Kaufman County, Texas

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Kaufman County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Kaufman County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
FoundedFebruary 1848
SeatKaufman
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

807 sq mi (2,090 km²)
786 sq mi (2,036 km²)
21 sq mi (54 km²), 2.57%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

103,350
131.4/sq mi (51/km²)
Websitewww.co.kaufman.tx.us
 
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Kaufman County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Kaufman County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
FoundedFebruary 1848
SeatKaufman
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

807 sq mi (2,090 km²)
786 sq mi (2,036 km²)
21 sq mi (54 km²), 2.57%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

103,350
131.4/sq mi (51/km²)
Websitewww.co.kaufman.tx.us

Kaufman County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 103,350.[1] Its seat is Kaufman[2], and the county is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

Both the county, established in 1848, and the city were named for David Spangler Kaufman, a diplomat and U.S. congressman from Texas who was the first Jewish person to serve in Congress from Texas.[3] Western artist Frank Reagh moved from Illinois to Kaufman County in 1876 to draw inspiration for his paintings such as The Approaching Herd (1902).[4]

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 807 square miles (2,090 km2). 786 square miles (2,035.7 km2) is land and 21 square miles (54.4 km2) (2.57%) is water. Located in the northeast portion of Texas, it is bounded on the southwest by Trinity River, and drained by the east fork of that stream.[5]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
CensusPop.
18501,047
18603,936275.9%
18706,89575.2%
188015,448124.0%
189021,59839.8%
190033,37654.5%
191035,3235.8%
192041,27616.9%
193040,905−0.9%
194038,308−6.3%
195031,170−18.6%
196029,931−4.0%
197032,3928.2%
198039,01520.4%
199052,22033.8%
200071,31336.6%
2010103,35044.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
Texas Almanac: 1850-2010[7]

As of the census[8] 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.

Local media

Kaufman County is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth DMA. Local media outlets are: KDFW-TV, KXAS-TV, WFAA-TV, KTVT-TV, KERA-TV, KTXA-TV, KDFI-TV, KDAF-TV, KFWD-TV, and KDTX-TV Other nearby stations that provide coverage for Kaufman County come from the Tyler/Longview/Jacksonville market and they include: KLTV-TV, KYTX-TV, KFXK-TV, KCEB-TV, and KETK-TV.

Kaufman County is served by three newspapers. The Terrell Tribune, The Kaufman Herald and the Forney Messenger. A quarterly magazine called Kaufman County Life is produced by The Terrell Tribune. The Kemp and Mabank areas are included in coverage by The Monitor and Cedar Creek Pilot newspapers.

Cities and towns

Map showing cities and towns in Kaufman County

† - 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.

Law Enforcement

The Kaufman County Sheriff's Office is the main police force in Kaufman County. Several smaller cities have smaller police departments but depend on the Sheriff's Office along with the Texas Highway Patrol for Law Enforcement duties.

See also

References

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. http://2010.census.gov/2010census/data/. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Kaufman County, Texas Handbook Online, accessed 7 April 2009
  4. ^ Kaufman County Historical Commission, History of Kaufman County (Dallas, Texas: Taylor, 1978)
  5. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg "Kaufman". The American Cyclopædia. 1879. 
  6. ^ U.S. Decennial Census
  7. ^ Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 32°36′N 96°17′W / 32.60°N 96.28°W / 32.60; -96.28