Canton is a city in and the county seat of Van Zandt County in East Texas, United States. It is 60 miles east of Dallas, Texas; as of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 3,581. Canton was surveyed as early as 1840 by a company of men under Dr. W. P. King; the community stands on the original survey of an early settler in the area. No settlement was made until 1850, when the town was laid out and named by settlers moving from Old Canton in Smith County, Texas; the first district courthouse at Canton opened in 1850, a post office, the county's fourth, was established in that year. When the Texas and Pacific Railway was built across the county in 1872, it missed Canton by ten miles, the citizens of Wills Point persuaded county officials to move the county seat there. In the resulting dispute, in 1877 armed residents of Canton went to Wills Point to recover the records, the county judge wired Governor Richard B. Hubbard for aid; the Texas Supreme Court decided in favor of Canton. Unwilling to use the railroad at Wills Point, Canton businessmen established Edgewood, ten miles to the northwest of town, built an extension to the railroad at a siding called Stevenson.
Property for the town's first school, the Canton Academy, was acquired in 1853. Sid S. Johnson began publication of the Canton Weekly Times, the county's first newspaper, in 1860. A Grange was founded in 1876. By 1890 Canton had a population of 421, flour mills, cotton gins, a bank. Brick buildings were under construction by 1892 and a new brick courthouse was completed in 1894. Iron ore and anthracite coal were discovered in 1887 and 1891. By 1896, the town reached a population high of 800 and had several churches, a steam gristmill and gin, two weekly newspapers, three general stores and two hotels, but the population had fallen back to 421 by 1904. Canton was incorporated in 1919, elected a mayor and aldermen. Despite the Great Depression, development of the Van oilfield after 1929 brought further expansion. A Public Works Administration project in the 1930s saw the completion of a new courthouse. In 1933 area schools registered 500 twenty-eight black students; the population reached 715 in 1940, but dwindled again after 1949.
In the 1950s, local business included a sweet-potato curing plant, an ice factory, a concrete-tile factory, a cotton gin. Expansion of the Canton city limits doubled its territory in the 1960s. In 1970 the community had a municipal lake with recreational facilities, seven churches, a school, a bank, a library, a newspaper, eighty-six businesses; the population doubled between 1960 and 1970 from 1,000 to 2,000, reached nearly 3,000 by 1990. The population was 3,292 in 2000. However, when the city council decided to recount the population, they found that the town had 5100 residents instead of the previous census total of 3,292. Canton is known for its First Monday Trade Days. According to various sources, the tradition began with district court meetings held on the first Monday of each month, or with the monthly visit of neighbors during the days of the Confederate States of America; the custom began with the swapping of surplus stock by barter and grew to include casual bargaining for or swapping of dogs, antiques and donkeys on a 30-acre grounds.
It is so immensely popular that Canton goes from a town of 5,100 to a town of over 300,000 during each First Monday weekend, making it the largest flea market in the world. In the past, due to the success of First Monday, the city of Canton had no property tax. However, as of 2006, no longer the case. Canton holds The Van Zandt County Fair and Rodeo and an Annual Bluegrass Festival, which takes place in August. Between 2003 and 2007, Canton was the host community for the United States Equestrian Drill Championship, which showcases top color guard and mounted drill teams from throughout the country. On April 29, 2017, the city and county sustained severe damage from four tornadoes. Reports of four fatalities and dozens of injured prompted opening of displacement shelters as a disaster declaration was made for Van Zandt County. Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered state resources to the area to offer assistance to local officials. Canton is located at 32°33′13″N 95°52′00″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.6 square miles, of which, 5.2 square miles of it is land and 0.4 square miles of it is water.
