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Live Oak County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Live Oak County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1856
Seat George West
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,079 sq mi (2,795 km²)
1,036 sq mi (2,683 km²)
43 sq mi (111 km²), 3.94%
 - (2000)
 - Density

13/sq mi (5/km²)

Live Oak County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 12,309. Its county seat is George West6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,794 km² (1,079 sq mi). 2,684 km² (1,036 sq mi) of it is land and 110 km² (43 sq mi) of it (3.94%) is water.

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As of the census2 of 2000, there were 12,309 people, 4,230 households, and 3,070 families residing in the county. The population density was 5/km² (12/sq mi). There were 6,196 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (6/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 87.28% White, 2.45% Black or African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 7.72% from other races, and 1.94% from two or more races. 38.05% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,230 households out of which 30.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.10% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% were non-families. 23.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.30% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 25.10% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 122.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 129.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,057, and the median income for a family was $38,235. Males had a median income of $30,061 versus $19,665 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,886. About 14.10% of families and 16.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.20% of those under age 18 and 11.70% of those age 65 or over.

Live oak courthouse

The Live Oak County Courthouse in George West

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Coordinates: 28°21′N 98°08′W / 28.35, -98.13

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