Bosque County, Texas facts for kids
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The Bosque County Courthouse in Meridian
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Bosque River|
|• Total||1,003 sq mi (2,600 km2)|
|• Land||983 sq mi (2,550 km2)|
|• Water||20 sq mi (50 km2) 1.34%|
|• Density||18.180/sq mi (7.020/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Bosque County ( BOS-kee) is a county located on the Edwards Plateau in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2020 census, the population was 18,235. Its county seat is Meridian, while Clifton is the largest city and the cultural/financial center of the county. The county is named for the Bosque River, which runs through the center of the county north to south. The Brazos River makes up the eastern border along with the Lake Whitney reservoir it feeds.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,003 square miles (2,600 km2), of which 983 square miles (2,550 km2) is land and 20 square miles (52 km2) (2.0%) is water.
- Somervell County (north)
- Johnson County (northeast)
- Hill County (east)
- McLennan County (southeast)
- Coryell County (south)
- Hamilton County (west)
- Erath County (northwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010 2020
|Race / Ethnicity||Pop 2010||Pop 2020||% 2010||% 2020|
|White alone (NH)||14,701||13,621||80.72%||74.70%|
|Black or African American alone (NH)||277||244||1.52%||1.34%|
|Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH)||74||83||0.41%||0.46%|
|Asian alone (NH)||38||80||0.21%||0.44%|
|Pacific Islander alone (NH)||2||3||0.01%||0.02%|
|Some Other Race alone (NH)||9||29||0.05%||0.16%|
|Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH)||185||854||1.02%||4.68%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||2,926||3,321||16.07%||18.21%|
Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.
- Cranfills Gap (small part in Hamilton County)
- Meridian (county seat)
- Valley Mills (small part in McLennan County)
- Walnut Springs
- Laguna Park
- Jacob De Cordova, land agent, member of Texas House of Representatives, 1808–1868
- Calvin Maples Cureton, Texas attorney general from 1919 to 1921, Texas chief justice 1921–1940
- James T. Draper Jr., Texas Southern Baptist clergyman was a pastor in Iredell in Bosque County in the late 1950s.
- James E. Ferguson 26th governor of Texas
- Miriam A. Ferguson, James' wife and the 29th and 32nd governor of Texas
- Earle Bradford Mayfield, Texas state senator, United States senator
- John Lomax, American musicologist and folklorist
In Spanish: Condado de Bosque para niños
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