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Menard County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Menard County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1858
Seat Menard
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

902 sq mi (2,336 km²)
901 sq mi (2,334 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.04%
 - (2000)
 - Density

3/sq mi (1/km²)

Menard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 2,360. Its seat is Menard6. Menard County is named for Michel Branamour Menard, the founder of Galveston.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,337 km² (902 sq mi). 2,336 km² (901 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.04%) is water.

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As of the census2 of 2000, there were 2,360 people, 990 households, and 665 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (3/sq mi). There were 1,607 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 87.54% White, 0.51% Black or African American, 0.64% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 9.79% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. 31.69% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 990 households out of which 28.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.00% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.80% were non-families. 30.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 5.30% from 18 to 24, 21.90% from 25 to 44, 26.60% from 45 to 64, and 21.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 99.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $24,762, and the median income for a family was $30,872. Males had a median income of $21,953 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,987. About 20.00% of families and 25.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.90% of those under age 18 and 19.10% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 30°54′N 99°49′W / 30.90, -99.82

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