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Red River County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Red River County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1837
Seat Clarksville
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,058 sq mi (2,740 km²)
1,050 sq mi (2,719 km²)
7 sq mi (18 km²), 0.70%
 - (2000)
 - Density

13/sq mi (5/km²)

Red River County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. It is named for the Red River, which forms its northern boundary. In 2000, its population was 14,314. Its seat is Clarksville6.

Red River County is the birthplace of John Nance Garner, 32nd Vice President of the United States.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,739 km² (1,058 sq mi). 2,720 km² (1,050 sq mi) of it is land and 19 km² (7 sq mi) of it (0.70%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 14,314 people, 5,827 households, and 4,067 families residing in the county. The population density was 5/km² (14/sq mi). There were 6,916 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (7/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 78.04% White, 17.80% Black or African American, 0.59% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.29% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. 4.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,827 households out of which 28.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.50% were married couples living together, 11.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.20% were non-families. 27.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 24.40% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 19.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,558, and the median income for a family was $33,436. Males had a median income of $24,609 versus $17,566 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,058. About 13.10% of families and 17.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.20% of those under age 18 and 17.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and townsEdit


The following school districts serve Red River County:

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 33°37′N 95°03′W / 33.62, -95.05

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