Burleson County, Texas

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Burleson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. It is part of the Bryan-College Station metropolitan area. As of 2000, the population was 16,470. Its county seat is Caldwell[1]. Burleson is named for Edward Burleson, a general and statesman of the Texas Revolution.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 678 square miles (1,756.0 km2), of which 666 square miles (1,724.9 km2) is land and 12 square miles (31.1 km2) (1.81%) is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 16,470 people, 6,363 households, and 4,574 families residing in the county. The population density was 25 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 8,197 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 74.07% White, 15.06% Black or African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 8.25% from other races, and 1.92% from two or more races. 14.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 18.8% were of German, 11.3% American, 10.7% Czech and 6.2% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

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