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Red River County, Texas

Red River County, Texas
Red River County Courthouse
Map of Texas highlighting Red River County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1837
Named for Red River of the South
Seat Clarksville
Largest city Clarksville
 • Total 1,057 sq mi (2,738 km2)
 • Land 1,037 sq mi (2,686 km2)
 • Water 20 sq mi (52 km2), 1.9%
 • (2010) 12,860
 • Density 12/sq mi (5/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Red River County is a

  • Red River County government's website
  • Red River County from the Handbook of Texas Online

External links

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 23, 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. ^ "Red River County". Texas Almanac. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved June 23, 2015. 
  5. ^ Cecil Harper, Jr (June 15, 2010). "Red River County". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved June 23, 2015. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder".  


See also

Notable people

Unincorporated communities




The following school districts serve Red River County:


The median income for a household in the county was $27,558, and the median income for a family was $33,436. Males had a median income of $24,609 versus $17,566 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,058, making it one of the economically poorest counties in the state of Texas. About 13.10% of families and 17.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.20% of those under age 18 and 17.70% of those age 65 or over.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 24.40% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 19.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.80 males.

There were 5,827 households out of which 28.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.50% were married couples living together, 11.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.20% were non-families. 27.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.91.

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 14,314 people, 5,827 households, and 4,067 families residing in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 6,916 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 78.04% White, 17.80% Black or African American, 0.59% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.29% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. 4.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.


Adjacent counties

Major highways

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,057 square miles (2,740 km2), of which 1,037 square miles (2,690 km2) is land and 20 square miles (52 km2) (1.9%) is water.[6]



  • Geography 1
    • Major highways 1.1
    • Adjacent counties 1.2
  • Demographics 2
  • Education 3
  • Communities 4
    • Cities 4.1
    • Towns 4.2
    • Unincorporated communities 4.3
  • Notable people 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Red River County is represented, as of January 2015, in the Texas House of Representatives by the Republican Gary VanDeaver, the former superintendent of the New Boston Independent School District in New Boston, Texas.

Red River County was the birthplace of John Nance Garner, 32nd Vice President of the United States.

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