2008 United States presidential election in Texas
The 2008 United States presidential election in Texas took place on November 4, 2008, was part of the 2008 United States presidential election. Voters chose 34 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president. Texas was won by Republican nominee John McCain by an 11.8% margin of victory despite "failing to deliver written certification of their nominations" on time to appear on the ballot. Barack Obama, the Democratic Party nominee and eventual President of the United States, made a similar error. Prior to the election, all 17 news organizations considered this a state McCain would win, or otherwise considered as a safe red state; this is because although the state is diverse and has a huge Latino population, Latinos in Texas - despite being Democratic - make up only 20% of the electorate. Polling throughout the state showed Republican John McCain and leading Democrat Barack Obama. On Election Day, McCain won the state, although his margin was less than native son George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004.
This was the first election since 1996. With its 34 electoral votes, Texas was the largest prize for McCain in 2008; as of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last time the Democratic candidate won Brewster County. Texas Democratic primary, 2008 Texas Republican primary, 2008 There were 16 news organizations who made state-by-state predictions of the election. Here are their last predictions before election day: D. C. Political Report: Republican Cook Political Report: Solid Republican Takeaway: Solid McCain Electoral-vote.com: Strong Republican Washington Post: Solid McCain Politico: Solid McCain Real Clear Politics: Solid McCain FiveThirtyEight.com: Solid McCain CQ Politics: Safe Republican New York Times: Solid Republican CNN: Safe Republican NPR: Solid McCain MSNBC: Solid McCain Fox News: Republican Associated Press: Republican Rasmussen Reports: Safe Republican McCain won every single pre-election poll. The final 3 polls averaged McCain leading 52% to 41%. Obama raised $20,424,500.
McCain raised $17,990,153. Obama and his interest groups spent $9,917,565. McCain and his interest groups spent $33,983. Both campaigns visited the state twice. Texas, split between the south and southwest regions, has become a Republican state at all levels and is the home state of President George W. Bush. Economically and racially diverse, Texas includes a huge swath of the Bible Belt where many voters those in rural Texas, identify as born-again or evangelical Christians and therefore tend to vote Republican due to the party's opposition to abortion and gay marriage. Although once part of the Solid South, the last time Texas voted for a Democratic presidential nominee was Jimmy Carter in 1976. McCain did well throughout the state, he took every county in Eastern Texas - large regions of which once voted Democratic. All the suburbs of the major cities voted Republican by large margins, he dominated the Texas Panhandle, the Permian Basin and the South Plains, three of the most conservative regions in the country.
He won these three regions by margins of three-to-one—his largest margin of victory in the entire country. These areas had been among the first in Texas where the old-line conservative Democrats started splitting their tickets and voting Republican nationally. King County, a thinly populated county in the Panhandle, gave McCain 92.64% of the vote to Obama's 4.91%--McCain's biggest margin in any county in the nation. Obama, did win major urban counties such as Dallas and Harris counties—home to the cities of Dallas, San Antonio, Houston respectively. Dallas and Harris had been among the first areas of the state to turn Republican due to an influx of Northern expatriates in the 1940s and 1950s. Neither county had supported a Democrat for president since 1964. Bexar had last gone Democratic in 1996. Liberal whites and Hispanic voters in Dallas combined with heavy turnout of African Americans in Houston, Hispanic turnout in San Antonio helped give Obama the edge and carry these three counties. Obama performed in Travis County, which contains the state capital of Austin.
Obama carried El Paso County, which contains the city of El Paso, due in large part to heavy support by Hispanics. Obama carried many of the Latino-majority counties in the Rio Grande Valley along the border with Mexico, which have supported Democrats for decades. Although Obama lost the rural Tarrant county, he did well in the southern and eastern parts of Fort Worth and the eastern part of Arlington. During the same election, incumbent Republican U. S. Senator John Cornyn was reelected with 54.82 percent and defeated Democrat Rick Noriega who took in 42.84 percent. Libertarian Yvonne Adams Schick received the remaining 2.34 percent. Republicans knocked off a Democratic incumbent from Texas in the U. S. House of Representatives. At the state level, Democrats picked up three seats in the Texas House of Representatives and one seat in the Texas Senate. Obama improved on Kerry's performance in Texas by 5%. John McCain carried 21 of the state's 32 congressional districts, including one district held by a Democrat.
