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Rains County, Texas
Emory October 2017 01 (Rains County Courthouse).jpg
The Rains County Courthouse in Emory
Map of Texas highlighting Rains County
Location in the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
FoundedJune 9, 1870 [1]
Named for Emory Rains
Seat Emory
Largest cityEmory
Area
 • Total259 sq mi (671 km2)
 • Land229 sq mi (593 km2)
 • Water29 sq mi (75 km2), 11%
Population
 • ( 2017)11,762
 • Density51/sq mi (20/km2)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.co.rains.tx.us

Rains County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 10,914. [2] Its seat is Emory. [3] The county (and county seat) are named for Emory Rains, a Texas state legislator.

In 1970, Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Number 10860 was placed in the county courthouse lawn. [4]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 259 square miles (670 km2), of which 229 square miles (590 km2) is land and 29 square miles (75 km2) (11%) is water. [5] It is the fourth-smallest county in Texas by land area and fifth-smallest by total area.

Major highways

Minor Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18803,035
18903,90928.8%
19006,12756.7%
19106,78710.8%
19208,09919.3%
19307,114−12.2%
19407,3343.1%
19504,266−41.8%
19602,993−29.8%
19703,75225.4%
19804,83929.0%
19906,71538.8%
20009,13936.1%
201010,91419.4%
Est. 201711,762 [6]7.8%
U.S. Decennial Census [7]
1850–2010 [8] 2010–2014 [2]

As of the census [9] of 2010, there were 10,914 people, 4,188 households, and 2,680 families residing in the county. The population density was 48 people per square mile (19/km²). There were 5,269 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.2% White, 2.92% Black or African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.55% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. 7.7% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,188 households out of which 28.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.90% were married couples living together, 9.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.90% were non-families. 22.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 25.10% from 25 to 44, 27.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 99.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $46,531 and the median income for a family was $40,329. Males had a median income of $31,983 versus $21,594 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,933. About 11.40% of families and 14.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.50% of those under age 18 and 14.10% of those age 65 or over.

Media

Rains County is part of the Dallas/ Fort Worth DMA. Local media outlets are: KDFW-TV, KXAS-TV, WFAA-TV, KTVT-TV, KERA-TV, KTXA-TV, KDFI-TV, KDAF-TV, and KFWD-TV. Other nearby stations that provide coverage for Rains County come from the Tyler/ Longview/ Jacksonville market and they include: KLTV, KYTX-TV, KFXK-TV, KCEB-TV, and KETK-TV.

Communities

Cities

Towns

Unincorporated communities

  • Dougherty
  • Hogansville
  • Ginger
  • Bright Star
  • Flats

Education

The majority of the county is served by the Rains Independent School District located in Emory.

The far southeastern portion of the county is served by the Alba-Golden Independent School District. The far northwestern corner of the county is served by the Lone Oak Independent School District. A portion of north central Rains County is served by the Miller Grove Independent School District.

Politics

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [10]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 84.4% 3,968 13.4% 628 2.2% 105
2012 80.2% 3,279 18.6% 761 1.2% 47
2008 74.3% 3,146 24.7% 1,048 1.0% 42
2004 70.9% 2,998 28.7% 1,213 0.4% 18
2000 61.5% 2,049 36.8% 1,225 1.8% 59
1996 41.1% 1,123 46.3% 1,265 12.6% 345
1992 32.7% 975 37.1% 1,108 30.2% 900
1988 46.8% 1,281 52.9% 1,448 0.3% 7
1984 60.2% 1,560 39.6% 1,027 0.2% 4
1980 40.2% 813 58.1% 1,174 1.7% 35
1976 27.5% 510 72.2% 1,339 0.3% 6
1972 61.6% 865 37.9% 532 0.5% 7
1968 28.2% 340 46.4% 558 25.4% 306
1964 23.3% 272 76.5% 893 0.3% 3
1960 37.1% 401 62.9% 680
1956 44.9% 427 55.0% 524 0.1% 1
1952 46.0% 500 54.0% 588
1948 11.8% 111 78.3% 739 10.0% 94
1944 15.0% 137 68.6% 628 16.5% 151
1940 18.8% 251 81.0% 1,080 0.2% 2
1936 8.5% 63 91.2% 676 0.3% 2
1932 4.2% 41 95.1% 937 0.7% 7
1928 26.9% 202 72.4% 544 0.7% 5
1924 13.8% 151 81.9% 899 4.4% 48
1920 24.0% 189 58.6% 462 17.5% 138
1916 8.2% 71 58.6% 509 33.3% 289
1912 8.7% 67 57.8% 444 33.5% 257

See also

References

  1. ^ R., DAVIS, STEVEN (15 June 2010). "RAINS COUNTY". www.tshaonline.org. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. ^ "Rains County - Emory, Rains County, Texas". Recorded Texas Historic Landmark. William Nienke, Sam Morrow. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 19 February 2011.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  8. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 9, 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 2018-07-29.

External links

Media related to Rains County, Texas at Wikimedia Commons


RAINS COUNTY TEXAS Latitude and Longitude:

32°52′N 95°48′W / 32.87°N 95.80°W / 32.87; -95.80