Glasscock County, Texas

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Glasscock County
Glasscock County Courthouse in Garden City
Map of Texas highlighting Glasscock County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 31°52′N 101°32′W / 31.87°N 101.53°W / 31.87; -101.53
Country United States
State Texas
Founded1893
Named forGeorge Washington Glasscock
SeatGarden City
Largest communityGarden City
Area
 • Total901 sq mi (2,330 km2)
 • Land900 sq mi (2,000 km2)
 • Water0.9 sq mi (2 km2)  0.1%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total1,116
 • Density1.2/sq mi (0.48/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district11th
Websitewww.co.glasscock.tx.us

Glasscock County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2020 census, its population was 1,116.[1] Its county seat is Garden City.[2] The county was created in 1887 and later organized in 1893.[3] It is named for George Washington Glasscock,[4] an early settler of the Austin, Texas area and the namesake of Georgetown, Texas.

Glasscock County is included in the Big Spring, TX Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 901 square miles (2,330 km2), of which 900 square miles (2,300 km2) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) (0.1%) is water.[5] The Spraberry Trend, the third-largest oil field in the United States by remaining reserves, underlies much of the county.[6]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890208
190028637.5%
19101,143299.7%
1920555−51.4%
19301,263127.6%
19401,193−5.5%
19501,089−8.7%
19601,1182.7%
19701,1553.3%
19801,30412.9%
19901,44711.0%
20001,406−2.8%
20101,226−12.8%
20201,116−9.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1850–2010[8] 2010[9] 2020[10]

2020 census[edit]

Glasscock County, Texas - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[9] Pop 2020[10] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 825 710 67.29% 63.62%
Black or African American alone (NH) 15 8 1.22% 0.72%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 3 0 0.24% 0.00%
Asian alone (NH) 1 0 0.08% 0.00%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 2 3 0.16% 0.27%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 0 0 0.00% 0.00%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 2 8 0.16% 0.72%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 378 387 30.83% 34.68%
Total 1,226 1,116 100.00% 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]

At the 2000 census there were 1,406 people, 483 households, and 355 families in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 660 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 77.52% White, 0.50% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 19.13% from other races, and 2.49% from two or more races. 29.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[11] Of the 483 households 42.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.50% were married couples living together, 2.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.50% were non-families. 23.80% of households were one person and 7.00% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.51.

The age distribution was 33.50% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 22.00% from 45 to 64, and 9.00% 65 or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 108.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.00 males.

The median household income was $35,655 and the median family income was $43,000. Males had a median income of $27,000 versus $27,083 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,279. 14.70% of the population and 11.50% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 17.50% are under the age of 18 and 4.10% are 65 or older.

Politics[edit]

Glasscock County is located in West Texas, one of the most strongly conservative areas of the nation. However, even by those standards, Glasscock County is heavily Republican. It has not supported a Democrat for president since 1960–the only time it has done so since 1948. In the last seven elections, fewer than 100 voters have supported a Democratic candidate, and in the last six elections, the Republican has carried over 90 percent of the county's vote.

In the 2000 U.S. Presidential election, Glasscock County was the most strongly Republican county in the United States, giving 93.1% of its votes to Republican candidate George W. Bush [1].

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2020 93.6% 611 6.0% 39 0.5% 3
2016 91.6% 553 5.6% 34 2.8% 17
2012 91.0% 526 7.6% 44 1.4% 8
2008 90.1% 502 9.3% 52 0.5% 3
2004 91.6% 488 8.3% 44 0.2% 1
2000 92.5% 528 6.8% 39 0.7% 4
1996 78.9% 382 14.5% 70 6.6% 32
1992 66.0% 379 17.4% 100 16.6% 95
1988 72.7% 384 27.1% 143 0.2% 1
1984 75.2% 403 23.9% 128 0.9% 5
1980 77.8% 416 21.7% 116 0.6% 3
1976 52.8% 218 46.0% 190 1.2% 5
1972 78.1% 288 20.3% 75 1.6% 6
1968 37.8% 169 23.7% 106 38.5% 172
1964 50.4% 183 49.3% 179 0.3% 1
1960 41.5% 152 56.6% 207 1.9% 7
1956 56.3% 224 43.7% 174
1952 54.4% 235 45.6% 197
1948 24.8% 69 67.6% 188 7.6% 21
1944 12.6% 34 68.8% 185 18.6% 50
1940 13.2% 41 86.2% 268 0.6% 2
1936 10.3% 29 89.1% 252 0.7% 2
1932 16.5% 42 83.5% 212
1928 78.5% 124 21.5% 34
1924 12.8% 14 81.7% 89 5.5% 6
1920 21.4% 25 77.8% 91 0.9% 1
1916 7.4% 8 88.9% 96 3.7% 4
1912 100.0% 60

This pro-Republican trend is reflected in party membership. During the 2008 Presidential primary in Texas, 19 voters from Glasscock County cast ballots in the Democratic race, while over 400 cast ballots in the Republican race. [2]

Communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glasscock County, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 23, 2021.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2008. Archived from the original on April 12, 2017. Retrieved May 23, 2015.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 138.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 27, 2015.
  6. ^ Top 100 Oil and Gas Fields Archived May 15, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Decennial Census of Population and Housing by Decades". US Census Bureau.
  8. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved April 27, 2015.
  9. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Glasscock County, Texas". United States Census Bureau.
  10. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Glasscock County, Texas". United States Census Bureau.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  12. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved July 24, 2018.

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Coordinates: 31°52′N 101°32′W / 31.87°N 101.53°W / 31.87; -101.53