McMullen County, Texas Article

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McMullen County, Texas
Mcmullen courthouse.jpg
The McMullen County Courthouse in Tilden
Map of Texas highlighting McMullen County
Location in the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded1877
Seat Tilden
Largest communityTilden
Area
 • Total1,157 sq mi (2,997 km2)
 • Land1,139 sq mi (2,950 km2)
 • Water17 sq mi (44 km2), 1.5%
Population
 • ( 2010)707
 • Density0.6/sq mi (0.2/km2)
Congressional district 28th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.co.mcmullen.tx.us

McMullen County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 707, [1] making it the fifth-least populous county in Texas. Its county seat is Tilden. [2] The county was established from parts of Bexar County, Atascosa County, and Live Oak County in 1858 and later organized in 1877. [3] It is named for John McMullen, founder of a colony in Texas. [4]

The McMullen County Courthouse was designed by the architect William Charles Stephenson, originally from Buffalo, New York. Stephenson also designed some fifty buildings in Beeville, including the Bee County Courthouse.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,157 square miles (3,000 km2), of which 1,137 square miles (2,940 km2) is land and 17 square miles (44 km2) (1.5%) is water. [5]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870230
1880701204.8%
18901,03848.1%
19001,024−1.3%
19101,0916.5%
1920952−12.7%
19301,35141.9%
19401,3741.7%
19501,187−13.6%
19601,116−6.0%
19701,095−1.9%
1980789−27.9%
19908173.5%
20008514.2%
2010707−16.9%
Est. 2016804 [6]13.7%
U.S. Decennial Census [7]
1850–2010 [8] 2010–2014 [1]

As of the census [9] of 2000, there were 851 people, 355 households, and 238 families residing in the county. The population density was less than 1/km² (1/sq mi). There were 587 housing units at an average density of 0 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.37% White, 1.18% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 8.93% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. 33.14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 355 households out of which 25.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.70% were married couples living together, 5.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.70% were non-families. 30.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 23.70% from 25 to 44, 28.70% from 45 to 64, and 17.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 101.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $35,417. Males had a median income of $26,953 versus $20,982 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,258. 20.70% of the population and 15.90% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 28.60% are under the age of 18 and 17.90% are 65 or older.

Education

McMullen County is served by the McMullen County Independent School District.

Communities

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities

Politics

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [10]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 91.0% 454 8.0% 40 1.0% 5
2012 85.7% 431 13.3% 67 1.0% 5
2008 74.5% 400 24.6% 132 0.9% 5
2004 82.8% 467 16.8% 95 0.4% 2
2000 81.6% 358 17.5% 77 0.9% 4
1996 63.7% 274 27.2% 117 9.1% 39
1992 61.9% 274 17.6% 78 20.5% 91
1988 75.9% 302 23.6% 94 0.5% 2
1984 84.7% 337 15.3% 61
1980 68.1% 271 30.7% 122 1.3% 5
1976 52.8% 217 47.2% 194
1972 76.8% 304 22.2% 88 1.0% 4
1968 39.5% 169 37.4% 160 23.1% 99
1964 39.5% 175 60.3% 267 0.2% 1
1960 50.1% 241 49.9% 240
1956 54.7% 226 44.8% 185 0.5% 2
1952 64.9% 290 34.9% 156 0.2% 1
1948 20.2% 61 73.5% 222 6.3% 19
1944 28.3% 106 59.5% 223 12.3% 46
1940 18.6% 77 81.4% 336
1936 12.3% 37 87.8% 265
1932 4.4% 12 95.6% 258
1928 50.0% 96 49.0% 94 1.0% 2
1924 49.8% 111 48.9% 109 1.4% 3
1920 31.1% 33 67.9% 72 0.9% 1
1916 20.1% 29 79.9% 115
1912 14.5% 9 80.7% 50 4.8% 3

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved December 21, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2008. Retrieved May 25, 2015.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 195.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  10. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-07-26.

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MCMULLEN COUNTY TEXAS Latitude and Longitude:

28°21′N 98°34′W / 28.35°N 98.57°W / 28.35; -98.57