Navarro County, Texas

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Navarro County, Texas
Revised, Navarro County Courthouse in Corsicana, TX IMG 0609.JPG
The Navarro County Courthouse in Corsicana.
Map of Texas highlighting Navarro County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
FoundedApril 25, 1846
SeatCorsicana
Area
 • Total1,086 sq mi (2,813 km2)
 • Land1,008 sq mi (2,611 km2)
 • Water79 sq mi (205 km2), 7.23%
Population
 • (2010)47,735
 • Density18/sq mi (7/km²)
Websitewww.co.navarro.tx.us
 
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Navarro County, Texas
Revised, Navarro County Courthouse in Corsicana, TX IMG 0609.JPG
The Navarro County Courthouse in Corsicana.
Map of Texas highlighting Navarro County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
FoundedApril 25, 1846
SeatCorsicana
Area
 • Total1,086 sq mi (2,813 km2)
 • Land1,008 sq mi (2,611 km2)
 • Water79 sq mi (205 km2), 7.23%
Population
 • (2010)47,735
 • Density18/sq mi (7/km²)
Websitewww.co.navarro.tx.us
Veterans Memorial at Navarro County Courthouse in Corsicana, Texas

Navarro County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 47,735.[1] Its county seat is Corsicana[2]. Navarro County is named for José Antonio Navarro, a Tejano leader in the Texas Revolution who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence.

The Corsicana Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Navarro County.

History[edit]

In 1860, after the election of Abraham Lincoln to the American presidency, Navarro County in protest lowered the American flag from the courthouse and instead hoisted the Texas flag. Thereafter early in 1861, some 450 Navarro County men enlisted in the new Confederate States of America army. Two of the enlistees became outstanding officers, Roger O. Mills and Clinton M. Winkler, a Confederate colonel for whom Winkler County in southwestern Texas is named. The county commissioners appropriated funds for weapons and ammunition and for the support of the soldiers' families.[3]

During the war. the Navarro Rifles constituted an 87-man Confederate infantry formed in July 1861 Corsicana from area volunteers. Clinton Winkler, a founder of Navarro County, served as the initial captain. The group trained near Dresden, Spring Hill, and later Waco and Harrisburg, Texas. The Navarro Rifles became Company 1 of the Fourth Texas Volunteer Infantry Regiment. In September 1861, the unit reached Richmond, Virginia. The men were placed under the command of General John Bell Hood.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,086 square miles (2,810 km2), of which 1,008 square miles (2,610 km2) is land and 79 square miles (200 km2) (7.23%) is water.

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
CensusPop.
18502,190
18605,996173.8%
18708,87948.1%
188021,702144.4%
189026,37321.5%
190043,37464.5%
191047,0708.5%
192050,6247.6%
193060,50719.5%
194051,308−15.2%
195039,916−22.2%
196034,423−13.8%
197031,150−9.5%
198035,32313.4%
199039,92613.0%
200045,12413.0%
201047,7355.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
Texas Almanac: 1850-2010[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 45,124 people, 16,491 households, and 11,906 families residing in the county. The population density was 45 people per square mile (17/km²). There were 18,449 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 70.84% White, 16.79% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.33% Pacific Islander, 9.45% from other races, and 1.65% from two or more races. 15.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 16,491 households out of which 34.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.70% were married couples living together, 12.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.20% under the age of 18, 9.90% from 18 to 24, 26.90% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,268, and the median income for a family was $38,130. Males had a median income of $30,112 versus $20,972 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,266. About 13.90% of families and 18.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.10% of those under age 18 and 14.90% of those age 65 or over.

Local media[edit]

Navarro County is currently listed as part of the Dallas-Fort Worth market area. Local media outlets include: KDFW-TV, KXAS-TV, WFAA-TV, KTVT-TV, KERA-TV, KTXA-TV, KDFI-TV, KDAF-TV, and KFWD-TV. The area is also located geographically close to the Waco metropolitan area. Meaning all of the Waco/Temple/Killeen market stations also provide coverage for Navarro County. They include: KCEN-TV, KWTX-TV, KXXV-TV, KDYW, and KWKT-TV. East Texas NBC affiliate KETK-TV from the Jacksonville/Tyler DMA also provides coverage for Navarro County. The Corsicana Daily Sun serves as the area's newspaper.

Cities and towns[edit]

Navarro Mills Lake and Dam

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Texas Historical Commission, historical marker, Navarro County Courthouse, Corsicana, Texas
  4. ^ Texas Historical Commission, Navarro Rifles historical marker, Navarro College, Corsicana, Texas
  5. ^ U.S. Decennial Census
  6. ^ Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 32°03′N 96°28′W / 32.05°N 96.47°W / 32.05; -96.47