Bailey County, Texas
|Bailey County, Texas|
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
|Founded||November 5, 1918|
|Named for||Peter James Bailey|
|• Total||827 sq mi (2,143 km2)|
|• Land||826 sq mi (2,141 km2)|
|• Water||1 sq mi (2 km2), 0.08%|
|• Density||3/sq mi (1/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Bailey County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population is 7,165. Its county seat is Muleshoe. Bailey is named for Peter James Bailey, a defender of the Alamo. (See List of Texas county name etymologies.)
The Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge, located in the county, was founded in 1935 and is the oldest such refuge in Texas.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 827 square miles (2,141.9 km2), of which 827 square miles (2,141.9 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.08%) is water.
- Parmer County (north)
- Lamb County (east)
- Cochran County (south)
- Roosevelt County, New Mexico (west)
- Curry County, New Mexico (northwest)
National protected areas
Texas Almanac: 1850-2010
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,594 people, 2,348 households, and 1,777 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 2,738 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 66.68% White, 1.27% Black or African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 28.60% from other races, and 2.65% from two or more races. 47.30% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 2,348 households out of which 37.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.90% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.30% were non-families. 22.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.28.
In the county, the population was spread out with 30.30% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 21.20% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $27,901, and the median income for a family was $32,898. Males had a median income of $25,150 versus $18,309 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,979. About 13.50% of families and 16.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.40% of those under age 18 and 12.60% of those age 65 or over.
Most of Bailey County is served by the Muleshoe Independent School District, which extends into neighboring counties.
- United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- U.S. Decennial Census
- Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Bailey County government's website
- Handbook of Texas Online article
- Bailey County Profile from the Texas Association of Counties
||Curry County, New Mexico||Parmer County|
|Roosevelt County, New Mexico||Lamb County|