Madison County, Texas facts for kids
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The Madison County Courthouse in Madisonville
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Favian Almaraz|
|• Total||472 sq mi (1,220 km2)|
|• Land||466 sq mi (1,210 km2)|
|• Water||6.4 sq mi (17 km2) 1.3%|
|• Density||28.506/sq mi (11.006/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2020 census, its population was 13,455. Its seat is Madisonville. The county was created in 1853 and organized the next year. It is named for James Madison, the fourth President of the United States.
The current Madison County Courthouse was built in 1970. It is at least the fifth courthouse to serve Madison County.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 472 square miles (1,220 km2), of which 466 square miles (1,210 km2) is land and 6.4 square miles (17 km2) (1.3%) is covered by water.
The county has three natural borders: its eastern boundary is defined by the Trinity River, its western boundary is defined by the Navasota River, and the portion of its southern border adjacent to Walker County is defined by Bedias Creek.
- Interstate 45
- U.S. Highway 190
- State Highway 21
- State Highway 75
- State Highway 90
- State Highway OSR
- Leon County (north)
- Houston County (northeast)
- Walker County (southeast)
- Grimes County (south)
- Brazos County (southwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010 2020
|Race / Ethnicity||Pop 2010||Pop 2020||% 2010||% 2020|
|White alone (NH)||8,030||6,984||58.77%||51.91%|
|Black or African American alone (NH)||2,687||2,587||19.66%||19.23%|
|Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH)||32||48||0.23%||0.36%|
|Asian alone (NH)||77||101||0.56%||0.75%|
|Pacific Islander alone (NH)||1||0||0.01%||0.00%|
|Some Other Race alone (NH)||4||11||0.03%||0.08%|
|Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH)||145||309||1.06%||2.30%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||2,688||3,415||19.67%||25.38%|
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.
- Madisonville Consolidated Independent School District
- Normangee Independent School District
- North Zulch Independent School District
Blinn College is the designated community college for all of the county.
In Spanish: Condado de Madison (Texas) para niños
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