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Nacogdoches County, Texas
Map

Location in the state of Texas
Map of the USA highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1837
Seat Nacogdoches
Largest City Nacogdoches
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

981 sq mi (2,541 km²)
947 sq mi (2,453 km²)
35 sq mi (91 km²), 3.5%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

64,524
68/sq mi (26/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.nacogdoches.tx.us

Nacogdoches County (/ˌnækəˈds/ NAK-ə-DOH-chiss) is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 64,524. Its county seat is Nacogdoches. The county was created in 1826 as a municipality of Mexico and organized as a county in 1837.

The Nacogdoches, TX Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Nacogdoches County.

Nacogdoches hosts the Blueberry Festival the second Saturday in June. The county is the top blueberry producer in Texas and is headquarters for the Texas Blueberry Marketing Association. It recently tagged itself as the "Capital of the Texas Forest Country". The county is one of the first Texas Certified Retirement Communities.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 981 square miles (2,540 km2), of which 947 square miles (2,450 km2) is land and 35 square miles (91 km2) (3.5%) is water.

Adjacent counties

National protected area

  • Angelina National Forest (part)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 5,193
1860 8,292 59.7%
1870 9,614 15.9%
1880 11,590 20.6%
1890 15,984 37.9%
1900 24,663 54.3%
1910 27,406 11.1%
1920 28,457 3.8%
1930 30,290 6.4%
1940 35,392 16.8%
1950 30,326 −14.3%
1960 28,046 −7.5%
1970 36,362 29.7%
1980 46,786 28.7%
1990 54,753 17.0%
2000 59,203 8.1%
2010 64,524 9.0%
Est. 2015 65,664 1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010–2014

As of the census of 2000, there were 59,203 people, 22,006 households, and 14,039 families residing in the county. The population density was 62 people per square mile (24/km²). There were 25,051 housing units at an average density of 26 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 75.00% White, 16.74% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 5.70% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. 11.25% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 22,006 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.30% were married couples living together, 11.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.20% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 20.00% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 19.20% from 45 to 64, and 12.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 93.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,301, and the median income for a family was $38,347. Males had a median income of $29,502 versus $21,422 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,437. About 15.50% of families and 23.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.10% of those under age 18 and 13.90% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Bus

Greyhound Lines operates the Nacogdoches Station at the Kerrville Bus Company station in Nacogdoches.

Major highways

  • US 59.svg U.S. Highway 59
    • I-69.svg The future route of Interstate 69 is planned to follow the current route of U.S. 59 in most places.
  • US 259.svg U.S. Highway 259
  • Texas 7.svg State Highway 7
  • Texas 21.svg State Highway 21
  • Texas 103.svg State Highway 103
  • Texas 204.svg State Highway 204
  • Texas FM 95.svg Farm to Market Road 95
  • Texas FM 225.svg Farm to Market Road 225
  • Texas FM 226.svg Farm to Market Road 226

Communities

Cities

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities


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