Chambers County, Texas
|Chambers County, Texas|
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
|Largest city||Mont Belvieu|
|• Total||872 sq mi (2,258 km2)|
|• Land||599 sq mi (1,551 km2)|
|• Water||273 sq mi (707 km2), 31.27%|
|• Density||59/sq mi (22.6/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Chambers County is included in the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land Metropolitan Area.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Elected officials
- 5 Education
- 6 Transportation
- 7 Communities
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Chambers County was founded in 1858. It is named for Thomas Jefferson Chambers,4 a major general in the Texas Revolution.
The south and southwestern parts of the county lie in the Galveston Bay Area on the shores of Trinity Bay and East Bay. A small portion of the southeastern area lies on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.
As of the census7 of 2000, there were 26,031 people, 9,139 households, and 7,219 families residing in the county. The population density was 43 people per square mile (17/km²). There were 10,336 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 81.88% White, 9.77% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 6.02% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. 10.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 9,139 households out of which 40.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.70% were married couples living together, 9.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.00% were non-families. 17.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.20.
In the county, the population was spread out with 28.90% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 29.90% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 9.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 100.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $47,964, and the median income for a family was $52,986. Males had a median income of $43,351 versus $25,478 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,863. About 8.30% of families and 11.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.30% of those under age 18 and 12.60% of those age 65 or over.
|Senate Class 1||John Cornyn||Republican||1993||Senior Senator|
|Senate Class 2||Ted Cruz||Republican||2012||Junior Senator|
|Representatives||Name||Party||First Elected||Area(s) of Chambers County Represented|
|District 36||Steve Stockman||Republican||New district created with 2010 census. First elected 2012.||Entire county|
- Interstate 10
- State Highway 61
- State Highway 65
- State Highway 99 (Under Construction)
- State Highway 146
- See List of Highways in Chambers County for more roadways in Chambers County.
The county operates two airports in unincorporated areas:
- Chambers County Airport is east of Anahuac
- Chambers County-Winnie Stowell Airport serves Stowell and Winnie
- List of museums in the Texas Gulf Coast
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Chambers County, Texas
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Alvarez, Elizabeth Cruce (Nov 8, 2011). "Texas Almanac 2012–2013". Texas A&M University Press. pp. Contents. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 74.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
- "Master Plan Executive Summary." George Bush Intercontinental Airport Master Plan. Houston Airport System. December 2006. 2-1 (23/130). Retrieved on December 14, 2010.
- Chambers County government's website
- Chambers County in Handbook of Texas Online from The University of Texas at Austin
- Chambers County, TXGenWeb Focuses on genealogical research in Chambers County.
|Harris County||Jefferson County|