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

592 sq mi (1,533 km²)
531 sq mi (1,375 km²)
62 sq mi (161 km²), 10%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

8,865
17/sq mi (7/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.san-augustine.tx.us
Named for: Augustine of Hippo

San Augustine County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 8,865. Its county seat is San Augustine.

History

San Augustine County was formed in 1837. It was supposedly named after the Saint, Augustine of Hippo. However, it seems plausible that the county was named for the town of San Augustine, which had been established five years earlier and whose name was based upon an 18th-century Spanish presidio (fortress).

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 592 square miles (1,530 km2), of which 531 square miles (1,380 km2) is land and 62 square miles (160 km2) (10%) is water.

Major highways

  • US 96.svg U.S. Highway 96
  • Texas 21.svg State Highway 21
  • Texas 103.svg State Highway 103
  • Texas 147.svg State Highway 147

Adjacent counties

Protected areas

  • Angelina National Forest (part)
  • Sabine National Forest (part)
  • Mission Dolores State Historic Site

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 3,648
1860 4,094 12.2%
1870 4,196 2.5%
1880 5,084 21.2%
1890 6,688 31.5%
1900 8,434 26.1%
1910 11,264 33.6%
1920 13,737 22.0%
1930 12,471 −9.2%
1940 12,471 0.0%
1950 8,837 −29.1%
1960 7,722 −12.6%
1970 7,858 1.8%
1980 8,785 11.8%
1990 7,999 −8.9%
2000 8,946 11.8%
2010 8,865 −0.9%
Est. 2015 8,473 −4.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010–2014

As of the census of 2000, there were 8,946 people, 3,575 households, and 2,520 families residing in the county. The population density was 17 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 5,356 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 69.26% White, 27.95% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 1.64% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 3.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,575 households out of which 26.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.50% were married couples living together, 13.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 27.00% 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 2.43 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 23.00% from 25 to 44, 25.10% from 45 to 64, and 21.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 92.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,025, and the median income for a family was $32,772. Males had a median income of $28,395 versus $18,925 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,548. About 15.60% of families and 21.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.70% of those under age 18 and 20.10% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

City

Town

Unincorporated community

Historic town

In popular culture

Rural school children, San Augustine County, Texas (LOC fsac.1a35425)
Rural school children, San Augustine County, Texas. Photograph by John Vachon.

American photographer John Vachon took a series of photographs of rural schoolchildren in San Augustine County, Texas, for the Farm Security Administration in 1943.


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