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Cottle County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Cottle County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1892
Seat Paducah
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

902 sq mi (2,336 km²)
901 sq mi (2,334 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.05%
 - (2000)
 - Density

3/sq mi (1/km²)

Cottle County is located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 1,904. Cottle is named for George Washington Cottle, who died defending the Alamo. Cottle County is one of 46 prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas. Its seat is Paducah6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,335 km² (902 sq mi). 2,334 km² (901 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.05%) is water.

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Adjacent counties Edit


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 1,904 people, 820 households, and 550 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (2/sq mi). There were 1,088 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 81.46% White, 9.87% Black or African American, 7.20% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. 18.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 820 households out of which 28.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.90% were married couples living together, 10.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.90% were non-families. 32.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 5.70% from 18 to 24, 21.50% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 25.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 87.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,446, and the median income for a family was $33,036. Males had a median income of $24,375 versus $16,667 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,212. About 13.70% of families and 18.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.40% of those under age 18 and 16.00% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 34°05′N 100°16′W / 34.08, -100.27

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