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

913 sq mi (2,365 km²)
912 sq mi (2,362 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.11%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

356
39/sq mi (015/km²)

King County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 356. Its county seat is Guthrie6. King County has the third-smallest population of any county in the United States, ranking ahead of only Loving County and Kalawao County. The county was named for William Philip King, who died at the Alamo.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,366 km² (913 sq mi). 2,363 km² (912 sq mi) of it is land and 3 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.11%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent counties Edit

EconomyEdit

The primary industries are raising beef cattle (since the late 1800s), and oil production (since 1943). Corn and cotton are the leading planted farm crops.

DemographicsEdit

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 356 people, 108 households, and 88 families residing in the county. The population density was 0.15/km² (0.39/sq mi). There were 174 housing units at an average density of 0.07/km² (0.19/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 94.10% White, 1.12% Native American, 3.09% from other races, and 1.69% from two or more races. 9.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 108 households out of which 41.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.60% were married couples living together, 1.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.60% were non-families. 16.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the county, the population was spread out with 33.70% under the age of 18, 3.70% from 18 to 24, 29.50% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 10.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,625, and the median income for a family was $36,875. Males had a median income of $21,389 versus $30,179 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,321. 20.70% of the population and 17.90% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 23.00% are under the age of 18 and 31.60% are 65 or older.

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Coordinates: 33°37′N 100°15′W / 33.61, -100.25

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