Fisher County, Texas
|Fisher County, Texas|
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
|Named for||Samuel Rhoads Fisher|
|• Total||902 sq mi (2,336 km2)|
|• Land||901 sq mi (2,334 km2)|
|• Water||1 sq mi (2 km2), 0.06%|
|• Density||5/sq mi (2/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Fisher County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,974. It is named for Samuel Rhoads Fisher, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and a Secretary of the Navy of the Republic of Texas. Fisher County is one of 30 prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas. The seat of the county is Roby.
- 10000 b.c. Paleo-Indians first inhabitants. Later native American inhabitants include the Pawnee, Wichita and Waco, Lipan Apache, Kiowa and Comanche.
- 1876 The Texas legislature forms Fisher County from Bexar districts. The new county is named after Samuel Rhoads Fisher.
- 1880 The census reports 136 inhabitants, 24,164.
- 1881 The Texas and Pacific Railway routes an east-west branch through Eskota.
- 1885 Town of Fisher is registered. Swedish immigrants found the community of Swedonia.
- 1886 Town of North Roby is registered. Roby eventually wins the county seat election over Fisher, but it is later discovered that one of the voters, a Mr. Bill Purp, is actually a dog whose owner lives near Roby.
- 1920 Fisher County is among Texas leaders in wheat production.
- 1926 Cotton becomes king, as 48,000 bales are ginned in the county.
- 1928 Oil is discovered in the county.
- 1970 The county's average annual farm income is evenly divided between livestock and crops.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 902 square miles (2,336.2 km2), of which 901 square miles (2,333.6 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.06%) is water.
- Stonewall County (north)
- Jones County (east)
- Nolan County (south)
- Scurry County (west)
- Kent County (northwest)
Texas Almanac: 1850-2010
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,344 people, 1,785 households, and 1,244 families residing in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 2,277 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 83.75% White, 2.76% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 11.58% from other races, and 1.40% from two or more races. 21.36% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 1,785 households out of which 27.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 8.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.30% were non-families. 28.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the county, the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 23.00% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 22.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 92.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $27,659, and the median income for a family was $34,907. Males had a median income of $25,071 versus $20,536 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,120. About 13.50% of families and 17.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.40% of those under age 18 and 10.50% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
- Hamlin† 2,124
- Rotan 1,508
- Roby 643
- Hobbs (unincorporated)
- McCaulley (unincorporated)
- North Roby (unincorporated)
- Sylvester (unincorporated)
- Dry counties
- Double Mountain Fork Brazos River
- Clear Fork Brazos River
- Salt Fork Brazos River
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Fisher County, Texas
- United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 27 December 2011.
- "Wet/Dry Status of Texas Counties as of November 2010". Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "State Rep. Springer announces district tour July 30". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, July 16, 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
- Shelton, Hooper. "Fisher County, Texas". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
- "Eskota, Texas". Texas Escapes. exas Escapes - Blueprints For Travel, LLC. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
- "Swedonia, Texas". Texas Escapes. Texas Escapes - Blueprints For Travel, LLC. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
- "Roby, Texas". Texas Escapes. Texas Escapes - Blueprints For Travel, LLC. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
- U.S. Decennial Census
- Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Fisher County government's website
- Fisher County from the Handbook of Texas Online
- Fisher County Profile from the Texas Association of Counties
||Kent County||Stonewall County|
|Scurry County||Jones County|