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Chambers County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texasmarker within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown Metropolitan Area. In 2000 U.S. Census, its population was 26,031. As of the 2007, Census estimated that the county has a population of 28,771. It is named for Thomas Jefferson Chambers, an early lawyer in Texasmarker. The seat of the county is Anahuacmarker .

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 872 square miles (2,258 km²), of which, 599 square miles (1,552 km²) of it is land and 273 square miles (706 km²) of it (31.27%) is water.

The south and southwestern parts of the county lie in the Galveston Bay Areamarker on the shores of Trinity Bay and East Bay. A small portion of the southeastern area lies on the coast of the Gulf of Mexicomarker.

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Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 26,031 people, 9,139 households, and 7,219 families residing in the county. The population density was 43 people per square mile (17/km²). There were 10,336 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 81.88% White, 9.77% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 6.02% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. 10.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,139 households out of which 40.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.70% were married couples living together, 9.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.00% were non-families. 17.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the county, the population was spread out with 28.90% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 29.90% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 9.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 100.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $47,964, and the median income for a family was $52,986. Males had a median income of $43,351 versus $25,478 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,863. About 8.30% of families and 11.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.30% of those under age 18 and 12.60% of those age 65 or over.

Elected officials

United States Congress

Senators Name Party First Elected Level
  Senate Class 1 Kay Bailey Hutchison Republican 1993 Senior Senator
  Senate Class 2 John Cornyn Republican 2002 Junior Senator
Representatives Name Party First Elected Area(s) of Chambers County Represented
  District 14 Ron Paul Republican 1996 (also served 1976-1977 and 1979-1985) Entire county


Texas Legislature

Texas Senate

District 4: Tommy Williams (R)- first elected in 2002.

Texas House of Representatives

District 23: Craig Eiland (D)- first elected in 1994.

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Transportation

The county operates two airports in unincorporated areas:

In addition, RWJ Airparkmarker, a privately-owned airport for public use, is located in Beach City.

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