Somervell County, Texas

The Somervell County is a county located in the state of Texas in the United States. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Glen Rose.


The County is located about 120 km north-east of the geographic center of Texas and has an area of ​​497 square kilometers, of which 12 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Hood County, Johnson County, Bosque County and Erath County.


Somervell County was formed in 1875 from parts of Hood County. It was named the Somervell expedition to Alexander Somervell, a soldier in the Texas Revolution and leader.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000 2010

According to the census in 2000 lived in Somervell County 6,809 people in 2,438 households and 1,840 families. The population density was 14 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 92.19 percent White, 0.28 percent African American, 0.69 percent Native American, 0.26 percent Asian, 0.01 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 5.11 percent from other races groups; 1.45 percent were descended from two or more races. 13.44 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 2,438 households out of which 37.4 per cent of children or young people who lived with them. 61.7 percent were married couples living together, 9.6 percent were single mothers and 24.5 percent were non-families. 21.3 percent of all households and 9.2 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.17 persons.

28.4 percent of the population was under 18 years old, 7.7 percent between 18 to 24, 26.8 percent between 25 and 44, 23.7 percent between 45 and 64 and 13.3 percent were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males to 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.9 males.

The median income for a household was $ 39,404, and the median income for a family was $ 46,458. Males have a median income of $ 32,463, women $ 23,381. The per capita income was $ 18,367. 6.1 percent of families and 8.6 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Cities and Towns

  • Glen Rose
  • Nemo
  • Rainbow