Technically the voters of Texas cast their ballots for electors: representatives to the Electoral College. Texas is allocated 34 electors because it has 2 senators. All candidates who appear on the ballot or qualify to receive write-in votes must submit a list of 34 electors, who pledge to vote for their can
John Sidney McCain III was an American politician and military officer who served as a United States senator from Arizona from January 1987 until his death. He served two terms in the United States House of Representatives and was the Republican nominee for president of the United States in the 2008 election, which he lost to Barack Obama. McCain graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1958 and received a commission in the United States Navy, he flew ground-attack aircraft from aircraft carriers. During the Vietnam War, he died in the 1967 USS Forrestal fire. While on a bombing mission during Operation Rolling Thunder over Hanoi in October 1967, he was shot down injured, captured by the North Vietnamese, he was a prisoner of war until 1973. He refused an out-of-sequence early release. During the war, he sustained wounds, he moved to Arizona, where he entered politics. In 1982, McCain was elected to the United States House of Representatives, where he served two terms, he entered the U. S. Senate in 1987 and won reelection five times.
While adhering to conservative principles, McCain had a reputation as a "maverick" for his willingness to break from his party on certain issues. His supportive stances on LGBT rights, gun regulations, campaign finance reform were more liberal than those of the party's base. McCain was investigated and exonerated in a political influence scandal of the 1980s as one of the Keating Five, he was known for his work in the 1990s to restore diplomatic relations with Vietnam. McCain opposed pork barrel spending, he belonged to the bipartisan "Gang of 14", which played a key role in alleviating a crisis over judicial nominations. McCain entered the race for the Republican nomination for president in 2000, but lost a heated primary season contest to Governor George W. Bush of Texas, he lost the general election. McCain subsequently adopted more orthodox conservative stances and attitudes and opposed actions of the Obama administration with regard to foreign policy matters. In 2015, he became Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
He refused to support then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in 2016. While McCain opposed the Affordable Care Act, he cast the deciding vote against the ACA-repealing American Health Care Act of 2017. After being diagnosed with brain cancer in 2017, McCain reduced his role in the Senate in order to focus on treatment, he died on August 2018, four days before his 82nd birthday. Following his death, McCain lay in state in the Arizona State Capitol rotunda and in the United States Capitol rotunda, his funeral was televised from the Washington National Cathedral, with former U. S. Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama giving eulogies. John Sidney McCain III was born on August 29, 1936, at Coco Solo Naval Air Station in the Panama Canal Zone, to naval officer John S. McCain Jr. and Roberta McCain. He had a younger brother Joe. At that time, the Panama Canal was under U. S. control. McCain's family tree includes English ancestors, his father and his paternal grandfather, John S. McCain Sr. were Naval Academy graduates and both became four-star admirals in the United States Navy.
The McCain family followed his father to various naval postings in the United States and the Pacific. Altogether, he attended about 20 schools. In 1951, the family settled in Northern Virginia, McCain attended Episcopal High School, a private preparatory boarding school in Alexandria, he excelled at wrestling and graduated in 1954. He referred to himself as an Episcopalian as as June 2007 after which date he said he came to identify as a Baptist. Following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, McCain entered the United States Naval Academy, where he was a friend and informal leader for many of his classmates and sometimes stood up for targets of bullying, he fought as a lightweight boxer. McCain did well in academic subjects that interested him, such as literature and history, but studied only enough to pass subjects that gave him difficulty, such as mathematics, he came into conflict with higher-ranking personnel and did not always obey the rules, which contributed to a low class rank, despite a high IQ. McCain graduated in 1958.
