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Harrison County Courthouse in Marshall, Texas


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

915 sq mi (2,370 km²)
899 sq mi (2,328 km²)
16 sq mi (41 km²), 1.79%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

62,110
70/sq mi (27/km²)
Founded 1839
MarshallCourthouse.JPG
The former Harrison County Courthouse in Marshall lit at Christmas
Website www.co.harrison.tx.us

Harrison County is a county of the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 62,110. It is named for Jonas Harrison, a lawyer and Texas revolutionary. It is located in the Ark-La-Tex region. The seat of the county is Marshall[1].

Harrison County is part of the Marshall Micropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Longview–Marshall Combined Statistical Area.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 915 square miles (2,370 km²), of which, 899 square miles (2,328 km²) of it is land and 16 square miles (42 km²) of it is water. The total area is 1.79% water.

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Major Highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

  • Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 62,110 people, 23,087 households, and 16,945 families residing in the county. The population density was 69 people per square mile (27/km²). There were 26,271 housing units at an average density of 29 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 71.35% White, 24.03% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.86% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. 5.34% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 23,087 households out of which 34.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.00% were married couples living together, 13.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.60% were non-families. 23.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 10.00% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,520, and the median income for a family was $41,112. Males had a median income of $32,451 versus $20,913 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,702. 16.70% of the population and 12.90% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 21.80% of those under the age of 18 and 14.60% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

Education

The following school districts serve Harrison County:

Transportation

The TTC-69 component (recommended preferred) of the planned Trans-Texas Corridor goes through Harrison County [3] [4].

References

External links

Coordinates: 32°33′N 94°22′W / 32.55°N 94.37°W / 32.55; -94.37


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Harrison County, Texas
Map
File:Map of Texas highlighting Harrison County.png
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the USA highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1839
Seat Marshall
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.79%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

62110
Website: www.co.harrison.tx.us

Harrison County is a county of the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 62,110. It is named for Jonas Harrison, a lawyer and Texas revolutionary. It is located in the Ark-La-Tex region. The seat of the county is Marshall6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,370 km² (915 sq mi). 2,328 km² (899 sq mi) of it is land and 42 km² (16 sq mi) of it is water. The total area is 1.79% water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 62,110 people, 23,087 households, and 16,945 families residing in the county. The population density was 27/km² (69/sq mi). There were 26,271 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (29/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 71.35% White, 24.03% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.86% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. 5.34% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 23,087 households out of which 34.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.00% were married couples living together, 13.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.60% were non-families. 23.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 10.00% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,520, and the median income for a family was $41,112. Males had a median income of $32,451 versus $20,913 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,702. 16.70% of the population and 12.90% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 21.80% of those under the age of 18 and 14.60% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

Education

The following school districts serve Harrison County:

External links


Coordinates: 32°33′N 94°22′W / 32.55, -94.37

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