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

914 sq mi (2,367 km²)
912 sq mi (2,362 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.21%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

15,802
18/sq mi (7/km²)
Founded 1881

Nolan County is a county located in the west central region of the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 15,802. Its seat is Sweetwater[1]. The county is named for Philip Nolan, one of the first American traders to visit Texas.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 914 square miles (2,367 km²), of which, 912 square miles (2,362 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (5 km²) of it (0.21%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 15,802 people, 6,170 households, and 4,288 families residing in the county. The population density was 17 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 7,112 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 78.45% White, 4.68% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 14.02% from other races, and 2.07% from two or more races. 28.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,170 households out of which 32.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.00% were married couples living together, 12.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 27.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 25.40% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,209, and the median income for a family was $32,004. Males had a median income of $28,674 versus $19,335 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,077. About 18.30% of families and 21.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.50% of those under age 18 and 18.50% of those age 65 or over.

Wind Power

Nolan County has established itself as a center for wind power generation. As of July 2008, Nolan County generates more wind energy than the entire state of California, and would rank 6th in wind power generation among all nations if it were counted as its own nation.[3] While wind power in Texas is booming in general, the concentration in Nolan County is notable.

Cities and towns

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens wants to supplant oil with wind - USATODAY.com

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Coordinates: 32°19′N 100°24′W / 32.31°N 100.40°W / 32.31; -100.40


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Nolan County, Texas
Map
File:Map of Texas highlighting Nolan County.png
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the USA highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1881
Seat Sweetwater
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.21%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

15802

Nolan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 15,802. Its seat is Sweetwater6. The county is named for Phillip Nolan, one of the first American traders to visit Texas.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,367 km² (914 sq mi). 2,362 km² (912 sq mi) of it is land and 5 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.21%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 15,802 people, 6,170 households, and 4,288 families residing in the county. The population density was 7/km² (17/sq mi). There were 7,112 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 78.45% White, 4.68% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 14.02% from other races, and 2.07% from two or more races. 28.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,170 households out of which 32.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.00% were married couples living together, 12.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 27.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 25.40% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,209, and the median income for a family was $32,004. Males had a median income of $28,674 versus $19,335 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,077. About 18.30% of families and 21.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.50% of those under age 18 and 18.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

External links


Coordinates: 32°19′N 100°24′W / 32.31, -100.40

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