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Kaufman County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Kaufman County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the USA highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded February 1848
Seat Kaufman
Largest City Terrell
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

808 sq mi (2,093 km²)
781 sq mi (2,023 km²)
27 sq mi (70 km²), 3.3%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

103,350
132/sq mi (51/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: http://www.kaufmancounty.net/
Named for: David Spangler Kaufman

Kaufman County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 103,350. Its county seat is Kaufman. Both the county, established in 1848, and the city were named for David S. Kaufman, a diplomat and U.S. Representative from Texas.

Kaufman County is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Western artist Frank Reaugh moved from Illinois to Kaufman County in 1876 to draw inspiration for his paintings such 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%
Est. 2015 114,690 11.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010–2014

As of the census of 2000, there were 71,313 people, 24,367 households, and 19,225 families residing in the county. The population density was 91/sq mi (35/km²). There were 26,133 housing units at an average density of 33/sq mi (13/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 81.10% White, 10.53% Black or African American, 0.61% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 5.66% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. 11.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 24,367 households out of which 39.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.10% were married couples living together, 11.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.10% were non-families. 17.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the county, the population was spread out with 29.20% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 29.50% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 10.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $44,783, and the median income for a family was $50,354. Males had a median income of $35,537 versus $26,494 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,827. About 7.80% of families and 10.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.30% of those under age 18 and 11.80% of those age 65 or over.

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


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