- Robertson County, Texas
Infobox U.S. County
county = Robertson County
state = Texas
map size = 250
founded = 1837
seat = Franklin | area_total_sq_mi =866
area percentage = 1.28%
census yr = 2000
pop = 16000
web = www.co.robertson.tx.us
Robertson County is a
countylocated in the U.S. stateof Texas. It forms part of the Bryan-College Station metropolitan area. In 2000, its population was 16,000. Its seat is FranklinGR|6. The county is named for Sterling C. Robertson, an early settler who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 866
square miles (2,242 km²), of which, 855 square miles (2,213 km²) of it is land and 11 square miles (29 km²) of it (1.28%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 16,000 people, 6,179 households, and 4,356 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 19 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 7,874 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 66.20% White, 24.19% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 7.17% from other races, and 1.79% from two or more races. 14.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 6,179 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.10% were married couples living together, 15.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 26.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the county, the population was spread out with 28.20% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 17.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.70 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $28,886, and the median income for a family was $35,590. Males had a median income of $30,795 versus $21,529 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $14,714. About 17.30% of families and 20.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.70% of those under age 18 and 21.60% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
* [http://www.co.robertson.tx.us/ Robertson County government's website]
*Handbook of Texas|id=RR/hcr9|name=Robertson County
*Sketch of [http://texashistory.unt.edu/widgets/pager.php?object_id=meta-pth-5828&recno=405&path=meta-pth-5828.tkl Sterling Robertson] from [http://texashistory.unt.edu/permalink/meta-pth-5828 "A pictorial history of Texas, from the earliest visits of European adventurers, to A.D. 1879"] , hosted by the [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ Portal to Texas History] .
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