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Erath County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Erath County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Seat Stephenville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,090 sq mi (2,823 km²)
1,086 sq mi (2,813 km²)
3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.32%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

33,001
13/sq mi (5/km²)
Founded 1856
Website www.co.erath.tx.us
Erath County Courthouse in Stephenville, Texas

Erath County (pronounced EE-rath) is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 33,001. It is named for George Bernard Erath, an early surveyor and a soldier at the Battle of San Jacinto. The seat of the county is Stephenville[1].

Erath County is also home to two of North America's largest renewable natural gas plants. The largest being operated at Huckabay Ridge, near Stephenville. The second largest being located outside of Dublin at Rio Leche Estates. On November 4th, 2008, Erath County voters elected to allow the sale of beer and wine in the county for off-premise consumption.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,090 square miles (2,823 km²), of which, 1,086 square miles (2,814 km²) of it is land and 3 square miles (9 km²) of it (0.32%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 33,001 people, 12,568 households, and 8,106 families residing in the county. The population density was 30 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 14,422 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.72% White, 0.82% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 6.78% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. 15.03% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 12,568 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.70% were married couples living together, 7.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.50% were non-families. 27.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 17.00% from 18 to 24, 25.90% from 25 to 44, 19.10% from 45 to 64, and 13.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 97.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,708, and the median income for a family was $39,491. Males had a median income of $27,972 versus $20,765 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,655. About 10.30% of families and 16.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.70% of those under age 18 and 7.80% of those age 65 or over.

Local media

Erath County is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth DMA in Northern Central Texas. This includes the following stations: KDFW-TV, KXAS-TV, WFAA-TV, KTVT-TV, KERA-TV, KTXA-TV, KDFI-TV, KDAF-TV, KFWD-TV, and KDTX-TV. The following are Waco/Temple/Killeen DMA stations you can also pick up via a television antenna in southern Erath County for more local information: KCEN-TV, KWTX-TV, KXXV-TV, KWBU-TV, KWKT-TV, and KNCT-TV, These stations can be viewed via an antenna south of a line from Dublin, Stephenville, to Chalk Mountain, or along and south of the U.S. Route 67 and U.S. Route 377 corridors. KWTX-TV continues to be carried via Northland Cable Television in Dublin and Stephenville.

Cities & Towns

See also

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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Coordinates: 32°14′N 98°13′W / 32.23°N 98.22°W / 32.23; -98.22


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Erath County, Texas
Map
File:Map of Texas highlighting Erath County.png
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the USA highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1856
Seat Stephenville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.32%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

33001
Website: www.co.erath.tx.us

Erath County (pronounced EE-rath) is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 33,001. It is named for George Bernard Erath, an early surveyor and a soldier at the Battle of San Jacinto. Erath County is one of 46 prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas. The seat of the county is Stephenville6.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,823 km² (1,090 sq mi). 2,814 km² (1,086 sq mi) of it is land and 9 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.32%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 33,001 people, 12,568 households, and 8,106 families residing in the county. The population density was 12/km² (30/sq mi). There were 14,422 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 89.72% White, 0.82% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 6.78% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. 15.03% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 12,568 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.70% were married couples living together, 7.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.50% were non-families. 27.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 17.00% from 18 to 24, 25.90% from 25 to 44, 19.10% from 45 to 64, and 13.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 97.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,708, and the median income for a family was $39,491. Males had a median income of $27,972 versus $20,765 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,655. About 10.30% of families and 16.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.70% of those under age 18 and 7.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

See also

External links


Coordinates: 32°14′N 98°13′W / 32.23, -98.22

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