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Randall County, Texas
Randall County, Texas seal
Seal
Map of Texas highlighting Randall County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1876
Seat Canyon
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

922 sq mi (2,388 km²)
914 sq mi (2,367 km²)
8 sq mi (21 km²), 0.87%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

104,312
114/sq mi (44/km²)
Website www.randallcounty.org

Randall County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. It forms part of the Amarillo metropolitan area. In 2000, its population was 104,312. Its seat is Canyon6. Randall is named for Horace Randal, a Confederate brigadier general killed at the Battle of Jenkins Ferry. The reason the county name differs from his is because the bill creating the county misspelled Randal's name.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,389 km² (922 sq mi). 2,368 km² (914 sq mi) of it is land and 21 km² (8 sq mi) of it (0.87%) is water.

Palo Duro Canyon, the second largest canyon in the United States, is located in Randall County.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent counties Edit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census² of 2000, there were 104,312 people, 41,240 households, and 28,785 families residing in the county. The population density was 44/km² (114/sq mi). There were 43,261 housing units at an average density of 18/km² (47/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 90.44% White, 1.50% Black or African American, 0.65% Native American, 1.03% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 4.71% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. 10.27% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 41,240 households out of which 33.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.50% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.20% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 11.20% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 11.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 94.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,712, and the median income for a family was $52,420. Males had a median income of $36,333 versus $25,358 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,840. About 5.70% of families and 8.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.50% of those under age 18 and 6.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

† The population of Amarillo is about evenly distributed between Potter County and Randall County.

External links Edit


Coordinates: 34°58′N 101°54′W / 34.97, -101.90

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