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Sterling County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Sterling County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1891
Seat Sterling City
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

923 sq mi (2,391 km²)
923 sq mi (2,391 km²)
, 0.01%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

1,393
3/sq mi (1/km²)

Sterling County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 1,393. Its county seat is Sterling City6. The county is named for W. S. Sterling, an early settler in the area. Sterling County is one of 46 prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,392 km² (923 sq mi), virtually all of which is land.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent counties Edit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 1,393 people, 513 households, and 385 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (2/sq mi). There were 633 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 85.71% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 11.84% from other races, and 2.01% from two or more races. 31.01% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 513 households out of which 36.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.10% were married couples living together, 7.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.80% were non-families. 23.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the county, the population was spread out with 28.70% under the age of 18, 6.10% from 18 to 24, 29.70% from 25 to 44, 20.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,129, and the median income for a family was $37,813. Males had a median income of $28,173 versus $19,615 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,972. About 13.90% of families and 16.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.30% of those under age 18 and 15.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and townsEdit

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Coordinates: 31°49′N 101°03′W / 31.82, -101.05

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