|Garza County, Texas|
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
896 sq mi (2,321 km²)
895 sq mi (2,318 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.07%
5/sq mi (2/km²)
Garza County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas southeast of Lubbock. In 2000, its population was 4,872. Its county seat is Post6. Garza is named for a pioneer Bexar County family, as it was once a part of that county.
A leading civic figure in Garza County is Giles McCrary (born 1919), a rancher, oil developer, investor, and art collector. McCrary's OS Ranch Museum is a popular attraction in the county seat of Post, which has made an extended effort to attract tourism.
- Crosby County (north)
- Kent County (east)
- Scurry County (southeast)
- Borden County (south)
- Lynn County (west)
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 4,872 people, 1,663 households, and 1,217 families residing in the county. The population density was 2/km² (5/sq mi). There were 1,928 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 56.7% White (European and non-hispanic), 4.8 Black or African American,0.2%Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander,37.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino. 17.1 other races, and 3.00% from two or more races.
There were 1,663 households out of which 36.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.50% were married couples living together, 11.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.80% were non-families. 23.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.15.
In the county, the population was spread out with 28.00% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 112.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.30 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $27,206, and the median income for a family was $31,173. Males had a median income of $26,604 versus $18,105 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,704. About 17.50% of families and 22.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.60% of those under age 18 and 18.60% of those age 65 or over.
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