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Knox County, Texas

Knox County, Texas
The Knox County Courthouse in Benjamin
Map of Texas highlighting Knox County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1886
Named for Henry Knox
Seat Benjamin
Largest city Munday
 • Total 855 sq mi (2,214 km2)
 • Land 851 sq mi (2,204 km2)
 • Water 4.9 sq mi (13 km2), 0.6%
 • (2010) 3,719
 • Density 4.4/sq mi (2/km²)
Congressional district 13th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .org.knoxcountytexaswww

Knox County is a

External links

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.  
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States.  
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  10. ^ Highlights, transcript, and audio links to NPR story on the Bobby Boatright Memorial Music Camp that aired 07/21/10


See also


The city of Goree in Knox County is the site of the annual Bobby Boatright Memorial Music Camp, an event for aspiring Western Swing musicians of all ages to showcase their musical talents. The camp's namesake was a fiddle player who was originally from Goree. The camp was profiled in a story that aired on July 21, 2010 on National Public Radio's Morning Edition program.[10]

Bobby Boatright Memorial Music Camp

The following school districts serve Knox County:


The median income for a household in the county was $25,453, and the median income for a family was $30,602. Males had a median income of $25,571 versus $20,865 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,443. About 17.10% of families and 22.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.20% of those under age 18 and 15.20% of those age 65 or over.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.70% under the age of 18, 5.60% from 18 to 24, 22.90% from 25 to 44, 21.00% from 45 to 64, and 22.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.80 males.

There were 1,690 households out of which 30.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.00% were married couples living together, 9.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.00% were non-families. 29.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.02.

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 4,253 people, 1,690 households, and 1,166 families residing in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 2,129 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 74.35% White, 6.91% Black or African American, 1.08% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 14.77% from other races, and 2.56% from two or more races. 25.09% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.


Notable geographic features

Adjacent counties

Major highways

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 855 square miles (2,210 km2), of which 851 square miles (2,200 km2) is land and 4.9 square miles (13 km2) (0.6%) is water.[5]



  • Geography 1
    • Major highways 1.1
    • Adjacent counties 1.2
    • Notable geographic features 1.3
  • Demographics 2
  • Education 3
  • Bobby Boatright Memorial Music Camp 4
  • Communities 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Knox County is represented in the Texas House of Representatives by the Republican James Frank, a businessman from Wichita Falls.

The 1932 Texas Republican gubernatorial nominee, Orville Bullington, resided in Knox County and served as county attorney early in his career.

[4] general.American Revolutionary War, an Henry Knox It is named for [3]

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