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

929 sq mi (2,406 km²)
928 sq mi (2,404 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.10%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

22,744
23/sq mi (9/km²)
Website www.co.gray.tx.us

Gray County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 22,744. Gray County is named for Peter W. Gray, a Confederate lawyer and soldier in the American Civil War. The seat of the county is Pampa6.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,407 km² (929 sq mi). 2,404 km² (928 sq mi) of it is land and 3 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.10%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census² of 2000, there were 22,744 people, 8,793 households, and 6,049 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (24/sq mi). There were 10,567 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 82.15% White, 5.85% Black or African American, 0.94% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 8.23% from other races, and 2.42% from two or more races. 13.01% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,793 households out of which 30.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% were married couples living together, 9.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.20% were non-families. 28.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 18.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 104.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,368, and the median income for a family was $40,019. Males had a median income of $32,401 versus $20,158 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,702. About 11.20% of families and 13.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.60% of those under age 18 and 9.60% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 35°25′N 100°49′W / 35.41, -100.81

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Gray County, Texas. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.

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