A new report shows Texas County's age and its housing accommodations.

Texas County’s population grew by about 13 percent – half of that increase fueled by a new state prison in Licking, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday.

Houston and Licking were the only communities to show increases.

The county’s population stood at 26,008, which was a jump of 3,005 or 13 percent from the 2000 census figures. Of the increase, about 1,600 can be attributed to the opening of the South Central Correctional Center at Licking.

Houston showed an increase of 89 from the 2000 tally. The 2010 figure was 2,081.

Cabool’s population dropped by 22 to 2,146.

Licking’s head count, which included the prison, was 3,124.

Summersville lost 42, bringing its population to 502. The total at Raymondville was 363, down 79.



Population counts for Missouri places.

PDF: County populations

PDF: Population map by county

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