Morris County (Texas)

The Morris 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 Daingerfield. The county is one of the Dry counties, which means that the sale of alcohol is restricted or prohibited.


The County is located in northeast Texas, in the north about 30 miles from Oklahoma and east about 40 km away from Arkansas. It has an area of 670 square kilometers, of which 11 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Bowie County, Cass County, Marion County, Upshur County, Camp County, Titus County and Red River County.


Morris County was formed in 1875 from parts of Titus County. It was named for William Wright Morris, an early judge and farmers in the region.

Demographic data

According to the census of 2000, there were 13,048 people in Morris County. Of these, 166 people were living in collective centers, the other residents living in 5,215 households and 3,749 families. The population density was 20 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 71.71 percent White, 24.13 percent Black or African American, 0.53 percent Native American, 0.18 percent Asian, 0.06 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 2.28 percent from other races groups; 1.12 percent were descended from two or more races. 3.66 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 5,215 households out of which 29.5 per cent of children or young people who lived with them. 53.9 percent were married couples living together, 14.1 percent were single mothers and 28.1 percent were non-families. 25.8 percent of all households and 13.2 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.95 persons.

25.2 percent of the population was under 18 years old, 7.8 percent between 18 to 24, 24.3 percent between 25 and 44, 24.5 percent between 45 and 64 and 18.3 percent were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males to 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.

The median income for a household was $ 29,011, and the median income for a family was $ 35,326. Males had a median income of $ 30,917, women $ 20,270. The per capita income was $ 15,612. 14.9 percent of families and 18.3 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Cities and Towns

  • Bryans Mill
  • Cason
  • Cornett
  • Daingerfield
  • Dalton
  • Hughes Springs1
  • Jenkins
  • Lone Star
  • Naples
  • Omaha
  • Rocky Branch

1 - partially in Cass County