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Briscoe County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Briscoe County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1876
Seat Silverton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

902 sq mi (2,336 km²)
901 sq mi (2,334 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.15%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

1,790
3/sq mi (1/km²)

Briscoe County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 1,790. Its county seat is Silverton6. Briscoe is named for Andrew Briscoe, a soldier during the Texas Revolution. Briscoe County is one of 46 prohibition or entirely dry counties in the state of Texas.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,335 km² (902 sq mi). 2,332 km² (901 sq mi) of it is land and 3 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.15%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 1,790 people, 724 households, and 511 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (2/sq mi). There were 1,006 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 83.35% White, 2.29% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 11.45% from other races, and 2.46% from two or more races. 22.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 724 households out of which 29.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.30% were married couples living together, 7.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.40% were non-families. 27.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 22.00% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from 45 to 64, and 19.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,917, and the median income for a family was $35,326. Males had a median income of $25,854 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,218. About 11.50% of families and 16.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.00% of those under age 18 and 12.50% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 34°32′N 101°13′W / 34.53, -101.21

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