Edwards County, Texas

Edwards County – History, Demography, Government and Others

Edwards County, Texas

History of Edwards County

In 1858, the county was created from Bexar County. the first parcel of land were sold off in the year 1876. Edwards County was not officially formed until 1883. The county was named after Hayden Edwards, one of the first American residents from Nacogdoches. The seat of the county was initially Bullhead and later was changed to Vance.


According to 2000, the census 2000, there were 2162 people were living in 801 households and 586 families resided within the county. The density of the population was lower than 1 km 2, (1/mi 2). The housing units in the 1,217 were 1 per mile (1/km 2). (<1/km 2). The ethnic makeup in the County was 83.26 percent White, 0.79% African American, 0.79% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 12.72 percentage of other races and 2.31 percent of multiple races. Around 45.05 percent of the inhabitants were Hispanic and Latino, regardless of race.

Of the households of 801, 31.70% had children who were younger than 18 living in them. 60.80 percent are married couples who live together 8.90 percent had female housekeepers without a husband present as well as 26.80 percent of households were not families. The majority of 24.70 percent of households were comprised of people, and 13.50 percent had a person living in a home that was 65 years old or older. The median household size of 2.66 while the median size of a family was 3.20.

The county’s number of people living there was 28.50 percent below the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 23.20% from 25 to 44, 25.70% from 45 to 64 as well as 16.20 percent of those aged 65 years or older. the age of 65 or over. It was the average age 39. In 100 women the number was 102.60 males. To every female 18 or over the number was 98.20 males.

The median household income within the County was $25,298, while for a family, $27,083. Males had a median salary of $21,912 and 14907 for females. The per-capita amount of income of the entire county was $12,691. The county’s per capita income was $12,691. 24.60 percent of households and 31.60 percent of the population lived less than the poverty threshold which included 47.40 percent of people aged 18 or less and 17.70 percent of those aged 65 and over.


Edwards County Government

Edwards County, Texas – Towns

  1. Rocksprings (county seat)

Edwards County, Texas – Unincorporated communities

  • Barksdale
  • Carta Valley

Adjacent Counties

Photos of Significant Location and Monuments

School Districts

  • Nueces Canyon Consolidated Independent School District
  • Rocksprings Independent School District

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