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Frio County, Texas
Frio County, TX, Courthouse IMG 0485
The Frio County Courthouse in Pearsall, Texas.
Map of Texas highlighting Frio County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1871
Seat Pearsall
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,134 sq mi (2,937 km²)
1,133 sq mi (2,934 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.11%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

16,252
16/sq mi (6/km²)
Frio County, TX sign IMG 1896

Frio County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 16,252. It is named for the Frio River. The seat of the county is Pearsall[1].

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,134 square miles (2,937.0 km2), of which 1,133 square miles (2,934.5 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.11%) is water.

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 16,252 people, 4,743 households, and 3,642 families residing in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 5,660 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 71.86% White, 4.87% Black or African American, 0.58% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 19.76% from other races, and 2.50% from two or more races. 73.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,743 households out of which 40.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.20% were married couples living together, 16.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.20% were non-families. 20.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.30% 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 3.44.

In the county, the population was spread out with 28.70% under the age of 18, 11.20% from 18 to 24, 30.80% from 25 to 44, 18.70% from 45 to 64, and 10.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 121.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 130.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $24,504, and the median income for a family was $26,578. Males had a median income of $23,810 versus $16,498 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,069. About 24.50% of families and 29.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.20% of those under age 18 and 30.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and townsEdit

Frio County, TX, Cemetery IMG 0477

Frio County Cemetery is located just off Interstate 35 in Pearsall.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 28°52′N 99°07′W / 28.86, -99.11


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