Gray County (Texas)

The Gray County is a county located in the state of Texas in the United States. The seat of the county administration is in Pampa.

Geography

The County is located north of the geographic center of Texas in the Texas Panhandle, is located about 40 miles from Oklahoma to the north about 80 km in the east and covers an area of ​​2407 square kilometers, of which 3 square miles is water area. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Roberts County, Wheeler County, Donley County and Carson County.

History

Gray County was formed in 1876 from parts of Bexar County. It was named for Peter W. Gray, a lawyer and soldier in the American Civil War.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2000, lived in Gray County 22 744 people in 8,793 households and 6,049 families. The population density was 9 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 82.15 percent White, 5.85 percent African American, 0.94 percent Native American, 0.39 percent Asian, and 8.25 percent from other races; 2.42% were of mixed descent. 13,01 % of the inhabitants were Spanish or Latin American ancestry.

Of the 8,793 households out of which 30.0 per cent of children or young people who lived with them. 57.0 percent were married couples living together, 9.0 percent were single mothers and 31.2 percent were non-families. 28.7 percent of all households and 15.3 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.93.

24.0 percent of the population was under 18 years old, 8.4 percent between 18 to 24, 27.2 percent between 25 and 44, 22.3 percent between 45 and 64 and 18.1 percent were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 104 males and 100 females aged 18 and over, there were 103.7 males.

The median income for a household was $ 31,368, and the median income for a family was $ 40,019. Males had a median income of $ 32,401, women $ 20,158. The per capita income was $ 16,702. 11.2 percent of families and 13.8 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Cities and Towns

  • Alan Reed | Lefors | McLean | Pampa
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