Texas Shelby County Public Libraries

By | January 1, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Shelby 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 Shelby County.

Street Address: 619 Tenaha St, Center, TX 75935
Phone Number: (936) 598-5522 Shelby 17,812 14,400

Street Address: 619 Tenaha St, Center, TX 75935
Phone Number: (936) 598-5522 Shelby N/A N/A

Overview of Shelby County, Texas

Shelby County is a county located in the state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 25,224. Its county seat is Center. The county is named for Isaac Shelby, a soldier in the American Revolution.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,161 km² (835 mi²). 2,057 km² (794 mi²) of it is land and 105 km² (40 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 4.84% water.

Adjacent counties

  • Panola County (north)
  • De Soto Parish, Louisiana (northeast)
  • Sabine Parish, Louisiana (east)
  • Sabine County& San Augustine County (south)
  • Nacogdoches County (southwest)
  • Rusk County (northwest)


As of the census of 2000, there are 25,224 people, 9,595 households, and 6,908 families residing in the county. The population density is 12/km² (32/mi²). There are 11,955 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (15/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 72.65% White, 19.44% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 5.87% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. 9.87% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 9,595 households out of which 32.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.10% are married couples living together, 12.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% are non-families. 25.40% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.59 and the average family size is 3.08.

In the county, the population is spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 25.80% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 16.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 92.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $29,112, and the median income for a family is $34,021. Males have a median income of $26,501 versus $20,280 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,186. 19.40% of the population and 14.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 24.70% of those under the age of 18 and 16.90% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

According to countryaah, Shelby County, Texas has the following cities and towns:

  • Center
  • Huxley
  • Joaquin
  • Tenaha
  • Timpson