Hopkins County, Texas

Hopkins County, Texas

The Hopkins County Courthouse in Sulphur Springs. The structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 11, 1977.
Map of Texas highlighting Hopkins County
Location in the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1846
Seat Sulphur Springs
Largest city Sulphur Springs
  Total 793 sq mi (2,054 km2)
  Land 767 sq mi (1,987 km2)
  Water 26 sq mi (67 km2), 3.2%
  (2010) 35,161
  Density 46/sq mi (18/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.hopkinscountytx.org

Hopkins County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 35,161.[1] Its county seat is Sulphur Springs.[2] Hopkins County is named for the family of David Hopkins, an early settler in the area.

Hopkins County comprises the Sulphur Springs, TX Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Combined Statistical Area.

Hopkins County was once known as the Dairy Capital of Texas. Although Dairy Farms declined in the area in the late 1990s there are still a number of dairy farms located there today. The Southwest Dairy Museum is located in Sulphur Springs.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 793 square miles (2,050 km2), of which 767 square miles (1,990 km2) is land and 26 square miles (67 km2) (3.2%) is water.[3]

Major highways

Adjacent counties


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201536,223[4]3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1850–2010[6] 2010–2014[1]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 31,960 people, 12,286 households, and 8,882 families residing in the county. The population density was 41 people per square mile (16/km²). There were 14,020 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 85.11% White, 7.99% Black or African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 4.55% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. 9.28% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 12,286 households out of which 32.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.50% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.70% were non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 27.30% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,136, and the median income for a family was $38,580. Males had a median income of $30,377 versus $20,751 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,182. About 11.30% of families and 14.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.40% of those under age 18 and 14.60% of those age 65 or over.


KSST AM 1230 and Suddenlink Cable Channel 18 serve Hopkins County from Sulphur Springs. Hopkins County is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth DMA. Local media outlets are: KDFW-TV, KXAS-TV, WFAA-TV, KTVT-TV, KERA-TV, KTXA-TV, KDFI-TV, KDAF-TV, and KFWD-TV. Other nearby stations that provide coverage for Hopkins County are from the Tyler/Longview/Jacksonville market and they include: KLTV-TV, KYTX-TV, KFXK-TV, KCEB-TV, and KETK-TV. In the City of Sulphur Springs Suddenlink Communications continues to offer KLTV-TV, KYTX-TV, and KETK-TV on its Cable Television services for the area.


The Hopkins County Club at East Texas State Normal College in 1921



Unincorporated communities

Ghost towns

See also


  1. 1 2 "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 17, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  4. "County Totals Dataset: Population, Population Change and Estimated Components of Population Change: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  5. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  6. "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  7. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.

Coordinates: 33°09′N 95°34′W / 33.15°N 95.56°W / 33.15; -95.56

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