Andrews County, Texas

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Andrews County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Andrews County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1876
Seat Andrews
Area
 • Total 1,501 sq mi (3,888 km2)
 • Land 1,501 sq mi (3,888 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1 km2), 0.02%
Population
 • (2010) 14,786
 • Density 9/sq mi (3.34/km²)
Congressional district 11th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.andrews.tx.us

Andrews County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,786.[1] Its county seat is Andrews.[2] Andrews is named for Richard Andrews, a soldier of the Texas Revolution. The county was created August 21, 1876 from Bexar County and organized May 11, 1910.

The Andrews Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Andrews County.

Andrews County was represented in the Texas House of Representatives by George E. "Buddy" West from 1993 to June 25, 2008, when he died. He was succeeded in January 2009 by fellow Republican Tryon D. Lewis, who had defeated West for the Republican nomination in the April 8, 2008, primary election.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,501.1 square miles (3,887.8 km2), of which 1,500.7 square miles (3,886.8 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) (0.02%) is water.[3] The county contains many playa lakes, the two largest being Baird lake and Shafter Lake.

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 24
1900 87 262.5%
1910 975 1,020.7%
1920 350 −64.1%
1930 736 110.3%
1940 1,277 73.5%
1950 5,002 291.7%
1960 13,450 168.9%
1970 10,372 −22.9%
1980 13,323 28.5%
1990 14,338 7.6%
2000 13,004 −9.3%
2010 14,786 13.7%
Est. 2012 16,117 9.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 14,786 people residing in the county. 79.5% were White, 1.5% Black or African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 15.5% of some other race and 2.0% of two or more races. 48.7% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 13,004 people, 4,601 households, and 3,519 families residing in the county. The population density was 9 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 5,400 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 77.08% White, 1.65% Black or African American, 0.88% Native American, 0.71% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 16.79% from other races, and 2.87% from two or more races. 40.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,601 households out of which 40.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.70% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.50% were non-families. 21.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the county, the population was spread out with 31.50% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 27.30% from 25 to 44, 20.50% from 45 to 64, and 12.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 96.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,036, and the median income for a family was $37,017. Males had a median income of $33,223 versus $21,846 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,916. About 13.90% of families and 16.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.20% of those under age 18 and 12.70% of those age 65 or over.

Media[edit]

The county is served by a weekly newspaper, local stations KACT AM and KACT-FM, nearby stations KBXJ (FM) and KPET (AM), and the various Midland and Odessa radio and TV stations.

Education[edit]

The Andrews Independent School District serves all of Andrews County.

Communities[edit]

  • Andrews 11,088
  • Coyote Corner (ghost town)
  • Fasken (ghost town)
  • Florey (ghost town)
  • Frankel City (ghost town)
  • Old Place Windmills (ghost town)
  • Shafter Lake (ghost town)
  • Sixteen Corner Windmill (ghost town)
  • Waldon Place Windmill (ghost town)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 32°18′N 102°38′W / 32.30°N 102.64°W / 32.30; -102.64