Reagan County, Texas

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Reagan County, Texas
Reagan county tx courthouse 2014.jpg
The Reagan County Courthouse in Big Lake
Map of Texas highlighting Reagan County
Location in the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded1903
Named forJohn Henninger Reagan
SeatBig Lake
Largest cityBig Lake
Area
 • Total1,176 sq mi (3,046 km2)
 • Land1,175 sq mi (3,043 km2)
 • Water0.7 sq mi (2 km2), 0.06%
Population
 • (2010)3,367
 • Density2.9/sq mi (1.1/km2)
Congressional district23rd
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.reagancountytexas.us

Reagan County is a county on the Edwards Plateau in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,367.[1] The county seat is Big Lake.[2] The county is named after John Henninger Reagan (1818-1905), who was the postmaster general of the Confederate States and also a U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, and first chairman of the Railroad Commission of Texas.

History[edit]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,176 square miles (3,050 km2), of which 1,175 square miles (3,040 km2) are land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) (0.06%) is covered by water.[17] The Spraberry Trend, the third-largest oil field in the United States by remaining reserves, underlies much of the county.[18]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910392
1920377−3.8%
19303,028703.2%
19401,997−34.0%
19503,12756.6%
19603,78220.9%
19703,239−14.4%
19804,13527.7%
19904,5149.2%
20003,326−26.3%
20103,3671.2%
Est. 20163,608[19]7.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[20]
1850–2010[21] 2010–2014[1]

As of the census[22] of 2000, there were 3,326 people, 1,107 households, and 872 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 inhabitants per square mile (1.2/km2). There were 1,452 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0.39/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 64.64% White, 3.01% Black or African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 29.56% from other races, and 1.98% from two or more races. 49.49% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,107 households out of which 46.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.10% were married couples living together, 7.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.20% were non-families. 19.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.42.

In the county, the population was spread out with 34.20% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 19.90% from 45 to 64, and 10.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 100.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,231, and the median income for a family was $36,806. Males had a median income of $31,228 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,174. About 9.30% of families and 11.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.60% of those under age 18 and 23.60% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

City[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Ghost Town[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[23]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 78.4% 709 18.5% 167 3.1% 28
2012 80.2% 676 18.7% 158 1.1% 9
2008 80.0% 795 19.8% 197 0.2% 2
2004 83.6% 956 16.1% 184 0.3% 3
2000 76.4% 959 22.5% 282 1.1% 14
1996 55.2% 645 34.9% 407 9.9% 116
1992 52.1% 651 27.0% 337 21.0% 262
1988 69.0% 935 30.9% 418 0.2% 2
1984 81.5% 1,079 18.4% 243 0.2% 2
1980 67.9% 917 30.6% 414 1.5% 20
1976 54.0% 666 45.6% 563 0.4% 5
1972 73.6% 703 25.6% 244 0.8% 8
1968 40.8% 454 33.3% 370 25.9% 288
1964 39.7% 406 60.1% 614 0.2% 2
1960 43.2% 489 54.9% 621 1.9% 21
1956 63.5% 669 36.4% 384 0.1% 1
1952 53.6% 533 46.3% 460 0.1% 1
1948 19.3% 112 76.7% 444 4.0% 23
1944 10.2% 53 81.9% 426 7.9% 41
1940 14.5% 88 85.4% 520 0.2% 1
1936 12.2% 66 87.9% 477
1932 15.4% 124 84.3% 681 0.4% 3
1928 62.8% 387 37.2% 229
1924 21.5% 31 77.1% 111 1.4% 2
1920 100.0% 49
1916 3.2% 2 95.2% 59 1.6% 1
1912 100.0% 34

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ Smith, Julia Cauble. "Reagan County". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 29 November 2010.
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  12. ^ a b Olien, Roger M and Diana (2002). "Oil in Cow Country". Oil in Texas: The Gusher Age, 1895-1945. University of Texas Press. pp. 138–167. ISBN 978-0-292-76056-1.
  13. ^ "Big Lake, Texas". Texas Escapes. Texas Escapes - Blueprints For Travel, LLC. Retrieved 29 November 2010.
  14. ^ a b "Big Lake, Texas History". biglaketx.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-07.
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  17. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  18. ^ Top 100 Oil and Gas Fields Archived 2009-05-15 at the Wayback Machine.
  19. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  20. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  21. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  22. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  23. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-07-29.

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Coordinates: 31°22′N 101°31′W / 31.36°N 101.52°W / 31.36; -101.52