Emory is a city in Rains County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,239 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Rains County. Previously known as Springville, the city and county are named after Emory Rains who was a legislator from the area. Rains was the author of the Homestead Law of Texas which was later used as a model for the protection of homesteads throughout the United States. Special legislation passed to create Rains County called for the citizens to vote on the location of the county seat and for that selected town to be named Emory.
Emory is located at 32°52′36″N 95°45′59″W / 32.876773°N 95.766404°W / 32.876773; -95.766404 (32.876773, -95.766404).
According to the United States CensusBureau, the city has a total area of 1.98 sq miles of which 1.96 sq miles is land and 0.02 sq miles is water.
Emory is located between two of Texas’ most popular lakes: Lake Tawakoni to its west and Lake Fork Reservoir to its east.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,239 people, 484 households, and 316 families residing in the city. The population density was 625.8 people per square mile (241.5/km). There were 543 housing units at an average density of 362.0 per square mile (135.8/km). The racial makeup of the city was 88.50% White, 3.5% Black, 0.9% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 4.1% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race was 9.0% of the population.
There were 484 households out of which 26.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.8% were married couples living together, 20.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.7% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 22.7% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.9 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.7 males.
As of 2014 estimates, the median income for a household in the city was $26,898, and the median income for a family was $44,500. Males had a median income of $34,167 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,107. About 10.5% of families and 13.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.2% of those under age 18 and 21.7% of those age 65 or over.
Emory Texas neighborhoods include: Collins Lndg/Woodland Dr, Dunbar, Emory, Fm 514, Katy Dr, North Shores Lake Fork, Northwest Lake Fork, Willow Springs