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

1,057 sq mi (2,738 km²)
1,051 sq mi (2,722 km²)
6 sq mi (16 km²), 0.61%
 - (2000)
 - Density

10/sq mi (4/km²)

Runnels County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 11,495. Its seat is Ballinger6. The county is named for Hiram G. Runnels, a Texas state legislator.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,738 km² (1,057 sq mi). 2,721 km² (1,051 sq mi) of it is land and 17 km² (6 sq mi) of it (0.61%) is water.

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As of the census2 of 2000, there were 11,495 people, 4,428 households, and 3,157 families residing in the county. The population density was 4/km² (11/sq mi). There were 5,400 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (5/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 81.44% White, 1.40% Black or African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 14.31% from other races, and 1.98% from two or more races. 29.33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,428 households out of which 31.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.40% were married couples living together, 9.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% were non-families. 26.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 19.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,806, and the median income for a family was $32,917. Males had a median income of $25,223 versus $18,988 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,577. About 14.90% of families and 19.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.10% of those under age 18 and 19.00% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 31°50′N 99°58′W / 31.83, -99.97

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