Callahan County, Texas
|Callahan County, Texas|
Callahan County Courthouse in Baird, Texas
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
|• Total||901 sq mi (2,334 km2)|
|• Land||899 sq mi (2,328 km2)|
|• Water||2 sq mi (5 km2), 0.29%|
|• Density||60/sq mi (23/km²)|
Callahan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. Callahan County was founded in 1877. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,544. It is included in the Abilene, Texas, Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its county seat is Baird. Callahan is named for James Hughes Callahan, a soldier in the Texas Revolution.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 901 square miles (2,333.6 km2), of which 899 square miles (2,328.4 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) (0.29%) is water.
- Shackelford County (north)
- Eastland County (east)
- Brown County (southeast)
- Coleman County (south)
- Taylor County (west)
- Jones County (northwest)
Texas Almanac: 1850-2010
Per the 2010 United States Census, Callahan County had 13,544 people. Among non-Hispanics this includes 12,065 White (89.1%), 135 Black (1.0%), 56 Asian (0.4%), 61 Native American, 7 Pacific Islander, 10 from some other race, & 185 from two or more races. The Hispanic or Latino population included 1,025 people (7.6%).
There were 5,447 households out of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with children & no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 32.3% had someone who was 65 years of age or older.
The population was spread out with 76.2% over the age of 18 and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.0 years. The gender ratio was 48.8% male & 51.2% female. Among 5,447 occupied households, 78.7% were owner-occupied & 21.3% were renter-occupied.
As of the census of 2000, there were 12,905 people, 5,061 households, and 3,750 families residing in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 5,925 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.78% White, 0.22% Black or African American, 0.63% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.70% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. 6.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 5,061 households out of which 31.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.60% were married couples living together, 9.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.90% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the county, the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 24.90% from 25 to 44, 25.30% from 45 to 64, and 17.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.90 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $32,463, and the median income for a family was $37,165. Males had a median income of $27,086 versus $19,720 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,204. About 9.00% of families and 12.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.80% of those under age 18 and 9.80% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
- Clyde 3,713
- Baird 1,496
- Cross Plains 982
- Putnam 94
- Cottonwood (unincorporated)
- Eula (unincorporated)
- Belle Plain (ghost town)
- Callahan City (ghost town)
- Robert E. Howard Museum
- List of museums in West Texas
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Callahan County, Texas
- United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 27 December 2011.
- "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.
- Callahan County in Handbook of Texas Online at the University of Texas
- Callahan County Website
- Callahan County Profile from the Texas Association of Counties
||Jones County||Shackelford County|
|Taylor County||Eastland County|
|Coleman County||Brown County|