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Parmer County, Texas
Courthouse for Parmer Country, in Farwell, Texas.JPG
Courthouse of Parmer County
Map of Texas highlighting Parmer County
Location in the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded1907
Named for Martin Parmer
Seat Farwell
Largest city Friona
Area
 • Total885 sq mi (2,292 km2)
 • Land881 sq mi (2,282 km2)
 • Water4.4 sq mi (11 km2), 0.5%
Population
 • ( 2010)10,269
 • Density12/sq mi (5/km2)
Congressional district 19th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website parmercounty.org

Parmer County is a county located in the southwestern Texas Panhandle on the high plains of the Llano Estacado in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,269. [1] The county seat is Farwell. [2] The county was created in 1876 and later organized in 1907. [3] It is named in honor of Martin Parmer, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and early judge. Parmer County was one of 10 [4] prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas, but is now a moist county.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 885 square miles (2,290 km2), of which 881 square miles (2,280 km2) is land and 4.4 square miles (11 km2) (0.5%) is water. [5]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18907
190034385.7%
19101,5554,473.5%
19201,6999.3%
19305,869245.4%
19405,8900.4%
19505,787−1.7%
19609,58365.6%
197010,5099.7%
198011,0385.0%
19909,863−10.6%
200010,0161.6%
201010,2692.5%
Est. 20169,776 [6]−4.8%
U.S. Decennial Census [7]
1850–2010 [8] 2010–2014 [1]

As of the census [9] of 2000, 10,016 people, 3,322 households, and 2,614 families resided in the county. The population density was 11 people per square mile (4/km²). The 3,732 housing units averaged four per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 66.01% White, 1.01% Black or African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 29.51% from other races, and 2.35% from two or more races. 49.19% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 3,322 households, 42.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.0% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.3% were not families. About 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.43.

In the county, the population was distributed as 32.9% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,813, and for a family was $34,149. Males had a median income of $26,966 versus $19,650 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,184. About 14.2% of families and 17.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.9% of those under age 18 and 14.2% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Unincorporated communities

Gallery

Politics

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [10]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 77.7% 1,915 19.7% 485 2.7% 66
2012 78.7% 2,011 20.7% 529 0.6% 14
2008 80.0% 2,969 19.4% 719 0.7% 25
2004 85.7% 2,375 14.0% 389 0.3% 9
2000 82.9% 2,274 16.3% 447 0.8% 23
1996 70.7% 2,042 23.4% 676 5.9% 170
1992 60.3% 1,829 21.0% 637 18.7% 567
1988 72.6% 2,061 26.9% 764 0.5% 14
1984 81.4% 2,524 18.3% 567 0.4% 11
1980 77.7% 2,640 20.8% 707 1.5% 51
1976 43.5% 1,487 56.0% 1,914 0.5% 16
1972 81.6% 2,304 17.5% 495 0.9% 24
1968 49.6% 1,539 26.9% 833 23.5% 730
1964 43.8% 1,216 56.0% 1,556 0.3% 7
1960 60.1% 1,674 39.1% 1,090 0.8% 22
1956 42.8% 1,028 56.7% 1,362 0.6% 14
1952 69.4% 1,503 30.6% 663
1948 19.7% 280 76.8% 1,091 3.5% 50
1944 30.0% 415 58.5% 810 11.5% 159
1940 25.8% 370 74.0% 1,062 0.2% 3
1936 12.5% 135 86.8% 936 0.7% 7
1932 11.2% 148 87.5% 1,154 1.3% 17
1928 65.8% 620 33.4% 315 0.9% 8
1924 26.7% 91 62.8% 214 10.6% 36
1920 41.1% 140 55.4% 189 3.5% 12
1916 23.4% 64 70.8% 194 5.8% 16
1912 3.4% 6 59.8% 107 36.9% 66

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved December 22, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2008. Retrieved May 26, 2015.
  4. ^ "TABC Local Option Elections". Retrieved May 3, 2014.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 6, 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 May 6, 2015.
  8. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  10. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-07-28.

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PARMER COUNTY TEXAS Latitude and Longitude:

34°32′N 102°47′W / 34.53°N 102.78°W / 34.53; -102.78