Glasscock County, Texas

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Glasscock County, Texas
Glasscock County Courthouse Garden City Texas.jpg
Map of Texas highlighting Glasscock County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1889
Named for George Washington Glasscock
Seat Garden City
Largest community Garden City
Area
 • Total 901 sq mi (2,334 km2)
 • Land 900 sq mi (2,331 km2)
 • Water 0.9 sq mi (2 km2), 0.1%
Population
 • (2010) 1,226
 • Density 3/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district 11th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.glasscock.tx.us

Glasscock County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,226.[1] Its county seat is Garden City.[2] The county is named for George Washington Glasscock,[3] an early settler of the Austin, Texas area.

Glasscock County is included in the Big Spring, TX Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 901 square miles (2,330 km2), of which 900 square miles (2,300 km2) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) (0.1%) is water.[4] The Spraberry Trend, the third-largest oil field in the United States by remaining reserves, underlies much of the county.[5]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 208
1900 286 37.5%
1910 1,143 299.7%
1920 555 −51.4%
1930 1,263 127.6%
1940 1,193 −5.5%
1950 1,089 −8.7%
1960 1,118 2.7%
1970 1,155 3.3%
1980 1,304 12.9%
1990 1,447 11.0%
2000 1,406 −2.8%
2010 1,226 −12.8%
Est. 2012 1,259 2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1850-2010[7]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 1,406 people, 483 households, and 355 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 660 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 77.52% White, 0.50% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 19.13% from other races, and 2.49% from two or more races. 29.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 483 households out of which 42.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.50% were married couples living together, 2.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.50% were non-families. 23.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.51.

In the county, the population was spread out with 33.50% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 22.00% from 45 to 64, and 9.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 108.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,655, and the median income for a family was $43,000. Males had a median income of $27,000 versus $27,083 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,279. 14.70% of the population and 11.50% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 17.50% are under the age of 18 and 4.10% are 65 or older.

Politics[edit]

In the 2000 U.S. Presidential election, Glasscock County was the most strongly Republican county in the United States, giving 93.1% of its votes to Republican candidate George W. Bush [1].

This pro-Republican trend is reflected in party membership. During the 2008 Presidential primary in Texas, 19 voters from Glasscock County cast ballots in the Democratic race, while over 400 cast ballots in the Republican race. [2]

Communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 138. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ Top 100 Oil and Gas Fields
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  7. ^ Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010 Retrieved December 16, 2013
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 31°52′N 101°32′W / 31.87°N 101.53°W / 31.87; -101.53