Reagan County, Texas

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Reagan County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Reagan County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1903
Seat Big Lake
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,176 sq mi (3,046 km²)
1,175 sq mi (3,043 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.06%
 - (2000)
 - Density

3/sq mi (1/km²)

Reagan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 3,326. The seat of the county is Big Lake6. It is named in honor of John Henninger Reagan (1818-1905), who served as postmaster general of the Confederate States of America and also as a U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative and first chairman of the Railroad Commission of Texas.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,046 km² (1,176 sq mi). 3,044 km² (1,175 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.06%) is water.

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Adjacent countiesEdit


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 3,326 people, 1,107 households, and 872 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (3/sq mi). There were 1,452 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 64.64% White, 3.01% Black or African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 29.56% from other races, and 1.98% from two or more races. 49.49% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,107 households out of which 46.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.10% were married couples living together, 7.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.20% were non-families. 19.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.42.

In the county, the population was spread out with 34.20% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 19.90% from 45 to 64, and 10.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 100.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,231, and the median income for a family was $36,806. Males had a median income of $31,228 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,174. About 9.30% of families and 11.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.60% of those under age 18 and 23.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and townsEdit

See individual town articles for history of the county.

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Coordinates: 31°22′N 101°31′W / 31.36, -101.52

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