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Lipscomb County, Texas
Lipscomb County, Texas, courthouse from SW 1.JPG
Lipscomb County courthouse in Lipscomb
Map of Texas highlighting Lipscomb County
Location in the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded1887
Named for Abner Smith Lipscomb
Seat Lipscomb
Largest town Booker
Area
 • Total932 sq mi (2,414 km2)
 • Land932 sq mi (2,414 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0 km2), 0.01%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2015)3,569
 • Density3.5/sq mi (1.4/km2)
Congressional district 13th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.co.lipscomb.tx.us

Lipscomb County ( /ˈlɪpskəm/ LIP-skəm) is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,302. [1] Its county seat is Lipscomb. [2] The county was created in 1876 and organized in 1887. [3] It is named for Judge Abner Smith Lipscomb, a secretary of state of the Republic of Texas. [4]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 932 square miles (2,410 km2), of which 932 square miles (2,410 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.01%) is water. [5]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
188069
1890632815.9%
190079025.0%
19102,634233.4%
19203,68439.9%
19304,51222.5%
19403,764−16.6%
19503,658−2.8%
19603,406−6.9%
19703,4862.3%
19803,7668.0%
19903,143−16.5%
20003,057−2.7%
20103,3028.0%
Est. 20163,487 [6]5.6%
U.S. Decennial Census [7]
1850–2010 [8] 2010–2014 [1]

As of the census [9] of 2000, there were 3,057 people, 1,205 households, and 845 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,541 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.86% White, 0.52% Black or African American, 1.37% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 12.99% from other races, and 2.19% from two or more races. 20.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. In terms of ancestry, 19.7% were of German, 11.8% were of Irish, 10.4% were of English, 7.8% were of American, 2.6% were of Scottish, 2.4% were of French, 1.8% were of Dutch.

There were 1,205 households out of which 32.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.10% were married couples living together, 5.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families. 28.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.60% under the age of 18, 5.90% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 18.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,964, and the median income for a family was $39,375. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $20,034 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,328. About 12.90% of families and 16.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.50% of those under age 18 and 12.40% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

City

Towns

Census-designated place

Politics

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [10]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 87.0% 1,159 10.1% 135 2.9% 38
2012 89.4% 1,044 10.2% 119 0.4% 5
2008 87.0% 1,093 12.3% 155 0.6% 8
2004 85.8% 1,147 13.8% 184 0.5% 6
2000 82.8% 1,072 15.9% 206 1.2% 16
1996 64.7% 869 26.6% 357 8.8% 118
1992 57.7% 839 23.3% 338 19.0% 276
1988 74.1% 1,111 25.2% 377 0.7% 11
1984 85.5% 1,461 14.1% 241 0.4% 6
1980 77.5% 1,343 19.5% 338 3.0% 52
1976 58.1% 911 41.1% 644 0.9% 14
1972 87.6% 1,226 11.1% 156 1.3% 18
1968 69.8% 1,079 18.1% 279 12.1% 187
1964 56.4% 763 43.6% 589
1960 77.7% 939 22.1% 267 0.3% 3
1956 69.8% 806 29.9% 345 0.3% 3
1952 85.1% 1,174 14.8% 204 0.1% 1
1948 33.8% 354 63.7% 668 2.6% 27
1944 38.4% 396 53.4% 551 8.2% 85
1940 36.2% 445 62.9% 774 1.0% 12
1936 21.8% 273 77.7% 973 0.6% 7
1932 27.5% 349 68.1% 865 4.5% 57
1928 69.4% 776 29.6% 331 1.1% 12
1924 42.7% 405 45.3% 430 12.0% 114
1920 51.8% 425 42.6% 350 5.6% 46
1916 22.2% 116 66.9% 350 10.9% 57
1912 10.1% 47 54.0% 251 35.9% 167

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-03-02. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2008. Retrieved May 25, 2015.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 187.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 3, 2015.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 3, 2015.
  8. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 3, 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. Retrieved 2018-07-26.

External links

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