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|Martin County, Texas|
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
916 sq mi (2,372 km²)
915 sq mi (2,370 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.09%
5/sq mi (2/km²)
Martin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 4,746. Its seat is Stanton6. The county is named for Wylie Martin, an early settler. Martin County is one of 46 prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas.
- Dawson County (north)
- Howard County (east)
- Glasscock County (southeast)
- Midland County (south)
- Andrews County (west)
- Gaines County (northwest)
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 4,746 people, 1,624 households, and 1,256 families residing in the county. The population density was 2/km² (5/sq mi). There were 1,898 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 79.01% White, 1.58% Black or African American, 0.82% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 16.06% from other races, and 2.36% from two or more races. 40.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 1,624 households out of which 42.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.30% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.60% were non-families. 21.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.36.
In the county, the population was spread out with 33.90% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 19.70% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 95.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.70 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $31,836, and the median income for a family was $35,965. Males had a median income of $29,360 versus $19,063 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,647. About 14.90% of families and 18.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.90% of those under age 18 and 17.10% of those age 65 or over.
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