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Sabine County, Texas
Seal of Sabine County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Sabine County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1837
Seat Hemphill
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

577 sq mi (1,494 km²)

86 sq mi (223 km²), 14.97%
 - (2000)
 - Density

21/sq mi (8/km²)

Sabine County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. It was organized on December 14, 1837 and named for the Sabine River, which forms its eastern border. In 2000, its population was 10,469. Its seat is Hemphill6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,493 km² (577 sq mi). 1,270 km² (490 sq mi) of it is land and 224 km² (86 sq mi) of it (14.97%) is water.

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As of the census2 of 2000, there were 10,469 people, 4,485 households, and 3,157 families residing in the county. The population density was 8/km² (21/sq mi). There were 7,659 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 87.85% White, 9.92% Black or African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.82% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. 1.81% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,485 households out of which 23.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the county, the population was spread out with 21.10% under the age of 18, 5.60% from 18 to 24, 21.10% from 25 to 44, 27.20% from 45 to 64, and 24.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 93.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,198, and the median income for a family was $32,554. Males had a median income of $28,695 versus $21,141 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,821. About 11.80% of families and 15.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.90% of those under age 18 and 12.70% of those age 65 or over.



Unincorporated areasEdit

Historical communitiesEdit


The following school districts serve Sabine County:

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Coordinates: 31°20′N 93°51′W / 31.34, -93.85

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