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The Milam County Courthouse in Cameron. The Courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 20, 1977.
The Milam County Courthouse in Cameron. The Courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 20, 1977.
Map of Texas highlighting Milam 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 1837
Named for Benjamin Rush Milam
Seat Cameron
Largest city Rockdale
Area
 • Total 1,022 sq mi (2,650 km2)
 • Land 1,017 sq mi (2,630 km2)
 • Water 4.8 sq mi (12 km2)  0.5%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 24,754
 • Density 24.221/sq mi (9.352/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 17th
Milam County, TX, sign IMG 2241

Milam County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2020 census, its population was 24,754. The county seat is Cameron. The county was created in 1834 as a municipality in Mexico and organized as a county in 1837. Milam County is named for Benjamin Rush Milam, an early settler and a soldier in the Texas Revolution.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,022 square miles (2,650 km2), of which 1,017 square miles (2,630 km2) is land and 4.8 square miles (12 km2) (0.5%) is water.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 2,907
1860 5,175 78.0%
1870 8,984 73.6%
1880 18,659 107.7%
1890 24,773 32.8%
1900 39,666 60.1%
1910 36,780 −7.3%
1920 38,104 3.6%
1930 37,915 −0.5%
1940 33,120 −12.6%
1950 23,585 −28.8%
1960 22,263 −5.6%
1970 20,028 −10.0%
1980 22,732 13.5%
1990 22,946 0.9%
2000 24,238 5.6%
2010 24,757 2.1%
2020 24,754 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010 2020

2020 census

Milam County, Texas - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010 Pop 2020 % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 16,216 15,367 65.50% 62.08%
Black or African American alone (NH) 2,380 2,097 9.61% 8.47%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 76 67 0.31% 0.27%
Asian alone (NH) 95 111 0.38% 0.45%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 0 11 0.00% 0.04%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 10 84 0.04% 0.34%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 200 753 0.81% 3.04%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 5,780 6,264 23.35% 25.31%
Total 24,757 24,754 100.00% 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

Town

Unincorporated communities

Ghost towns

Education

Six independent school districts are present in Milam County:

  • Buckholts Independent School District
  • Cameron Independent School District
  • Gause Independent School District
  • Milano Independent School District
  • Rockdale Independent School District
  • Thorndale Independent School District

Four additional districts extend into parts of Milam County, but are based in neighboring counties: Bartlett, Caldwell, Holland, and Rosebud-Lott.

St. Paul Lutheran School[1] in Thorndale, a private institution, serves students from prekindergarten through grade 8.

Temple Junior College District is the designated community college for county residents in Bartlett, Buckholts, Cameron, Rockdale, Rosebud-Lott, and Thorndale ISDs. Blinn College is the designated community college for county residents in Gause, Lexington, and Milano ISDs.

See also

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