Garza County, Texas

The Garza County is a county located in the state of Texas in the United States. The seat of the county government ( County Seat) is in post.

Geography

The County is located north-west of the geographic center of Texas and is located about 150 km northeast of Oklahoma and to the west about 120 km from New Mexico. It has an area of ​​2321 square kilometers, of which 2 square kilometers is water area. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Crosby County, Kent County, Scurry County, Borden County and Lynn County.

History

Garza County was formed in 1876 from parts of Bexar County. It was named after a pioneer of Bexar County.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2000 lived in Garza County 4,872 people in 1,663 households and 1,217 families. The population density was 2 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 56.70 percent White, 4.80 percent African American, 0.20 percent Native American, 0.10 percent Asian, and 17.10 percent from other races; 3.00 percent were descended from two or more races. 3.00 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 1,663 households out of which 36.0 per cent of children or young people who lived with them. 58.5 percent were married couples living together, 11.2 percent were single mothers and 26.8 percent were non-families. 23.8 percent of all households and 12.0 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.15 persons.

28.0 percent of the population was under 18 years old, 7.9 percent between 18 to 24, 28.6 percent between 25 and 44, 21.3 percent between 45 and 64, and 14.1 percent were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 112.3 males to 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.3 males.

The median income for a household was $ 27,206, and the median income for a family was $ 31,173. Males have a median income of $ 26,604, women $ 18,105. The per capita income was $ 12,704. 17.5 percent of families and 22.3 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Cities and Towns

  • Justiceburg
  • Post
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