Cochran County, Texas Article

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Cochran County, Texas
Cattle grazing between Denver City and Morton, TX Picture 1900.jpg
Cattle grazing on the South Plains between Denver City and Morton
Map of Texas highlighting Cochran County
Location in the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded1924
Named for Robert E. Cochran
Seat Morton
Largest cityMorton
Area
 • Total775 sq mi (2,007 km2)
 • Land775 sq mi (2,007 km2)
 • Water0.09 sq mi (0 km2), 0.01%
Population
 • ( 2010)3,127
 • Density4.0/sq mi (1.5/km2)
Congressional district 19th
Website www.co.cochran.tx.us

Cochran County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,127. [1] The county seat is Morton. [2] The county was created in 1876 and later organized in 1924. [3] It is named for Robert E. Cochran, a defender of the Alamo. [4]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 775 square miles (2,010 km2), of which 775 square miles (2,010 km2) is land and 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2) (0.01%) is water. [5] Cochran County lies on the high plains of the Llano Estacado. The western border of the county lies along the border of Texas and New Mexico.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
190025
191065160.0%
1920673.1%
19301,9632,829.9%
19403,73590.3%
19505,92858.7%
19606,4178.2%
19705,326−17.0%
19804,825−9.4%
19904,377−9.3%
20003,730−14.8%
20103,127−16.2%
Est. 20162,882 [6]−7.8%
U.S. Decennial Census [7]
1850–2010 [8] 2010–2014 [1]

As of the census [9] of 2000, there were 3,730 people, 1,309 households, and 1,017 families residing in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,587 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 64.48% White, 4.53% Black or African American, 0.83% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 27.35% from other races, and 2.55% from two or more races. 44.13% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,309 households out of which 38.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.80% were married couples living together, 9.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.30% were non-families. 20.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the county, the population was spread out with 31.50% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 24.90% from 25 to 44, 21.20% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 92.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,525, and the median income for a family was $31,163. Males had a median income of $25,064 versus $17,652 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,125. About 21.40% of families and 27.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.20% of those under age 18 and 11.70% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

City

Town

Unincorporated community

Politics

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [10]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 75.4% 679 21.1% 190 3.6% 32
2012 70.8% 649 27.9% 256 1.3% 12
2008 71.7% 758 26.9% 284 1.4% 15
2004 77.1% 856 22.4% 249 0.5% 5
2000 68.9% 807 29.4% 344 1.7% 20
1996 49.9% 667 40.5% 541 9.6% 128
1992 51.3% 750 31.1% 454 17.6% 257
1988 52.7% 771 46.6% 681 0.7% 10
1984 66.1% 1,117 33.0% 557 0.9% 15
1980 66.2% 1,064 31.9% 513 1.9% 30
1976 40.3% 701 59.3% 1,031 0.4% 7
1972 72.0% 1,106 27.0% 415 1.0% 15
1968 33.6% 548 38.8% 633 27.6% 449
1964 28.2% 497 71.6% 1,260 0.2% 4
1960 38.6% 646 61.4% 1,028
1956 39.3% 599 60.6% 923 0.1% 1
1952 46.1% 780 53.5% 906 0.4% 7
1948 10.0% 119 81.9% 971 8.1% 96
1944 12.3% 123 71.6% 716 16.1% 161
1940 13.7% 122 85.9% 765 0.5% 4
1936 7.7% 58 91.2% 683 1.1% 8
1932 8.0% 31 88.9% 345 3.1% 12
1928 64.4% 197 35.6% 109
1924 12.5% 9 81.9% 59 5.6% 4

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2008. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
  4. ^ Local Option Elections, TABC Archived 2014-05-16 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 20, 2015.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved April 20, 2015.
  8. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved April 20, 2015.
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  10. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 11 April 2018.

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COCHRAN COUNTY TEXAS Latitude and Longitude:

33°36′N 102°50′W / 33.60°N 102.83°W / 33.60; -102.83