Nolan County, Texas

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


The County is located about 60 km north-west of the geographic center of Texas and has an area of ​​2367 square kilometers, of which 5 square kilometers is water area. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Fisher County, Taylor County, Runnels County, Coke County and Mitchell County.


Nolan County was formed in 1876 from parts of Bexar County. It was named for Philip Nolan, one of the first dealers and horse breeder, who was killed by Spanish troops in 1801.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2000 lived in Nolan County 15 802 people in 6,170 households and 4,288 families. The population density was 7 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 78.45 percent White, 4.68 percent African American, 0.49 percent Native American, 0.24 percent Asian, 0.06 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 14.02 percent from other races groups; 2.07 percent were descended from two or more races. 28.04 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 6,170 households out of which 32.2 per cent of children or young people who lived with them. 53.0 percent were married couples living together, 12.6 percent were single mothers and 30.5 percent were non-families. 27.1 percent of all households and 13.4 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.01.

27.1 percent of the population was under 18 years old, 8.5 percent between 18 to 24, 25.4 percent between 25 and 44, 22.6 percent between 45 and 64 and 16.4 percent were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males to 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.

The median income for a household was 26,209 U.S. dollars, and the median income for a family was $ 32,004. Males have a median income of $ 28,674, women $ 19,335. The per capita income was $ 14,077. 18.3 percent of families and 21.7 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.


  • Avenger Village
  • Blackwell
  • Champion
  • Grimes
  • Hylton
  • Maryneal
  • Nolan
  • Roscoe
  • Shaufler
  • Sweetwater
  • Tesco
  • Wastella