Collingsworth County, Texas

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Collingsworth County
Collingsworth County Courthouse in Wellington
Collingsworth County Courthouse in Wellington
Map of Texas highlighting Collingsworth County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°58′N 100°16′W / 34.97°N 100.27°W / 34.97; -100.27
Country United States
State Texas
Founded1890
Named forJames Collinsworth
SeatWellington
Largest cityWellington
Area
 • Total919 sq mi (2,380 km2)
 • Land918 sq mi (2,380 km2)
 • Water0.9 sq mi (2 km2)  0.1%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total2,652
 • Density2.9/sq mi (1.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district13th
Websitewww.co.collingsworth.tx.us

Collingsworth County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2020 census, its population was 2,652.[1][2] Its county seat is Wellington.[3] The county was created in 1876 and later organized in 1890.[4] It is named for James Collinsworth,[5] a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and first chief justice of the Republic of Texas (a recording error in the bill accounts for the error in spelling, which was never corrected). Collingsworth County was one of 30[6] prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in Texas, but a vote in 2017 changed this law.[7]

History[edit]

The county was created in 1876 from the Bexar and Young land district of Texas. Collingsworth County was organized in 1890 with Wellington as the county seat. From 1883 until 1896 the county was home to the English owned Rocking Chair Ranche.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 919 square miles (2,380 km2), of which 918 square miles (2,380 km2) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) (0.1%) is water.[8]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18806
18903575,850.0%
19001,233245.4%
19105,224323.7%
19209,15475.2%
193014,46158.0%
194010,331−28.6%
19509,139−11.5%
19606,276−31.3%
19704,755−24.2%
19804,648−2.3%
19903,573−23.1%
20003,206−10.3%
20103,057−4.6%
20202,652−13.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
1850–2010[10] 2010[11] 2020[12]

2020 census[edit]

Collingsworth County, Texas - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[11] Pop 2020[12] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 1,937 1,617 63.36% 60.97%
Black or African American alone (NH) 122 108 3.99% 4.07%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 41 23 1.34% 0.87%
Asian alone (NH) 3 7 0.10% 0.26%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 0 1 0.00% 0.04%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 5 0 0.16% 0.00%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 33 64 1.08% 2.41%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 916 832 29.96% 31.37%
Total 3,057 2,652 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

2000 Census[edit]

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 3,206 people, 1,294 households, and 916 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 inhabitants per square mile (1.5/km2). There were 1,723 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (0.77/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 79.82% White, 5.33% Black or African American, 1.62% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 10.89% from other races, and 2.15% from two or more races. 20.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,294 households, out of which 29.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.50% were married couples living together, 9.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.20% were non-families. 27.80% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 26.40% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 22.60% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 22.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 93.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,438, and the median income for a family was $33,323. Males had a median income of $24,808 versus $17,679 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,318. About 14.80% of families and 18.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.20% of those under age 18 and 16.40% of those age 65 or over.

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Unincorporated community[edit]

Politics[edit]

Republican Drew Springer Jr., a businessman from Muenster in Cooke County, has since January 2013 represented Collingsworth County in the Texas House of Representatives.[14]

United States presidential election results for Collingsworth County, Texas[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 1,048 86.04% 155 12.73% 15 1.23%
2016 983 85.03% 145 12.54% 28 2.42%
2012 962 83.65% 177 15.39% 11 0.96%
2008 943 78.91% 234 19.58% 18 1.51%
2004 1,051 75.18% 346 24.75% 1 0.07%
2000 974 68.83% 429 30.32% 12 0.85%
1996 729 50.94% 581 40.60% 121 8.46%
1992 697 43.56% 635 39.69% 268 16.75%
1988 872 51.81% 809 48.07% 2 0.12%
1984 1,396 64.96% 742 34.53% 11 0.51%
1980 1,020 55.11% 798 43.11% 33 1.78%
1976 629 34.87% 1,169 64.80% 6 0.33%
1972 1,250 71.39% 501 28.61% 0 0.00%
1968 712 36.83% 746 38.59% 475 24.57%
1964 724 38.68% 1,145 61.16% 3 0.16%
1960 1,084 60.83% 691 38.78% 7 0.39%
1956 815 39.66% 1,229 59.81% 11 0.54%
1952 1,334 50.21% 1,321 49.72% 2 0.08%
1948 198 9.48% 1,779 85.16% 112 5.36%
1944 261 12.07% 1,725 79.79% 176 8.14%
1940 307 13.09% 2,034 86.70% 5 0.21%
1936 158 7.27% 2,012 92.63% 2 0.09%
1932 115 6.12% 1,753 93.29% 11 0.59%
1928 1,179 65.98% 608 34.02% 0 0.00%
1924 234 23.68% 731 73.99% 23 2.33%
1920 307 30.49% 640 63.56% 60 5.96%
1916 31 4.56% 589 86.62% 60 8.82%
1912 14 3.08% 414 90.99% 27 5.93%


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Collingsworth County, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2022.
  2. ^ "Collingsworth County, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 30, 2022.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  4. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2008. Archived from the original on April 12, 2017. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 87.
  6. ^ "TABC Local Option Elections General Information". Archived from the original on May 16, 2014. Retrieved May 3, 2014.
  7. ^ "TABC Wet and Dry Counties". www.tabc.state.tx.us. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  8. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 21, 2015.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing from 1790-2000". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 24, 2022.
  10. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved April 21, 2015.
  11. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Collingsworth County, Texas". United States Census Bureau.
  12. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Collingsworth County, Texas". United States Census Bureau.
  13. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  14. ^ "State Rep. Springer announces district tour July 30". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, July 16, 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  15. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved July 20, 2018.

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Coordinates: 34°58′N 100°16′W / 34.97°N 100.27°W / 34.97; -100.27