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|Ellis County, Texas|
The Ellis County Courthouse in Waxahachie.
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
952 sq mi (2,466 km²)
936 sq mi (2,424 km²)
16 sq mi (41 km²), 1.7%
159/sq mi (61/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Ellis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 149,610. The county seat is Waxahachie. The county was founded in 1849 and is named for Richard Ellis, president of the convention that produced the Texas Declaration of Independence.
Ellis County is included in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
- Dallas County (north)
- Kaufman County (northeast)
- Henderson County (east)
- Navarro County (southeast)
- Hill County (southwest)
- Johnson County (west)
- Tarrant County (northwest)
As of the census of 2000, there were 111,360 people, 37,020 households, and 29,653 families residing in the county. The population density was 118 people per square mile (46/km²). There were 39,071 housing units at an average density of 42 per square mile (16/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 80.63% White, 8.64% Black or African American, 0.59% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 7.90% from other races, and 1.86% from two or more races. 18.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 37,020 households out of which 42.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.80% were married couples living together, 11.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.90% were non-families. 16.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.31.
In the county, the population was spread out with 30.20% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, and 9.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $50,350, and the median income for a family was $55,358. Males had a median income of $37,613 versus $26,612 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,212. About 6.80% of families and 8.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.10% of those under age 18 and 10.40% of those age 65 or over.
|2008||70.7% 38,078||28.5% 15,333||0.8% 442|
|2004||74.5% 34,602||25.1% 11,640||0.4% 202|
|2000||69.9% 26,091||28.5% 10,629||1.6% 587|
|1996||53.9% 16,046||36.4% 10,832||9.7% 2,888|
|1992||40.5% 13,564||28.5% 9,537||31.1% 10,394|
|1988||59.2% 16,422||40.3% 11,169||0.6% 158|
|1984||67.6% 16,873||32.1% 8,029||0.3% 72|
|1980||51.3% 10,046||47.1% 9,219||1.6% 315|
|1976||41.0% 6,996||58.6% 9,991||0.4% 68|
|1972||69.5% 8,779||30.4% 3,839||0.1% 8|
|1968||31.4% 3,794||45.0% 5,431||23.5% 2,842|
|1964||27.6% 2,779||72.3% 7,278||0.0% 5|
|1960||38.4% 3,666||61.2% 5,841||0.4% 36|
Ellis is a staunchly Republican county in presidential elections. The last Democratic presidential candidate to carry the county was Jimmy Carter in 1976. Only three times since 1980 has the Republican candidate failed to gain more than two-thirds of the vote in Ellis County. In 2008, Republican John McCain won more than 70% of the vote in the county.
Ellis County is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Television media market in North Central Texas. Local News media outlets are: KDFW-TV, KXAS-TV, WFAA-TV, KTVT-TV, KERA-TV, KTXA-TV, KDFI-TV, KDAF-TV, KFWD-TV, and KDTX-TV.
- Clyde Barrow of Bonnie and Clyde
- J. D. Grey, clergyman, pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Ennis, 1931-1934; later president of the Southern Baptist Convention
- Ernest Tubb, country singer and songwriter
- ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/48/48139.html. Retrieved December 10, 2013.
- ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off.. pp. 117. http://books.google.com/books?id=9V1IAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA117#v=onepage&q&f=false.
- ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved December 10, 2013.
- ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
- Ellis County government's website
- Ellis County from the Handbook of Texas Online
- Memorial and biographical history of Ellis county, Texas ..., published 1892, hosted by the Portal to Texas History
- The Texas spirit of '17: a pictorial and biographical record of the gallant and courageous men from Ellis County who served in the Great War, hosted by the Portal to Texas History
|Tarrant County||Dallas County|
|Johnson County||Kaufman County|
Ellis County, Texas
|Hill County||Navarro County||Henderson County|
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