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Encyclopedia > Madison County, Texas

Madison County is a county located in the state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 12,940. Its county seat is Madisonville6, anf it is named for James Madison, the fourth president of the United States.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,224 km˛ (472 mi˛). 1,216 km˛ (470 mi˛) of it is land and 7 km˛ (3 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.59% water.


Adjacent counties

  • Leon County (north)
  • Houston County (northeast)
  • Walker County (southeast)
  • Grimes County (south)
  • Brazos County (southwest)
  • Robertson County (west)

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 12,940 people, 3,914 households, and 2,837 families residing in the county. The population density is 11/km˛ (28/mi˛). There are 4,797 housing units at an average density of 4/km˛ (10/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 66.79% White, 22.87% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 7.90% from other races, and 1.72% from two or more races. 15.78% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 3,914 households out of which 31.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.10% are married couples living together, 11.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% are non-families. 24.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.57 and the average family size is 3.05.


In the county, the population is spread out with 21.10% under the age of 18, 13.00% from 18 to 24, 31.90% from 25 to 44, 20.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 142.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 155.10 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $29,418, and the median income for a family is $35,779. Males have a median income of $25,625 versus $19,777 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,056. 15.80% of the population and 12.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 20.00% of those under the age of 18 and 16.30% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


Cities and towns

  • Madisonville
  • Midway
  • North Zulch

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See also: List of Texas counties

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Madison County, Texas at AllExperts (407 words)
Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas.
In the county, the population was spread out with 21.10% under the age of 18, 13.00% from 18 to 24, 31.90% from 25 to 44, 20.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county was $29,418, and the median income for a family was $35,779.
Handbook of Texas Online: (2769 words)
The northeast and south central parts of the county are in the Blackland Prairies region; the southeast corner of the county lies in the Piney Woods.
The rolling prairies drain to the waterways that form the county's boundaries: the Trinity River in the east, the Navasota River in the west, and Bedias Creek in the south.
Madisonville, the county seat, was the largest population center in 1990, with 3,569 of the county's 10,391 inhabitants.
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