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Castro County, Texas
Castro County, TX, Courthouse IMG 4822
Castro County Courthouse in Dimmitt
Map of Texas highlighting Castro County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1891
Named for Henri Castro
Seat Dimmitt
Largest city Dimmitt
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

899 sq mi (2,328 km²)
894 sq mi (2,315 km²)
4.9 sq mi (13 km²), 0.5%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

8,062
9.0/sq mi (3/km²)
Congressional district 19th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.castro.tx.us
Rhoads Memorial Library, Dimmitt, TX IMG 4828

Rhoads Memorial Library serves Castro County.

Dimmitt, TX, grain elevator IMG 4833

Grain elevator in Dimmitt

Castro County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 8,062.[1] The county seat is Dimmitt.[2] The county was named for Henri Castro,[3] who was consul general to France for the Republic of Texas and the founder of a colony in Texas.

The county was originally created in 1876. It was organized in 1891,[4] and a courthouse was built about the town square. Temporary county office space, meanwhile, was obtained from businessman J.N. Morrison. The ornate two-story courthouse was completed but was destroyed by lightning in 1906.[5]

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 899 square miles (2,330 km2), of which 894 square miles (2,320 km2) is land and 4.9 square miles (13 km2) (0.5%) is water.[6]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1890 9
1900 400 4,344.4%
1910 1,850 362.5%
1920 1,948 5.3%
1930 4,720 142.3%
1940 4,631 −1.9%
1950 5,417 17.0%
1960 8,923 64.7%
1970 10,394 16.5%
1980 10,556 1.6%
1990 9,070 −14.1%
2000 8,285 −8.7%
2010 8,062 −2.7%
Est. 2016 7,669 [7] −7.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1850–2010[9] 2010–2014[1]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 8,285 people, 2,761 households, and 2,159 families residing in the county. The population density was 9 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 3,198 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 75.35% White, 2.27% Black or African American, 1.17% Native American, 0.02% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 19.12% from other races, and 2.05% from two or more races. 51.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,761 households out of which 40.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.10% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.80% were non-families. 20.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.45.

In the county, the population was spread out with 33.10% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 24.30% from 25 to 44, 20.90% from 45 to 64, and 12.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 100.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,619, and the median income for a family was $35,422. Males had a median income of $25,379 versus $20,433 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,457. About 15.70% of families and 19.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.30% of those under age 18 and 13.90% of those age 65 or over.

Presidential Elections Results[11]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 70.8% 1,414 26.3% 526 2.9% 57
2012 69.4% 1,470 29.7% 630 0.9% 19
2008 68.2% 1,562 31.4% 719 0.4% 10
2004 73.8% 1,794 26.0% 631 0.2% 5
2000 68.3% 1,607 30.9% 727 0.9% 20
1996 49.2% 1,231 44.3% 1,107 6.5% 163
1992 44.9% 1,307 38.3% 1,113 16.8% 490
1988 52.6% 1,604 47.1% 1,436 0.3% 9
1984 66.3% 2,026 33.0% 1,009 0.7% 21
1980 60.8% 1,955 37.3% 1,199 2.0% 64
1976 32.7% 1,007 66.1% 2,033 1.2% 36
1972 68.8% 1,685 30.6% 751 0.6% 15
1968 36.4% 1,033 41.6% 1,181 22.0% 624
1964 25.1% 626 74.8% 1,865 0.1% 3
1960 34.0% 810 64.8% 1,544 1.2% 28
1956 34.8% 697 65.1% 1,305 0.2% 4
1952 58.6% 1,169 41.3% 825 0.1% 2
1948 13.8% 189 84.3% 1,158 2.0% 27
1944 18.5% 222 69.7% 838 11.9% 143
1940 18.3% 224 81.6% 1,000 0.2% 2
1936 6.3% 65 92.7% 950 1.0% 10
1932 6.5% 66 92.8% 949 0.8% 8
1928 45.4% 319 54.6% 384
1924 18.4% 68 59.4% 219 22.2% 82
1920 41.8% 118 56.0% 158 2.1% 6
1916 27.4% 69 69.8% 176 2.8% 7
1912 8.7% 18 82.2% 171 9.1% 19

CommunitiesEdit

CitiesEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/48/48069.html. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. https://web.archive.org/web/20110531210815/http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off.. pp. 72. https://books.google.com/books?id=9V1IAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA72#v=onepage&q&f=false. 
  4. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2008. http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/TX_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm. Retrieved May 21, 2015. 
  5. ^ Texas Historical Commission, historical marker, Dimmitt, Texas
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. http://www2.census.gov/geo/docs/maps-data/data/gazetteer/counties_list_48.txt. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/data/tables.2016.html. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 22, 2013. http://www.webcitation.org/6G4J8TS75?url=http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010". Texas Almanac. http://texasalmanac.com/sites/default/files/images/topics/ctypophistweb2010.pdf. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. https://web.archive.org/web/20130911234518/http://factfinder2.census.gov/. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  11. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 34°32′N 102°16′W / 34.53, -102.26


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