The total area is 7.80% water. As of the census of 2003, there are 3,292 people, 1,296 households, 848 families residing in the city; the population density is 633.8 people per square mile. There are 1,486 housing units at an average density of 286.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city is 94.14% White, 2.73% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 1.09% from other races, 1.09% from two or more races. 3.49 % of the population are Latino of any race. There are 1,296 households out of which 27.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% are married couples living together, 10.9% have a female householder with no husband present, 34.5% are non-families. 31.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 19.2% have someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.30 and the average family size is 2.87. In the city, the population is spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, 25.9% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females, there are 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.5 m
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party referred to as the GOP, is one of the two major political parties in the United States. The GOP was founded in 1854 by opponents of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which had expanded slavery into U. S. territories. The party subscribed to classical liberalism and took ideological stands that were anti-slavery and pro-economic reform. Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican president in the history of the United States; the Party was dominant over the Democrats during the Third Party System and Fourth Party System. In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt formed the Progressive Party after being rejected by the GOP and ran unsuccessfully as a third-party presidential candidate calling for social reforms. After the 1912 election, many Roosevelt supporters left the Party, the Party underwent an ideological shift to the right; the liberal Republican element in the GOP was overwhelmed by a conservative surge begun by Barry Goldwater in 1964 that continued during the Reagan Era in the 1980s. After the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the party's core base shifted, with the Southern states becoming more reliably Republican in presidential politics and the Northeastern states becoming more reliably Democratic.
White voters identified with the Republican Party after the 1960s. Following the Supreme Court's 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade, the Republican Party made opposition to abortion a key plank of its national party platform and grew its support among evangelicals. By 2000, the Republican Party was aligned with Christian conservatism; the Party's core support since the 1990s comes chiefly from the South, the Great Plains, the Mountain States and rural areas in the North. The 21st century Republican Party ideology is American conservatism, which contrasts with the Democrats' liberal platform and progressive wing; the GOP supports lower taxes, free market capitalism, a strong national defense, gun rights and restrictions on labor unions. The GOP was committed to protectionism and tariffs from its founding until the 1930s when it was based in the industrial Northeast and Midwest, but has grown more supportive of free trade since 1952. In addition to advocating for conservative economic policies, the Republican Party is conservative.
Founded in the Northern states in 1854 by abolitionists, modernizers, ex-Whigs and ex-Free Soilers, the Republican Party became the principal opposition to the dominant Democratic Party and the popular Know Nothing Party. The party grew out of opposition to the Kansas–Nebraska Act, which repealed the Missouri Compromise and opened Kansas Territory and Nebraska Territory to slavery and future admission as slave states; the Northern Republicans saw the expansion of slavery as a great evil. The first public meeting of the general anti-Nebraska movement, at which the name Republican was suggested for a new anti-slavery party, was held on March 20, 1854 in a schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin; the name was chosen to pay homage to Thomas Jefferson's Republican Party. The first official party convention was held on July 1854 in Jackson, Michigan. At the 1856 Republican National Convention, the party adopted a national platform emphasizing opposition to the expansion of slavery into U. S. territories. While Republican candidate John C.
Frémont lost the 1856 United States presidential election to James Buchanan, he did win 11 of the 16 northern states. The Republican Party first came to power in the elections of 1860 when it won control of both houses of Congress and its candidate, former congressman Abraham Lincoln, was elected President. In the election of 1864, it united with War Democrats to nominate Lincoln on the National Union Party ticket. Under Republican congressional leadership, the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution—which banned slavery in the United States—passed the Senate in 1864 and the House in 1865; the party's success created factionalism within the party in the 1870s. Those who felt that Reconstruction had been accomplished, was continued to promote the large-scale corruption tolerated by President Ulysses S. Grant, ran Horace Greeley for the presidency; the Stalwart faction defended Grant and the spoils system, whereas the Half-Breeds pushed for reform of the civil service. The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act was passed in 1883.
