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Encyclopedia > Shelby County, Texas

Shelby County is a county located in the state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 25,224. Its county seat is Center6. The county is named for Isaac Shelby, a soldier in the American Revolution. Originally, in continental Europe, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Center is a city located in Shelby County, Texas. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Isaac Shelby Isaac Shelby (December 11, 1750-July 18, 1826) was an officer in the American Revolutionary War and the first Governor of Kentucky, serving from 1792 to 1796 and from 1812 to 1816. ... The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen North American colonies. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,161 km² (835 mi²). 2,057 km² (794 mi²) of it is land and 105 km² (40 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 4.84% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Adjacent counties

Panola County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... De Soto Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Sabine Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Sabine County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... San Augustine County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Nacogdoches County (pronounced nack-a-doe-chis) is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Rusk County is a county located in the state of Texas. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 25,224 people, 9,595 households, and 6,908 families residing in the county. The population density is 12/km² (32/mi²). There are 11,955 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (15/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 72.65% White, 19.44% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 5.87% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. 9.87% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 9,595 households out of which 32.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.10% are married couples living together, 12.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% are non-families. 25.40% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.59 and the average family size is 3.08. Marriage is a legal, social, and religious relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the county, the population is spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 25.80% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 16.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 92.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.20 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $29,112, and the median income for a family is $34,021. Males have a median income of $26,501 versus $20,280 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,186. 19.40% of the population and 14.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 24.70% of those under the age of 18 and 16.90% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Center is a city located in Shelby County, Texas. ... huxley is a city located in Shelby County, Texas. ... This article is about the city in Texas. ... Tenaha is a town located in Shelby County, Texas. ... Timpson is a city located in Shelby County, Texas. ...

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