Mitchell County, Texas
|Mitchell County, Texas|
The Mitchell County Courthouse in Colorado City.
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
|• Total||916 sq mi (2,372 km2)|
|• Land||910 sq mi (2,357 km2)|
|• Water||6 sq mi (16 km2), 0.64%|
|• Density||10/sq mi (4/km²)|
Mitchell County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 9,403. Its seat is Colorado City. The county is named for Asa Mitchell and Eli Mitchell, two early settlers and soldiers in the Texas Revolution.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 916 square miles (2,372 km²), of which 910 square miles (2,357 km²) is land and 6 square miles (15 km²) (0.64%) is water.
- Scurry County (north)
- Nolan County (east)
- Coke County (southeast)
- Sterling County (south)
- Howard County (west)
- Borden County (northwest)
Texas Almanac: 1850-2010
As of the census of 2000, there were 9,698 people, 2,837 households, and 1,997 families residing in the county. The population density was 11 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 4,168 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 74.52% White, 12.81% Black or African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 10.19% from other races, and 1.69% from two or more races. 31.03% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 2,837 households out of which 30.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.60% were married couples living together, 11.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 27.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the county, the population was spread out with 19.80% under the age of 18, 11.50% from 18 to 24, 30.70% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 159.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 174.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $25,399, and the median income for a family was $31,481. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $20,221 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,043. About 15.00% of families and 17.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.90% of those under age 18 and 20.90% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
- United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 27 December 2011.
- U.S. Decennial Census
- Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Mitchell County from the Handbook of Texas Online
- Mitchell County Texas Almanac Page
- Mitchell County Profile from the Texas Association of Counties
||Borden County||Scurry County|
|Howard County||Nolan County|
|Sterling County||Coke County|