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Chambers County, Texas

Chambers County is a county located in the U.S. State of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 26,031. Its county seat is Anahuac6.

This county is part of the Houston Metropolitan Area.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Cities and towns


\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,258 km² (872 mi²). 1,552 km² (599 mi²) of it is land and 706 km² (273 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 31.27% water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 26,031 people, 9,139 households, and 7,219 families residing in the county. The population density is 17/km² (43/mi²). There are 10,336 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (17/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 81.88% White, 9.77% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 6.02% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. 10.79% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 9,139 households out of which 40.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.70% are married couples living together, 9.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 21.00% are non-families. 17.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.82 and the average family size is 3.20. In the county, the population is spread out with 28.90% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 29.90% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 9.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 100.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.80 males. The median income for a household in the county is $47,964, and the median income for a family is $52,986. Males have a median income of $43,351 versus $25,478 for females. The per capita income for the county is $19,863. 11.00% of the population and 8.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 13.30% are under the age of 18 and 12.60% are 65 or older.

Cities and towns

Anahuac\n*Baytown\n*Beach City\n*Cove\n*Highlands\n*Mont Belvieu\n*Old River-Winfree\n*Seabrook\n*Shoreacres\n*Stowell\n*Texas City\n*Winnie