Mills County, Texas

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Mills County, Texas
Mills County, TX, courthouse IMG 0779.JPG
The Mills County Courthouse in Goldthwaite, Texas.
Map of Texas highlighting Mills County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded1887
Named forJohn T. Mills
SeatGoldthwaite
Largest cityGoldthwaite
Area
 • Total750 sq mi (1,942 km2)
 • Land748 sq mi (1,937 km2)
 • Water1.5 sq mi (4 km2), 0.2%
Population
 • (2010)4,936
 • Density8/sq mi (3/km²)
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5
Websitewww.co.mills.tx.us
 
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Mills County, Texas
Mills County, TX, courthouse IMG 0779.JPG
The Mills County Courthouse in Goldthwaite, Texas.
Map of Texas highlighting Mills County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded1887
Named forJohn T. Mills
SeatGoldthwaite
Largest cityGoldthwaite
Area
 • Total750 sq mi (1,942 km2)
 • Land748 sq mi (1,937 km2)
 • Water1.5 sq mi (4 km2), 0.2%
Population
 • (2010)4,936
 • Density8/sq mi (3/km²)
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5
Websitewww.co.mills.tx.us

Mills County is a county located on the Edwards Plateau in Central Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 4,936.[1] The county seat is Goldthwaite.[2] Mills County is named for John T. Mills, a justice of the Texas Supreme Court.

History[edit]

Confederate statue in front of Mills County Courthouse

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 750 square miles (1,900 km2), of which 748 square miles (1,940 km2) is land and 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) (0.2%) is water.[8]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
18905,493
19007,85142.9%
19109,69423.5%
19209,019−7.0%
19308,293−8.0%
19407,951−4.1%
19505,999−24.6%
19604,467−25.5%
19704,212−5.7%
19804,4776.3%
19904,5311.2%
20005,15113.7%
20104,936−4.2%
Est. 20124,828−2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
1850-2010[10]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 5,151 people, 2,001 households, and 1,398 families residing in the county. The population density was 7 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 2,691 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.24% White, 1.26% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 7.73% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. 13.03% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,001 households out of which 27.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.20% were married couples living together, 7.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.10% were non-families. 27.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 4.70% from 18 to 24, 20.50% from 25 to 44, 26.10% from 45 to 64, and 23.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 102.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,579, and the median income for a family was $37,519. Males had a median income of $25,933 versus $20,076 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,915. About 12.70% of families and 18.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.40% of those under age 18 and 17.80% of those age 65 or over.

Media[edit]

Mills County is home to one area newspaper: The Goldthwaite Eagle. Mills County is part of the Waco/Temple/Killeen (Central Texas) DMA. Local media outlets include: KCEN-TV, KWTX-TV, KXXV-TV, KDYW, KWKT-TV and KNCT-TV. Two other television stations from the Abilene/Sweetwater/Brownwood DMA provide coverage for Mills County they include: KTAB-TV and KRBC-TV.

Communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Hunt, William R; Leffler, John. "Mills County, Texas". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 30 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Jackson Massacre - Goldthwaite". Texas State Historical Markers. William Nienke, Sam Morrow. Retrieved 30 November 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c "Mills County Courthouse". Texas Escapes. Texas Escapes - Blueprints For Travel, LLC. Retrieved 30 November 2010. 
  6. ^ "1905 Goldthwaite Confederate Reunion". Mills County Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 30 November 2010. 
  7. ^ Little, Carol Morris (1996). A Comprehensive Guide to Outdoor Sculpture in Texas. University of Texas Press. p. 237. ISBN 978-0-292-76036-3. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved December 22, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved December 22, 2013. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 31°30′N 98°35′W / 31.50°N 98.59°W / 31.50; -98.59