Madison County – History, Demography, Government and Others
History of Madison County
Madison County which was reported as being “wild and wooly” before and following in the Civil War, was referred to as the “Free State of Madison.” From 1854 to 1873,, the county lost three courthouses in fire and, in 1967, another courthouse was burned to the level of the ground. The current building was built in 1970.
In 2000, according to the Census at the time of the 2000 census, 12,940 residents included 3,914 households as well as 2,837 families resided throughout the town. The density of the population of 28 persons per sq mile (11/km 2). The housing units of 4,797 had an average density of 10 people per mile 2, (4/km 2). The ethnic makeup in the County was 66.79 percent white, 22.87% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 7.93 percentage of other races and 1.72 percent of at least two races. The county was home to 15.78 percent of the population comprised Hispanic and Latinos of all races.
Of the 3914 homes, 31.50% had children younger than 18 in their homes, 57.10 percent of them were couples that lived together 11.70 percent of households included a female householder who had no husband present and 27.50 percent of households were not families. The majority of 24.50 percent of households were comprised of individuals. 12.40 percent of households had someone living in a home that was 65 years old or older. The median household size was 2.57 and the average size of a family was 3.05.
For the County, distribution of age was 21.10 percent of people under the age of 18 years old, 13.00% between 18 and 24 31.90 percent from the age of 25-44, 20.00 percentage from the age of 45 until 64 from 45 to 64, and 14.00 percent who were 65 or over. Median age of 33. In 100 females, there was 142.60 males. In 100 women aged 18 or over they had 155.10 males.
The median household income within the County was $29.418, while for a family, it was $35,779. Males earned a median of $25,000 versus $19,777 females. The per-capita earnings of the entire county was 14,056. Around 12.30 percent of households and 15.80 percent of the people lived less than the poverty limit that includes 20.00 percent of people aged 18 or less and 16.30 percent of those aged 65 or older.
Madison County Government
At a Glance – Madison County, Texas
Madison County, Texas – Cities
- Madisonville (county seat)
Madison County, Texas – Towns
- Normangee (mostly in Leon County)
Madison County, Texas – Unincorporated communities
- North Zulch
- Leon County (north)
- Houston County (northeast)
- Walker County (southeast)
- Grimes County (south)
- Brazos County (southwest)
Photos of Significant Location and Monuments
- Madisonville Consolidated Independent School District
- North Zulch Independent School District