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|Chambers County, Texas|
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
872 sq mi (2,258 km²)
599 sq mi (1,551 km²)
273 sq mi (707 km²), 31.27%
59/sq mi (22.6/km²)
Chambers County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, its population was 35,096. It is named for Thomas Jefferson Chambers, an early lawyer in Texas. The county was founded in 1858. The seat of the county is Anahuac.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 872 square miles (2,258.5 km2), of which 599 square miles (1,551.4 km2) is land and 273 square miles (707.1 km2) (31.27%) is water.
The south and southwestern parts of the county lie in the Galveston Bay Area on the shores of Trinity Bay and East Bay. A small portion of the southeastern area lies on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.
- See List of Highways in Chambers County for more roadways in Chambers County.
National protected areasEdit
As of the census of 2000, there were 26,031 people, 9,139 households, and 7,219 families residing in the county. The population density was 43 people per square mile (17/km²). There were 10,336 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 81.88% White, 9.77% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 6.02% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. 10.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 9,139 households out of which 40.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.70% were married couples living together, 9.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.00% were non-families. 17.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.20.
In the county, the population was spread out with 28.90% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 29.90% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 9.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 100.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $47,964, and the median income for a family was $52,986. Males had a median income of $43,351 versus $25,478 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,863. About 8.30% of families and 11.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.30% of those under age 18 and 12.60% 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 Chambers County Represented|
|District 14||Ron Paul||Republican||1996 (also served 1976-1977 and 1979–1985)||Entire county|
Texas Legislature Edit
Texas Senate Edit
Texas House of Representatives Edit
Unincorporated areas Edit
Other areas Edit
The county operates two airports in unincorporated areas:
- Chambers County Airport is east of Anahuac
- Chambers County-Winnie Stowell Airport serves Stowell and Winnie
- ^ Handbook of Texas, Thomas Jefferson Chambers http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/CC/fch8.html
- ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- ^ "Master Plan Executive Summary." George Bush Intercontinental Airport Master Plan. Houston Airport System. December 2006. 2-1 (23/130). Retrieved on December 14, 2010.
- Chambers County government's website
- Chambers County in Handbook of Texas Online from The University of Texas at Austin
|Harris County||Jefferson County|
Chambers County, Texas
|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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