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Encyclopedia > Washington County, Texas

Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2000, the population was 30,373. Its county seat is Brenham6. The county is named for George Washington, the first president of the United States. A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Brenham is a city located in Washington County, Texas. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is the current U.S. Collaboration of the Week. ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,609 km² (621 mi²). 1,578 km² (609 mi²) of it is land and 31 km² (12 mi²) of it (1.95%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Adjacent counties

Brazos County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Grimes County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Waller County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Austin County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Fayette County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Location in the state of Texas Formed Seat Giddings Area  - Total  - Water 1,642 km² (634 mi²) 14 km² (6 mi²) 0. ... Burleson County is a county located in the state of Texas. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 30,373 people, 11,322 households, and 7,936 families residing in the county. The population density was 19/km² (50/mi²). There were 13,241 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (22/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 74.68% White, 18.66% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 1.21% Asian, 4.02% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. 8.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City 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 encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 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 were 11,322 households out of which 31.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.80% were married couples living together, 11.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.90% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.05. A marriage is a committed relationship between or among individuals, recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 11.10% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 16.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.10 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $36,760, and the median income for a family was $43,982. Males had a median income of $31,698 versus $21,346 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,384. About 9.80% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.80% of those under age 18 and 14.50% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line 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

Brenham is a city located in Washington County, Texas. ... Burton is the name of two places in the State of Texas in the United States of America: Burton, Johnson County, Texas Burton, Washington County, Texas This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Chappell Hill is situated in the southeast portion of Washington County, Texas, USA, which lies halfway between Houston and Austin on U.S. Highway 290. ... Washington-on-the-Brazos was a settlement along the Brazos River in Texas, then part of Mexico, which was the site of the Convention of 1836 and the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Handbook of Texas Online: (3450 words)
Washington County (K-19) is in the Blackland Prairies region of southeast central Texas.
Washington County, located in the post oak belt, is well timbered, and elms, ashes, hackberries, hickories, pecans, cottonwoods, red cedar, mulberry, and other trees grow in its forests.
Washington County was formally established by the legislature of the Republic of Texas
Washington County, Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (391 words)
Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas.
In the county, the population was spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 11.10% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 16.90% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county was $36,760, and the median income for a family was $43,982.
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