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McMullen County
The McMullen County Courthouse in Tilden
The McMullen County Courthouse in Tilden
Map of Texas highlighting McMullen 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 1877
Named for John McMullen
Seat Tilden
Largest community Tilden
Area
 • Total 1,157 sq mi (3,000 km2)
 • Land 1,140 sq mi (3,000 km2)
 • Water 17 sq mi (40 km2)  1.5%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 600
 • Density 0.5/sq mi (0.2/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 28th

McMullen County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2020 census, its population was 600, making it the fourth-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 W.C. Stephenson, originally from Buffalo, New York. Stephenson also designed some 50 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%
2020 600 −15.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2020

2020 census

McMullen County, Texas - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010 Pop 2020 % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 432 353 61.10% 58.83%
Black or African American alone (NH) 8 1 1.13% 0.17%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 0 1 0.00% 0.17%
Asian alone (NH) 3 3 0.42% 0.50%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 0 5 0.00% 0.83%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 0 0 0.00% 0.00%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 3 13 0.42% 2.17%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 261 224 36.92% 37.33%
Total 707 600 100.00% 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

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities

Education

McMullen County is served by the McMullen County Independent School District.

Coastal Bend College (formerly Bee County College) is the designated community college for the county.

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