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Camp County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas
Map of the USA highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1874
Seat Pittsburg
Largest City Pittsburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

203 sq mi (526 km²)
196 sq mi (508 km²)
7.4 sq mi (19 km²), 3.6%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

12,401
63/sq mi (24/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.camp.tx.us
Named for: John Lafayette Camp

Camp County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 12,401. Its seat is Pittsburg. The county was founded in 1874 and is named for John Lafayette Camp, a Texas politician.

Camp County is represented in the Texas House of Representatives by the Republican Bryan Hughes, a lawyer in Mineola.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 203 square miles (530 km2), of which 196 square miles (510 km2) is land and 7.4 square miles (19 km2) (3.6%) is water. It is the third smallest county by area in Texas.

Major highways

  • US 259.svg U.S. Highway 259
  • US 271.svg U.S. Highway 271
  • Texas 11.svg State Highway 11

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 5,951
1890 6,624 11.3%
1900 9,146 38.1%
1910 9,551 4.4%
1920 11,103 16.2%
1930 10,063 −9.4%
1940 10,285 2.2%
1950 8,740 −15.0%
1960 7,849 −10.2%
1970 8,005 2.0%
1980 9,275 15.9%
1990 9,904 6.8%
2000 11,549 16.6%
2010 12,401 7.4%
Est. 2015 12,682 2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010–2014

As of the census of 2000, there were 11,549 people, 4,336 households, and 3,156 families residing in the county. The population density was 58 people per square mile (23/km²). There were 5,228 housing units at an average density of 26 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 69.53% White, 19.20% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 9.63% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. 14.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,336 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.20% were married couples living together, 12.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.20% were non-families. 24.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 16.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,164, and the median income for a family was $36,142. Males had a median income of $31,870 versus $18,797 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,500. About 15.90% of families and 20.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.00% of those under age 18 and 16.00% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

City

Town

Unincorporated communities

Ghost Town

Coordinates: 32°58′N 94°59′W / 32.97°N 94.98°W / 32.97; -94.98


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