McCain began his early military career when he was commissioned as an ensign and started two and a half years of training at Pensacola to become a naval aviator. While there, he earned a reputation as a man, he became a naval pilot of ground-attack aircraft. McCain began as a sub-par flier, at times careless and reckless, his aviation skills improved over time, he was seen as a good pilot, albeit one who tended to "push the envelope" in his flying. On July 3, 1965, McCain was 28 when he married Carol Shepp, who had worked as a runway model and secretary. McCain adopted her two young children Andrew, he and Carol had a daughter named Sidney. McCain requested a combat assignment and was assigned
San Jacinto County, Texas
San Jacinto County is a county in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 26,384, its county seat is Coldspring. The county's name comes from the Battle of San Jacinto which, in 1836, secured Texas' independence from Mexico and established a republic. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 628 square miles, of which 569 square miles is land and 59 square miles is water. U. S. Highway 59 Interstate 69 is under construction and will follow the current route of U. S. 59 in most places. U. S. Highway 190 State Highway 150 State Highway 156The TTC-69 component of the once-planned Trans-Texas Corridor went through San Jacinto County. Trinity County Polk County Liberty County Montgomery County Walker County Sam Houston National Forest As of the census of 2000, there were 22,246 people, 8,651 households, 6,401 families residing in the county; the population density was 39 people per square mile. There were 11,520 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the county was 83.64% White, 12.64% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.63% from other races, 1.28% from two or more races. 4.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 8,651 households out of which 30.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.20% were married couples living together, 9.70% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.00% were non-families. 22.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.98. In the county, the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 24.90% from 25 to 44, 26.60% from 45 to 64, 15.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.40 males. The median income for a household in the county was $32,220, the median income for a family was $37,781.
Males had a median income of $34,614 versus $22,313 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,144. About 15.10% of families and 18.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.80% of those under age 18 and 17.60% of those age 65 or over. District 3: Robert Nichols - first elected in 2006. District 18: Ernest Bailes - first elected in 2016 School districts include Coldspring-Oakhurst Consolidated Independent School District Shepherd Independent School District Cleveland Independent School District Willis Independent School District Coldspring Point Blank Shepherd Cape Royale Oakhurst List of museums in the Texas Gulf Coast National Register of Historic Places listings in San Jacinto County, Texas Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in San Jacinto County San Jacinto County government's website San Jacinto County from the Handbook of Texas Online San Jacinto, TXGenWeb Focuses on genealogical research in San Jacinto County
Montgomery is a city located in Montgomery County, Texas, a part of the Houston–The Woodlands–Conroe metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 621; the town of Montgomery was founded in the middle of the Lake Creek Settlement by W. W. Shepperd in July 1837 on 200 acres of land, part of the John Corner League. Shepperd had established the first store in the Lake Creek Settlement in 1835. W. W. Shepperd and his partner John Wyatt Moody named the town Montgomery. Montgomery became the first county seat of Montgomery County shortly after the county was created on December 14, 1837. Local histories and accounts by 20th century historians held that the city and county of Montgomery were named after a family of early settlers to the area: Andrew Montgomery and Owen and Margaret Montgomery Shannon. However, recent evidence provided by Carrol Cagle and Kameron Searle suggests that, while there were residents of the area with the surname "Montgomery" living in the area, it is more that the town and county were named after Lemuel P. Montgomery, a major of the U.
S. Army during the Creek War. According to Cagle, John Wyatt Moody, one of the founders of Montgomery, was the County Clerk for Montgomery County, before moving to Texas. Montgomery County, Alabama, is named for Lemuel Montgomery. Sam Houston, the President of the Republic of Texas when the town and county of Montgomery were founded, served in the Battle of Horseshoe Bend with Lemuel Montgomery and witnessed his death in the front lines of the battle. According to Searle and his partner W. W. Shepperd may have used Houston's connection with Lemuel Montgomery to help promote the creation of Montgomery County, with the town of Montgomery as the county seat. On July 7, 1922, Edmund B. Stewart, son of the early Montgomery settler Charles B. Stewart, claimed in a letter that his father had drafted the original design of the Lone Star Flag, enclosing what he claimed was his father's draft of the flag's design. To date, this letter and draft copy, along with claims by Stewart's descendants, remain the only evidence known that Charles Stewart was the designer of the flag.
In particular, the lack of evidence not directly tied to the Stewart family has caused many flag historians to question Stewart's claim. As a legacy of the Stewart claim, one of the nicknames for the city of Montgomery is "Birthplace of the Texas Flag." Montgomery is located at 30°23'22" North, 95°41'53" West. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.6 square miles. 4.5 square miles of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it is water. The total area is 1.31% water. In the 2010 United States Census, there were 621 people, 237 households, 167 families residing in the city; the racial makeup of the city is 67.1% White, 26.4% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 5.0% from other races, 0.2% from two or more races. 14.5 % of the population are Latino of any race. There are 237 households out of which 32.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% are married couples living together, 14.3% have a female householder with no husband present, 29.5% are non-families.
