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Hill County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Hill County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1852
Seat Hillsboro
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

986 sq mi (2,554 km²)
962 sq mi (2,492 km²)
24 sq mi (62 km²), 2.36%
 - (2000)
 - Density

34/sq mi (13/km²)

Hill County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2000, the population was 32,321. Its county seat is Hillsboro6. The county is named for George Washington Hill, a secretary of war and secretary of the navy under the Republic of Texas, surgeon and early settler of the area.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,553 km² (986 sq mi). 2,492 km² (962 sq mi) of it is land and 61 km² (24 sq mi) of it (2.36%) is water.

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As of the census² of 2000, there were 32,321 people, 12,204 households, and 8,725 families residing in the county. The population density was 13/km² (34/sq mi). There were 14,624 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (15/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 84.16% White, 7.40% Black or African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 6.02% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. 13.49% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 12,204 households out of which 30.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.50% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.50% were non-families. 24.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 24.90% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,600, and the median income for a family was $37,791. Males had a median income of $29,438 versus $20,765 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,514. About 11.90% of families and 15.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.70% of those under age 18 and 14.60% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 31°59′N 97°08′W / 31.99, -97.13

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