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Delta County Courthouse in Cooper
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
|• Total||278 sq mi (720 km2)|
|• Land||257 sq mi (670 km2)|
|• Water||21 sq mi (50 km2) 7.6%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||20/sq mi (8/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Delta County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 5,231. Going by a 2018 estimate, the population is 5,349. Its county seat and largest city is Cooper. The county was founded in 1870 and is named for its triangular shape, much like the Greek letter delta.
Two forks of the Sulphur River form its northern and southern boundaries and meet at its easternmost point. Delta County was one of 19 prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas. As of 2015[update], Delta county is no longer a dry county.
Delta County is represented in the Texas House of Representatives by Republican Larry Phillips of Sherman, Texas.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 278 square miles (720 km2), of which 257 square miles (670 km2) is land and 21 square miles (54 km2) (7.6%) is water.
- Lamar County (north)
- Red River County (east)
- Franklin County (east)
- Hopkins County (south)
- Hunt County (southwest)
- Fannin County (northwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, 5,506 people, 2,094 households, and 1,461 families were residing in the county. The population density was 19 people/sq mi (7/km2). The 2,410 housing units averaged 9 per sq mi (3/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 87.93% White, 8.28% African American, 0.77% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 1.22% from other races, and 1.69% from two or more races. About 3.10% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Of the 2,094 households, 30.2% had children under 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were not families. About 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 2.49, and the average family size was 3.02.
In the county, the age distribution was 25.6% under 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.90 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $29,094, and for a family was $37,925. Males had a median income of $31,597 versus $20,296 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,080. About 14.60% of families and 17.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.50% of those under age 18 and 20.60% of those age 65 or over.
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