The Republican Party supported hard money, high tariffs to promote economic growth, high wages and high profits, generous pensions for Union veterans, the annexation of Hawaii. The Republicans had strong support from pietistic Protestants, but they resisted demands for Prohibition; as the Northern postwar economy boomed with heavy and light industry, mines, fast-growing cities, prosperous agriculture, the Republicans took credit and promoted policies to sustain the fast growth. The GOP was dominant over the Democrats during the Third Party System. However, by 1890 the Republicans had agreed to the Sherman Antitrust Act and the Interstate Commerce Commission in response to complaints from owners of small businesses and farmers; the high McKinley Tariff of 1890 hurt the party and the Democrats swept to a landslide in the off-year elections defeating McKinley himself. The Democrats elected Grover Cleveland in 1884 and 1892; the election of William McKinley in 1896 was marked by a resurgence of Republican dominance that lasted until 1932.
McKinley promised that high tariffs would end the severe hardship caused by the Pa
State legislature (United States)
A state legislature in the United States is the legislative body of any of the 50 U. S. states. The formal name varies from state to state. In 25 states, the legislature is called the Legislature, or the State Legislature, while in 19 states, the legislature is called the General Assembly. In Massachusetts and New Hampshire, the legislature is called the General Court, while North Dakota and Oregon designate the legislature the Legislative Assembly; every state except Nebraska has a bicameral legislature, meaning that the legislature consists of two separate legislative chambers or houses. In each case the smaller chamber is called the Senate and is referred to as the upper house; this chamber but not always, has the exclusive power to confirm appointments made by the governor and to try articles of impeachment. Members of the smaller chamber represent more citizens and serve for longer terms than members of the larger chamber four years. In 41 states, the larger chamber is called the House of Representatives.
Five states designate the larger chamber the Assembly and three states call it the House of Delegates. Members of the larger chamber serve for terms of two years; the larger chamber customarily has the exclusive power to initiate taxing legislation and articles of impeachment. Prior to United States Supreme Court decisions Reynolds v. Sims and Baker v. Carr in the 1960s, the basis of representation in most state legislatures was modeled on that of the U. S. Congress: the state senators represented geographical units while members of the larger chamber represented population. In 1964, the United States Supreme Court announced the one man, one vote standard and invalidated state legislative representation based on geography. Nebraska had a bicameral legislature like the other states, but the lower house was abolished following a referendum, effective with the 1936 elections; the remaining unicameral legislature is called the Nebraska Legislature, but its members continue to be called senators. As a legislative branch of government, a legislature performs state duties for a state in the same way that the United States Congress performs national duties at the national level.
The same system of checks and balances that exists at the Federal level exists between the state legislature, the state executive officer and the state judiciary, though the degree to which this is so varies from one state to the next. During a legislative session, the legislature considers matters introduced by its members or submitted by the governor. Businesses and other special interest organizations lobby the legislature to obtain beneficial legislation, defeat unfavorably perceived measures, or influence other legislative action. A legislature approves the state's operating and capital budgets, which may begin as a legislative proposal or a submission by the governor. Under the terms of Article V of the U. S. Constitution, state lawmakers retain the power to ratify Constitutional amendments which have been proposed by both houses of Congress and they retain the ability to call for a national convention to propose amendments to the U. S. Constitution. After the convention has concluded its business 75% of the states will be required to ratify what the convention has proposed.
Under Article II, state legislatures choose the manner of appointing the state's presidential electors. State legislatures appointed the U. S. Senators from their respective states until the ratification of the 17th Amendment in 1913 required the direct election of Senators by the state's voters; the legislative bodies and their committees use either Mason's Manual of Legislative Procedure or an amended form thereof. During official meetings, a professional parliamentarian is available to ensure that legislation and accompanying discussion proceed as orderly as possible without bias; the lawmaking process begins with the introduction of a bill in either the House of Representatives or the Senate. Bills may be introduced in either house, sometimes with the exception of bills increasing or decreasing revenue, which must originate in the House of Representatives; the order of business in each house provides a proper time for the introduction of bills. Bills are assigned consecutive numbers, given in the order of their introduction, to facilitate identification.
