Victoria County, Texas

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Victoria County, Texas
Victoria County, TX, Courthouse IMG 1008.JPG
The Victoria County Courthouse of Romanesque revival design in Victoria.
Map of Texas highlighting Victoria County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded1836
Named forGuadalupe Victoria
SeatVictoria
Largest cityVictoria
Area
 • Total889 sq mi (2,302 km2)
 • Land882 sq mi (2,284 km2)
 • Water7 sq mi (18 km2), 0.8%
Population
 • (2010)86,793
 • Density96/sq mi (37/km²)
Congressional district27th
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5
Websitewww.victoriacountytx.org
 
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Victoria County, Texas
Victoria County, TX, Courthouse IMG 1008.JPG
The Victoria County Courthouse of Romanesque revival design in Victoria.
Map of Texas highlighting Victoria County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded1836
Named forGuadalupe Victoria
SeatVictoria
Largest cityVictoria
Area
 • Total889 sq mi (2,302 km2)
 • Land882 sq mi (2,284 km2)
 • Water7 sq mi (18 km2), 0.8%
Population
 • (2010)86,793
 • Density96/sq mi (37/km²)
Congressional district27th
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5
Websitewww.victoriacountytx.org

Victoria County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 86,793.[1] Its county seat is Victoria.[2]

Victoria County is included in the Victoria, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 889 square miles (2,300 km2), of which 882 square miles (2,280 km2) is land and 7 square miles (18 km2) (0.8%) is water.[17]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
18502,019
18604,171106.6%
18704,86016.5%
18806,28929.4%
18908,73738.9%
190013,67856.6%
191014,9909.6%
192018,27121.9%
193020,0489.7%
194023,74118.4%
195031,24131.6%
196046,47548.8%
197053,76615.7%
198068,80728.0%
199074,3618.1%
200084,08813.1%
201086,7933.2%
Est. 201289,2692.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[18]
1850-2010[19]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[20] of 2000, there were 84,088 people, 30,071 households, and 22,192 families residing in the county. The population density was 95 people per square mile (37/km²). There were 32,945 housing units at an average density of 37 per square mile (14/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 74.22% White, 6.30% Black or African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 15.92% from other races, and 2.22% from two or more races. 39.20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 16.2% were of German, 6.2% American and 5.6% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 73.3% spoke English and 25.5% Spanish as their first language.

There were 30,071 households out of which 37.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.70% were married couples living together, 12.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.20% were non-families. 22.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the county, the population was spread out with 29.10% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, and 12.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 94.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,732, and the median income for a family was $44,443. Males had a median income of $35,484 versus $21,231 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,379. About 10.50% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.20% of those under age 18 and 11.70% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Unincorporated areas[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Roell, Craig H. "Victoria County, Texas". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 30 November 2010. 
  4. ^ Harrigan, Stephen (January 1979). "In Search of La Salle". Texas Monthly: 88–90;138,141–147. 
  5. ^ Bencke, Arthur C; Cushing, Colbert E (2005). Rivers of North America. Academic Press. pp. 192–194. ISBN 978-0-12-088253-3. 
  6. ^ Heard, J Norman (1987). Handbook of the American Frontier, Volume I: The Southeastern Woodlands. The Scarecrow Press, Inc. p. 272. ISBN 978-0-8108-1931-3. 
  7. ^ Walter, Tamra Lynn (2007). Espíritu Santo de Zúñiga: A Frontier Mission in South Texas. University of Texas Press. p. 12. ISBN 978-0-292-71478-6. 
  8. ^ Craig H. Roell, "DE LEON, MARTIN," Handbook of Texas Online [1], accessed September 11, 2011. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
  9. ^ Craig H. Roell, "DE LEON'S COLONY," Handbook of Texas Online [2], accessed September 11, 2011. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
  10. ^ Room, Adrian (2005). Placenames Of The World: Origins and Meanings of the Names for 6,600 Countries, Cities, Territories, Natural Features and Historic Sites. McFarland & Company. p. 395. ISBN 978-0-7864-2248-7. 
  11. ^ De La Teja, Jesus F (2010). Tejano Leadership in Mexican and Revolutionary Texas. TAMU Press. p. 116. ISBN 978-1-60344-166-7. 
  12. ^ Fowler, Will (2007). Santa Anna of Mexico. University of Nebraska Press. p. 226. ISBN 978-0-8032-1120-9. 
  13. ^ "Coletoville, Texas". Texas Escapes. Texas Escapes - Blueprints For Travel, LLC. Retrieved 30 November 2010. 
  14. ^ Blackburn, Edward A (2005). Wanted: Historic County Jails of Texas. TAMU Press. p. 339. ISBN 978-1-58544-308-6. 
  15. ^ Roell, Craig H; Harsdoff-Lee, Linda. "Benjamin F Hill". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 30 November 2010. 
  16. ^ "Victoria, Texas-Air Forces". Life: 56–59 61. June 1942. 
  17. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  18. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved December 29, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved December 29, 2013. 
  20. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 28°48′N 96°58′W / 28.80°N 96.97°W / 28.80; -96.97