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

1,311 sq mi (3,395 km²)
1,310 sq mi (3,393 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.01%
 - (2000)
 - Density

3/sq mi (1/km²)

Schleicher County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 2,935. Its county seat is Eldorado6. The county is named for Gustav Schleicher, a German immigrant who became a surveyor and politician.[1]

Schleicher County is home to the YFZ Ranch, the reported new headquarters of the FLDS movement headed by Warren Jeffs.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,395 km² (1,311 sq mi). 3,394 km² (1,311 sq mi) of it is land and about 1 km2 (0 sq mi) of it is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit


FLDS Eldorado hi

FLDS Temple in Eldorado

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 2,935 people, 1,115 households, and 817 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (2/sq mi). There were 1,371 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 76.59% White, 1.53% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 18.98% from other races, and 2.62% from two or more races. 43.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,115 households out of which 34.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.60% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.90% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 24.00% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,746, and the median income for a family was $37,813. Males had a median income of $28,412 versus $22,250 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,969. About 16.00% of families and 21.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.00% of those under age 18 and 19.90% of those age 65 or over. Employment comes primarily from ranching, farming, oil, gas, and hunting.

Cities and townsEdit


  1. ^ Lyman Wight's Mormon Colony in Texas excerpt from "Mormon Trails" chapter in Hill Country travel guide by Richard Zelade. Accessed August 6, 2007.

External links Edit

Coordinates: 30°54′N 100°32′W / 30.90, -100.54

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