Hall County, Texas

Hall County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2020 census, the population is 2,825.[1] Its county seat is Memphis.[2] The county was created in 1876 and later organized in 1890.[3] It is named for Warren D. C. Hall, a secretary of war for the Republic of Texas.[4]

Hall County
The Hall County Courthouse in Memphis
The Hall County Courthouse in Memphis
Map of Texas highlighting Hall County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°31′N 100°41′W / 34.52°N 100.69°W / 34.52; -100.69
Country United States
State Texas
Founded1890
Named forWarren D. C. Hall
SeatMemphis
Largest cityMemphis
Area
 • Total904 sq mi (2,340 km2)
 • Land883 sq mi (2,290 km2)
 • Water21 sq mi (50 km2)  2.3%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total2,825
 • Density3.1/sq mi (1.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district13th

Republican Drew Springer, Jr., a businessman from Muenster in Cooke County, has since January 2013 represented Hall County in the Texas House of Representatives. He succeeded Rick Hardcastle of Vernon, who retired after 14 years in the position.[5]

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 904 square miles (2,340 km2), of which 883 square miles (2,290 km2) are land and 21 square miles (54 km2) (3.8%) are covered by water.[6]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
188036
18907031,852.8%
19001,660136.1%
19108,279398.7%
192011,13734.5%
193016,96652.3%
194012,117−28.6%
195010,930−9.8%
19607,322−33.0%
19706,015−17.9%
19805,594−7.0%
19903,905−30.2%
20003,782−3.1%
20103,353−11.3%
20202,825−15.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1850–2010[8] 2010[9] 2020[10]

2020 censusEdit

Hall County, Texas - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[9] Pop 2020[10] % 2010 % 2020
  White alone (NH) 1,998 1,589 59.59% 56.25%
  Black or African American alone (NH) 235 190 7.01% 6.73%
  Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 13 7 0.39% 0.25%
Asian alone (NH) 2 9 0.06% 0.32%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 0 0 0.00% 0.00%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 2 3 0.06% 0.11%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 16 77 0.48% 2.73%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 1,087 950 32.42% 33.63%
Total 3,353 2,825 100.00% 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 CensusEdit

As of the census[11] of 2000, 3,782 people, 1,548 households, and 1,013 families resided in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km2). The 1,988 housing units averaged 2 per square mile (1/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 71.97% White, 8.22% Black or African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 17.90% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. About 27.50% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 1,548 households, 28.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.70% were married couples living together, 9.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.50% were not families; 32.40% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the county, the population was distributed as 27.20% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 22.10% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 21.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $23,016, and for a family was $27,325. Males had a median income of $22,167 versus $19,050 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,210. About 21.60% of families and 26.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.80% of those under age 18 and 16.30% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

Hall County is served by these districts:

CommunitiesEdit

CitiesEdit

TownsEdit

Ghost TownsEdit

Notable peopleEdit

At one time, the JA Ranch, founded by Charles Goodnight and John George Adair, which reached into six counties, held acreage in Hall County. Minnie Lou Bradley, matriarch of the Bradley 3 Ranch in nearby Childress County, claims a Hall County address.

PoliticsEdit

United States presidential election results for Hall County, Texas[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 995 85.12% 168 14.37% 6 0.51%
2016 893 81.85% 164 15.03% 34 3.12%
2012 832 75.02% 265 23.90% 12 1.08%
2008 930 73.58% 324 25.63% 10 0.79%
2004 860 67.35% 413 32.34% 4 0.31%
2000 966 66.80% 472 32.64% 8 0.55%
1996 626 42.53% 750 50.95% 96 6.52%
1992 631 36.81% 819 47.78% 264 15.40%
1988 714 40.96% 1,029 59.04% 0 0.00%
1984 1,058 51.74% 984 48.12% 3 0.15%
1980 1,141 51.40% 1,057 47.61% 22 0.99%
1976 671 29.00% 1,633 70.57% 10 0.43%
1972 1,303 67.37% 607 31.39% 24 1.24%
1968 753 33.84% 1,038 46.65% 434 19.51%
1964 667 27.19% 1,785 72.77% 1 0.04%
1960 939 44.02% 1,192 55.88% 2 0.09%
1956 687 31.53% 1,487 68.24% 5 0.23%
1952 1,253 41.78% 1,744 58.15% 2 0.07%
1948 174 7.32% 2,122 89.31% 80 3.37%
1944 164 7.78% 1,812 85.96% 132 6.26%
1940 219 8.96% 2,221 90.84% 5 0.20%
1936 126 5.37% 2,195 93.56% 25 1.07%
1932 91 4.10% 2,114 95.31% 13 0.59%
1928 1,409 74.08% 493 25.92% 0 0.00%
1924 229 16.93% 1,060 78.34% 64 4.73%
1920 194 16.11% 922 76.58% 88 7.31%
1916 49 4.59% 925 86.61% 94 8.80%
1912 24 2.48% 773 79.77% 172 17.75%


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hall County, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 30, 2022.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2008. Retrieved May 24, 2015.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 147.
  5. ^ "State Rep. Springer announces district tour July 30". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, July 16, 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 28, 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 April 28, 2015.
  9. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Hall 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) - Hall County, Texas". United States Census Bureau.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  12. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved July 25, 2018.

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Coordinates: 34°31′N 100°41′W / 34.52°N 100.69°W / 34.52; -100.69