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Shackelford County, Texas
Shackelford County Courthouse.jpg
The Shackelford County Courthouse in Albany
Map of Texas highlighting Shackelford County
Location in the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded1874
Named for Jack Shackelford
Seat Albany
Largest cityAlbany
Area
 • Total916 sq mi (2,372 km2)
 • Land914 sq mi (2,367 km2)
 • Water1.3 sq mi (3 km2), 0.1%
Population
 • ( 2010)3,378
 • Density3.7/sq mi (1.4/km2)
Congressional district 19th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Dr. 'Jack' Shackelford, namesake of Shackelford County

Shackelford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,378. [1] Its county seat is Albany. [2] The county was created in 1858 and later organized in 1874. [3] Shackelford is named for Dr. Jack Shackelford, a Virginia physician who equipped soldiers at his own expense to fight in the Texas Revolution.

Historic Fort Griffin, established in 1867, lies within Shackelford County.

During the last two weekends of June, the Fort Griffin Fandangle, a western musical production, is presented by Shackelford County residents in the Prairie Theater in Albany. The content of the program is changed each year. Begun in 1938, it is billed as "Texas' Oldest Outdoor Musical".

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 916 square miles (2,370 km2), of which 914 square miles (2,370 km2) is land and 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) (0.1%) is water. [4]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
186044
1870455934.1%
18802,037347.7%
18902,012−1.2%
19002,46122.3%
19104,20170.7%
19204,96018.1%
19306,69535.0%
19406,211−7.2%
19505,001−19.5%
19603,990−20.2%
19703,323−16.7%
19803,91517.8%
19903,316−15.3%
20003,302−0.4%
20103,3782.3%
Est. 20163,315 [5]−1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]
1850–2010 [7] 2010–2014 [1]

As of the census [8] of 2000, there were 3,302 people, 1,300 households, and 941 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,613 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.22% White, 0.48% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 4.24% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. 7.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,300 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.90% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.60% were non-families. 26.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.70% under the age of 18, 6.00% from 18 to 24, 24.80% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 18.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,479, and the median income for a family was $38,447. Males had a median income of $26,953 versus $19,766 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,341. About 10.90% of families and 13.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.80% of those under age 18 and 16.90% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Shackelford County includes these school districts:

Communities

Cities

See also

Politics

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [9]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 91.6% 1,378 6.9% 103 1.5% 23
2012 89.4% 1,218 9.6% 131 1.0% 14
2008 85.3% 1,284 13.8% 208 0.9% 13
2004 84.6% 1,292 15.0% 229 0.4% 6
2000 79.1% 1,066 19.6% 264 1.3% 17
1996 53.8% 792 34.1% 502 12.0% 177
1992 40.6% 623 31.6% 484 27.8% 426
1988 55.7% 865 43.8% 681 0.5% 8
1984 73.6% 1,181 25.9% 415 0.5% 8
1980 60.7% 959 38.3% 606 1.0% 16
1976 49.3% 748 50.3% 764 0.4% 6
1972 73.1% 909 26.6% 331 0.3% 4
1968 37.0% 557 44.7% 673 18.4% 277
1964 34.2% 487 65.6% 934 0.2% 3
1960 49.0% 684 51.0% 713
1956 60.3% 849 39.4% 555 0.4% 5
1952 57.5% 1,057 42.2% 776 0.2% 4
1948 18.4% 211 77.8% 892 3.8% 43
1944 10.1% 135 75.2% 1,007 14.7% 197
1940 13.1% 229 86.8% 1,521 0.2% 3
1936 11.7% 152 88.4% 1,153
1932 8.1% 117 91.5% 1,316 0.4% 5
1928 51.1% 558 48.8% 533 0.1% 1
1924 49.9% 727 50.1% 729
1920 22.0% 116 64.9% 342 13.1% 69
1916 10.9% 51 80.9% 378 8.1% 38
1912 5.3% 18 72.4% 246 22.4% 76

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 24, 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 26, 2015.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 10, 2015.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 10, 2015.
  7. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 10, 2015.
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  9. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-07-30.

External links

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