Texas County, Oklahoma
|Texas County, Oklahoma|
Texas County Courthouse in Guymon, Oklahoma
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Oklahoma's location in the U.S.
|• Total||2,049 sq mi (5,306.1 km2)|
|• Land||2,041 sq mi (5,286.8 km2)|
|• Water||7 sq mi (19.2 km2), 0.36%|
|• Density||11/sq mi (4.1/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Texas County was formed at Oklahoma statehood (16 November 1907) from the central one-third of "Old Beaver County". When the formation of the county was authorized by the Constitutional Convention of 1907, the county was so named because it was wholly included within the limits of the Texas Cession of 1850, whereby the ownership of the area was passed from the State of Texas to the United States Government. From 1850 to 1890, its lands were never attached to any state or territory, never surveyed, and never divided into townships and sections like the eastern counties were. From 1890 to 1907, it was part of Beaver County.
- Stevens County, Kansas (north)
- Seward County, Kansas (northeast)
- Beaver County, Oklahoma (east)
- Ochiltree County, Texas (southeast)
- Hansford County, Texas (south)
- Sherman County, Texas (southwest)
- Cimarron County, Oklahoma (west)
- Morton County, Kansas (northwest)
Texas County is one of four counties in the United States to border the state with which it shares its name (the other three are Nevada County, California, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and Ohio County, West Virginia).
Texas County is also one of the few counties in the United States to border at least eight counties.
National protected area
- U.S. Highway 54
- U.S. Highway 56
- U.S. Highway 64
- U.S. Highway 412
- State Highway 3
- State Highway 94
- State Highway 95
- State Highway 136
As of the 2010 census, there were 20,640 people, 7,212 households, and 5,147 families residing in the county. The population density was 4/km² (10/mi²). There were 8,208 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (4/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 75.7% White, 1.6% Black or African American, 1.3% Native American, 1.6% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 16.9% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. 42.0% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race (34.3% Mexican, 3.5% Guatemalan, 0.7% Cuban, 0.7% Spanish). 65.7% spoke English and 33.1% Spanish as their first language.
There were 7,153 households out of which 39.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.50% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.60% were non-families. 21.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.19.
In the county, the population was spread out with 28.80% under the age of 18, 12.70% from 18 to 24, 29.10% from 25 to 44, 19.20% from 45 to 64, and 10.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 105.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.90 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $35,872, and the median income for a family was $42,226. Males had a median income of $26,991 versus $20,404 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,692. About 10.20% of families and 14.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.80% of those under age 18 and 7.40% of those age 65 or over.
|Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of January 15, 2012|
|Party||Number of Voters||Percentage|
|2008||85.25% 5,336||14.75% 923|
|2004||84.29% 5,450||15.71% 1,016|
|2000||81.54% 4,964||17.81% 1,084|
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- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
- "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Retrieved 2011-06-11.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- National Register of Historic Place Listings, September 14, 2007
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