A bill cannot become enacted until it has been read on a certain number of days in each house. Upon introduction, a bill is read by its title only, constituting the first reading of the bill; because a bill is read by title only, it is important that the title give the members notice of the subject matter contained in the bill. As with other legislative bodies throughout the world, U. S. state legislatures operate through committees when considering proposed bills. Thus, committee action is the most important phase of the legislative process. Most bills cannot be enacted into law until it has been referred to, acted upon by, returned from, a standing committee in each house. Reference to committee follows the first reading of the bill; each committee is set up to consider bills relating to a particular subject. Standing committees are charged with the important responsibility of examining bills and recommending action to the Senate or House. On days when a legislature is not in session, the committees of each house meet and consider the bills that have been referred to them to decide if the assigned bills should be reported f
Texas House of Representatives, District 1
District 1 is a district in the Texas House of Representatives that encompasses all of Bowie, Franklin and Red River Counties. It was created in the 3rd legislature; the district has been represented by Gary VanDeaver since January 13, 2015
Waller County, Texas
Waller County is a county in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 43,205, its county seat is Hempstead. The county was named for Edwin Waller, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and first mayor of Austin. Waller County is included in TX Metropolitan Statistical Area. Although a majority-white county, it is home of the HBCU Prairie View A&M University. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 518 square miles, of which 513 square miles are land and 4.4 square miles are covered by water. Grimes County Montgomery County Harris County Fort Bend County Austin County Washington County As of the 2000 Census, 32,663 people, 10,557 households, 7,748 families resided in the county; the population density was 64 people per square mile. The 11,955 housing units averaged 23 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 57.83% White, 29.25% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 10.28% from other races, 1.76% from two or more races.
About 19.42% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of the 10,557 households, 35.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.70% were married couples living together, 13.00% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.60% were not families. About 21.00% of all households were made up of individuals, 7.50% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.25. In the county, the population was distributed as 25.70% under the age of 18, 18.10% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 20.50% from 45 to 64, 9.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.10 males. The median income for a household in the county was $38,136, for a family was $45,868. Males had a median income of $34,447 versus $25,583 for females; the per capita income for the county was $16,338. About 11.50% of families and 16.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.00% of those under age 18 and 12.30% of those age 65 or over.
Igloo Corporation, a manufacturer of cooling and portable refrigeration products, is headquartered in unincorporated Waller County between Brookshire and Katy. In 2004, Igloo announced that it was consolidating its corporate and manufacturing operations in Waller County. Goya Foods has its Texas offices in an unincorporated area of the county near Brookshire. District 18: Lois Kolkhorst - first elected in 2014. District 28: John Zerwas - first elected in 2006. A history of controversies exists regarding the reluctance of county officials to allow students attending black Prairie View A&M University to vote in Waller County; as reported by the US District Court in Veasey v Perry, October 2014, pp 6–7 verbatim: In 1971, after the 26th Amendment extended the vote to those 18 years old and older, Waller County, home to Prairie View A&M University, a Black university, became troubled with race issues. Waller County's tax assessor and voter registrar prohibited students from voting unless they or their families owned property in the county.
This practice was ended by a three-judge court in 1979. In 1992, a county prosecutor indicted PVAMU students for illegally voting, but dropped the charges after receiving a protest from the DOJ. In 2003, a PVAMU student ran for the commissioner's court; the local district attorney and county attorney threatened to prosecute students for voter fraud—for not meeting the old domicile test. These threatened prosecutions were enjoined, but Waller County reduced early voting hours, harmful to students because the election day was during their spring break. After the NAACP filed suit, Waller County reversed the changes to early voting and the student narrowly won the election. In 2007-08, during Senator Barack Obama's campaign for president, Waller County made a number of voting changes without seeking clearance; the county rejected “incomplete” voter registrations and required volunteer deputy registrars to find and notify the voters of the rejection. The county limited the number of new registrations any VDR could submit, thus limiting the success of voter registration drives.
