Cottle County, Texas

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


The County is located north-west of the geographic center of Texas, about 50 km from the state boundary to Oklahoma and has an area of ​​2335 square kilometers, of which 1 square kilometers of water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Childress County, Hardeman County, Foard County, King County, Motley County and Hall County.


Cottle County was formed in 1876 from parts of Fannin County. It was named for George Washington Cottle, a defender of the Alamo.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2000 lived in Cottle County 1,904 people in 820 households and 550 families. The population density was 1 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 81.46 percent White, 9.87 percent African American, 0.00 percent Native American, 0.00 percent Asian, and 7.20 percent from other races; 1.47 percent were descended from two or more races. 18.91 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 820 households out of which 28.0 per cent of children or young people who lived with them. 53.9 percent were married couples living together, 10.6 percent were single mothers and 32.9 percent were non-families. 32.0 percent of all households and 20.9 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.84 persons.

23.9 percent of the population was under 18 years old, 5.7 percent between 18 to 24, 21.5 percent between 25 and 44, 23.3 percent between 45 and 64 and 25.6 percent were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 87.2 males to 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.9 males.

The median income for a household was $ 25,446, and the median income for a family was $ 33,036. Males have a median income of $ 24,375, women $ 16,667. The per capita income was $ 16,212. 13.7 percent of families and 18.4 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Places in County

  • Cee Vee
  • Chalk
  • Delwin
  • Dunlap
  • Hackberry
  • Narcisso
  • Paducah
  • Sneedville
  • Swearingen