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Red River County, Texas
Clarksville June 2018 32 (Red River County Courthouse).jpg
Red River County Courthouse
Map of Texas highlighting Red River County
Location in the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded1837
Named for Red River of the South
Seat Clarksville
Largest cityClarksville
Area
 • Total1,057 sq mi (2,738 km2)
 • Land1,037 sq mi (2,686 km2)
 • Water20 sq mi (52 km2), 1.9%
Population
 • ( 2010)12,860
 • Density12/sq mi (5/km2)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.co.red-river.tx.us

Red River County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 12,860. [1] Its county seat is Clarksville. [2] The county was created in 1835 and organized in 1837. [3] [4] [5] It is named for the Red River, which forms its northern boundary.

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

Red River County is represented, as of January 2015, in the Texas House of Representatives by the Republican Gary VanDeaver, the former superintendent of the New Boston Independent School District in New Boston, Texas.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,057 square miles (2,740 km2), of which 1,037 square miles (2,690 km2) is land and 20 square miles (52 km2) (1.9%) is water. [6]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18503,906
18608,535118.5%
187010,65324.8%
188017,19461.4%
189021,45224.8%
190029,89339.3%
191028,564−4.4%
192035,82925.4%
193030,923−13.7%
194029,769−3.7%
195021,851−26.6%
196015,682−28.2%
197014,298−8.8%
198016,10112.6%
199014,317−11.1%
200014,3140.0%
201012,860−10.2%
Est. 201612,207 [7]−5.1%
U.S. Decennial Census [8]
1850–2010 [9] 2010–2014 [1]

As of the census [10] of 2000, there were 14,314 people, 5,827 households, and 4,067 families residing in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 6,916 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). 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, making it one of the economically poorest counties in the state of Texas. 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.

Education

The following school districts serve Red River County:

Communities

Cities

Red River, Texas

Towns

Unincorporated communities

Ghost town

Notable people

The John Nance Garner Home in Detroit

Politics

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [11]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 76.1% 3,926 22.3% 1,149 1.7% 86
2012 69.9% 3,549 29.2% 1,482 0.9% 43
2008 68.5% 3,461 30.5% 1,539 1.0% 52
2004 61.6% 3,379 38.2% 2,097 0.3% 14
2000 56.5% 2,941 42.7% 2,219 0.8% 42
1996 39.1% 1,783 51.2% 2,339 9.7% 443
1992 30.7% 1,735 47.5% 2,686 21.8% 1,234
1988 43.8% 2,475 56.0% 3,165 0.2% 12
1984 54.1% 2,979 45.7% 2,518 0.3% 15
1980 38.5% 2,225 60.6% 3,501 0.8% 47
1976 33.5% 1,852 66.3% 3,670 0.2% 11
1972 69.5% 3,112 30.4% 1,361 0.0% 2
1968 25.6% 1,305 44.0% 2,245 30.5% 1,554
1964 27.0% 1,257 72.9% 3,391 0.1% 6
1960 34.8% 1,527 64.9% 2,850 0.3% 12
1956 43.1% 1,956 56.6% 2,567 0.2% 11
1952 36.0% 1,964 63.9% 3,484 0.0% 2
1948 8.2% 323 75.5% 2,987 16.4% 647
1944 12.2% 466 78.2% 2,991 9.6% 366
1940 12.5% 555 87.5% 3,899 0.1% 4
1936 6.9% 199 93.0% 2,685 0.1% 3
1932 4.4% 145 95.4% 3,181 0.2% 7
1928 41.3% 1,172 58.7% 1,666
1924 8.8% 311 89.8% 3,183 1.4% 49
1920 22.6% 799 64.0% 2,263 13.5% 476
1916 14.1% 356 80.1% 2,021 5.8% 146
1912 12.1% 255 71.1% 1,498 16.8% 353

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 23, 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 28, 2015.
  4. ^ "Red River County". Texas Almanac. Texas State Historical Association. 2015-05-22. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
  5. ^ Cecil Harper, Jr (June 15, 2010). "Red River County". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  9. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  11. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-07-29.

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RED RIVER COUNTY TEXAS Latitude and Longitude:

33°37′N 95°03′W / 33.62°N 95.05°W / 33.62; -95.05