Madison County, Texas

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Madison County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Madison County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1854
Seat Madisonville
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

472 sq mi (1,222 km²)
470 sq mi (1,217 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.59%
 - (2000)
 - Density

28/sq mi (11/km²)

Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 12,940. Its seat is Madisonville6, and it is named for James Madison, the fourth president of the United States.

Geography Edit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,224 km² (472 sq mi). 1,216 km² (470 sq mi) of it is land and 8 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.59%) is water.

The county has three natural borders: its eastern boundary is defined by the Trinity River, its western boundary is defined by the Navasota River, and it's the portion of its southern border adjacent to Walker County is defined by Bedias Creek.[1]

Major Highways Edit

Adjacent counties Edit

Demographics Edit

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 12,940 people, 3,914 households, and 2,837 families residing in the county. The population density was 11/km² (28/sq mi). There were 4,797 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 66.79% White, 22.87% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 7.90% from other races, and 1.72% from two or more races. 15.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,914 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.10% were married couples living together, 11.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were non-families. 24.50% 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 2.57 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the county, the population was spread out with 21.10% under the age of 18, 13.00% from 18 to 24, 31.90% from 25 to 44, 20.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 142.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 155.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,418, and the median income for a family was $35,779. Males had a median income of $25,625 versus $19,777 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,056. About 12.30% of families and 15.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.00% of those under age 18 and 16.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ Handbook of Texas Online - Madison County. By Ann E. Hodges. Retrieved 5 February 2007.

External links Edit

Coordinates: 30°58′N 95°56′W / 30.97, -95.93

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