|Upton County, Texas|
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
1,242 sq mi (3,217 km²)
1,242 sq mi (3,217 km²)
0 sq mi (0 km²), 0.01%
3/sq mi (1/km²)
Upton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 3,404. Its county seat is Rankin6. The county is named for two brothers: John C. and William F. Upton, both Colonels in the Confederate army.
Adjacent counties Edit
- Midland County (north)
- Reagan County (east)
- Crockett County (south)
- Crane County (west)
- Ector County (northwest)
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 3,404 people, 1,256 households, and 934 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (3/sq mi). There were 1,609 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 77.79% White, 1.62% Black or African American, 1.20% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 17.95% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. 42.57% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 1,256 households out of which 36.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.10% were married couples living together, 9.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.60% were non-families. 23.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.19.
In the county, the population was spread out with 29.30% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 24.90% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.30 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $28,977, and the median income for a family was $37,083. Males had a median income of $30,729 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,274. About 18.10% of families and 19.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.60% of those under age 18 and 13.50% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns Edit
- Upton County government’s website
- Upton County from the Handbook of Texas Online
- Inventory of county records, Upton County courthouse, Rankin, Texas, hosted by the Portal to Texas History
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