|Knox County, Texas|
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
855 sq mi (2,214 km²)
849 sq mi (2,199 km²)
6 sq mi (16 km²), 0.75%
5/sq mi (2/km²)
Knox County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 4,253. Its county seat is Benjamin6. The county is named for Henry Knox, an American Revolutionary War general. Knox County is one of 46 prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas.
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 4,253 people, 1,690 households, and 1,166 families residing in the county. The population density was 2/km² (5/sq mi). There were 2,129 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 74.35% White, 6.91% Black or African American, 1.08% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 14.77% from other races, and 2.56% from two or more races. 25.09% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 1,690 households out of which 30.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.00% were married couples living together, 9.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.00% were non-families. 29.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the county, the population was spread out with 27.70% under the age of 18, 5.60% from 18 to 24, 22.90% from 25 to 44, 21.00% from 45 to 64, and 22.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $25,453, and the median income for a family was $30,602. Males had a median income of $25,571 versus $20,865 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,443. About 17.10% of families and 22.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.20% of those under age 18 and 15.20% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and townsEdit
The following school districts serve Knox County:
- Benjamin ISD
- Crowell ISD (mostly in Foard County; small portion in King County)
- Knox City-O'Brien Consolidated ISD (partly in Haskell County)
- Munday Consolidated ISD (small portions in Haskell and Throckmorton counties)
- Seymour ISD (mostly in Baylor County)
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