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Hartley County, Texas
Hartley County Courthouse (Built 1906) Channing, Texas.jpg
Hartley County Courthouse
Map of Texas highlighting Hartley County
Location in the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded1891
Seat Channing
Largest community Hartley
Area
 • Total1,463 sq mi (3,789 km2)
 • Land1,462 sq mi (3,787 km2)
 • Water1.2 sq mi (3 km2), 0.08%
Population
 • ( 2010)6,062
 • Density4.1/sq mi (1.6/km2)
Congressional district 13th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.co.hartley.tx.us

Hartley County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 6,062. [1] The county seat is Channing. [2] The county was created in 1876 and later organized in 1891. [3] It is named for Oliver C. Hartley and his brother, Rufus K. Hartley, two early Texas legislators and lawyers.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,463 square miles (3,790 km2), of which 1,462 square miles (3,790 km2) is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) (0.08%) is water. [4]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880100
1890252152.0%
190037749.6%
19101,298244.3%
19201,109−14.6%
19302,18597.0%
19401,873−14.3%
19501,9132.1%
19602,17113.5%
19702,78228.1%
19803,98743.3%
19903,637−8.8%
20005,53752.2%
20106,0629.5%
Est. 20165,747 [5]−5.2%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]
1850–2010 [7] 2010–2014 [1]

As of the census [8] of 2000, there were 5,537 people, 1,604 households, and 1,220 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,760 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 81.07% White, 8.15% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 8.60% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. 13.69% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. In terms of ancestry, 21.0% were of German, 12.6% were of English, 12.3% were of Irish, 6.6% were of American, 4.3% were of French, 3.0% were of Scottish, 3.0% were of Dutch.

There were 1,604 households out of which 35.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.90% were married couples living together, 4.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.90% were non-families. 21.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county, the population was spread out with 20.80% under the age of 18, 4.70% from 18 to 24, 35.70% from 25 to 44, 26.90% from 45 to 64, and 11.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 154.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 172.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $46,327, and the median income for a family was $53,004. Males had a median income of $29,783 versus $21,783 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,067. About 3.70% of families and 6.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.00% of those under age 18 and 5.30% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice operates the Dalhart Unit prison in an unincorporated area in the county, near Dalhart. [9]

Politics

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [10]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 88.6% 1,730 8.9% 173 2.5% 49
2012 89.3% 1,708 9.6% 184 1.1% 21
2008 86.2% 1,711 12.6% 250 1.2% 24
2004 84.3% 1,736 15.3% 315 0.4% 8
2000 81.0% 1,645 17.7% 359 1.3% 27
1996 68.7% 1,242 25.6% 463 5.8% 104
1992 60.2% 1,081 22.6% 406 17.3% 310
1988 70.4% 1,229 28.9% 505 0.7% 13
1984 79.5% 1,419 19.9% 356 0.6% 11
1980 71.0% 1,248 26.8% 470 2.2% 39
1976 50.8% 811 48.5% 774 0.8% 12
1972 80.2% 946 17.5% 206 2.4% 28
1968 51.5% 597 25.8% 299 22.8% 264
1964 43.6% 437 56.3% 565 0.1% 1
1960 50.7% 413 48.7% 397 0.6% 5
1956 44.0% 353 55.8% 448 0.3% 2
1952 53.6% 468 46.0% 402 0.5% 4
1948 14.6% 83 84.1% 477 1.2% 7
1944 5.0% 26 93.1% 484 1.9% 10
1940 16.8% 110 83.2% 545
1936 6.7% 40 93.3% 560
1932 11.2% 74 88.8% 586
1928 52.3% 179 47.7% 163
1924 25.1% 61 64.2% 156 10.7% 26
1920 34.6% 81 61.5% 144 3.9% 9
1916 15.5% 30 83.4% 161 1.0% 2
1912 9.8% 16 70.7% 116 19.5% 32

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Cities

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See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 11, 2011. Retrieved December 17, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2008. Retrieved May 24, 2015.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
  7. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  9. ^ " Dalhart Unit Archived 2010-07-25 at the Wayback Machine.." Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Retrieved on June 4, 2010.
  10. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 11 April 2018.

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HARTLEY COUNTY TEXAS Latitude and Longitude:

35°50′N 102°37′W / 35.84°N 102.61°W / 35.84; -102.61