Nacogdoches County
The Nacogdoches County Courthouse
The Nacogdoches County Courthouse
Map of Texas highlighting Nacogdoches 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°37′N 94°37′W / 31.61°N 94.61°W / 31.61; -94.61
Country United States
State Texas
Founded1837
SeatNacogdoches
Largest cityNacogdoches
Area
 • Total981 sq mi (2,540 km2)
 • Land947 sq mi (2,450 km2)
 • Water35 sq mi (90 km2)  3.5%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total64,653
 • Density66/sq mi (25/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
Websitewww.co.nacogdoches.tx.us

Nacogdoches County (/ˌnækəˈdɪs/ NAK-ə-DOH-chiss) is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 64,653.[1] Its county seat is Nacogdoches.[2]

The Nacogdoches, TX Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Nacogdoches County.

Nacogdoches hosts the Blueberry Festival in June. The county is the top blueberry producer in Texas and is headquarters for the Texas Blueberry Marketing Association. It tagged itself as the "Capital of the Texas Forest Country".[3][importance?]

History

The county was created in 1826 as a municipality of Mexico and organized as a county in 1837.[4][5]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 981 square miles (2,540 km2), of which 947 square miles (2,450 km2) is land and 35 square miles (91 km2) (3.5%) is water.[6]

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18505,193
18608,29259.7%
18709,61415.9%
188011,59020.6%
189015,98437.9%
190024,66354.3%
191027,40611.1%
192028,4573.8%
193030,2906.4%
194035,39216.8%
195030,326−14.3%
196028,046−7.5%
197036,36229.7%
198046,78628.7%
199054,75317.0%
200059,2038.1%
201064,5249.0%
202064,6530.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1850–2010[8] 2010[9] 2020[10]

2020 census

Nacogdoches County, Texas - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[9] Pop 2020[10] % 2010 % 2020
  White alone (NH) 39,699 37,158 61.53% 57.47%
  Black or African American alone (NH) 11,573 10,567 17.94% 16.34%
  Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 230 191 0.36% 0.30%
Asian alone (NH) 775 760 1.20% 1.18%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 15 10 0.02% 0.02%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 54 190 0.08% 0.29%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 822 2,180 1.27% 3.37%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 11,356 13,597 17.60% 21.03%
Total 64,524 64,653 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

2000 Census

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 59,203 people, 22,006 households, and 14,039 families residing in the county. The population density was 62 people per square mile (24/km2). There were 25,051 housing units at an average density of 26 per square mile (10/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 75.00% White, 16.74% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 5.70% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. 11.25% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 22,006 households, out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.30% were married couples living together, 11.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.20% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 24.00% under the age of 18, 20.00% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 19.20% from 45 to 64, and 12.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 93.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,301, and the median income for a family was $38,347. Males had a median income of $29,502 versus $21,422 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,437. About 15.50% of families and 23.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.10% of those under age 18 and 13.90% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Bus

Greyhound Lines operates the Nacogdoches Station at the Kerrville Bus Company station in Nacogdoches.[12]

Major highways

Communities

Cities

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities

Education

School districts:[13]

The county is in the district for Angelina College.[14]

Etoile Independent School District, which formerly served parts of the county,[15] merged into Woden ISD in 2022.[16]

Notable residents

Politics

United States presidential election results for Nacogdoches County, Texas[17]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 17,378 64.88% 9,000 33.60% 407 1.52%
2016 14,771 65.29% 6,846 30.26% 1,005 4.44%
2012 13,925 67.42% 6,465 31.30% 263 1.27%
2008 14,828 63.39% 8,393 35.88% 170 0.73%
2004 14,160 65.96% 7,152 33.32% 154 0.72%
2000 13,145 66.39% 6,204 31.33% 450 2.27%
1996 10,361 53.25% 7,641 39.27% 1,456 7.48%
1992 9,864 45.58% 6,937 32.05% 4,842 22.37%
1988 11,767 62.32% 6,886 36.47% 230 1.22%
1984 13,063 69.44% 5,694 30.27% 55 0.29%
1980 8,626 56.94% 5,981 39.48% 543 3.58%
1976 7,315 51.73% 6,697 47.36% 129 0.91%
1972 8,757 70.41% 3,656 29.40% 24 0.19%
1968 3,235 32.74% 3,449 34.91% 3,196 32.35%
1964 2,976 39.58% 4,524 60.17% 19 0.25%
1960 3,042 45.19% 3,522 52.32% 168 2.50%
1956 3,285 53.28% 2,855 46.31% 25 0.41%
1952 2,891 44.84% 3,556 55.16% 0 0.00%
1948 833 18.37% 3,195 70.47% 506 11.16%
1944 319 7.63% 3,226 77.14% 637 15.23%
1940 440 8.10% 4,988 91.83% 4 0.07%
1936 209 4.87% 4,075 95.01% 5 0.12%
1932 117 3.14% 3,603 96.70% 6 0.16%
1928 822 30.41% 1,879 69.52% 2 0.07%
1924 204 5.56% 3,418 93.16% 47 1.28%
1920 238 8.73% 1,794 65.79% 695 25.49%
1916 92 4.60% 1,766 88.21% 144 7.19%
1912 94 4.48% 1,614 77.00% 388 18.51%


See also

References

  1. ^ "Nacogdoches County, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 30, 2022.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ http://www.texasforestcountry.com
  4. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2008. Retrieved May 28, 2015.
  5. ^ "Nacogdoches County". Texas Almanac. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing from 1790-2000". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 24, 2022.
  8. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  9. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Nacogdoches County, Texas". United States Census Bureau.
  10. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Nacogdoches County, Texas". United States Census Bureau.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  12. ^ ""Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 15, 2012. Retrieved July 30, 2012.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)." Greyhound Lines. Retrieved on July 29, 2012. NOTE: The information for Nacogdoches appears as a pop-up window.
  13. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Nacogdoches County, TX" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2022. - Text list
  14. ^ Texas Education Code, Sec. 130.165. ANGELINA COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT SERVICE AREA..
  15. ^ Texas Education Agency: See map of Nacogdoches County. Retrieved on July 3, 2022.
  16. ^ "CONSOLIDATIONS, ANNEXATIONS AND NAME CHANGES FOR TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. Retrieved July 1, 2022.
  17. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved July 28, 2018.

Further reading

Coordinates: 31°37′N 94°37′W / 31.61°N 94.61°W / 31.61; -94.61