Caldwell County, Texas


Caldwell County – History, Demography, Government and Others

Caldwell County, Texas

History of Caldwell County

County was established around 1848 and was named in honor of Mathew Caldwell an officer in the range who was a participant during the Battle of Plum Creek against the Comanches as well as against Santa Anna’s army in the Texas Revolution. Caldwell was also an author of the Texas Declaration of Independence.


In the 2010 United States Census, 38,066 people resided within the County. 75.8 percent of them of them were White, 6.8% African American, 0.9% Asian, 0.8% Native American, 13.1% of some other race and 2.5 percent with two or more races. 47.1 percent of the population included Hispanic or Latino (of any race).

At the time of in the 2000 census at the time of 2000 32194 people included 10,816 households and 8,079 families lived throughout the town. Its densities of the population was 59 persons in a sq mile (23/km 2). The housing units comprised 11,901 people, with the average of just 22 inhabitants per sq mile (8/km 2). The ethnic makeup in the County was 70.13 percent of whites, 8.50% African American, 0.61% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 17.96 percent from other races as well as 2.74 percentage of people from at least two races. Around 40.4 percent of the residents included Latinos or Hispanics of any race.

In the households of 10,816, 37.0% had children younger than 18 living in them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder without a husband present as well as 25.3 percent of households were not family-based. Around 21.2 percent of all households were comprised of people, and 9.4 percent of households had a person living in a home on their own and was aged 65 or over. The median household size was 2.82 and the average household size of 3.28.

The Williams Institute analysis of the census data for 2010 discovered that there were 5.8 same-sex couples per 1,000 households within the County. 

The county’s division of age was 28.3 percent for those under the age of 18, 8.5% for 18-to 24. 29.8 percentage from age 25 to 44. 20.8 percent from the age of 45-64 from 45 to 64, and 12.5 percent who were older than 65. Median age: 34. In 100 women it was 97.5 males. In 100 women 18 or over it was 92.7 males.

The median earnings for households within the County was $36,573 while for families, it was $41,300. Males earned a median of $21,595 versus $29,295 for females. The per-capita amount of income of the entire county is $15,099. Around 10.40 percent of households and 13.10 percent of the population lived less than the poverty threshold which included 15.10 percent of people aged 18 or less and 15.40 percent of people 65 and over.


Caldwell County Government

At a Glance – Caldwell County, Texas

Caldwell County, Texas – Cities

  1. Lockhart (county seat)
  2. Luling (small part in Guadalupe County)
  3. Martindale
  4. Mustang Ridge (mostly in Travis County and a small part in Bastrop County)
  5. Niederwald (mostly in Hays County)
  6. San Marcos (mostly in Hays County and a small part in Guadalupe and Comal Counties)
  7. Uhland (mostly in Hays County)

Caldwell County, Texas – Unincorporated communities

  • Brownsboro
  • Dale
  • Delhi
  • Elm Grove
  • Fentress
  • Joliet
  • Lytton Springs
  • Maxwell
  • McMahan
  • McNeil
  • Mendoza
  • Pettytown (partly in Bastrop County)
  • Prairie Lea
  • Reedville
  • Saint John Colony
  • Seawillow
  • Soda Springs
  • Stairtown
  • Taylorsville
  • Tilmon

Adjacent Counties

Photos of Significant Location and Monuments

School Districts

  • Lockhart Independent School District
  • Luling Independent School District
  • Prairie Lea Independent School District
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William Richmond
William Richmond
A Born Texan! Who loves to write about Texas. By profession, he is the owner of a big ranch having 4 children and a gorgeous wife.


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