Colorado County, Texas
|Colorado County, Texas|
The Colorado County Courthouse is a classical revival building erected in 1890-1891. The structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 17, 1982.
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
|• Total||974 sq mi (2,523 km2)|
|• Land||963 sq mi (2,494 km2)|
|• Water||11 sq mi (28 km2), 1.09%|
|• Density||21/sq mi (8/km²)|
Colorado County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. It is in the south central part of the state. As of the 2010 census, its population was 20,874.1 Its county seat is Columbus2. Colorado is named for the Colorado River of Texas. Colorado County was founded in 1836.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 974 square miles (2,522.6 km2), of which 963 square miles (2,494.2 km2) is land and 11 square miles (28.5 km2) (1.09%) is water.
- Austin County (northeast)
- Wharton County (southeast)
- Jackson County (south)
- Lavaca County (southwest)
- Fayette County (northwest)
Texas Almanac: 1850-20104
As of the census5 of 2000, there were 20,390 people, 7,641 households, and 5,402 families residing in the county. The population density was 21 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 9,431 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 72.79% White, 14.80% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 10.04% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races. 19.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 7,641 households out of which 31.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.30% were married couples living together, 10.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 26.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.08.
In the county, the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 23.80% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 18.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $32,425, and the median income for a family was $41,388. Males had a median income of $30,063 versus $20,014 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,910. About 12.30% of families and 16.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.00% of those under age 18 and 15.80% of those age 65 or over.
- Alleyton (unincorporated)
- Altair (unincorporated)
- Bernardo (unincorporated)
- Boedecker Junction (unincorporated)
- Borden (unincorporated)
- Chesterville (unincorporated)
- Eagle Lake
- Frelsburg (unincorporated
- Garwood (unincorporated)
- Glidden (unincorporated)
- Hillcrest (unincorporated)
- Hoefner (unincorporated)
- Matthews (unincorporated)
- Mentz (unincorporated)
- Nada (unincorporated)
- Oakland (unincorporated)
- Sheridan (unincorporated)
- Rock Island (unincorporated)
- List of museums in East Texas
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Colorado County, Texas
- United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 19 January 2012.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- U.S. Decennial Census
- Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
|Wikisource has the text of an 1879 American Cyclopædia article about Colorado County, Texas.|
- Colorado County government’s website
- Colorado County in Handbook of Texas Online at the University of Texas
- Weimar Information and Events
- Columbus Information and Events
||Fayette County||Austin County|
|Lavaca County||Jackson County||Wharton County|