Cherokee County (Texas)
The Cherokee County is a county located in the state of Texas in the United States. The seat of the county government ( County Seat) is located in Rusk.
The County is located east of the geographic center of Texas, about 100 km to the border of Louisiana and has an area of 2750 square kilometers, of which 25 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Smith County, Rusk County, Nacogdoches County, Angelina County, Houston County, Anderson County and Henderson County.
Cherokee County was formed in 1846 from parts of Nacogdoches County. It was named after the Cherokee, a Native American people.
According to the census of 2000, there were 46 659 people in Cherokee County. Of these, 2,824 people lived in collective centers, the other inhabitants lived in 16,651 households, and 12,105 families counted. The population density was 17 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made up of 74.34 percent White, 15.96 percent Black or African American, 0.47 percent Native American, 0.40 percent Asian, 0.06 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 7.43 percent from other races groups; 1.34 percent were descended from two or more races. 13.24 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Of the 16,651 households out of which 33.4 per cent of children or young people who lived with them. 55.7 percent were married couples living together, 12.8 percent were single mothers and 27.3 percent were non-families. 24.2 percent of all households and 11.9 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.11 persons.
26.3 percent of the population was under 18 years old, 9.3 percent between 18 to 24, 27.4 percent between 25 and 44, 21.9 percent between 45 and 64, and 15.1 percent were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 101 males and 100 females aged 18 and over, there were 99 men.
The median income for a household was $ 29,313, and the median income for a family was $ 34,750. Males had a median income of $ 26,410, women $ 19,788. The per capita income was $ 13,980. 13.7 percent of families and 17.9 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.
Cities and Towns
- Cove Springs
- Elm Grove
- Lake Jacksonville
- Mount Selman
- New Hope
- New Summerfield
- Pine Hill
- Shady Grove
- Weeping Mary
- Wild Hurst