Terry County, Texas

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

891 sq mi (2,308 km²)
890 sq mi (2,305 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.12%
 - (2000)
 - Density

16/sq mi (6/km²)

Terry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 12,761. Its county seat is Brownfield6. The county is named for Benjamin Franklin Terry, a colonel in the Confederate Army. Terry County is one of 46 prohibition or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,308 km² (891 sq mi). 2,305 km² (890 sq mi) of it is land and 3 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.12%) is water.

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As of the census2 of 2000, there were 12,761 people, 4,278 households, and 3,247 families residing in the county. The population density was 6/km² (14/sq mi). There were 5,087 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (6/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 76.55% White, 5.00% Black or African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 14.28% from other races, and 3.40% from two or more races. 44.09% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,278 households out of which 35.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.70% were married couples living together, 11.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.10% were non-families. 22.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the county, the population was spread out with 28.40% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 20.60% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 108.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,090, and the median income for a family was $33,339. Males had a median income of $24,321 versus $20,131 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,860. About 19.20% of families and 23.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.50% of those under age 18 and 13.90% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 33°10′N 102°20′W / 33.17, -102.34

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