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Bandera County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Bandera County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Seat Bandera
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

798 sq mi (2,067 km²)

6 sq mi (16 km²), 0.73%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

17,645
23/sq mi (9/km²)
Founded 1856
Bandera county courthouse.jpg
The Bandera County Courthouse in Bandera. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 31, 1979.
Website www.banderacounty.org

Bandera County, formed in 1856 from Bexar and Uvalde counties, is a county located on the Edwards Plateau in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 17,645. Its county seat is Bandera[1]. Bandera is named for the Spanish word for flag. (See List of Texas county name etymologies.)

Bandera County is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 798 square miles (2,066 km²), of which, 792 square miles (2,051 km²) of it is land and 6 square miles (15 km²) of it (0.73%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 17,645 people, 7,010 households, and 5,061 families residing in the county. The population density was 22 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 9,503 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.02% White, 0.33% Black or African American, 0.90% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.55% from other races, and 1.86% from two or more races. 13.51% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,010 households out of which 29.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.80% were married couples living together, 7.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 23.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.90% 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 2.92.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 25.70% from 25 to 44, 27.60% from 45 to 64, and 16.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 99.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,013, and the median income for a family was $45,906. Males had a median income of $31,733 versus $24,451 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,635. About 7.70% of families and 10.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.20% of those under age 18 and 9.40% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Census-designated places

Unincorporated areas

Education

The following school districts serve Bandera County:

References

External links

Coordinates: 29°44′N 99°14′W / 29.74°N 99.23°W / 29.74; -99.23


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Bandera County, Texas
File:Bandera County tx seal.gif
Map
File:Map of Texas highlighting Bandera County.png
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the USA highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1856
Seat Bandera
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.73%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

17645
Website: www.banderacounty.org

Bandera County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 17,645. Its county seat is Bandera6. Bandera is named for the Spanish word for flag. (See List of Texas county name etymologies.)

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,066 km² (798 sq mi). 2,051 km² (792 sq mi) of it is land and 15 km² (6 sq mi) of it (0.73%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 17,645 people, 7,010 households, and 5,061 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (22/sq mi). There were 9,503 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (12/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 94.02% White, 0.33% Black or African American, 0.90% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.55% from other races, and 1.86% from two or more races. 13.51% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,010 households out of which 29.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.80% were married couples living together, 7.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 23.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.90% 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 2.92.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 25.70% from 25 to 44, 27.60% from 45 to 64, and 16.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 99.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,013, and the median income for a family was $45,906. Males had a median income of $31,733 versus $24,451 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,635. About 7.70% of families and 10.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.20% of those under age 18 and 9.40% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Unincorporated areas

Education

The following school districts serve Bandera County:

External links


Coordinates: 29°44′N 99°14′W / 29.74, -99.23

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