Texas Hardin County Public Libraries

By | January 1, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Hardin County, Texas. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Texas Hardin County.

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1. Library System ALMA M CARPENTER PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 300 S Ann St, Sour Lake, TX 77659
Phone Number: (409) 287-3592 Hardin 8,669 4,235

2. Central Library ALMA M CARPENTER PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 300 S Ann St, Sour Lake, TX 77659
Phone Number: (409) 287-3592 Hardin N/A N/A

3. Central Library KOUNTZE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 800 Redwood St, Kountze, TX 77625
Phone Number: (409) 246-2826 Hardin N/A N/A

4. Library System KOUNTZE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 800 Redwood St, Kountze, TX 77625
Phone Number: (409) 246-2826 Hardin 12,836 19,492

5. Library System LUMBERTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 130 E Chance Rd, Lumberton, TX 77657
Phone Number: (409) 755-7400 Hardin 55,846 45,992

6. Central Library LUMBERTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 130 E Chance Rd, Lumberton, TX 77657
Phone Number: (409) 755-7400 Hardin N/A N/A

7. Central Library SILSBEE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: Santa Fe Park, Silsbee, TX 77656
Phone Number: (409) 385-4831 Hardin N/A N/A

8. Library System SILSBEE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: Santa Fe Park, Silsbee, TX 77656
Phone Number: (409) 385-4831 Hardin 41,396 56,502

9. Library System WILDWOOD CIVIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 94 Cypress Bend Dr, Wildwood, TX 77663
Phone Number: (409) 834-2924 Hardin 4,000 5,000

10. Central Library WILDWOOD CIVIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 94 Cypress Bend Dr, Wildwood, TX 77663
Phone Number: (409) 834-2924 Hardin N/A N/A

Overview of Hardin County, Texas

Hardin County is a county located in the state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 48,073. Its county seat is Kountze. Hardin County is named for a family from Liberty County, Texas.

Geography

Hardin County is located on the flat coastal plains of Southeast Texas, roughly thirty miles (50 km) north of the Gulf of Mexico. The county is largely covered by the dense forest of the Big Thicket. It is crossed by numerous small streams and creeks which drain the county into the Neches River, which forms the eastern boundary of the county.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,324 km² (897 mi²). 2,316 km² (894 mi²) of it is land and 8 km² (3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.34% water.

Adjacent counties

  • Tyler County (north)
  • Jasper County (east)
  • Orange County (southeast)
  • Jefferson County (south)
  • Liberty County (southwest)
  • Polk County (northwest)

Its eastern boundaries with Jasper County and Orange County are formed by the Neches River. The southern boundary with Jefferson County is formed by Pine Island Bayou.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 48,073 people, 17,805 households, and 13,638 families residing in the county. The population density is 21/km² (54/mi²). There are 19,836 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (22/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 90.86% White, 6.91% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.74% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. 2.54% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 17,805 households out of which 37.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.60% are married couples living together, 10.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 23.40% are non-families. 20.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.68 and the average family size is 3.09.

In the county, the population is spread out with 27.80% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 12.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $37,612, and the median income for a family is $42,890. Males have a median income of $35,881 versus $22,823 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,962. 11.20% of the population and 8.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.30% of those under the age of 18 and 10.60% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

  • Kountze
  • Lumberton
  • Pinewood Estates
  • Rose Hill Acres
  • Silsbee
  • Sour Lake