Kaufman County, Texas


Kaufman County, Texas

Infobox U.S. County
county = Kaufman County
founded = February 1848
state = Texas


map size = 250
seat = Kaufman | area_total_sq_mi =807
area_land_sq_mi =786
area_water_sq_mi =21
area percentage = 2.57%
census yr = 2000
pop = 71313
density_km2 =13
web = www.co.kaufman.tx.us
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Kaufman County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 71,313. Its seat is KaufmanGR|6, and the county is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Both the county and the city are named for David Spangler Kaufman, a U.S. congressman from Texas who was the first Jewish person to serve in Congress from Texas.

Western artist Frank Reagh moved from Illinois to Kaufman County in 1876 to draw inspiration for his paintings such as "The Approaching Herd" (1902).

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 807 sq mi (2,090 km²). 786 sq mi (2,036 km²) of it is land and 21 sq mi (54 km²) of it (2.57%) is water.

Major highways

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Adjacent counties

*Hunt County (north)
*Van Zandt County (east)
*Henderson County (south)
*Ellis County (southwest)
*Dallas County (west)
*Rockwall County (northwest)

Demographics

USCensusPop
title=Historical populations
1900=33376
1910=35323
1920=41276
1930=40905
1940=38308
1950=31170
1960=29931
1970=32392
1980=39015
1990=52220
2000=71313
estimate=93241
estyear=2006

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 71,313 people, 24,367 households, and 19,225 families residing in the county. The population density was 91/sq mi (35/km²). There were 26,133 housing units at an average density of 33/sq mi (13/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 81.10% White, 10.53% Black or African American, 0.61% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 5.66% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. 11.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 24,367 households out of which 39.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.10% were married couples living together, 11.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.10% were non-families. 17.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the county, the population was spread out with 29.20% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 29.50% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 10.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $44,783, and the median income for a family was $50,354. Males had a median income of $35,537 versus $26,494 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,827. About 7.80% of families and 10.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.30% of those under age 18 and 11.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

† - a part of Combine extends into Dallas County.
* - only a small portion of Dallas extends into Kaufman County.
** - a portion of Mabank extends into Henderson County.
*** - only a small portion of Mesquite extends into Kaufman County.
**** - only a small portion of Seagoville extends into Kaufman County.
(u) - unincorporated.

References

External links

* [http://www.co.kaufman.tx.us/ Kaufman County government's website]
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