Camp County – History, Demography, Government and Others
History of Camp County
Camp County was separated from Upshur County in 1874 and was named after John Lafayette Camp who was a senator for the state of Upshur County and presented the petitions that led to the actions by the state legislature. A election for the county seat was held and Pittsburg took the lead by a margin of 500. Leesburg located to the west, got 228 votes, and Center Point, in the southern part, got sixty-nine. After the election the courthouse was built with locally produced brick on the land given to the city by William Pitts. Since 1874, the seat of the county has not been challenged.
At the time of in the census 2000 in the county, there were 11,549 residents in the county, with 4,336 households, and 3,156 families living within the county. Its densities of the population was 58 persons for every sq mile (23/km 2). In the county, there were 5 228 houses with, on average, 26 people per sq mile (10/km 2). The racial composition in the County was 69.53 percent White, 19.20% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 9.63% from other races and 1.07 percent of multiple races. 14.78 percent of the population comprised Hispanic or Latino of any race.
The number of households was 4,336 from which 31.50 percent had children under 18 years old who resided with them. 56.20 percent comprised couple who were married that lived in the same house, 12.50 percent had female housekeepers without a husband and 27.20 percent of households were not family-based. 24.20 percent of households were comprised of singles as well as 11.80 percent of households had a person living in a home that was 65 years old or older. The average size of a household of 2.62 while the median size of a family was 3.09.
The county’s population was distributed in a manner that included 26.90 percent aged 18 or less, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64 as well as 16.30 percent of people that were 65 years old or old or more. It was the average age, 37. To every female, there was 96.20 males. On the other hand, for every 100 females aged 18 and older the number was 91.90 males.
The median earnings for households for the entire county of $31,164 and the median of the family of four was $36,142. Males had a median earnings of $31,870 as opposed to the female population of $18,797. The per-capita earnings of the entire county is $16,500. The county had 15.90 percent of households and 20.90 percent of the people lived under the poverty threshold which included 30.00 percent of people younger than 18 years old and 16.00 percent of those aged 65 and over.
Camp County Government
Camp County, Texas – Cities
- Pittsburg (county seat)
Camp County, Texas – Towns
- Rocky Mound
Camp County, Texas – Unincorporated communities
- Titus County (north)
- Morris County (east)
- Upshur County (south)
- Wood County (southwest)
- Franklin County (west)
Photos of Significant Location and Monuments
- Pittsburg Independent School District