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Stonewall County
Stonewall County Courthouse in Aspermont
Stonewall County Courthouse in Aspermont
Map of Texas highlighting Stonewall County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Texas
Founded 1888
Named for Stonewall Jackson
Seat Aspermont
Largest town Aspermont
Area
 • Total 920 sq mi (2,400 km2)
 • Land 916 sq mi (2,370 km2)
 • Water 3.9 sq mi (10 km2)  0.4%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,490
 • Density 1.6/sq mi (0.6/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 19th

Stonewall County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,490. Its county seat is Aspermont. The county was created in 1876 and organized in 1888. It is named for Stonewall Jackson, a general of the Confederate States Army.

Republican Drew Springer, Jr., a businessman from Muenster in Cooke County, has since January 2013 represented Stonewall County in the Texas House of Representatives.

History

Stonewall County was formed in 1876 from portions of Bexar County and Young County. It was named after Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, a general of the Confederate Army.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 920 square miles (2,400 km2), of which 916 square miles (2,370 km2) is land and 3.9 square miles (10 km2) (0.4%) is covered by water.

Geographic features

Major highways

  • US 83.svg U.S. Highway 83
  • US 380.svg U.S. Highway 380
  • Texas 283.svg State Highway 283

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 104
1890 1,024 884.6%
1900 2,183 113.2%
1910 5,320 143.7%
1920 4,086 −23.2%
1930 5,667 38.7%
1940 5,589 −1.4%
1950 3,679 −34.2%
1960 3,017 −18.0%
1970 2,397 −20.6%
1980 2,406 0.4%
1990 2,013 −16.3%
2000 1,693 −15.9%
2010 1,490 −12.0%
Est. 2015 1,410 −5.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010–2014

As of the census of 2010, 1,490 people, 642 households, and 426 families resided in the county. The population density was 2.0 people per square mile. The 928 housing units averaged 1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 87.7% White, 2.6% Black or African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 6.3% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. About 14.0% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 642 households, 24% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were not families; 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the county, the population was distributed as 22.80% under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 22.60% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 24.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,935, and for a family was $35,571. Males had a median income of $27,083 versus $15,000 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,094. About 14.80% of families and 19.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.50% of those under age 18 and 14.50% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Town

Unincorporated communities

Ghost Town

Coordinates: 33°11′N 100°15′W / 33.18°N 100.25°W / 33.18; -100.25

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