Lipscomb County, Texas

The Lipscomb 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 Lipscomb.


The County is located in North Texas, the Texas Panhandle, on the border with Oklahoma and has an area of ​​2414 square kilometers, which is without significant water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Beaver County, Oklahoma, Ellis County, Hemphill County and Ochiltree County.


Lipscomb County was formed in 1876 from parts of Bexar County. It was named after Abner Smith Lipscomb, an early Texas lawyers, Foreign Minister and Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Texas.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2000 lived in Lipscomb County 3,057 people in 1,205 households and 845 families. The population density was 1 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was composed of 82.9 percent white, 0.5 percent African American, 1.4 percent Native American, 0.1 percent Asian, and 13.0 percent from other ethnic groups; 2.2 percent were descended from two or more races. 20.7 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 1,205 households out of which 32.5 per cent of children or young people who lived with them. 62.1 percent were married couples living together, 5.9 percent were single mothers and 29.8 percent were non-families. 28.0 percent of all households and 16.2 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.06.

27.6 percent of the population was under 18 years old, 5.9 percent between 18 to 24, 24.7 percent between 25 and 44, 23.4 percent between 45 and 64 and 18.4 percent were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males to 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93 men.

The median income for a household was $ 31,964, and the median income for a family was $ 39,375. Males have a median income of $ 28,750, women $ 20,034. The per capita income was $ 16,328. 12.9 percent of families and 16.7 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Cities and Towns

  • Booker
  • Darrouzett
  • Follett
  • Higgins
  • Lipscomb