Haskell County, Texas

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Haskell County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Haskell County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1858
Named for Charles Ready Haskell
Seat Haskell
Largest city Haskell
Area
 • Total 910 sq mi (2,357 km2)
 • Land 903 sq mi (2,339 km2)
 • Water 7 sq mi (18 km2), 0.8%
Population
 • (2010) 5,899
 • Density 8/sq mi (3/km²)
Congressional district 19th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.haskell.tx.us

Haskell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 5,899.[1] The county seat is Haskell.[2] It is named for Charles Ready Haskell, who was killed in the Goliad massacre.

Haskell County is the home county of current Texas Governor Rick Perry. Republican Drew Springer, Jr., a businessman from Muenster in Cooke County, has since January 2013 represented Haskell County in the Texas House of Representatives.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 910 square miles (2,400 km2), of which 903 square miles (2,340 km2) are land and 7 square miles (18 km2) (0.8%) are covered by water.[4]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 48
1890 1,665 3,368.8%
1900 2,637 58.4%
1910 16,249 516.2%
1920 14,193 −12.7%
1930 16,669 17.4%
1940 14,905 −10.6%
1950 13,736 −7.8%
1960 11,174 −18.7%
1970 8,512 −23.8%
1980 7,725 −9.2%
1990 6,820 −11.7%
2000 6,093 −10.7%
2010 5,899 −3.2%
Est. 2012 5,901 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1850-2010[6]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[7] of 2000, 6,093 people, 2,569 households, and 1,775 families resided in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 3,555 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.78% White, 2.79% Black or African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 11.67% from other races, and 2.05% from two or more races. About 20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,569 households, of which 27.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.60% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were not families. About 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the county, the population distributed as 23.70% under the age of 18, 5.70% from 18 to 24, 22.10% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 25.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $23,690, and the median income for a family was $29,506. Males had a median income of $23,542 versus $16,418 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,918. About 16.90% of families and 22.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.00% of those under age 18 and 15.40% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "State Rep. Springer announces district tour July 30". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, July 16, 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  6. ^ Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010 Retrieved December 17, 2013
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 33°11′N 99°44′W / 33.18°N 99.73°W / 33.18; -99.73