Collingsworth County, Texas
|Collingsworth County, Texas|
Collingsworth County Courthouse in Wellington
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
|• Total||919 sq mi (2,380 km2)|
|• Land||918 sq mi (2,378 km2)|
|• Water||0.9 sq mi (2 km2), 0.1%|
|• Density||3/sq mi (1/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Collingsworth County is named for James Collinsworth, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and first chief justice of the Republic of Texas (a recording error in the bill accounts for the error in spelling, which was never corrected). Collingsworth County is one of 30 prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas. It is north of Childress County, which is named for George Campbell Childress, another founder of the Republic of Texas.
The county was created in 1876 from the Bexar and Young land district of Texas. Collingsworth County was organized in 1890 with Wellington as the county seat. From 1883 until 1896 the county was home to the English owned Rocking Chair Ranche.
- Wheeler County (north)
- Beckham County, Oklahoma (northeast)
- Harmon County, Oklahoma (southeast)
- Childress County (south)
- Hall County (southwest)
- Donley County (west)
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,206 people, 1,294 households, and 916 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,723 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 79.82% White, 5.33% Black or African American, 1.62% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 10.89% from other races, and 2.15% from two or more races. 20.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 1,294 households out of which 29.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.50% were married couples living together, 9.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.20% were non-families. 27.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the county, the population was spread out with 26.40% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 22.60% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 22.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 93.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $25,438, and the median income for a family was $33,323. Males had a median income of $24,808 versus $17,679 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,318. About 14.80% of families and 18.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.20% of those under age 18 and 16.40% of those age 65 or over.
- List of museums in the Texas Panhandle
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Collingsworth County, Texas
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- "State Rep. Springer announces district tour July 30". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, July 16, 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
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- Collingsworth Public Library
- Collingsworth County Sheriff's Department
- Collingsworth County in Handbook of Texas Online at the University of Texas
- Collingsworth County Homepage
||Wheeler County||Beckham County, Oklahoma|
|Hall County||Childress County||Harmon County, Oklahoma|