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Robertson County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Robertson County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the USA highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1838
Seat Franklin
Largest City Hearne
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

865 sq mi (2,240 km²)
856 sq mi (2,217 km²)
9.7 sq mi (25 km²), 1.1%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

16,622
19/sq mi (7/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.robertson.tx.us
Named for: Sterling C. Robertson
Robertson County, TX, sign IMG 2287

Robertson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 16,622. Its county seat is Franklin. The county was created in 1837 and organized the following year. It is named for Sterling C. Robertson, an early settler who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence.

Robertson County is part of the College Station-Bryan, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 865 square miles (2,240 km2), of which 856 square miles (2,220 km2) is land and 9.7 square miles (25 km2) (1.1%) is water.

Major highways

  • US 79.svg U.S. Highway 79
  • US 190.svg U.S. Highway 190
  • Texas 6.svg State Highway 6
  • Texas 7.svg State Highway 7
  • Texas 14.svg State Highway 14

Additionally, State Highway OSR forms Robertson County's southeastern border, but doesn't fully enter the county.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 934
1860 4,997 435.0%
1870 9,990 99.9%
1880 22,383 124.1%
1890 26,506 18.4%
1900 31,480 18.8%
1910 27,454 −12.8%
1920 27,933 1.7%
1930 27,240 −2.5%
1940 25,710 −5.6%
1950 19,908 −22.6%
1960 16,157 −18.8%
1970 14,389 −10.9%
1980 14,653 1.8%
1990 15,511 5.9%
2000 16,000 3.2%
2010 16,622 3.9%
Est. 2015 16,659 0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010–2014

As of the census of 2000, there were 16,000 people, 6,179 households, and 4,356 families residing in the county. The population density was 19 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 7,874 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 66.20% White, 24.19% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 7.17% from other races, and 1.79% from two or more races. 14.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,179 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.10% were married couples living together, 15.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 26.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county, the population was spread out with 28.20% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 17.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,886, and the median income for a family was $35,590. Males had a median income of $30,795 versus $21,529 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,714. About 17.30% of families and 20.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.70% of those under age 18 and 21.60% of those age 65 or over.

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Cities

Unincorporated communities

Ghost towns

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