Somervell County

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Somervell County, Texas

PO Box 1098
Glen Rose, TX 76043
Phone: (254) 897-4427
Fax: (254) 897-3233
www.glenrose.org

In north-central TX, southwest of Fort Worth; organized Mar 13, 1875 from Hood County. Name Origin: For Gen. Alexander Somervell (1796-1854), Republic of TX secretary of war (1836), legislator (1836-38), and collector of customs (1842-45)

Area (sq mi):: 191.90 (land 187.17; water 4.73) Population per square mile: 40.50
Population 2005: 7,578 State rank: 185 Population change: 2000-20005 11.30%; 1990-2000 27.00% Population 2000: 6,809 (White 84.60%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 13.40%; Asian 0.30%; Other 7.30%). Foreign born: 5.70%. Median age: 36.80
Income 2000: per capita $18,367; median household $39,404; Population below poverty level: 8.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,464-$25,808
Unemployment (2004): 5.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.50% Median travel time to work: 27.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 32.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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