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Titus County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Titus County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the USA highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1846
Seat Mount Pleasant
Largest City Mount Pleasant
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

426 sq mi (1,103 km²)
406 sq mi (1,052 km²)
20 sq mi (52 km²), 4.6%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

32,334
80/sq mi (31/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.titus.tx.us

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%
Est. 2015 32,623 0.9%
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

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