Colorado County, Texas

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Colorado County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Colorado County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1836
Seat Columbus
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

974 sq mi (2,523 km²)
963 sq mi (2,494 km²)
11 sq mi (28 km²), 1.09%
 - (2000)
 - Density

21/sq mi (8/km²)

Colorado County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 20,390. Its county seat is Columbus6. Colorado is named for the Colorado River of Texas.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,522 km² (974 sq mi). 2,494 km² (963 sq mi) of it is land and 28 km² (11 sq mi) of it (1.09%) is water.

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As of the census2 of 2000, there were 20,390 people, 7,641 households, and 5,402 families residing in the county. The population density was 8/km² (21/sq mi). There were 9,431 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 72.79% White, 14.80% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 10.04% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races. 19.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,641 households out of which 31.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.30% were married couples living together, 10.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 26.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 23.80% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 18.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,425, and the median income for a family was $41,388. Males had a median income of $30,063 versus $20,014 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,910. About 12.30% of families and 16.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.00% of those under age 18 and 15.80% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 29°37′N 96°31′W / 29.62, -96.52

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