Collingsworth County, Texas

The Collingsworth 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 Wellington. The county is one of the Dry counties, which means that the sale of alcohol is restricted or prohibited.

Geography

The County is located in the north of the geographic center of Texas in the so-called Texas Panhandle, on the border with Oklahoma and has an area of ​​2381 square kilometers, of which 2 square kilometers is water area. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Wheeler County, Beckham County and Harmon County, Oklahoma, Childress County, Hall County and Donley County.

History

Collingsworth County was formed in 1876 from parts of Bexar County and Young County. It was named after James Collinsworth, the first Attorney General of the Republic of Texas.

Demographic data

According to the census of 2000, there were 3,206 people in Collingsworth County. Of these, 53 people were living in collective centers, the other residents living in 1,294 households, and 916 families. The population density was 1 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was composed of 79.8 percent white, 5.3 percent African American, 1.6 percent Native American, 0.2 percent Asian, and 10.9 percent from other ethnic groups; 2.2 percent were descended from two or more races. 20.4 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 1,294 households out of which 29.8 per cent of children or young people who lived with them. 57.5 percent were married couples living together, 9.8 percent were single mothers and 29.2 percent were non-families. 27.8 percent of all households and 17.5 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.97.

26.4 percent of the population was under 18 years old, 6.6 percent between 18 to 24, 22.6 percent between 25 and 44, 22.5 percent between 45 and 64 and 22.0 percent were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 93 males and 100 females aged 18 and over, there were 88 men.

The median income for a household was $ 25,438, and the median income for a family was $ 33,323. Males have a median income of $ 24,808, women $ 17,679. The per capita income was $ 15,318. 14.8 percent of families and 18.7 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Cities and Towns

  • Aberdeen
  • Dodson
  • Dozier
  • Lutie
  • Quail
  • Rolla
  • Samnorwood
  • Wellington
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