% 2,612 84.07% 230 7.40%
1940 255 6.47% 3,686 93.53% 0 0.00%
1936 77 3.94% 1,872 95.90% 3 0.15%
1932 75 2.88% 2,523 96.96% 4 0.15%
1928 469 28.99% 1,149 71.01% 0 0.00%
1924 348 17.89% 1,589 81.70% 8 0.41%
1920 508 28.30% 1,094 60.95% 193 10.75%
1916 189 12.86% 1,164 79.18% 117 7.96%
1912 70 5.58% 943 75.14% 242 19.28%


Education[edit]

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

The following school districts serve Titus County:

Until its closure, Winfield ISD served Winfield and Miller's Cove. Winfield ISD closed in 2018 and consolidated with Mount Pleasant ISD.

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Titus County, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 30, 2022.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing from 1790". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 24, 2022.
  5. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  6. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Titus County, Texas". United States Census Bureau.
  7. ^ "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Titus County, Texas". United States Census Bureau.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  9. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved April 10, 2018.

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