Fisher County, Texas

The Fisher County is a county located in the state of Texas in the United States. The the county seat ( county seat ) is located in Roby. The county is one of the Dry counties, which means that the sale of alcohol is restricted or prohibited.

Geography

The County is located north-west of the geographic center of Texas and has an area of ​​2336 square kilometers, of which 2 square kilometers is water area. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Stonewall County, Jones County, Nolan County, Scurry County and Kent County.

History

Fisher County was formed in 1876 from parts of Bexar County. It was named after Samuel Rhoads Fisher, a Navy Minister of the Republic of Texas.

Demographic data

According to the census of 2000, there were 4,344 people in Fisher County; were counted 1,785 households and 1,244 families. The population density was 2 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 83.75 percent White, 2.76 percent African American, 0.37 percent Native American, 0.14 percent Asian, and 11.58 percent from other races; 1.40 percent were descended from two or more races. 21.36 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 1,785 households out of which 27.6 per cent of children or young people who lived with them. 58.9 percent were married couples living together, 8.1 percent were single mothers and 30.3 percent were non-families. 28.3 percent of all households and 17.8 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.93.

23.9 percent of the population was under 18 years old, 6.3 percent between 18 to 24, 23.0 percent between 25 and 44, 24.1 percent between 45 and 64 and 22.7 percent were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males to 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.

The median income for a household was $ 27,659, and the median income for a family was $ 34,907. Males have a median income of $ 25,071, women $ 20,536. The per capita income was $ 15,120. 13.5 percent of families and 17.5 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Places in County

  • Bernecker
  • Busby
  • Claytonville
  • Eskota
  • Hamlin
  • Hobbs
  • Longworth
  • McCaulley
  • North Roby
  • Palava
  • Roby
  • Rotan
  • Royston
  • Sylvester
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