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Nolan County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Nolan County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1881
Seat Sweetwater
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

914 sq mi (2,367 km²)
912 sq mi (2,362 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.21%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

15,802
18/sq mi (7/km²)

Nolan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 15,802. Its seat is Sweetwater6. The county is named for Phillip Nolan, one of the first American traders to visit Texas.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,367 km² (914 sq mi). 2,362 km² (912 sq mi) of it is land and 5 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.21%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 15,802 people, 6,170 households, and 4,288 families residing in the county. The population density was 7/km² (17/sq mi). There were 7,112 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 78.45% White, 4.68% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 14.02% from other races, and 2.07% from two or more races. 28.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,170 households out of which 32.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.00% were married couples living together, 12.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 27.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 25.40% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,209, and the median income for a family was $32,004. Males had a median income of $28,674 versus $19,335 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,077. About 18.30% of families and 21.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.50% of those under age 18 and 18.50% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 32°19′N 100°24′W / 32.31, -100.40

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