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Kaufman County
The Kaufman County Courthouse in Kaufman
The Kaufman County Courthouse in Kaufman
Map of Texas highlighting Kaufman County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
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Texas's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Texas
Founded February 1848
Named for David Spangler Kaufman
Seat Kaufman
Largest city Forney
Area
 • Total 808 sq mi (2,090 km2)
 • Land 781 sq mi (2,020 km2)
 • Water 27 sq mi (70 km2)  3.3%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 145,310
 • Density 179.84/sq mi (69.44/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 5th

Kaufman County is a county in the northeast area of the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2020 census, its population was 145,310. Its county seat is Kaufman. Both the county, established in 1848, and the city were named for David S. Kaufman, a U.S. Representative and diplomat from Texas.

Kaufman County is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan statistical area.

Western artist Frank Reaugh moved from Illinois to Kaufman County in 1876. There he was directly inspired for such paintings as The Approaching Herd (1902).

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 808 square miles (2,090 km2), of which 781 square miles (2,020 km2) is land and 27 square miles (70 km2) (3.3%) is water. Located in the northeast portion of Texas, it is bounded on the southwest by Trinity River, and drained by the east fork of that stream.

Major highways

  • I-20.svg Interstate 20
  • US 80.svg U.S. Highway 80
  • US 175.svg U.S. Highway 175
  • Texas 34.svg State Highway 34
  • Texas 205.svg State Highway 205
  • Texas 243.svg State Highway 243
  • Texas 274.svg State Highway 274
  • Texas Spur 557.svg Spur 557

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 1,047
1860 3,936 275.9%
1870 6,895 75.2%
1880 15,448 124.0%
1890 21,598 39.8%
1900 33,376 54.5%
1910 35,323 5.8%
1920 41,276 16.9%
1930 40,905 −0.9%
1940 38,308 −6.3%
1950 31,170 −18.6%
1960 29,931 −4.0%
1970 32,392 8.2%
1980 39,015 20.4%
1990 52,220 33.8%
2000 71,313 36.6%
2010 103,350 44.9%
2020 145,310 40.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2020

2020 census

Kaufman County, Texas - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010 Pop 2020 % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 73,328 78,626 69.98% 54.11%
Black or African American alone (NH) 10,571 21,541 10.23% 14.82%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 551 623 0.53% 0.43%
Asian alone (NH) 869 2,107 0.84% 1.45%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 32 70 0.03% 0.05%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 69 435 0.07% 0.30%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 1,382 5,743 1.34% 3.95%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 17,548 36,168 16.98% 24.89%
Total 103,350 145,310 100.00% 100.00%

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.

Communities

Cities (multiple counties)

Cities

Kaufman County Texas Incorporated Areas
Map showing cities and towns in Kaufman County

Towns

Villages

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Condado de Kaufman para niños

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