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Mills County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Mills County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1887
Seat Goldthwaite
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

750 sq mi (1,942 km²)
748 sq mi (1,937 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.24%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

5,151
8/sq mi (3/km²)
Website www.co.mills.tx.us

Mills County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 5,151. Mills County is named for John T. Mills, a justice of the Texas Supreme Court. The seat of the county Goldthwaite6.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,942 km² (750 sq mi). 1,938 km² (748 sq mi) of it is land and 5 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.24%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 5,151 people, 2,001 households, and 1,398 families residing in the county. The population density was 3/km² (7/sq mi). There were 2,691 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (4/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 89.24% White, 1.26% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 7.73% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. 13.03% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,001 households out of which 27.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.20% were married couples living together, 7.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.10% were non-families. 27.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 4.70% from 18 to 24, 20.50% from 25 to 44, 26.10% from 45 to 64, and 23.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 102.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,579, and the median income for a family was $37,519. Males had a median income of $25,933 versus $20,076 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,915. About 12.70% of families and 18.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.40% of those under age 18 and 17.80% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 31°30′N 98°35′W / 31.50, -98.59

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Mills County, Texas. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.

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