Shackelford County, Texas

The Shackelford County is a county located in the state of Texas in the United States. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Albany.


The County is located about 90 km north of the geographical center of Texas and has an area of ​​2371 square kilometers, of which 4 square kilometers of water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Throckmorton County, Stephens County, Callahan County, Jones County and Haskell County.


Shackelford County was formed in 1874 from parts of Jack County. It was named after Jack Shackelford, a soldier in the Texas Revolution.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000 2010

According to the census in 2000 lived in Shackelford County 3,302 people in 1,300 households and 941 families. The population density was 1 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 94.22 percent White, 0.48 percent African American, 0.42 percent Native American, and 4.24 percent from other races; 0.64 percent were descended from two or more races. 7.60 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 1,300 households out of which 32.8 per cent of children or young people who lived with them. 60.9 percent were married couples living together, 8.7 percent were single mothers and 27.6 percent were non-families. 26.2 percent of all households and 14.6 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.02 persons.

26.7 percent of the population was under 18 years old, 6.0 percent between 18 to 24, 24.8 percent between 25 and 44, 24.3 percent between 45 and 64 and 18.2 percent were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.1 males to 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.5 males.

The median income for a household was $ 30,479, and the median income for a family was $ 38,447. Males had a median income of $ 26,953, women $ 19,766. The per capita income was $ 16,341. 10.9 percent of families and 13.6 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Cities and Towns

  • Albany
  • Moran