The city of Cooper is the county seat of Delta County, in the U.S. state of Texas. Located between the north and south forks of the Sulphur River, Cooper is the largest settlement within Delta County. As of the U.S. Census of 2010, Cooper had a population of 1,969.
As of the Census of 2010, the population of Cooper was 1,969 people. Five hundred families were residing in 771 households spread across 897 housing units across the city. The total showed an increase of 56.6% from 2000. As of 2010, the racial makeup of the town was 77.2% White, 14.8% African American, 1.2% Native American, 1.1% Asian, and 2.8% from other races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 6.1% of the population.
As of 2010, of the 771 households, 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.9% were married couples living together, 19.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were not families. Of all households, 31.5% were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.09. The age distribution was 25.9% under 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 20.5% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.7% who were 65 or older. The median age was 40.2 years. The median income for a household in the town was $27,531, and the median income for a family was $29,853. In 2000, employed males had a median income of $25,592 versus $17,500 for employed females. Also in 2000, the per capita income for the city was $13,815.
On the 2010 Census, residents self-identified with a variety of ethnic ancestries; the major categories reflect the settlers of the early to mid-19th century. People of American descent make up 21% of the population of the city, followed by Irish at 15.2%, English at 7.2%, German at 4.3%, Russian at 2.5%, French at 2.4%, Scottish at 1.5%, French−Canadian at 0.7%, Dutch at 0.5%, Norwegian at 0.5%, Slavic at 0.5%, Palestinian at 0.4%, Austrian at 0.3%, Welsh at 0.3%, Polish at 0.2%, and Italian rounding out at 0.2%. 818 persons were of “other ancestries”.