Hardin County, Texas

Hardin County: County in Texas, United States

About

Hardin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 54,635 and a population density of 24 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 58,305 inhabitants. Its county seat is Kountze. The county was created 166 years ago in 1857.

Hardin County is located in southeast Texas, around 90 miles northeast of Houston. It was established in 1858 from land that was previously part of Liberty County. The county is named after the Hardin family, early settlers of Liberty County.

The city of Kountze became the Hardin County seat of government when the county was formed. Kountze was originally established in 1854 as a railroad town and named for founders Kountze Brothers.

Key Facts About Hardin County Today

Population: As of 2021, Hardin County has over 57,000 residents. The largest city and county seat Kountze has a population of around 2,100 people.

Major Industries: The economy of Hardin County relies on lumber, oil production, agriculture, and tourism around areas like Big Thicket National Preserve.

Attractions: Popular Hardin County attractions include Big Thicket National Preserve, Lake Livingston State Park, and the Big Thicket Museum.

Things to See and Do in Hardin County

Some top attractions and activities in Hardin County include:

  • Hiking, biking, boating and camping within Big Thicket National Preserve
  • Fishing for bass, catfish and more on Lake Livingston
  • Exploring the logging and oil heritage of the region at the Big Thicket Museum in Kountze
  • Shopping for antiques and collectibles in downtown Kountze
  • Birdwatching for rare and unique species found within the Big Thicket ecosystem

From eco-tourism to history and the outdoors, Hardin County provides an authentic Piney Woods area experience in the southeastern corner of the Lone Star State.

Hardin County locator map
Location of Hardin County on Texas map.

Quick Facts about Hardin County

Population : 58,305 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
Different from : Hardin County, Hardin County, Hardin County, Hardin County, Hardin County
Area : 2324 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.8%
Land as percent of area : 99.2%
Capital : Kountze
Establishment : January 01, 1858
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 12:40:19 (1st March 2024)
Density : 25 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 6.29% (2010-2020)
Hardin county tx courthouse 2014 image
Hardin county tx courthouse 2014
Hardin county tx courthouse 2014 image

Geography

Hardin County is located at 30°19'57"N 94°23'25"W (30.3323700, -94.3902200). It has 5 neighbors: Liberty County, Jasper County, Jefferson County, Orange County and Polk County.

Hardin County map

The largest city of Hardin County is Lumberton with a population of 13,383. Other cities include, Silsbee population 6,610, Kountze population 2,109, Sour Lake population 1,948 and Rose Hill Acres population 435. See all Hardin County cities & populated places.

Hardin County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Hardin County.

City Name Population Title
Lumberton 13,383 City in Texas, United States
Silsbee 6,610 City in Hardin County, Texas, United States
Kountze 2,109 City in Hardin County, Texas, USA
Sour Lake 1,948 City in Hardin County, Texas, United States
Pinewood Estates 1,678 Census designated place
Rose Hill Acres 435 City in Hardin County, Texas, United States

Hardin County has 5 neighbours.

  • Kountze

Demographics

The population of Hardin County increased by 6.29% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 54,635 - census
2011 55,070 0.79% estimation process
2012 55,122 0.09% estimation process
2013 55,305 0.33% estimation process
2014 55,510 0.37% estimation process
2015 55,758 0.44% estimation process
2016 56,242 0.86% estimation process
2017 57,117 1.53% estimation process
2018 57,107 -0.02% estimation process
2019 57,602 0.86% estimation process
2020 58,305 1.21% estimation process

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People born in Hardin County (1)

Texas politician Vinson Allen Collins was born in Hardin County

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