Ellis County, Texas


Ellis County, Texas

Infobox U.S. County
county = Ellis County
state = Texas


map size = 250
founded = 1829
seat = Waxahachie | area_total_sq_mi =952
area_land_sq_mi =940
area_water_sq_mi =12
area percentage = 1.23%
census yr = 2000
pop = 111360
density_km2 =46
web = www.co.ellis.tx.us
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Ellis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 111,360. It forms part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. It is named for Richard Ellis, president of the convention that produced the Texas Declaration of Independence. The seat of the county is WaxahachieGR|6.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 952 square miles (2,465 km²), of which, 940 square miles (2,434 km²) of it is land and 12 square miles (30 km²) of it (1.23%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

*Dallas County (north)
*Kaufman County (northeast)
*Henderson County (east)
*Navarro County (southeast)
*Hill County (southwest)
*Johnson County (west)
*Tarrant County (northwest)

Demographics

USCensusPop
title=Historical populations
1900=50059
1910=53629
1920=55700
1930=53936
1940=47733
1950=45645
1960=43395
1970=46638
1980=59743
1990=85167
2000=111360
estimate=139300
estyear=2006

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 111,360 people, 37,020 households, and 29,653 families residing in the county. The population density was 118 people per square mile (46/km²). There were 39,071 housing units at an average density of 42 per square mile (16/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 80.63% White, 8.64% Black or African American, 0.59% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 7.90% from other races, and 1.86% from two or more races. 18.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 37,020 households out of which 42.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.80% were married couples living together, 11.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.90% were non-families. 16.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the county, the population was spread out with 30.20% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, and 9.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $50,350, and the median income for a family was $55,358. Males had a median income of $37,613 versus $26,612 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,212. About 6.80% of families and 8.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.10% of those under age 18 and 10.40% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Towns

*Alma
*Garrett
*Italy
*Milford
*Oak Leaf
*Palmer
*Venus

Unincorporated areas

*Avalon
*Forreston
*Telico

References

External links

* [http://www.co.ellis.tx.us/ Ellis County government's website]
*Handbook of Texas|id=EE/hce4|name=Ellis County
* [http://texashistory.unt.edu/permalink/meta-pth-33018 "Memorial and biographical history of Ellis county, Texas ..."] , published 1892, hosted by the [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ Portal to Texas History]
* [http://texashistory.unt.edu/permalink/meta-pth-20203 "The Texas spirit of '17: a pictorial and biographical record of the gallant and courageous men from Ellis County who served in the Great War"] , hosted by the [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ Portal to Texas History]


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