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Titus County
The Titus County Courthouse (1895) in Mount Pleasant
The Titus County Courthouse (1895) in Mount Pleasant
Map of Texas highlighting Titus County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
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Country  United States
State  Texas
Founded 1846
Named for Andrew Jackson Titus
Seat Mount Pleasant
Largest city Mount Pleasant
Area
 • Total 426 sq mi (1,100 km2)
 • Land 406 sq mi (1,050 km2)
 • Water 20 sq mi (50 km2)  4.6%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 32,334
 • Density 80/sq mi (30/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 4th

Titus County is a county located in the northeastern region of the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 32,334. Its county seat is Mount Pleasant. The county is named for Andrew Jackson Titus, an early settler. Titus County comprises the Mount Pleasant, TX Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 426 square miles (1,100 km2), of which 406 square miles (1,050 km2) is land and 20 square miles (52 km2) (4.6%) is water.

Major highways

  • I-30.svg Interstate 30
  • US 67.svg U.S. Highway 67
  • US 271.svg U.S. Highway 271
  • Texas 11.svg State Highway 11
  • Texas 49.svg State Highway 49

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 3,636
1860 9,648 165.3%
1870 11,339 17.5%
1880 5,959 −47.4%
1890 8,190 37.4%
1900 12,292 50.1%
1910 16,422 33.6%
1920 18,128 10.4%
1930 16,003 −11.7%
1940 19,228 20.2%
1950 17,302 −10.0%
1960 16,785 −3.0%
1970 16,702 −0.5%
1980 21,442 28.4%
1990 24,009 12.0%
2000 28,118 17.1%
2010 32,334 15.0%
2019 (est.) 32,750 1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010–2014

As of the census of 2000, there were 28,118 people, 9,552 households, and 7,154 families residing in the county. The population density was 68 people per square mile (26/km2). There were 10,675 housing units at an average density of 26 per square mile (10/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 88.8% White, 10.10% Black or African American, 1.10% other. 40.6% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,552 households, out of which 39.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 11.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.10% were non-families. 22.10% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.36.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 30.30% under the age of 18, 9.80% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 19.50% from 45 to 64, and 12.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 97.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,452, and the median income for a family was $37,390. Males had a median income of $26,466 versus $18,238 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,501. About 14.90% of families and 18.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.10% of those under age 18 and 14.10% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Town

Unincorporated communities

Education

1921 Locust yearbook p. 153 (Titus County Club)
The Titus County Club at East Texas State Normal College in 1921

The following school districts serve Titus County:

  • Chapel Hill ISD
  • Daingerfield-Lone Star ISD (mostly in Morris County)
  • Harts Bluff ISD
  • Mount Pleasant ISD
  • Pewitt CISD (mostly in Morris County, small portion in Cass County)
  • Rivercrest ISD (partly in Red River County, small portion in Franklin County)
  • Winfield ISD

In addition, Northeast Texas Community College serves Titus County, as well as neighboring Morris and Camp counties.

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