Rains County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 10,914. Its seat is Emory. The county (and county seat) are named for Emory Rains, a Texas state legislator.
In 1970, Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Number 10860 was placed in the county courthouse lawn.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 259 square miles (670 km²), of which 229 square miles (590 km²) is land and 29 square miles (75 km²) (11%) is water. It is the fourth-smallest county in Texas by land area and fifth-smallest by total area.
As of the census of 2010, there were 10,914 people, 4,188 households, and 2,680 families residing in the county. The population density was 48 people per square mile (19/km²). There were 5,269 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.2% White, 2.92% Black or African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.55% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. 7.7% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 4,188 households out of which 28.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.90% were married couples living together, 9.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.90% were non-families. 22.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 2.92.
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