Milam County, Texas

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Milam County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 24,238. Milam County is named for Benjamin Rush Milam (pronounced "MY-lum"), an early settler and a soldier in the Texas Revolution. The seat of the county is Cameron[1].

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,022 square miles (2,646 km²), of which 1,017 square miles (2,633 km²) is land and 5 square miles (13 km²) (0.48%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 24,238 people, 9,199 households, and 6,595 families residing in the county. The population density was 24 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 10,866 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 78.89% White, 11.05% Black or African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 7.70% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. 18.63% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 16.7% were of American, 16.1% German, 7.2% English and 6.8% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

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