Rains County, Texas

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Rains County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 9,139. Its seat is Emory[1]. The county is named for Emory Rains, a Texas state legislator.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 259 square miles (670 km²), of which 232 square miles (601 km²) is land and 27 square miles (69 km²) (10.36%) is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 9,139 people, 3,617 households, and 2,680 families residing in the county. The population density was 39 people per square mile (15/km²). There were 4,523 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.91% White, 2.92% Black or African American, 0.82% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.55% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. 5.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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