- Burleson County, Texas
Infobox U.S. County
county = Burleson County
state = Texas
map size= 200
founded = 1846
seat = Caldwell | area_total_sq_mi =678
area percentage = 1.81%
census yr = 2000
pop = 16470
web = www.co.burleson.tx.us
Burleson County is a
countylocated in the U.S. stateof Texas. It is part of the Bryan-College Station metropolitan area. As of 2000, the population was 16,470. Its county seatis CaldwellGR|6. Burleson is named for Edward Burleson, a general and statesman of the Texas Revolution.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 678
square miles (1,755 km²), of which, 666 square miles (1,724 km²) of it is land and 12 square miles (32 km²) of it (1.81%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 16,470 people, 6,363 households, and 4,574 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 25 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 8,197 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 74.07% White, 15.06% Black or African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 8.25% from other races, and 1.92% from two or more races. 14.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 18.8% were of German, 11.3% American, 10.7% Czech and 6.2% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 6,363 households out of which 31.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.40% were married couples living together, 11.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.08.
In the county, the population was spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 25.80% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $33,026, and the median income for a family was $39,385. Males had a median income of $28,795 versus $20,146 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $16,616. About 13.20% of families and 17.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.90% of those under age 18 and 14.30% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
* [http://www.co.burleson.tx.us/ Burleson County official website]
* [http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/BB/hcb18.html Burleson County in "Handbook of Texas Online"] at the University of Texas.
* [http://texashistory.unt.edu/permalink/meta-pth-29785 "History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties",] hosted by the [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ Portal to Texas History]
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