Leon County (Texas)
The Leon 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 Centerville.
The County is located east of the geographic center of Texas, about half way to Louisiana and has an area of 2798 square kilometers, of which 22 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Freestone County, Anderson County, Houston County, Madison County, Brazos County, Robertson County and Limestone County.
Leon County was formed in 1846 from parts of Robertson County. It was named after Martin De Leon, founder of the city of Victoria in Texas.
According to the census in 2000 lived in Leon County 15,335 people in 6,189 households and 4,511 families. The population density was 6 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made up of 83.53 percent White, 10.39 percent Black or African American, 0.34 percent Native American, 0.18 percent Asian, 0.01 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 4.50 percent from other races groups; 1.06 per cent were descended from two or more races. 7.91 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Of the 6,189 households out of which 28.2 per cent of children or young people who lived with them. 60.2 percent were married couples living together, 9.2 percent were single mothers and 27.1 percent were non-families. 24.8 percent of all households and 13.1 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.92.
24.3 percent of the population was under 18 years old, 6.7 percent between 18 to 24, 23.4 percent between 25 and 44, 25.6 percent between 45 and 64 and 20.0 percent were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males to 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.
The median income for a household was $ 30,981, and the median income for a family was $ 38,029. Males have a median income of $ 32,036, women $ 19,607. The per capita income was $ 17,599. 12.6 percent of families and 15.6 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.
Cities and Towns
- Guys Store
- Hilltop Lakes
- Red Lake