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Hill County, Texas

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Hill County
Hill County Courthouse in downtown Hillsboro
Hill County Courthouse in downtown Hillsboro
Map of Texas highlighting Hill County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas

Texas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 31°59′N 97°08′W / 31.99°N 97.13°W / 31.99; -97.13
Country United States
State Texas
Founded1853
Named forGeorge Washington Hill
SeatHillsboro
Largest cityHillsboro
Area
 • Total986 sq mi (2,550 km2)
 • Land959 sq mi (2,480 km2)
 • Water27 sq mi (70 km2)  2.7%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total35,089
 • Density37/sq mi (14/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district25th
Websitewww.co.hill.tx.us

Hill County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 35,089.[1] Its county seat is Hillsboro.[2] The county is named for George Washington Hill, secretary of war and secretary of the navy under the Republic of Texas. Hill County is part of Central Texas, though not included in Texas Hill Country.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 986 square miles (2,550 km2), of which 959 square miles (2,480 km2) is land and 27 square miles (70 km2) (2.7%) is water.[3]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18603,653
18707,453104.0%
188016,554122.1%
189027,58366.6%
190041,35549.9%
191046,76013.1%
192043,332−7.3%
193043,036−0.7%
194038,355−10.9%
195031,282−18.4%
196023,650−24.4%
197022,596−4.5%
198025,02410.7%
199027,1468.5%
200032,32119.1%
201035,0898.6%
Est. 201635,077[4]0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1850–2010[6] 2010–2014[1]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 32,321 people, 12,204 households, and 8,725 families residing in the county. The population density was 34 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 14,624 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 84.16% White, 7.40% Black or African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 6.02% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. 13.49% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 12,204 households out of which 30.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.50% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.50% were non-families. 24.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.07.

A Williams Institute analysis of 2010 census data found there were about 3.2 same-sex couples per 1,000 households in the county.[8]

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 24.90% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,600, and the median income for a family was $37,791. Males had a median income of $29,438 versus $20,765 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,514. About 11.90% of families and 15.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.70% of those under age 18 and 14.60% of those age 65 or over.

Media

Serving Hill County exclusively are media outlets KHBR Radio - 1560 AM and The Reporter newspaper. Hill County is currently listed as part of the Dallas-Fort Worth DMA. Local media outlets include: KDFW-TV, KXAS-TV, WFAA-TV, KTVT-TV, KERA-TV, KTXA-TV, KDFI-TV, KDAF-TV, and KFWD-TV, although it is located in Central Texas and a neighboring county of the Waco metropolitan area. All of the Waco/Temple/Killeen market stations also provide coverage for Hill County. They include: KCEN-TV, KWTX-TV, KXXV-TV, KDYW, and KWKT-TV. Northland Cable Television continues to offer all of the above stations in Hillsboro.

Communities

Confederate memorial at Hill County Courthouse
Confederate memorial at Hill County Courthouse

Cities

Towns

Unincorporated communities

Politics

Hill County, like all of the rural white South, is currently overwhelmingly Republican. The last Democrat to carry Hill County was Bill Clinton in 1992. Before this, like most of Texas, Hill County was solidly Democratic: up to 1979 the county had voted Republican only against Catholic Al Smith in 1928 and against the extremely liberal George McGovern in 1972.

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[9]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 77.9% 10,108 19.6% 2,547 2.4% 315
2012 75.8% 9,132 22.9% 2,752 1.3% 161
2008 70.3% 9,264 28.9% 3,811 0.9% 113
2004 70.7% 9,225 28.7% 3,751 0.6% 77
2000 65.7% 7,054 32.8% 3,524 1.5% 157
1996 46.5% 4,401 42.1% 3,988 11.5% 1,084
1992 35.4% 3,669 37.9% 3,929 26.8% 2,778
1988 52.1% 4,796 47.6% 4,381 0.2% 21
1984 60.8% 5,344 38.9% 3,420 0.3% 26
1980 46.0% 4,113 52.5% 4,688 1.5% 135
1976 33.4% 2,680 66.3% 5,327 0.3% 25
1972 70.3% 4,481 29.5% 1,882 0.3% 16
1968 25.9% 1,809 49.0% 3,415 25.1% 1,753
1964 23.3% 1,557 76.6% 5,130 0.1% 9
1960 33.8% 2,226 65.8% 4,340 0.4% 27
1956 37.1% 2,487 62.6% 4,199 0.3% 21
1952 41.9% 3,242 58.1% 4,504 0.0% 1
1948 12.2% 657 80.9% 4,362 7.0% 376
1944 8.6% 516 81.5% 4,876 9.9% 592
1940 9.5% 627 90.5% 6,002
1936 5.3% 265 94.6% 4,710 0.1% 5
1932 6.4% 360 93.6% 5,297 0.1% 5
1928 50.3% 2,446 49.7% 2,413
1924 12.1% 807 86.4% 5,778 1.5% 103
1920 19.8% 1,022 63.1% 3,254 17.1% 879
1916 8.6% 382 89.1% 3,951 2.3% 103
1912 4.2% 129 86.7% 2,674 9.1% 280

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on October 18, 2011. Retrieved December 17, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  6. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  8. ^ Leonhardt, David; Quealy, Kevin (June 26, 2015), "Where Same-Sex Couples Live", The New York Times, retrieved July 6, 2015
  9. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 9 April 2018.

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