Kent County, Texas

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

903 sq mi (2,339 km²)
902 sq mi (2,336 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.06%
 - (2000)
 - Density

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Kent County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 859. Its county seat is Jayton6, and the county is named for Andrew Kent, who died at the Battle of the Alamo. Kent County is one of 46 prohibition or entirely dry counties in the state of Texas.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,339 km² (903 sq mi). 2,337 km² (902 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.06%) is water.

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As of the census2 of 2000, there were 859 people, 353 households, and 247 families residing in the county. The population density was less than 1/km² (1/sq mi). There were 551 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.46% White, 0.23% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 3.73% from other races, and 0.23% from two or more races. 9.08% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 353 households out of which 26.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.20% were married couples living together, 5.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.00% were non-families. 28.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the county, the population was spread out with 20.60% under the age of 18, 5.40% from 18 to 24, 21.80% from 25 to 44, 26.80% from 45 to 64, and 25.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 91.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,433, and the median income for a family was $35,568. Males had a median income of $23,875 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,626. About 9.20% of families and 10.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.10% of those under age 18 and 6.10% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 33°11′N 100°46′W / 33.19, -100.77

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