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

922 sq mi (2,388 km²)
909 sq mi (2,354 km²)
13 sq mi (34 km²), 1.38%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

113,546
124/sq mi (48/km²)
Founded 1887
Website www.co.potter.tx.us

Potter County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. It forms part of the Amarillo metropolitan area. In 2000, the population was 113,546. Its seat is Amarillo[1]. Potter County is named for Robert Potter, a politician and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 922 square miles (2,388 km²), of which, 909 square miles (2,355 km²) of it is land and 13 square miles (33 km²) of it (1.38%) is water.

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Major highways

Potter County District Courts Building in downtown Amarillo.

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 113,546 people, 40,760 households, and 27,472 families residing in the county. The population density was 125 people per square mile (48/km²). There were 44,598 housing units at an average density of 49 per square mile (19/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 68.60% White, 9.96% Black or African American, 0.87% Native American, 2.49% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 15.44% from other races, and 2.60% from two or more races. 28.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 40,760 households out of which 34.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.40% were married couples living together, 15.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.60% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the county, the population was spread out with 28.00% under the age of 18, 11.10% from 18 to 24, 30.10% from 25 to 44, 19.10% from 45 to 64, and 11.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 100.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,492, and the median income for a family was $35,321. Males had a median income of $26,123 versus $20,275 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,947. About 15.20% of families and 19.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.30% of those under age 18 and 12.30% of those age 65 or over.

2008 and 2004 presidential elections

In 2008, Potter County was one of the more than 200 counties in Texas to cast the majority of its votes for Republican John McCain. John McCain won 69% of the vote and 20,741 votes while Barack Obama won 30% of the votes and 8,932 votes. Other candidates won 313 votes. In 2004, George W. Bush did better than John McCain in Potter County winning 74% of the vote and 21,401 votes. Democrat John Kerry won 25% of the vote and 7,489 votes. Other candidates won 1% of the vote. These results are no surprise because from 1968 until now, Potter County has voted Republican for president.

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.  

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Coordinates: 35°24′N 101°53′W / 35.40°N 101.89°W / 35.40; -101.89


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Potter County, Texas
Seal of Potter County, Texas
Map
File:Map of Texas highlighting Potter County.png
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the USA highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1887
Seat Amarillo
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.38%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

113546
Website: www.co.potter.tx.us

Potter County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. It forms part of the Amarillo metropolitan area. In 2000, the population was 113,546. Its seat is Amarillo6. Potter County is named for Robert Potter, a politician and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,388 km² (922 sq mi). 2,355 km² (909 sq mi) of it is land and 33 km² (13 sq mi) of it (1.38%) is water.

Major Highways

Potter County District Courts Building in downtown Amarillo.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 113,546 people, 40,760 households, and 27,472 families residing in the county. The population density was 48/km² (125/sq mi). There were 44,598 housing units at an average density of 19/km² (49/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 68.60% White, 9.96% Black or African American, 0.87% Native American, 2.49% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 15.44% from other races, and 2.60% from two or more races. 28.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 40,760 households out of which 34.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.40% were married couples living together, 15.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.60% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the county, the population was spread out with 28.00% under the age of 18, 11.10% from 18 to 24, 30.10% from 25 to 44, 19.10% from 45 to 64, and 11.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 100.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,492, and the median income for a family was $35,321. Males had a median income of $26,123 versus $20,275 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,947. About 15.20% of families and 19.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.30% of those under age 18 and 12.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

External links


Coordinates: 35°24′N 101°53′W / 35.40, -101.89

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