Van Zandt County

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Van Zandt County, Texas

121 E Dallas St Rm 202
Canton, TX 75103
Phone: (903) 567-6503
Fax: (903) 567-6722

In northeastern TX, east of Dallas; organized Mar 20, 1848 from Henderson County. Name Origin: For Isaac Van Zandt (1813-47), Republic of TX legislator (1840-42)

Area (sq mi):: 859.48 (land 848.64; water 10.84) Population per square mile: 61.90
Population 2005: 52,491 State rank: 57 Population change: 2000-20005 9.00%; 1990-2000 26.90% Population 2000: 48,140 (White 88.50%; Black or African American 2.90%; Hispanic or Latino 6.60%; Asian 0.20%; Other 4.90%). Foreign born: 3.60%. Median age: 39.50
Income 2000: per capita $16,930; median household $35,029; Population below poverty level: 13.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,525-$24,604
Unemployment (2004): 5.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.60% Median travel time to work: 37.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 54.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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In the aftermath of the devastating hurricanes, the American Planning Association Texas Chapter and the University of North Texas School of Public Health created a Planners4Health team to tackle the long recovery process for residents of Van Zandt County and give people in rural communities information to prepare for disasters.
Canton Mayor Lou Ann Everett said at a news conference Sunday morning that storms cut a path of destruction 35 miles long and 15 miles wide in Van Zandt County.
Beyond the eastern corner of Van Zandt County, the Sabine River becomes increasingly shallow and narrow up to the dam at Lake Tawakoni.
In 1992, he was named officer of the year for the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Department.
FM 1836 will receive repairs, shoulder widening and a new surface between FM 2515 and FM 90 west of the Van Zandt County Line, stated Texas Department of Transportation
It was a shocking event for Van Zandt County, a largely agricultural swath of East Texas with roughly 50,000 residents.
He's not going to put two of his deputies on the road for 12 hours each way from Van Zandt County in East Texas to El Paso - paying hundreds of dollars for overtime, gas, lodging and food - just to find a free bed for a mentally ill inmate.