Wilbarger County, Texas

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Wilbarger County, Texas
Wilbarger courthose.jpg
The Wilbarger County Courthouse was built in 1932 in Vernon.
Map of Texas highlighting Wilbarger County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1858
Seat Vernon
Largest city Vernon
Area
 • Total 978 sq mi (2,533 km2)
 • Land 971 sq mi (2,515 km2)
 • Water 7 sq mi (18 km2), 0.72%
Population
 • (2010) 13,535
 • Density 16/sq mi (6/km²)
Congressional district 13th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.wilbarger.tx.us
"Wilbarger County Remembers", says the veteran's memorial at the courthouse.
Confederate soldier monument at Wilbarger County Courthouse

Wilbarger County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,535.[1] The county seat is Vernon.[2] Wilbarger is named for Josiah Pugh Wilbarger and Mathias Wilbarger, two early settlers.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 978 square miles (2,530 km2), of which 971 square miles (2,510 km2) is land and 7 square miles (18 km2) (0.7%) is water.[3]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 126
1890 7,092 5,528.6%
1900 5,759 −18.8%
1910 12,000 108.4%
1920 15,112 25.9%
1930 24,579 62.6%
1940 20,474 −16.7%
1950 20,552 0.4%
1960 17,748 −13.6%
1970 15,355 −13.5%
1980 15,931 3.8%
1990 15,121 −5.1%
2000 14,676 −2.9%
2010 13,535 −7.8%
Est. 2012 13,258 −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1850-2010[5]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 14,676 people, 5,537 households, and 3,748 families residing in the county. The population density was 15 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 6,371 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 78.17% White, 8.86% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 9.73% from other races, and 1.91% from two or more races. 20.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,537 households out of which 32.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.10% were married couples living together, 10.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.30% were non-families. In 2000, there were 136 unmarried partner households: 129 heterosexual, 3 same-sex male, and 2 same-sex female.

29.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.90% 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 3.07.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.90% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 24.80% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 16.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.70 males. The median income for a household in the county was $29,500, and the median income for a family was $38,685. Males had a median income of $26,001 versus $19,620 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,520. About 9.00% of families and 13.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.00% of those under age 18 and 13.30% of those age 65 or over.

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Notable natives and residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 29, 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 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved December 29, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 34°05′N 99°14′W / 34.08°N 99.24°W / 34.08; -99.24