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Hall County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Hall County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the USA highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1890
Seat Memphis
Largest City Memphis
Largest City Memphis
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

904 sq mi (2,341 km²)
883 sq mi (2,287 km²)
21 sq mi (54 km²), 2.3%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

3,353
3.8/sq mi (1/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Named for: Warren D. C. Hall

Hall County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population is 3,353. Its county seat is Memphis. The county was created in 1876 and later organized in 1890. It is named for Warren D. C. Hall, a secretary of war for the Republic of Texas.

Republican Drew Springer, Jr., a businessman from Muenster in Cooke County, has since January 2013 represented Hall County in the Texas House of Representatives. He succeeded Rick Hardcastle of Vernon, who retired after fourteen years in the position.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 904 square miles (2,340 km2), of which 883 square miles (2,290 km2) is land and 21 square miles (54 km2) (3.8%) is water.

Major highways

  • US 287.svg U.S. Highway 287
  • Texas 70.svg State Highway 70
  • Texas 86.svg State Highway 86
  • Texas 256.svg State Highway 256

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 36
1890 703 1,852.8%
1900 1,660 136.1%
1910 8,279 398.7%
1920 11,137 34.5%
1930 16,966 52.3%
1940 12,117 −28.6%
1950 10,930 −9.8%
1960 7,322 −33.0%
1970 6,015 −17.9%
1980 5,594 −7.0%
1990 3,905 −30.2%
2000 3,782 −3.1%
2010 3,353 −11.3%
Est. 2015 3,138 −6.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010–2014

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,782 people, 1,548 households, and 1,013 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,988 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 71.97% White, 8.22% Black or African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 17.90% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. 27.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,548 households out of which 28.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.70% were married couples living together, 9.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.50% were non-families. 32.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.20% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 22.10% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 21.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $23,016, and the median income for a family was $27,325. Males had a median income of $22,167 versus $19,050 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,210. About 21.60% of families and 26.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.80% of those under age 18 and 16.30% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Towns

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