Hopkins County (Texas)
The Hopkins 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 Sulphur Springs.
The County is located in northeastern Texas and is about 50 km north of Oklahoma and to the east about 80 miles from Arkansas and Louisiana. It has an area of 2053 square kilometers, of which 27 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Delta County, Franklin County, Wood County, Rains County, and Hunt County.
Hopkins County was formed in 1846 from parts of Lamar County and Nacogdoches County. It was named after the family of David Hopkins, an early settler in the future county.
According to the census of 2000, there were 31 960 people in Hopkins County. Of these, 472 people were living in collective centers, the other inhabitants lived in 12,286 households and 8,882 families. The population density was 16 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made up of 85.11 percent White, 7.99 percent African American, 0.68 percent Native American, 0.25 percent Asian, 0.06 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 4.55 percent from other races groups; 1.36 percent were descended from two or more races. 9.28 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Of the 12,286 households out of which 32.5 per cent of children or young people who lived with them. 58.5 percent were married couples living together, 10.0 percent were single mothers and 27.7 percent were non-families. 24.1 percent of all households and 11.8 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.04 persons.
26.1 percent of the population was under 18 years old, 8.4 percent between 18 to 24, 27.3 percent between 25 and 44, 23.0 percent between 45 and 64, and 15.2 percent were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.1 males to 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.
The median income for a household was $ 32,136, and the median income for a family was $ 38,580. Males had a median income of $ 30,377, women $ 20,751. The per capita income was $ 17,182. 11.3 percent of families and 14.6 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.
Places in County
- Black Oak
- Martin Springs
- Miller Grove
- Pine Forest
- Reilly Springs
- Sulphur Bluff
- Sulphur Springs