|Austin County, Texas|
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
|Named for||Stephen F. Austin|
656.37 sq mi (1,700 km²)
652.59 sq mi (1,690 km²)
3.78 sq mi (10 km²),
- ([[2000 United States Census|2000]])
36.1/sq mi (??/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Austin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. As of the U.S. Census 2000, the county had population of 23,590. Its county seat is Bellville6. Austin County is named for Stephen F. Austin, who facilitated the Anglo American colonization of Texas and is known as the "Father of Texas." Austin County is not to be confused with the City of Austin (Texas Capital) approximately 110 miles northwest in Travis County, or Stephen F. Austin University named after the same person located approximately 205 miles northeast in Nacogdoches County.
- Washington County (north)
- Waller County (east)
- Fort Bend County (southeast)
- Wharton County (south)
- Colorado County (west)
- Fayette County (northwest)
As of the census² of 2000, there were 23,590 people, 8,747 households, and 6,481 families residing in the county. The population density was 14/km² (36/sq mi). There were 10,205 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 80.22% White, 10.64% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 6.99% from other races, and 1.58% from two or more races. 16.13% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 8,747 households out of which 34.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.60% were married couples living together, 9.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.90% were non-families. 22.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the county, the population was spread out with 27.00% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.90 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $38,615, and the median income for a family was $46,342. Males had a median income of $32,455 versus $22,142 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,140. About 8.80% of families and 12.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.70% of those under age 18 and 14.40% of those age 65 or over.
Elected officials Edit
United States Congress Edit
|Senate Class 1||Kay Bailey Hutchison||Republican||1993||Senior Senator|
|Senate Class 2||John Cornyn||Republican||2002||Junior Senator|
|Representatives||Name||Party||First Elected||Area(s) of Austin County Represented|
|District 10||Michael McCaul||Republican||2004||Entire county|
Texas Legislature Edit
Texas Senate Edit
Texas House of Representatives Edit
See also: List of Texas county name etymologies
The following school districts serve Austin County:
- Bellville Independent School District
- Brazos Independent School District (partial)
- Brenham Independent School District (partial)
- Columbus Independent School District (partial)
- Sealy Independent School District
- ^ "Metropolitan Statistic Areas and Components, December 2005, with Codes". Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau. January 19,2006. http://www.census.gov/population/estimates/metro_general/List4.txt. Retrieved 2007-06-22. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area corresponds to code 26420.
- Austin County website
- Handbook of Texas Online Article
- Historic Austin County materials, hosted by the Portal to Texas History.
|Counties||Austin | Brazoria | Chambers | Fort Bend | Galveston | Harris | Liberty | Montgomery | San Jacinto | Waller|
|Houston | Sugar Land | Baytown | Galveston|
|Alvin | Angleton | Bellaire | Cleveland | Clute | Conroe | Dayton | Deer Park | Dickinson | Freeport | Friendswood | Galena Park | Hitchcock | Hempstead | Humble | Jacinto City | Jersey Village | Katy | Lake Jackson | La Marque | La Porte | League City | Liberty | Meadows Place | Missouri City | Pasadena | Pearland | Richmond | Rosenberg | Santa Fe | Seabrook | Sealy | South Houston | Stafford | Texas City | Tomball | Webster | West University Place|
|Unincorporated areas||Atascocita | Channelview | Cloverleaf | Cypress | Klein | Spring | The Woodlands|
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