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Tom Green County, Texas
Tom Green County Courthouse, San Angelo, TX IMG 4399
Tom Green County Courthouse in San Angelo
Tom Green County tx seal
Map of Texas highlighting Tom Green County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded March 13, 1874
Seat San Angelo
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,541 sq mi (3,991 km²)
1,522 sq mi (3,942 km²)
18 sq mi (47 km²), 1.20%
 - (2000)
 - Density

67/sq mi (26/km²)

Tom Green County is a county located on the Edwards Plateau in the U.S. state of Texas. It is part of the San Angelo Metropolitan Statistical Area. Tom Green County's population was 104,010 as of the 2000 census. Its county seat is San Angelo.[1]

Judge Edd B. Keyes Annex Building, San Angelo, TX IMG 4403

Judge Edd B. Keyes Annex Building across from the Tom Green County Courthouse

Former Texas Theater in downtown San Angelo IMG 4476

Former Texas Theater in downtown San Angelo

U.S. Hwy. 87 north of San Angelo, TX IMG 1399

View from U.S. Highway 87 northwest of San Angelo in Tom Green County

History Edit

The county was established by the state legislature on March 13, 1874, and named for Thomas Green, a Confederate brigadier general. It originally comprised an area of over 60,000 square miles (160,000 km2).

The original county seat was the town of Ben Ficklin. In 1882, flood waters of the Concho River destroyed the town and drowned 65 people. The county seat was moved to Santa Angela. In 1883, the town's name was changed to San Angelo by the post office.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,541 square miles (3,990 km²), of which 1,522 square miles (3,942 km²) is land and 18 square miles (48 km²) (1.20%) is water.

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 104,010 people, 39,503 households, and 26,783 families residing in the county. The population density was 68 people per square mile (26/km²). There were 43,916 housing units at an average density of 29 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 79.08% White, 4.13% Black or African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.86% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 12.82% from other races, and 2.39% from two or more races. 30.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 13.2% were of German, 10.7% American, 8.2% English and 7.2% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 39,503 households, of which 33.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.10% were married couples living together, 11.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.20% were non-families. About 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county, the population age was spread with 26.10% under the age of 18, 12.80% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 20.60% from 45 to 64, and 13.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,148, and the median income for a family was $39,482. Males had a median income of $27,949 versus $20,683 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,325. About 11.20% of families and 15.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.20% of those under age 18 and 11.80% of those age 65 or over.



Census-designated placesEdit

Unincorporated areas Edit

Historical communitiesEdit


The following school districts serve Tom Green County:


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 31°25′N 100°28′W / 31.41, -100.46

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