Parmer County, Texas

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Parmer County, Texas
Courthouse for Parmer Country, in Farwell, Texas.JPG
Courthouse of Parmer County
Map of Texas highlighting Parmer 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 Martin Parmer
Seat Farwell
Largest city Friona
Area
 • Total 885 sq mi (2,292 km2)
 • Land 881 sq mi (2,282 km2)
 • Water 4.4 sq mi (11 km2), 0.5%
Population
 • (2010) 10,269
 • Density 10/sq mi (4/km²)
Congressional district 19th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.parmer.tx.us

Parmer County is a county located in the southwestern Texas Panhandle on the high plains of the Llano Estacado in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,269.[1] The county seat is Farwell.[2] The county is named in honor of Martin Parmer, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and early judge. Parmer County is one of 30[3] prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 885 square miles (2,290 km2), of which 881 square miles (2,280 km2) is land and 4.4 square miles (11 km2) (0.5%) is water.[4]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 7
1900 34 385.7%
1910 1,555 4,473.5%
1920 1,699 9.3%
1930 5,869 245.4%
1940 5,890 0.4%
1950 5,787 −1.7%
1960 9,583 65.6%
1970 10,509 9.7%
1980 11,038 5.0%
1990 9,863 −10.6%
2000 10,016 1.6%
2010 10,269 2.5%
Est. 2012 10,183 −0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1850-2010[6]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 10,016 people, 3,322 households, and 2,614 families residing in the county. The population density was 11 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 3,732 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 66.01% White, 1.01% Black or African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 29.51% from other races, and 2.35% from two or more races. 49.19% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,322 households out of which 42.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.00% were married couples living together, 8.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.30% were non-families. 19.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.43.

In the county, the population was spread out with 32.90% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 19.60% from 45 to 64, and 12.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 97.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,813, and the median income for a family was $34,149. Males had a median income of $26,966 versus $19,650 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,184. About 14.20% of families and 17.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.90% of those under age 18 and 14.20% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ http://www.tabc.state.tx.us/local_option_elections/index.asp
  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 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved December 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 34°32′N 102°47′W / 34.53°N 102.78°W / 34.53; -102.78