Shackelford County, Texas

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Shackelford County
The Shackelford County Courthouse in Albany
The Shackelford County Courthouse in Albany
Map of Texas highlighting Shackelford County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 32°44′N 99°21′W / 32.73°N 99.35°W / 32.73; -99.35
Country United States
State Texas
Founded1874
Named forJack Shackelford
SeatAlbany
Largest cityAlbany
Area
 • Total916 sq mi (2,370 km2)
 • Land914 sq mi (2,370 km2)
 • Water1.3 sq mi (3 km2)  0.1%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total3,105
 • Density3.4/sq mi (1.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district19th
Dr. 'Jack' Shackelford, namesake of Shackelford County

Shackelford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2020 census, its population was 3,105.[1] Its county seat is Albany.[2] The county was created in 1858 and later organized in 1874.[3] Shackelford is named for Dr. Jack Shackelford, a Virginia physician who equipped soldiers at his own expense to fight in the Texas Revolution.

Historic Fort Griffin, established in 1867, lies within Shackelford County.

During the last two weekends of June, the Fort Griffin Fandangle, a western musical production, is presented by Shackelford County residents in the Prairie Theater in Albany. The content of the program is changed each year. Begun in 1938, it is billed as "Texas' Oldest Outdoor Musical".

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 916 square miles (2,370 km2), of which 914 square miles (2,370 km2) is land and 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) (0.1%) is water.[4]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
186044
1870455934.1%
18802,037347.7%
18902,012−1.2%
19002,46122.3%
19104,20170.7%
19204,96018.1%
19306,69535.0%
19406,211−7.2%
19505,001−19.5%
19603,990−20.2%
19703,323−16.7%
19803,91517.8%
19903,316−15.3%
20003,302−0.4%
20103,3782.3%
20203,105−8.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1850–2010[6] 2010[7] 2020[8]
Shackelford County, Texas - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[7] Pop 2020[8] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 2,961 2,612 87.66% 84.12%
Black or African American alone (NH) 14 20 0.41% 0.64%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 8 6 0.24% 0.19%
Asian alone (NH) 9 14 0.27% 0.45%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 1 0 0.03% 0.00%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 2 2 0.06% 0.06%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 43 88 1.27% 2.83%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 340 363 10.07% 11.69%
Total 3,378 3,105 100.00% 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.

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 3,302 people, 1,300 households, and 941 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (1/km2). There were 1,613 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 94.22% White, 0.48% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 4.24% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. 7.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,300 households, out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.90% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.60% were non-families. 26.20% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 26.70% under the age of 18, 6.00% from 18 to 24, 24.80% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 18.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,479, and the median income for a family was $38,447. Males had a median income of $26,953 versus $19,766 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,341. About 10.90% of families and 13.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.80% of those under age 18 and 16.90% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Shackelford County includes these school districts:

Communities[edit]

See also[edit]

Politics[edit]

United States presidential election results for Shackelford County, Texas[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 1,484 91.15% 130 7.99% 14 0.86%
2016 1,378 91.62% 103 6.85% 23 1.53%
2012 1,218 89.36% 131 9.61% 14 1.03%
2008 1,284 85.32% 208 13.82% 13 0.86%
2004 1,292 84.61% 229 15.00% 6 0.39%
2000 1,066 79.14% 264 19.60% 17 1.26%
1996 792 53.84% 502 34.13% 177 12.03%
1992 623 40.64% 484 31.57% 426 27.79%
1988 865 55.66% 681 43.82% 8 0.51%
1984 1,181 73.63% 415 25.87% 8 0.50%
1980 959 60.66% 606 38.33% 16 1.01%
1976 748 49.28% 764 50.33% 6 0.40%
1972 909 73.07% 331 26.61% 4 0.32%
1968 557 36.96% 673 44.66% 277 18.38%
1964 487 34.20% 934 65.59% 3 0.21%
1960 684 48.96% 713 51.04% 0 0.00%
1956 849 60.26% 555 39.39% 5 0.35%
1952 1,057 57.54% 776 42.24% 4 0.22%
1948 211 18.41% 892 77.84% 43 3.75%
1944 135 10.08% 1,007 75.21% 197 14.71%
1940 229 13.06% 1,521 86.77% 3 0.17%
1936 152 11.65% 1,153 88.35% 0 0.00%
1932 117 8.14% 1,316 91.52% 5 0.35%
1928 558 51.10% 533 48.81% 1 0.09%
1924 727 49.93% 729 50.07% 0 0.00%
1920 116 22.01% 342 64.90% 69 13.09%
1916 51 10.92% 378 80.94% 38 8.14%
1912 18 5.29% 246 72.35% 76 22.35%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shackelford County, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 30, 2022.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2008. Retrieved May 26, 2015.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 10, 2015.
  5. ^ "Decennial Census of Population and Housing by Decades". US Census Bureau.
  6. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Archived (PDF) from the original on October 9, 2022. Retrieved May 10, 2015.
  7. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Shackelford County, Texas". United States Census Bureau.
  8. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Shackelford County, Texas". United States Census Bureau.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  10. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved July 30, 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to Shackelford County, Texas at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 32°44′N 99°21′W / 32.73°N 99.35°W / 32.73; -99.35