Wood County (Texas)

The Wood County is a county located in the state of Texas in the United States. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Quitman. 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, approximately 50 miles from Oklahoma and Arkansas. It has an area of ​​1802 square kilometers, of which 118 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Hopkins County, Franklin County, Upshur County, Smith County, Van Zandt County and Rains County.


Wood County was formed in 1850 from parts of Van Zandt County. It was named after George Tyler Wood, the second governor of Texas.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000 2010

According to the census in 2000, lived in Wood County 36 752 people in 14,583 households and 10,645 families. The population density was 22 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 89.11 percent White, 6.12 percent African American, 0.55 percent Native American, 0.20 percent Asian, 0.02 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 2.91 percent from other races groups; 1.09 percent were descended from two or more races. 5.72 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 14,583 households out of which 26.7 per cent of children or young people who lived with them. 61.5 percent were married couples living together, 8.2 percent were single mothers and 27.0 percent were non-families. 24.1 percent of all households and 13.2 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.85 persons.

21.8 percent of the population was under 18 years old, 7.9 percent between 18 to 24, 22.9 percent between 25 and 44, 26.4 percent between 45 and 64 and 20.9 percent were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 97.1 males to 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.

The median income for a household was $ 32,885, and the median income for a family was $ 38,219. Males have a median income of $ 30,558, women $ 20,209. The per capita income was $ 17,702. 10.8 percent of families and 14.3 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Cities and Towns

  • Alba
  • Golden
  • Hainesville
  • Hawkins
  • Hoard
  • Jarvis College
  • Mineola
  • Oak Grove
  • Quitman
  • Rock Hill
  • Stormville
  • West Mineola
  • Winnsboro
  • Yantis