Hall County

Hall County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population is 3,353. Its county seat is Memphis. Hall County is named for Warren D. C. Hall, a secretary of war for the Republic of Texas.

The town of Turkey in Hall County is considered the home town of the late Western Swing performer Bob Wills. A Bob Wills Day celebration is held there the last Saturday in April.

Hall County is also the birthplace of blues musician William Daniel McFalls, better known as Blues Boy Willie.

Republican U.S. Representative William Mac Thornberry is a Hall County native. So was Republican Daniel I.J. Thornton, a rancher and the governor of Colorado from 1951 to 1955.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 904 square miles (2,341.3 km2), of which 903 square miles (2,338.8 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.11%) is water.

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,782 people, 1,548 households, and 1,013 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,988 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 71.97% White, 8.22% Black or African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 17.90% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. 27.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,548 households out of which 28.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.70% were married couples living together, 9.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.50% were non-families. 32.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.20% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 22.10% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 21.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.50 males.

Contact Hall County

Josh Brooks
County Extension Agent - Ag
109 South 5th Street
Courthouse, Box 2
Memphis, Texas  79245-3411
Phone: 806-259-3015
Fax: 806-259-3190


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Hall County, Texas

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