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

986 sq mi (2,554 km²)
953 sq mi (2,468 km²)
33 sq mi (85 km²), 3.30%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

27,026
16/sq mi (6/km²)
Founded 1856
Palo pinto courthouse.jpg
The Palo Pinto County courthouse in Palo Pinto. The Streamline Moderne style structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.
Website www.co.palo-pinto.tx.us

Palo Pinto County is a county located on the Edwards Plateau in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 27,026. The seat of the county is Palo Pinto[1].

Palo Pinto County is part of the Mineral Wells Micropolitan Statistical Area as well as the DallasFort Worth Combined Statistical Area.

Upham Oil and Gas Company has operated in Palo Pinto County since its founding in 1956 by the late Chet Upham of Mineral Wells, who was also the chairman of the Texas Republican Party from 1979-1983. The company is now run by his son, Chester Robert Upham, III.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 986 square miles (2,550 km2), of which, 953 square miles (2,470 km2) of it is land and 33 square miles (85 km2) of it (3.30%) is water.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Notable geographic features

Postal Zip Codes

  • 76463
  • 77803
  • 76453
  • 76449
  • 76067
  • 75223
  • 76484
  • 76472
  • 76475

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 27,026 people, 10,594 households, and 7,447 families residing in the county. The population density was 28 people per square mile (11/km2). There were 14,102 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 88.19% White, 2.32% Black or African American, 0.67% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 6.56% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. 13.57% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 10,594 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.60% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% were non-families. 26.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 25.90% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,203, and the median income for a family was $36,977. Males had a median income of $28,526 versus $18,834 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,454. About 12.30% of families and 15.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.50% of those under age 18 and 11.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

The abandoned Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells

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. 

External links

Coordinates: 32°45′N 98°19′W / 32.75°N 98.31°W / 32.75; -98.31


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

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 3.30%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

27026
Website: www.co.palo-pinto.tx.us

Palo Pinto County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 27,026. The seat of the county is Palo Pinto6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,552 km² (986 sq mi). 2,468 km² (953 sq mi) of it is land and 84 km² (33 sq mi) of it (3.30%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

The Palo Pinto County courthouse in Palo Pinto. The Streamline Moderne style structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

As of the census² of 2000, there were 27,026 people, 10,594 households, and 7,447 families residing in the county. The population density was 11/km² (28/sq mi). There were 14,102 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (15/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 88.19% White, 2.32% Black or African American, 0.67% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 6.56% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. 13.57% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 10,594 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.60% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% were non-families. 26.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 25.90% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,203, and the median income for a family was $36,977. Males had a median income of $28,526 versus $18,834 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,454. About 12.30% of families and 15.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.50% of those under age 18 and 11.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

External links


Coordinates: 32°45′N 98°19′W / 32.75, -98.31

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