These practices were prohibited by a consent decree. In 2018, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit a U. S. district court, alleging that the county's early-voting plan unduly limits early voting opportunities for students at Prairie View A&M. On October 10, Jacob Aronowitz, a field director for Democratic U. S. House candidate Mike Siegel, delivered a letter from Siegel, which indicated a solution to attempts to keep students at Prairie View A&M University from voting, to a clerk on the county executive's staff; as a result, Aronowitz was arrested for what he was told was "48 hour investigative detention". It appears. School districts serving Waller County include: Hempstead Independent School District Royal Independent School District Katy Independent School District Waller Independent School District Brazos Valley Sudbury School was in operation in Waller County. Prairie View A&M University is the only university located within the county. Interstate 10 U. S. Highway 90 U. S. Highway 290 State Highway 6The TTC-69 component of the onc
Constitution of Texas
The Constitution of the State of Texas is the document that describes the structure and function of the government of the U. S. state of Texas. The current document took effect on February 15, 1876, is the seventh constitution in Texas history; the previous six were adopted in 1827, 1836, 1845, 1861, 1866 and 1869. The current constitution is among the longest of state constitutions in the United States. From 1876 to 2015 the legislature proposed 673 constitutional amendments, of which 491 were approved by the electorate and 179 defeated. Most of the amendments are due to the document's restrictive nature: the State of Texas has only those powers explicitly granted to it by the Constitution. However, despite its length, it is not nearly as long as the Alabama Constitution nor the California Constitution; as with many state constitutions, it explicitly provides for the separation of powers and incorporates its bill of rights directly into the text of the constitution. The bill of rights is lengthier and more detailed than the federal Bill of Rights, includes some provisions unique to Texas.
Article 1 is the Texas Constitution's bill of rights. The article contained 69 sections; some of the article's provisions concern specific fundamental limitations on the power of the state. The provisions of the Texas Constitution apply only against the government of Texas. However, a number of the provisions of the U. S. Constitution are held to apply to the states as well, under the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution. Section 4 purports to prohibit office holders from the requirements of any religious test, provided they "acknowledge the existence of a Supreme Being"; this conflicts with the U. S. Constitution's No Religious Test Clause, would certainly be held unenforceable if challenged, as was a similar South Carolina requirement in Silverman v. Campbell, a broader Maryland restriction in Torcaso v. Watkins. Section 32 denies state recognition to same-sex unions, a practice, invalidated as a consequence of Obergefell v. Hodges. Article 2 provides for the separation of powers of the legislative and judicial branches of the state government, prohibiting each branch from encroaching on the powers of the others.
Article 3 vests the legislative power of the state in the "Legislature of the State of Texas", consisting of the state's Senate and House of Representatives. It lists the qualifications required of senators and representatives, regulates many details of the legislative process; the article contains many substantive limitations on the power of the legislature and a large number of exceptions to those limitations. As with the United States Constitution, either house may originate bills, but bills to raise revenue must originate in the House of Representatives. Section 39 allows a bill to take effect upon the Governor's signature if the bill passes both chambers by a two-thirds vote, unless otherwise specified in the bill. If the bill does not pass by this majority it takes effect on the first day of the next fiscal year; the largest Section within this article is Section 49. Section 49 limits the power of the Legislature to incur debt to only specific purposes as stated in the Constitution. Section 49-g created the state's "Rainy Day Fund".
Article 4 describes the powers and duties of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Commissioner of the General Land Office, Attorney General. With the exception of the Secretary of State the above officials are directly elected in what is known as a "plural executive" system. Under Section 16 of this article, the Lieutenant Governor automatically assumes the power of Governor if and when the Governor travels outside of the state. Article 5 describes the composition and jurisdiction of the state's Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeals, District and Commissioners Courts, as well as the Justice of the Peace Courts. Article 6 denies voting rights to minors and people who are deemed mentally incompetent by a court, it describes rules for elections. Article 7 establishes provisions for public schools and universities. Section 1 states, "it shall be the duty of the Legislature of the State to establish and make suitable provision for the support and maintenance of an efficient system of public free schools".
