King County (Texas)

The King County is a county located in the state of Texas in the United States and - in terms of population - the third smallest county in the United States and the second smallest in Texas. The seat of the county government ( county seat ) is located in Guthrie.


The County is located north of the geographic center of Texas, about 70 km from the border with Oklahoma and has an area of ​​2366 square kilometers, of which 3 square miles is water area. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Cottle County, Foard County, Knox County, Stonewall County Dickens County.


King County was formed in 1876 from parts of Bexar County. It was named after William Phillip King, a defender of the Alamo.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2000, lived in King County 356 people in 108 households, and 88 families. The population density was 0.15 inhabitants per square kilometer. The racial the population was composed of 94.1 percent white, 1.1 percent African American and 3.1 percent from other ethnic groups; 1.7 percent were descended from two or more races. 9.6 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 108 households out of which 41.7 per cent of children or young people who lived with them. 79.6 percent were married couples living together, 1.9 percent were single mothers and 17.6 percent were non-families. 16.7 percent of all households and 1.9 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.12 persons.

33.7 percent of the population was under 18 years old, 3.7 percent between 18 and 24, 29.5 percent between 25 and 44, 22.8 percent between 45 and 64 and 10.4 percent were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males to 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100 men.

The median income for a household was $ 35,625, and the median income for a family was $ 36,875. Males have a median income of $ 21,389, women $ 30,179. The per capita income was 12,321. 20.7 percent of the population 17.9 percent of families are below the poverty line.


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  • Finney
  • Grow
  • Guthrie