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

908 sq mi (2,352 km²)
902 sq mi (2,336 km²)
5 sq mi (13 km²), 0.55%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

16,361
18/sq mi (7/km²)
Website www.co.scurry.tx.us

Scurry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In of 2000, its population was 16,361. Its county seat is Snyder6. Scurry County was one of 46 prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas, until a 2006 election approved the sale of beer and wine in Snyder.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,350 km² (908 sq mi). 2,337 km² (902 sq mi) of it is land and 13 km² (5 sq mi) of it (0.55%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent counties Edit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 16,361 people, 5,756 households, and 4,161 families residing in the county. The population density was 7/km² (18/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 81.27% White, 6.06% Black or African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 10.51% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. 27.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,756 households out of which 33.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.40% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.70% were non-families. 25.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 10.70% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 15.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 107.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,646, and the median income for a family was $38,467. Males had a median income of $30,399 versus $18,061 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,871. About 12.60% of families and 16.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.60% of those under age 18 and 11.70% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 32°45′N 100°55′W / 32.75, -100.92

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Scurry County, Texas. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.

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