|Ward County, Texas|
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
836 sq mi (2,165 km²)
835 sq mi (2,163 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.03%
13/sq mi (5/km²)
Ward County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 10,909. The county seat is Monahans, and the county is named for Thomas W. Ward, a soldier in the Texas Revolution.
Adjacent counties Edit
- Winkler County (north)
- Ector County (northeast)
- Crane County (east)
- Pecos County (south)
- Reeves County (west)
- Loving County (northwest)
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 10,909 people, 3,964 households, and 2,929 families residing in the county. The population density was 5/km² (13/sq mi). There were 4,832 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (6/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 79.79% White, 4.61% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 12.52% from other races, and 2.11% from two or more races. 41.98% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 3,964 households out of which 36.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.80% were married couples living together, 11.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.10% were non-families. 23.60% 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 2.66 and the average family size was 3.15.
In the county, the population was spread out with 30.60% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 25.10% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 14.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.30 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $29,386, and the median income for a family was $36,014. Males had a median income of $31,373 versus $18,198 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,393. About 15.80% of families and 17.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.30% of those under age 18 and 20.10% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns Edit
- Ward County government's website
- Ward County from the Handbook of Texas Online
- Historic Ward County materials, hosted by the Portal to Texas History.
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