Texas County is located in south-central Missouri. The County Seat is Houston and the largest city is Licking. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.texascountymissouri.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 25,642 and the 2010 census population was 26,008. The land area is 1,177.27 square miles and there are 22.1 persons per square mile.
93.2% of the population is White, 3.7% is Black or African American, 2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.8% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2% is two or more races. 82.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 12% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $98,000, there are 9,370 households, an average of 2.58 persons per household. The per capita income is $17,868, the median household income is $36,082, and 21.4% of the persons in Texas County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,515. Retail sales (in $1000) were $167,843, and sales per capita were $6,845. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 15.6%.
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