Hunt County, Texas facts for kids

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Hunt County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Hunt County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the USA highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1846
Seat Greenville
Largest City Greenville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

882 sq mi (2,284 km²)
840 sq mi (2,176 km²)
42 sq mi (109 km²), 4.7%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

86,129
102/sq mi (39/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.huntcounty.net
Named for: Memucan Hunt, Jr.

Hunt County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 86,129. Its county seat is Greenville. The county is named for Memucan Hunt, Jr., the first Republic of Texas Minister to United States from 1837 to 1838 and the third Texas Secretary of the Navy from 1838 to 1839.

Hunt County is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 882 square miles (2,280 km2), of which 840 square miles (2,200 km2) is land and 42 square miles (110 km2) (4.7%) is covered by water.

Lakes

  • Lake Tawakoni

Major highways

  • I-30.svg Interstate 30
  • US 67.svg U.S. Highway 67
  • US 69.svg U.S. Highway 69
  • US 380.svg U.S. Highway 380
  • Texas 11.svg State Highway 11
  • Texas 24.svg State Highway 24
  • Texas 34.svg State Highway 34
  • Texas 50.svg State Highway 50
  • Texas 66.svg State Highway 66
  • Texas 224.svg State Highway 224
  • Texas 276.svg State Highway 276
  • Texas Loop 178.svg Loop 178
  • Texas Spur 302.svg Spur 302

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 1,520
1860 6,630 336.2%
1870 10,291 55.2%
1880 17,230 67.4%
1890 31,885 85.1%
1900 47,295 48.3%
1910 48,116 1.7%
1920 50,350 4.6%
1930 49,016 −2.6%
1940 48,793 −0.5%
1950 42,731 −12.4%
1960 39,399 −7.8%
1970 47,948 21.7%
1980 55,248 15.2%
1990 64,343 16.5%
2000 76,596 19.0%
2010 86,129 12.4%
Est. 2015 89,844 4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010–2014

As of the census of 2000, 76,596 people, 28,742 households, and 20,521 families resided in the county. The population density was 91 people per square mile (35/km²). The 32,490 housing units averaged 39 per square mile (15/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 83.57% White, 9.45% Black or African American, 0.73% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 3.93% from other races, and 1.70% from two or more races. About 8.31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 28,742 households, 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.20% were married couples living together, 11.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% were not families; 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county, the population was distributed as 26.50% under the age of 18, 10.00% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,752, and for a family was $44,388. Males had a median income of $33,347 versus $23,085 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,554. About 8.60% of families and 12.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.80% of those under age 18 and 11.70% of those age 65 or over.

Public Transportation

Connection Bus
A Connection Bus in Greenville.

A public transit called The Connection serves all of Hunt County. The transit operates Monday through Friday from 7am-7pm. Reservations have to be made one day in advance and the transit charges $2 ($4 round trip) if the passenger is traveling to a place within the same community or city, and $3 ($6 round trip) if the passenger is traveling from one city or community to another within Hunt County. Also, the transit will take Hunt County residents to Dallas, this is offered round trip only, passengers are charged $34, and a minimum of three passengers is also required.

Veterans services

The Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 81, located at 2502 Church Street, offers veterans and their dependents a meeting place and assistance with filing and mailing disability forms.

The American Legion Otho Morgan Post 17 meets at 4509 Moulton St.

Communities

Cities

Town

Unincorporated communities

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