This issue has surfaced in lawsuits involving the State's funding of
Van Zandt County, Texas
Van Zandt County is a county located in the U. S. state of Texas, in the northeastern part of the state. As of the 2010 census, its population was 52,579, its county seat is Canton. The county is named for a member of the Congress of the Republic of Texas. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 860 square miles, of which 843 square miles is land and 17 square miles is covered by water. Van Zandt County is unique in topography; the western and northwestern parts of the county are in the eastern edge of the Texas Blackland Prairies, the central part of the county is located in the post oak belt of Northeast Texas, the eastern part of the county stretches into the East Texas Piney Woods. Two major rivers, the Neches and the Sabine, flow through Van Zandt County. Van Zandt County is referred to as the "Gateway to East Texas" due to its diverse topography. Van Zandt County is known as the Free State of Van Zandt; the title was prevalent through the Reconstruction Era, but is still in use today.
Many versions of the county's history may account for this moniker, historians within the county and throughout its existence, do not agree how it became known as the Free State. One story of how the Free State of Van Zandt came to be originates with the county's formation. In 1848, Henderson County was split into three counties: Kaufman, Van Zandt, what remained as Henderson County. Henderson County had been in debt, yet the new Van Zandt County was founded without any obligations. Many believed that this was a mistake on the state's part, bitter citizens and politicians from Henderson County referred to the new county as the Free State. Van Zandt County tried on two distinct occasions to separate itself from Texas; the first was in 1861. About 350 citizens of Van Zandt County met to protest the secession; the practice of slavery was infrequent in the county. Slave-owners, worried about losing their slaves in the Civil War, refused to bring their slaves to Van Zandt, because slavery was so uncommon there.
The majority of Van Zandt wanted to stay with the Union, reasoned that if Texas could secede from the United States, they could secede from Texas, began organizing a government until they were threatened with military intervention. Although the secession was unsuccessful, the title of "Free State" stuck. After Texas reentered the Union after the Civil War, Van Zandt County again tried to secede from Texas, the Confederate States of America, the United States. A convention was held in 1867 in which the citizens elected delegates, the delegates voted for secession, penned a Declaration of Independence modeled after the United States Declaration of Independence; the event was seen as a rebellion by the nation, when word reached General Sheridan, he dispatched a cavalry unit to quell it. The citizens of Van Zandt called an emergency meeting which ended with the delegates declaring war on the United States; the wooded landscape at the time made it difficult for horses to move through, so the citizens of Van Zandt, familiar with the area, were able to ambush the unit, until they retreated.
The citizens, elated with their victory, celebrated with an excess of alcohol. During their celebration, they were surrounded by Sheridan's troops, were put in anklets and in a rough prison of wooden posts. Two ex-Confederate soldiers, W. A. Allen and Hardy Allen, were in the group, W. A. Allen used a hidden knife to wear down the anklets. A combination of the beginning of the rainy season and a decreasing of the guard to one man allowed the prisoners to escape. After that, not much action on the part of Van Zandt or the United States was taken in the issue. Arrest warrants were sent, but none was carried out, none of the prisoners went to trial; as of the census of 2000, there were 48,140 people, 18,195 households, 13,664 families residing in the county. The population density was 57 people per square mile. There were 20,896 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 91.96% White, 2.94% Black or African American, 0.62% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.71% from other races, 1.56% from two or more races.
6.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 18,195 households out of which 31.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.60% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, 24.90% were non-families. 22.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.01. In the county, the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 25.20% from 25 to 44, 24.90% from 45 to 64, 17.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.70 males. The median income for a household in the county was $35,029, the median income for a family was $41,175. Males had a median income of $31,887 versus $21,344 for females; the per capita income for the county was $16,930.
About 10.30% of families and 13.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.90% of those under age 18 and 12.10% of those age 65 or over. Van Zandt County Regional Airport Canton-Hackney Airport Interstate 20 U. S. Highway 80 State Highway 19 State Highway 64 State Highway 110 State Highway 198 Rains County Wood County Smith County Henderson County Kaufman County Hunt C