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Gaines County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Gaines County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1876
Seat Seminole
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,503 sq mi (3,893 km²)
1,502 sq mi (3,890 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.03%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

14,467
10/sq mi (4/km²)
Website www.co.gaines.tx.us

Gaines County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 14,467. Gaines County is named for James Gaines, a merchant who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. The seat of the county is Seminole6. Gaines County is one of 46 prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,892 km² (1,503 sq mi). 3,891 km² (1,502 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.03%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 14,467 people, 4,681 households, and 3,754 families residing in the county. The population density was 4/km² (10/sq mi). There were 5,410 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (4/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 80.28% White, 2.28% Black or African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 14.17% from other races, and 2.35% from two or more races. 35.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,681 households out of which 45.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.70% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.80% were non-families. 18.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.53.

In the county, the population was spread out with 35.00% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 18.40% from 45 to 64, and 10.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,432, and the median income for a family was $34,046. Males had a median income of $29,580 versus $16,996 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,088. About 17.30% of families and 21.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.20% of those under age 18 and 15.70% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 32°44′N 102°38′W / 32.74, -102.64frComté de Gaines


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