25.3% of all households are made up of individuals. The average household size is 2.62 and the average family size is 3.13. In the city, the population is spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, 13.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38.6 years. For every 100 females, there are 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.7 males. As of the 2015 American Community Survey, The median income for a household in the city is $48,125, the median income for a family is $63,750. Males have a median income of $41,429 versus $24,000 for females; the per capita income for the city is $27,376. 20.3% of the population and 16.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 28.6% of those under the age of 18 and 9.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The City of Montgomery is governed locally by a City Council consisting of a mayor and 5 council members; the current mayor is Sara Countryman.
Current council members are Jon Bickford, John Champagne, T. J. Wilkerson, Rebecca Huss, Dave McCorquodale. In the Texas Senate, Montgomery is part of District 3, represented by Republican Robert Nichols. In the Texas House of Representatives, Montgomery is part of District 16, represented by Republican Will Metcalf. In the United States Senate, Republicans John Cornyn and Ted Cruz represent the entire state. In the United States House of Representatives, Montgomery is part of District 8, represented by Republican Kevin Brady; the United States Postal Service operates the Montgomery Post Office at 821H Eva Street and the Montgomery Post Office Annex at 21359 Eva Street. Montgomery is a part of the Montgomery Independent School District. Montgomery ISD is changing the structure of their feeder system. Students attended a K-4 elementary, a 5th grade intermediate school, a 6th grade middle school, a 7-8th grade junior high school, a 9-12th grade high school. Beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, students will instead attend a K-5th grade elementary, 6-8th grade junior high, 9th-12th grade high school.
For students located within Montgomery city limits: K-5 students will attend Montgomery Elementary. 6-8 students will attend Montgomery Junior High. 9-12 students will attend Montgomery High School. Montgomery County Memorial Library System operates the Charles B. Stewart West Branch at 202 Bessie Price Owen Drive. Fernland Historical Park In 2012, the city established Fernland Historical Pa
1890 United States Census
The Eleventh United States Census was taken beginning June 2, 1890. It determined the resident population of the United States to be 62,979,766—an increase of 25.5 percent over the 50,189,209 persons enumerated during the 1880 census. The data was tabulated by machine for the first time; the data reported that the distribution of the population had resulted in the disappearance of the American frontier. Most of the 1890 census materials were destroyed in a 1921 fire and fragments of the US census population schedule exist only for the states of Alabama, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, the District of Columbia; this was the first census in which a majority of states recorded populations of over one million, as well as the first in which multiple cities – New York as of 1880, Philadelphia – recorded populations of over one million. The census saw Chicago rank as the nation's second-most populous city, a position it would hold until 1990, in which Los Angeles would supplant it.
The 1890 census collected the following information: The 1890 census was the first to be compiled using methods invented by Herman Hollerith and was overseen by Superintendents Robert P. Porter and Carroll D. Wright. Data was entered on a machine readable medium, punched cards, tabulated by machine; the net effect of the many changes from the 1880 census: the larger population, the number of data items to be collected, the Census Bureau headcount, the volume of scheduled publications, the use of Hollerith's electromechanical tabulators, was to reduce the time required to process the census from eight years for the 1880 census to six years for the 1890 census. The total population of 62,947,714, the family, or rough, was announced after only six weeks of processing; the public reaction to this tabulation was disbelief, as it was believed that the "right answer" was at least 75,000,000. The United States census of 1890 showed a total of 248,253 Native Americans living in the United States, down from 400,764 Native Americans identified in the census of 1850.
The 1890 census announced that the frontier region of the United States no longer existed, that the Census Bureau would no longer track the westward migration of the U. S. population. Up to and including the 1880 census, the country had a frontier of settlement. By 1890, isolated bodies of settlement had broken into the unsettled area to the extent that there was hardly a frontier line; this prompted Frederick Jackson Turner to develop his Frontier Thesis. The original data for the 1890 Census is no longer available. All the population schedules were damaged in a fire in the basement of the Commerce Building in Washington, D. C. in 1921. Some 25 % of the materials were presumed another 50 % damaged by smoke and water; the damage to the records led to an outcry for a permanent National Archives. In December 1932, following standard federal record-keeping procedures, the Chief Clerk of the Bureau of the Census sent the Librarian of Congress a list of papers to be destroyed, including the original 1890 census schedules.
