Milam County, Texas


Milam County, Texas
Milam County, Texas
Milam county courthouse.jpg
The Milam County Courthouse in Cameron. The Courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 20, 1977.
Map of Texas highlighting Milam County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1836
Seat Cameron
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,022 sq mi (2,647 km²)
1,017 sq mi (2,634 km²)
5 sq mi (13 km²), 0.48%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

24,238
23/sq mi (9/km²)
Website www.co.milam.tx.us
Milam County, TX, sign IMG 2241.JPG

Milam County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 24,238. Milam County is named for Benjamin Rush Milam (pronounced "MY-lum"), an early settler and a soldier in the Texas Revolution. The seat of the county is Cameron[1].

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,022 square miles (2,646 km²), of which 1,017 square miles (2,633 km²) is land and 5 square miles (13 km²) (0.48%) is water.

Major highways

  • US 77.svg U.S. Highway 77
  • US 79.svg U.S. Highway 79
  • US 190.svg U.S. Highway 190
  • Texas 36.svg State Highway 36

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 24,238 people, 9,199 households, and 6,595 families residing in the county. The population density was 24 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 10,866 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 78.89% White, 11.05% Black or African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 7.70% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. 18.63% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 16.7% were of American, 16.1% German, 7.2% English and 6.8% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 9,199 households out of which 32.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.50% were married couples living together, 11.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.30% were non-families. 25.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.50% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 17.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,186, and the median income for a family was $40,431. Males had a median income of $30,149 versus $20,594 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,920. About 12.20% of families and 15.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.80% of those under age 18 and 15.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

  • Ben Arnold (unincorporated)
  • Buckholts
  • Burlington (unincorporated)
  • Cameron
  • Davilla (unincorporated)
  • Gause (unincorporated)
  • Lilac (ghost town)
  • Maysfield (unincorporated)
  • Milano
  • Nashville (ghost town)
  • Rockdale
  • San Gabriel (unincorporated)
  • Sharp (unincorporated)
  • Silver City (ghost town)
  • Thorndale
  • Tracy (ghost town)

Education

Six Independent School Districts (ISDs) are headquartered in Milam County:

Four additional districts extend into parts of Milam County, but are based in neighboring counties: Bartlett, Caldwell, Holland, and Rosebud-Lott.

St. Paul Lutheran School in Thorndale is a private institution that serves students in grades pre-kindergarten through eight.

See also

References

External links

Coordinates: 30°47′24″N 96°58′48″W / 30.79°N 96.98°W / 30.79; -96.98


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