Cochran County, Texas
The Cochran County is a county located in the state of Texas in the United States. The seat of the county government ( County Seat) is located in Morton.
The County is located north-west of the geographic center of Texas, on the border with New Mexico and has an area of 2008 square kilometers, without significant water surface. The county is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Bailey County, Lamb County, Hockley County, Yoakum County and New Mexico to the following counties: Lea County, Roosevelt County and Home County.
Cochran County was formed in 1876 from parts of Bexar County and Young County. It was named after Robert E. Cochran, a defender of the Alamo.
According to the census in 2000 lived in Cochran County 3,730 people in 1,309 households and 1,017 families. The population density was 2 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made up of 64.48 percent White, 4.53 percent African American, 0.83 percent Native American, 0.21 percent Asian, 0.05 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 27.35 percent from other races groups; 2.55 per cent were descended from two or more races. 44.13 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Of the 1,309 households out of which 38.1 per cent of children or young people who lived with them. 63.8 percent were married couples living together, 9.9 percent were single mothers and 22.3 percent were non-families. 20.9 percent of all households and 11.1 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.25 persons.
31.5 percent of the population was under 18 years old, 8.0 percent between 18 to 24, 24.9 percent between 25 and 44, 21.2 percent between 45 and 64 and 14.4 percent were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 92.1 males to 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.
The median income for a household was $ 27,525, and the median income for a family was $ 31,163. Males had a median income of $ 25,064, women $ 17,652. The per capita income was $ 13,125. 21.4 percent of families and 27.0 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.
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