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Callahan County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Callahan County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1877
Seat Baird
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

901 sq mi (2,334 km²)
899 sq mi (2,328 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.29%
 - (2000)
 - Density

60/sq mi (23/km²)

Callahan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 12,905. It is included in the Abilene Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its county seat is Baird6. Callahan is named for James Hughes Callahan, a soldier during the Texas Revolution.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,334 km² (901 sq mi). 2,327 km² (899 sq mi) of it is land and 7 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.29%) is water.

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As of the census2 of 2000, there were 12,905 people, 5,061 households, and 3,750 families residing in the county. The population density was 6/km² (14/sq mi). There were 5,925 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (7/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 94.78% White, 0.22% Black or African American, 0.63% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.70% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. 6.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,061 households out of which 31.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.60% were married couples living together, 9.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.90% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 24.90% from 25 to 44, 25.30% from 45 to 64, and 17.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,463, and the median income for a family was $37,165. Males had a median income of $27,086 versus $19,720 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,204. About 9.00% of families and 12.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.80% of those under age 18 and 9.80% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 32°17′N 99°22′W / 32.29, -99.37

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