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

924 sq mi (2,393 km²)
923 sq mi (2,391 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.10%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

6,516
8/sq mi (3/km²)
Website www.co.carson.tx.us

Carson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. It is part of the Amarillo metropolitan area. In 2000, its population was 6,516. Carson is named for Samuel Price Carson, the first secretary of state of the Republic of Texas. The seat of the county is Panhandle6.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,393 km² (924 sq mi). 2,391 km² (923 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.10%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent counties Edit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 6,516 people, 2,470 households, and 1,884 families residing in the county. The population density was 3/km² (7/sq mi). There were 2,815 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (3/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 93.82% White, 0.58% Black or African American, 1.00% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.04% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. 7.03% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,470 households out of which 35.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.30% were married couples living together, 8.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.70% were non-families. 22.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.90% under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,285, and the median income for a family was $47,147. Males had a median income of $34,271 versus $23,325 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,368. About 5.40% of families and 7.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.90% of those under age 18 and 9.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

External links Edit

Coordinates: 35°25′N 101°21′W / 35.41, -101.35

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