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Haskell County, Texas
Haskell County Texas Courthouse 2015.jpg
The Haskell County Courthouse
Map of Texas highlighting Haskell County
Location in the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded1885
Named for Charles Ready Haskell
Seat Haskell
Largest cityHaskell
Area
 • Total910 sq mi (2,357 km2)
 • Land903 sq mi (2,339 km2)
 • Water7.1 sq mi (18 km2), 0.8%
Population
 • ( 2010)5,899
 • Density6.5/sq mi (2.5/km2)
Congressional district 19th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.co.haskell.tx.us

Haskell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 5,899. [1] The county seat is Haskell. [2] The county was created in 1858 and later organized in 1885. [3] It is named for Charles Ready Haskell, who was killed in the Goliad massacre.

Haskell County is the home county of former Texas Governor Rick Perry. Republican Drew Springer, Jr., a businessman from Muenster in Cooke County, has represented Haskell County in the Texas House of Representatives since January 2013. [4]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 910 square miles (2,400 km2), of which 903 square miles (2,340 km2) are land and 7.1 square miles (18 km2) (0.8%) are covered by water. [5]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
188048
18901,6653,368.8%
19002,63758.4%
191016,249516.2%
192014,193−12.7%
193016,66917.4%
194014,905−10.6%
195013,736−7.8%
196011,174−18.7%
19708,512−23.8%
19807,725−9.2%
19906,820−11.7%
20006,093−10.7%
20105,899−3.2%
Est. 20165,681 [6]−3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census [7]
1850–2010 [8] 2010–2014 [1]

As of the census [9] of 2000, 6,093 people, 2,569 households, and 1,775 families resided in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). The 3,555 housing units averaged 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.78% White, 2.79% Black or African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 11.67% from other races, and 2.05% from two or more races. About 20% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 2,569 households, 27.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.60% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were not families. About 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the county, the population distributed as 23.70% under the age of 18, 5.70% from 18 to 24, 22.10% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 25.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $23,690, and for a family was $29,506. Males had a median income of $23,542 versus $16,418 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,918. About 16.90% of families and 22.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.00% of those under age 18 and 15.40% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Towns

Unincorporated communities

Ghost town

Politics

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [10]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 79.3% 1,403 17.7% 314 3.0% 53
2012 70.7% 1,424 27.5% 553 1.8% 36
2008 65.6% 1,388 33.0% 699 1.4% 29
2004 63.7% 1,539 35.9% 867 0.4% 10
2000 50.8% 1,488 47.9% 1,401 1.3% 38
1996 37.6% 966 53.4% 1,374 9.0% 232
1992 29.9% 852 50.4% 1,438 19.7% 563
1988 40.9% 1,193 58.8% 1,715 0.2% 7
1984 54.0% 1,701 45.5% 1,434 0.5% 16
1980 42.1% 1,447 56.8% 1,951 1.1% 38
1976 25.0% 838 74.8% 2,512 0.3% 9
1972 64.7% 1,744 35.3% 950
1968 22.2% 713 58.8% 1,888 19.0% 610
1964 15.0% 512 84.9% 2,903 0.2% 6
1960 23.7% 866 76.1% 2,776 0.2% 8
1956 29.7% 993 70.0% 2,340 0.2% 8
1952 34.2% 1,290 65.7% 2,481 0.2% 6
1948 6.0% 181 91.2% 2,735 2.8% 83
1944 8.5% 261 83.5% 2,573 8.1% 249
1940 12.1% 405 87.8% 2,941 0.1% 4
1936 5.4% 156 94.5% 2,713 0.1% 3
1932 6.2% 154 93.2% 2,330 0.6% 16
1928 48.1% 1,430 51.5% 1,532 0.4% 12
1924 16.4% 428 78.7% 2,050 4.9% 128
1920 15.5% 254 68.9% 1,127 15.6% 256
1916 5.7% 95 72.0% 1,200 22.3% 371
1912 3.1% 45 69.5% 1,016 27.4% 401

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. ^ "State Rep. Springer announces district tour July 30". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, July 16, 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
  8. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  10. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org.

External links


HASKELL COUNTY TEXAS Latitude and Longitude:

33°11′N 99°44′W / 33.18°N 99.73°W / 33.18; -99.73