Hale County, Texas

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

1,005 sq mi (2,603 km²)
1,005 sq mi (2,603 km²)
, 0.01%
 - (2000)
 - Density

36/sq mi (14/km²)

Hale County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 36,602. It was organized in 1888, and is named for Lt. John C. Hale, a hero of the Battle of San Jacinto. Hale County is one of 46 prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas. The seat of the county is Plainview6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,602 km² (1,005 sq mi), virtually all of which is land.

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As of the census² of 2000, there were 36,602 people, 11,975 households, and 9,136 families residing in the county. The population density was 14/km² (36/sq mi). There were 13,526 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (14/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 66.77% White, 5.79% Black or African American, 0.92% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 23.76% from other races, and 2.42% from two or more races. 47.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 11,975 households out of which 40.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.30% were married couples living together, 11.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.70% were non-families. 21.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the county, the population was spread out with 30.20% under the age of 18, 11.40% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 18.30% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 102.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,280, and the median income for a family was $35,250. Males had a median income of $26,007 versus $20,057 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,655. About 14.30% of families and 18.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.30% of those under age 18 and 14.80% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 34°04′N 101°50′W / 34.07, -101.83

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