Chambers County

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Chambers County, Texas

404 Washington Ave
Anahuac, TX 77514
Phone: (409) 267-8309
Fax: (409) 267-8315
www.co.chambers.tx.us

On the central eastern coast of TX, east of Houston; organized Feb 12, 1858 from Jefferson and Liberty counties. Name Origin: For Gen. Thomas Jefferson Chambers (1802-65), surveyor general of TX (1829), attorney, and member of secession convention (1861)

Area (sq mi):: 871.99 (land 599.31; water 272.68) Population per square mile: 47.40
Population 2005: 28,411 State rank: 94 Population change: 2000-20005 9.10%; 1990-2000 29.60% Population 2000: 26,031 (White 77.60%; Black or African American 9.80%; Hispanic or Latino 10.80%; Asian 0.70%; Other 7.70%). Foreign born: 5.10%. Median age: 35.10
Income 2000: per capita $19,863; median household $47,964; Population below poverty level: 11.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,629-$28,470
Unemployment (2004): 5.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 25.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 60.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Chambers County, Alabama

2 Lafayette St Courthouse
Lafayette, AL 36862
Phone: (334) 864-4348
www.chamberscounty.com

On eastern border of AL, north of Auburn; organized Dec 18, 1832 from Creek cession. Name Origin: For Henry H. Chambers (1790-1826), physician and U.S. senator (1825-26)

Area (sq mi):: 603.11 (land 597.17; water 5.94) Population per square mile: 59.40
Population 2005: 35,460 State rank: 34 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.10%; 1990-2000 -0.80% Population 2000: 36,583 (White 60.40%; Black or African American 38.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.80%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 37.70
Income 2000: per capita $15,147; median household $29,667; Population below poverty level: 17.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,958-$22,278
Unemployment (2004): 6.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 22.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 40.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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