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Floyd County, Texas
Floydada Texas Marshall Grain Elevator.jpg
Marshall Grain Co. Elevator at Floydada.
Map of Texas highlighting Floyd County
Location in the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded1890
Named for Dolphin Ward Floyd
Seat Floydada
Largest cityFloydada
Area
 • Total993 sq mi (2,572 km2)
 • Land992 sq mi (2,569 km2)
 • Water0.4 sq mi (1 km2), 0.04%
Population
 • ( 2010)6,446
 • Density6.5/sq mi (2.5/km2)
Congressional districts 13th, 19th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.co.floyd.tx.us

Floyd County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 6,446. [1] The seat of the county is Floydada. [2] The county was created in 1876 and later organized in 1890. [3] It is named for Dolphin Ward Floyd, [4] who died on his 32nd birthday, March 6, 1836, defending the Alamo.

The Matador Ranch, based in Motley County, once reached into Floyd County as well. [5]

Republican Drew Springer, Jr., a businessman from Muenster in Cooke County, has since January 2013 represented Floyd County in the Texas House of Representatives. [6]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 993 square miles (2,570 km2), of which 992 square miles (2,570 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) (0.04%) is water. [7]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18803
189052917,533.3%
19002,020281.9%
19104,638129.6%
19209,758110.4%
193012,40927.2%
194010,659−14.1%
195010,535−1.2%
196012,36917.4%
197011,044−10.7%
19809,834−11.0%
19908,497−13.6%
20007,771−8.5%
20106,446−17.1%
Est. 20165,917 [8]−8.2%
U.S. Decennial Census [9]
1850–2010 [10] 2010–2014 [1]

As of the census [11] of 2010, there were 6,446 people.

The 2000 census showed 2,730 households and 2,110 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 3,221 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 74.16% White, 3.38% Black or African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 19.66% from other races, and 1.81% from two or more races. 45.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,730 households out of which 39.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.90% were married couples living together, 9.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.70% were non-families. 21.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% 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 3.26.

In the county, the population was spread out with 31.40% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 24.40% from 25 to 44, 20.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 93.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,851, and the median income for a family was $32,123. Males had a median income of $25,487 versus $18,929 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,206. About 19.50% of families and 21.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.60% of those under age 18 and 16.50% of those age 65 or over.

Wind Energy Development

Floyd County is located in what many call the wind corridor of the United States. The wind corridor stretches from the Panhandle of Texas up into Minnesota, including some of the most wind rich states in the country. There are several reasons why Floyd County, Texas is ideal for wind development. Those reasons include the quality of wind in the region, the potential to connect into two different electric grid systems, and the scheduled transmission line build-out in the area.

Communities

City

Town

Unincorporated communities

Politics

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [12]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 75.2% 1,474 22.2% 435 2.6% 50
2012 73.1% 1,523 26.4% 551 0.5% 11
2008 70.8% 1,784 29.0% 730 0.3% 7
2004 78.6% 2,032 21.1% 545 0.3% 7
2000 75.6% 1,830 24.0% 580 0.4% 10
1996 57.8% 1,530 37.2% 986 5.0% 132
1992 55.7% 1,676 31.5% 947 12.8% 386
1988 55.5% 1,741 44.3% 1,391 0.2% 6
1984 66.8% 2,092 32.6% 1,023 0.6% 19
1980 57.5% 2,043 41.5% 1,477 1.0% 36
1976 41.1% 1,402 58.3% 1,991 0.6% 21
1972 72.2% 2,181 27.8% 841
1968 40.5% 1,465 36.1% 1,305 23.4% 847
1964 33.9% 1,229 65.8% 2,383 0.3% 9
1960 51.9% 1,580 47.2% 1,437 0.8% 25
1956 44.9% 1,445 54.9% 1,767 0.3% 9
1952 58.5% 2,066 41.4% 1,463 0.1% 5
1948 13.0% 344 81.9% 2,174 5.1% 135
1944 15.1% 370 71.7% 1,756 13.2% 322
1940 20.4% 484 79.3% 1,880 0.3% 7
1936 10.4% 217 88.9% 1,863 0.7% 15
1932 6.8% 145 92.9% 1,976 0.2% 5
1928 63.8% 1,176 36.2% 666
1924 11.9% 166 86.0% 1,197 2.1% 29
1920 15.7% 167 78.9% 841 5.4% 58
1916 6.6% 48 81.9% 600 11.6% 85
1912 4.8% 22 83.0% 381 12.2% 56

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 10, 2011. Retrieved December 16, 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 23, 2015.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 127.
  5. ^ "Matador Ranch," Historical marker, Texas Historical Commission, Motley County, Texas
  6. ^ "State Rep. Springer announces district tour July 30". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, July 16, 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  7. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 26, 2015.
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved April 26, 2015.
  10. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved April 26, 2015.
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  12. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-07-22.

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FLOYD COUNTY TEXAS Latitude and Longitude:

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