Emory, Texas

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Emory is a city in Rains County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,021 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Rains County.[3] Previously known as Springville, the city is named after Emory Rains who was a legislator from the area. Rains was the author of the Homestead Law of Texas which was later used as a model for the protection of homesteads throughout the United States. Special legislation passed to create Rains County called for the citizens to vote on the location of the county seat and for that selected town to be renamed Emory.



Emory is located at 32°52′36″N 95°45′59″W / 32.876773°N 95.766404°W / 32.876773; -95.766404 (32.876773, -95.766404).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (4.0 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,021 people, 410 households, and 261 families residing in the city. The population density was 660.1 people per square mile (254.3/km2). There were 481 housing units at an average density of 311.0/sq mi (119.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.50% White, 5.48% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.39% Pacific Islander, 1.86% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.94% of the population.

There were 410 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.9% were married couples living together, 17.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3% were non-families. 33.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.93.

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