Hunt County, Texas
Hunt County: County in Texas, United States
Hunt County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 86,129 and a population density of 38 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 99,807 inhabitants. Its county seat is Greenville. The county was created 177 years ago in 1845.
Hunt County is located in northeastern Texas, just east of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. It was established in 1846 from land originally belonging to Fannin County. The county was named after Memucan Hunt, Jr., the first Republic of Texas Minister to the United States.
The city of Greenville became the county seat in 1848. It was settled in 1841 and named after Maj. Thomas J. Green. Greenville later became an important cotton trading hub.
Key Facts About Hunt County Today
Population: As of 2021, around 96,000 people live in Hunt County. The largest city is Greenville with a population of 27,000.
Major Industries: Major employers today include education, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, and agriculture.
Attractions: Top attractions are the Greenville Municipal Auditorium, Collin County Adventure Park, Lake Tawakoni State Park, and the Audie Murphy American Cotton Museum.
Things to See and Do in Hunt County
Some top attractions and activities in Hunt County include:
- Learning about Audie Murphy and cotton at the Audie Murphy American Cotton Museum in Greenville
- Hiking, camping, fishing, and boating at Lake Tawakoni State Park
- Seeing concerts and performances at the Greenville Municipal Auditorium
- Trying aerial adventures at Collin County Adventure Park near Greenville
- Exploring historic downtown Greenville, with shops, restaurants and architecture
From museums and live entertainment to the outdoors, Hunt County offers appealing attractions just outside of the busy Dallas metro.
Quick Facts about Hunt County
|Population :||99,807 (2020)|
|Country :||United States of America|
|State :||Texas (United States)|
|Area :||2284 km2|
|Water as percent of area :||4.7%|
|Land as percent of area :||95.3%|
|Named for :||Memucan Hunt, Jr.|
|Altitude :||525 feet / 160 meters|
|Establishment :||January 01, 1846|
|Time Zone :||Central Time Zone|
|Local time :||12:00:56 (24th September 2023)|
|Density :||44 Pop. per km² as of 2020|
|Population growth :||13.7% (2010-2020)|
|Weather :||76℉ Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms 7-days weather|
Hunt County is located at 33°7'25"N 96°5'8"W (33.1236000, -96.0854500). It has 7 neighbors: Hopkins County, Collin County, Delta County, Kaufman County, Rains County, Rockwall County and Van Zandt County.
Hunt County map
The largest city of Hunt County is Greenville with a population of 29,374. Other cities include, Commerce population 9,700, West Tawakoni population 1,994, Caddo Mills population 1,709 and Quinlan population 1,545. See all Hunt County cities & populated places.
Hunt County Populated Places
Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Hunt County.
|Greenville||29,374||City in Hunt County, Texas, United States|
|Commerce||9,700||City in Hunt County, Texas, United States of America|
|West Tawakoni||1,994||City in Hunt County, Texas, United States|
|Caddo Mills||1,709||City in Hunt County, Texas, United States|
|Quinlan||1,545||City in Hunt County, Texas, United States|
|Wolfe City||1,480||City in Hunt County, Texas|
|Celeste||931||City in Hunt County, Texas, United States|
|Campbell||634||City in Texas, USA|
|Hawk Cove||562||City in Hunt County, Texas, United States|
|Union Valley||461||City in Hunt County, Texas, United States|
|Neylandville||100||Town in Texas|
Hunt County forecast: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4am. Mostly clear. Low around 76, with temperatures rising to around 78 overnight. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. more
- Official Website
Official website of Hunt County
Hunt County has 7 neighbours.
- Hopkins County county in Texas, United States
- Collin County county in Texas, United States
- Delta County county in Texas, United States
- Kaufman County county in Texas, United States
- Rains County county in Texas, United States
- Rockwall County county in Texas, United States
- Van Zandt County county in Texas, United States
The population of Hunt County increased by 13.7% in 10 years.
People born in Hunt County (4)
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|Dallas||1,343,266||The ninth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.|
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|Fort Worth||927,720||The twelfth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.|
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