The Librarian was asked by the Bureau to identify any records which should be retained for historical purposes, but the Librarian did not accept the census records. Congress authorized destruction of that list of records on February 21, 1933, the surviving original 1890 census records were destroyed by government order by 1934 or 1935; the other censuses for which some information has been lost are the 1810 enumerations. Few sets of microdata from the 1890 census survive, but aggregate data for small areas, together with compatible cartographic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System. Mayo-Smith, Richmond, "The Eleventh Census of the United States". In: The Economic Journal, Vol. 1, p. 43 - 58 1891 U. S Census Report Contains 1890 Census results Historical US Census data from the U. S. Census Bureau website Hollerith 1890 Census Tabulator by Columbia University "The Fate of the 1890 Population Census" from the National Archives website
The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
By the end of the century, the United States had extended into the Pacific Ocean, its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a global military power; the United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in warfare, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Sweeping civil rights legislation, notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, outlawed discrimination based on race or color. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, culminating with the 1969 U. S. Moon landing; the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world's sole superpower. The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation, it is a representative democracy.
The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, other international organizations. The United States is a developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for a quarter of global GDP; the U. S. economy is post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world's largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods, by value. Although its population is only 4.3% of the world total, the U. S. holds 31% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. Despite wide income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, worker productivity.
The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti
Walker County, Texas
Walker County is a county located in the east central section of the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 67,861, its county seat is Huntsville. Walker County was named for Robert J. Walker, a legislator from Mississippi who introduced into the United States Congress the resolution to annex Texas. Walker supported the Union during the Civil War and earned some enmity. In order to keep the county's name, the state renamed it for Samuel H. Walker, a Texas Ranger and soldier in the United States Army. Walker County is part of the Huntsville, TX Micropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Houston–The Woodlands, TX Combined Statistical Area. Americans James Mitchell and his wife, the former Calpernia Franklin, immigrated to the future Walker County in 1833 and were awarded a Mexican land grant. Mitchell, who became one of the first county commissioners, established the Mitchell House and Inn on the Old San Antonio Road known as El Camino Real. During the 1840s, the house was a stop for hungry stagecoach travelers.
According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 802 square miles, of which 784 square miles is land and 17 square miles is water. Interstate 45 U. S. Highway 190 State Highway 19 State Highway 30 State Highway 75 Houston County Trinity County San Jacinto County Montgomery County Grimes County Madison County Sam Houston National Forest As of the census of 2000, there were 61,758 people, 18,303 households, 11,384 families residing in the county; the population density was 78 people per square mile. There were 21,099 housing units at an average density of 27 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 69.12% White, 23.88% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 4.42% from other races, 1.41% from two or more races. 14.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 18,303 households out of which 28.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.80% were married couples living together, 11.70% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.80% were non-families.
27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.00% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.02. In the county, the population was spread out with 18.00% under the age of 18, 23.00% from 18 to 24, 31.10% from 25 to 44, 18.90% from 45 to 64, 8.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 151.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 161.90 males. The median income for a household in the county was $31,468, the median income for a family was $42,589. Males had a median income of $27,634 versus $22,579 for females; the per capita income for the county was $14,508. About 10.60% of families and 18.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.10% of those under age 18 and 13.40% of those age 65 or over. Sam Houston State University is located in Huntsville. School districts serving portions of the county include: Huntsville Independent School District New Waverly Independent School District Richards Independent School District Trinity Independent School District The Gulf Coast Trades Center, a charter school, is in an unincorporated area of the county.
The headquarters of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the Texas agency that operates adult state correctional facilities, are in Huntsville. Walker County has the highest number of state jails of all of the counties in Texas. Several TDCJ prisons for men, including the Byrd Unit, the Goree Unit, the Huntsville Unit, the Wynne Unit, are in the Huntsville city limits; the Holliday Unit, a transfer unit, is in Huntsville. In addition the Ellis Unit and the Estelle Unit are in unincorporated areas of Walker County; the Huntsville Unit houses the State of Texas execution chamber. Huntsville New Waverly Riverside Dodge Eugene C. Barker Marilyn McAdams Sibley Walker County Jane Doe, an unidentified teenager or young woman found murdered on November 1, 1980 National Register of Historic Places listings in Walker County, Texas Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Walker County John N. Raney Kate Borcherding Walker County government's website Walker County from the Handbook of Texas Online