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McMullen County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting McMullen County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the USA highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1877
Seat Tilden
Largest community Tilden
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,157 sq mi (2,997 km²)
1,139 sq mi (2,950 km²)
17 sq mi (44 km²), 1.5%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

707
0.6/sq mi (0/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.mcmullen.tx.us

McMullen County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 707, making it the fifth-least populous county in Texas. Its county seat is Tilden. The county was established from parts of Bexar County, Atascosa County, and Live Oak County in 1858 and later organized in 1877. It is named for John McMullen, founder of a colony in Texas.

The McMullen County Courthouse was designed by the architect William Charles Stephenson, originally from Buffalo, New York. Stephenson also designed some fifty buildings in Beeville, including the Bee County Courthouse.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,157 square miles (3,000 km2), of which 1,137 square miles (2,940 km2) is land and 17 square miles (44 km2) (1.5%) is water.

Major highways

  • US 59.svg U.S. Highway 59
    • I-69W.svg The future route of Interstate 69W is planned to follow the current route of US 59 in most places.
  • Texas 16.svg State Highway 16
  • Texas 72.svg State Highway 72
  • Texas 97.svg State Highway 97
  • Texas FM 99.svg Farm to Market Road 99
  • Texas FM 624.svg Farm to Market Road 624
  • Texas FM 791.svg Farm to Market Road 791
  • Texas FM 1582.svg Farm to Market Road 1582

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 230
1880 701 204.8%
1890 1,038 48.1%
1900 1,024 −1.3%
1910 1,091 6.5%
1920 952 −12.7%
1930 1,351 41.9%
1940 1,374 1.7%
1950 1,187 −13.6%
1960 1,116 −6.0%
1970 1,095 −1.9%
1980 789 −27.9%
1990 817 3.5%
2000 851 4.2%
2010 707 −16.9%
Est. 2015 820 16.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010–2014

As of the census of 2000, there were 851 people, 355 households, and 238 families residing in the county. The population density was less than 1/km² (1/sq mi). There were 587 housing units at an average density of 0 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.37% White, 1.18% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 8.93% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. 33.14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 355 households out of which 25.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.70% were married couples living together, 5.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.70% were non-families. 30.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 23.70% from 25 to 44, 28.70% from 45 to 64, and 17.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 101.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $35,417. Males had a median income of $26,953 versus $20,982 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,258. 20.70% of the population and 15.90% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 28.60% are under the age of 18 and 17.90% are 65 or older.

Communities

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities


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