Floyd County, Texas
|Named for||Dolphin Ward Floyd|
|• Total||993 sq mi (2,570 km2)|
|• Land||992 sq mi (2,570 km2)|
|• Water||0.4 sq mi (1 km2) 0.04%%|
|• Density||6.5/sq mi (2.5/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
|Congressional districts||13th, 19th|
Floyd County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 6,446. The seat of the county is Floydada. The county was created in 1876 and later organized in 1890. It is named for Dolphin Ward Floyd, who died on his 32nd birthday, March 6, 1836, defending the Alamo.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 993 square miles (2,570 km2), of which 992 square miles (2,570 km2) are land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) (0.04%) is covered by water.
- Briscoe County (north)
- Motley County (east)
- Crosby County (south)
- Hale County (west)
- Swisher County (northwest)
- Lubbock County (southwest)
- Dickens County (southeast)
|U.S. Decennial Census|
The 2000 census showed 2,730 households and 2,110 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km2). The3,221 housing units averaged of 3 per square mile (1/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 74.16% White, 3.38% African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 19.66% from other races, and 1.81% from two or more races. About 45.93% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Of the 2,730 households, 39.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.90% were married couples living together, 9.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.70% were not families. Around 21.30% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.26.
In the county, the population was distributed as 31.40% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 24.40% from 25 to 44, 20.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 93.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.90 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $26,851, and for a family was $32,123. Males had a median income of $25,487 versus $18,929 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,206. About 19.50% of families and 21.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.60% of those under age 18 and 16.50% of those age 65 or over.
Wind energy development
Floyd County is located in what many call the wind corridor of the United States, which stretches from the Panhandle of Texas north into Minnesota, including some of the most wind-rich states in the country, for several reasons. Floyd County is ideal for wind development. Those reasons include the quality of wind in the region, the potential to connect into two different electric grid systems, and the scheduled transmission line build-out in the area.
- Floydada (county seat)
- Dry county
- Quitaque Creek
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Floyd County, Texas
- Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Floyd County
- Floydada Economic Development Corporation
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