|Marion County, Texas|
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
420 sq mi (1,088 km²)
381 sq mi (987 km²)
39 sq mi (101 km²), 9.31%
28/sq mi (11/km²)
Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 10,941. Its county seat is Jefferson6. Marion County is in East Texas and is named for Francis Marion, the Revolutionary War general who was nicknamed the "Swamp Fox".
- Cass County (north)
- Caddo Parish (east)
- Harrison County (south)
- Upshur County (west)
- Morris County (northwest)
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 10,941 people, 4,610 households, and 3,120 families residing in the county. The population density was 11/km² (29/sq mi). There were 6,384 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (17/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 72.74% White, 23.91% Black or African American, 0.80% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.79% from other races, and 1.54% from two or more races. 2.40% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 4,610 households out of which 24.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.70% were married couples living together, 11.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.30% were non-families. 28.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the county, the population was spread out with 22.30% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 23.60% from 25 to 44, 28.40% from 45 to 64, and 19.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 95.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $25,347, and the median income for a family was $32,039. Males had a median income of $30,584 versus $17,885 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,535. About 17.80% of families and 22.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.90% of those under age 18 and 14.40% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and townsEdit
- Marion County government website
- Marion County from the Handbook of Texas Online
- Inventory of the county archives of Texas : Marion County, no. 158, hosted by the Portal to Texas History
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