Austin County, Texas
The Austin County Courthouse in Bellville
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Stephen F. Austin|
|• Total||656 sq mi (1,700 km2)|
|• Land||647 sq mi (1,680 km2)|
|• Water||9.9 sq mi (26 km2) 1.5%%|
|• Density||44/sq mi (17/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Austin County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,417. Its seat is Bellville. The county is named for Stephen F. Austin, who facilitated the Anglo-American colonization of Texas and is known as the "Father of Texas".
Geography [ edit ]
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 656 square miles (1,700 km2), of which 647 square miles (1,680 km2) is land and 9.9 square miles (26 km2) (1.5%) is covered by water.
Adjacent counties [ edit ]
- Washington County (north)
- Waller County (east)
- Fort Bend County (southeast)
- Wharton County (south)
- Colorado County (west)
- Fayette County (northwest)
Demographics [ edit ]
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, 23,590 people, 8,747 households, and 6,481 families resided in the county. The population density was 36 people per square mile (14/km²). The 10,205 housing units averaged 16 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 80.22% White, 10.64% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 6.99% from other races, and 1.58% from two or more races. About 16.13% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race, and 26.9% were of German, 8.0% Czech, 6.4% English, and 5.0% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.
Of the 8,747 households, 34.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.60% were married couples living together, 9.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.90% were not families; 22.80% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the county, the population was distributed as 27.00% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.90 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $38,615, and for a family was $46,342. Males had a median income of $32,455 versus $22,142 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,140. About 8.80% of families and 12.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.70% of those under age 18 and 14.40% of those age 65 or over.
Politics [ edit ]
United States Congress [ edit ]
|Senate||John Cornyn||Republican||2002||Senior Senator|
|Senate||Ted Cruz||Republican||2012||Junior Senator|
|Representatives||Name||Party||First elected||Area(s) of Austin County represented|
|District 10||Michael McCaul||Republican||2004||Entire county|
Texas Legislature [ edit ]
Texas Senate [ edit ]
Texas House of Representatives [ edit ]
Austin County Courthouse [ edit ]
Education [ edit ]
The following school districts serve Austin County:
- Bellville Independent School District
- Brazos Independent School District (partial)
- Brenham Independent School District (partial)
- Columbus Independent School District (partial)
- Sealy Independent School District
Transportation [ edit ]
Major Highways [ edit ]
Communities [ edit ]
Cities [ edit ]
Town [ edit ]
Unincorporated communities [ edit ]
Ghost town [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
- List of museums in the Texas Gulf Coast
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Austin County, Texas
- Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Austin County
References [ edit ]
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 4, 2019.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
- "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010"(PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
- "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
- Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
- TxDoT, TTC Section C & S, Detailed Map 2, 2007-12-17Archived February 2, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
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|Wikisource has the text of an 1879 American Cyclopædia article about Austin County, Texas.|
- Austin County website
- Austin County, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online
- Austin County from the Texas Almanac
- Austin County from the TXGenWeb Project
- Historic Austin County materials, hosted by the Portal to Texas History.