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|Cochran County, Texas|
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
775 sq mi (2,007 km²)
775 sq mi (2,007 km²)
5/sq mi (2/km²)
Cochran County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 3,730. Cochran is named for Robert E. Cochran, a defender of the Alamo. Cochran County is one of 46 prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas. The seat of the county is Morton6.
Adjacent counties Edit
- Bailey County (north)
- Hockley County (east)
- Yoakum County (south)
- Lea County, New Mexico (southwest)
- Roosevelt County, New Mexico (northwest)
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 3,730 people, 1,309 households, and 1,017 families residing in the county. The population density was 2/km² (5/sq mi). There were 1,587 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 64.48% White, 4.53% Black or African American, 0.83% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 27.35% from other races, and 2.55% from two or more races. 44.13% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 1,309 households out of which 38.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.80% were married couples living together, 9.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.30% were non-families. 20.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.25.
In the county, the population was spread out with 31.50% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 24.90% from 25 to 44, 21.20% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 92.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.30 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $27,525, and the median income for a family was $31,163. Males had a median income of $25,064 versus $17,652 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,125. About 21.40% of families and 27.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.20% of those under age 18 and 11.70% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns Edit
- Cochran County government's website
- Cochran County in Handbook of Texas Online at the University of Texas
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