Titus County

Titus County, Texas

Titus County, Texas

The Titus County Courthouse is located in Mount Pleasant, Texas. Photograph by Nicholas Henderson.

Titus County is located in northeastern Texas, one county removed from the state's northern boundary and two counties removed from the state's eastern boundary. Mount Pleasant, the county seat and the county's largest town, is located sixty miles southwest of Texarkana and 105 miles northeast of Dallas. The center of the county lies at approximately 33°14' north latitude and 94°57' west longitude. Two major highways, U.S. Highway 67 and U.S. Highway 30, cross the county from east to west. U.S. Highway 271 crosses the county from north to south. The county is also crossed by two railroads, the Union Pacific and the Texas Utilities. Titus County comprises 412 square miles of the East Texas timberlands, an area that is heavily forested with a great variety of softwoods and hardwoods, especially pine, cypress, and oak. The terrain ranges from nearly level to rolling; most of the county is gently undulating to rolling. Elevation ranges from 250 to 450 feet above mean sea level. Temperatures range from an average high of 95° F in July to an average low of 35° in January. Rainfall averages nearly forty-six inches per year, and the growing season extends for an average of 233 days. The northern half of the county drains into the Sulphur River, and the southern half drains into Big Cypress Creek. The surface soils are predominantly light colored and loamy, and the subsoils are reddish and clayey. Between 21 and 30 percent of the land is considered prime farmland. Mineral resources include ceramic clay, lignite coal, industrial sand, oil, and gas.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Place type

Titus County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

250 ft – 530 ft

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Titus County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Titus County
Pop. Year Source
32,750 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Titus County
People Year Source
12,583 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$34,718 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Titus County
USD ($) Year Source
3,136,855,987 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Titus County
USD ($) Year Source
873,339,133 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Titus County
USD ($) Year Source
158,634,027 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
8.2 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
47.7 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
31.1 92.9 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Titus County
Area (square miles) Year Source
406.1 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Titus County
Area (square miles) Year Source
425.6 2019 United States Census Bureau