Dickens County, Texas

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Dickens County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Dickens County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1891
Seat Dickens
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

905 sq mi (2,344 km²)
904 sq mi (2,341 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.11%
 - (2000)
 - Density

3/sq mi (1/km²)

Dickens County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 2,762. Its county seat is Dickens6. The county and city are both named for J. Dickens, who died at the Battle of the Alamo. (It is not certain what his first initial stands for.)


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,344 km² (905 sq mi). 2,342 km² (904 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.11%) is water.

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As of the census2 of 2000, there were 2,762 people, 980 households, and 638 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (3/sq mi). There were 1,368 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 77.62% White, 8.18% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.25% Pacific Islander, 12.35% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. 23.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 980 households out of which 23.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.60% were married couples living together, 7.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.80% were non-families. 32.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county, the population was spread out with 18.50% under the age of 18, 10.40% from 18 to 24, 29.70% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 19.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 130.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 141.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,898, and the median income for a family was $32,500. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $18,571 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,156. About 14.10% of families and 17.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.30% of those under age 18 and 18.20% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 33°37′N 100°47′W / 33.62, -100.78

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