Loving County, Texas

The Loving 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 Mentone. With 82 inhabitants (2010 ) it is the least populated county in the United States.


The County is located in western Texas and adjacent to the southeastern part of New Mexico. It has an area of ​​1753 square kilometers, of which 10 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Winkler County, Ward County, Reeves County and New Mexico to the following counties: Eddy County and Lea County.


Loving County was formed in 1887 from parts of Tom Green County. It was named for Oliver Loving, an early pioneer and rancher.

Demographic data

According to the census of 2000, there were in Loving County 67 people in 31 households, and 19 families. The population density was 0.04 inhabitants per square kilometer. The racial the population was composed exclusively of whites. Seven of the population were Hispanic or Latino.

Of the 31 households had five children or adolescents who lived with them. 17 were married or cohabiting couples, two were single mothers and eleven were non-families. Ten households were made and lived in two people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.65 persons.

13 people under the age of 18 years, a 18-24, 18 between 25 and 44, 24 between 45 and 64 and 11 were 65 years old or older. The average age was 46 years. In ten females there were 11.61 males to every woman aged 18 and over, there were 1.25 males.

The median income for a household was $ 40,000, and the median income for a family was $ 53,750. Males have a median income of $ 25,833, women had no income. The per capita income was $ 24,084. No one was living below the poverty line.