Lipscomb County, Texas

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Lipscomb County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Lipscomb County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1876
Named for Abner Smith Lipscomb
Seat Lipscomb
Largest town Booker
Area
 • Total 932 sq mi (2,414 km2)
 • Land 932 sq mi (2,414 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0 km2), 0.01%
Population
 • (2010) 3,302
 • Density 3/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district 13th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.lipscomb.tx.us

Lipscomb County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,302.[1] Its county seat is Lipscomb.[2] The county is named for Judge Abner Smith Lipscomb, a secretary of state of the Republic of Texas.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 932.3 square miles (2,414.6 km2), of which 932.2 square miles (2,414.4 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2) (0.01%) is water.[3]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 69
1890 632 815.9%
1900 790 25.0%
1910 2,634 233.4%
1920 3,684 39.9%
1930 4,512 22.5%
1940 3,764 −16.6%
1950 3,658 −2.8%
1960 3,406 −6.9%
1970 3,486 2.3%
1980 3,766 8.0%
1990 3,143 −16.5%
2000 3,057 −2.7%
2010 3,302 8.0%
Est. 2012 3,480 5.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1850-2010[5]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 3,057 people, 1,205 households, and 845 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,541 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.86% White, 0.52% Black or African American, 1.37% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 12.99% from other races, and 2.19% from two or more races. 20.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,205 households out of which 32.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.10% were married couples living together, 5.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families. 28.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.60% under the age of 18, 5.90% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 18.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,964, and the median income for a family was $39,375. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $20,034 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,328. About 12.90% of families and 16.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.50% of those under age 18 and 12.40% of those age 65 or over.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010 Retrieved December 19, 2013
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 36°17′N 100°16′W / 36.28°N 100.27°W / 36.28; -100.27