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

592 sq mi (1,533 km²)
528 sq mi (1,368 km²)
64 sq mi (166 km²), 10.86%
 - (2000)
 - Density

18/sq mi (7/km²)

San Augustine County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 8,946. Its county seat is San Augustine6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,534 km² (592 sq mi). 1,367 km² (528 sq mi) of it is land and 167 km² (64 sq mi) of it (10.86%) is water.

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As of the census2 of 2000, there were 8,946 people, 3,575 households, and 2,520 families residing in the county. The population density was 7/km² (17/sq mi). There were 5,356 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 69.26% White, 27.95% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 1.64% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 3.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,575 households out of which 26.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.50% were married couples living together, 13.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 23.00% from 25 to 44, 25.10% from 45 to 64, and 21.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 92.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,025, and the median income for a family was $32,772. Males had a median income of $28,395 versus $18,925 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,548. About 15.60% of families and 21.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.70% of those under age 18 and 20.10% of those age 65 or over.

In the mediaEdit

File:John Vachon San Augustine schoolchildren.jpg

American photographer John Vachon took a series of photographs of rural schoolchildren in San Augustine County, Texas, for the Farm Security Administration in 1943.

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Coordinates: 31°24′N 94°11′W / 31.40, -94.18

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