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Wilbarger County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Wilbarger County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1858
Seat Vernon
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

978 sq mi (2,533 km²)
971 sq mi (2,515 km²)
7 sq mi (18 km²), 0.72%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

14,676
16/sq mi (6/km²)
Website www.co.wilbarger.tx.us

Wilbarger County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2005, the United States Census Bureau estimated that the population was 13,896, down from 14,676 in 2000. The county seat is Vernon6. Wilbarger is named for Josiah Pugh Wilbarger and Mathias Wilbarger, two early settlers.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,533 km² (978 sq mi). 2,515 km² (971 sq mi) of it is land and 18 km² (7 sq mi) of it (0.72%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent counties Edit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 14,676 people, 5,537 households, and 3,748 families residing in the county. The population density was 6/km² (15/sq mi). There were 6,371 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (7/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 78.17% White, 8.86% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 9.73% from other races, and 1.91% from two or more races. 20.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,537 households out of which 32.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.10% were married couples living together, 10.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.30% were non-families. In 2000, there were 136 unmarried partner households: 129 heterosexual, 3 same-sex male, and 2 same-sex female.

29.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.90% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 24.80% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 16.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,500, and the median income for a family was $38,685. Males had a median income of $26,001 versus $19,620 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,520. About 9.00% of families and 13.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.00% of those under age 18 and 13.30% of those age 65 or over.

Wilbarger courthose

The Wilbarger County courthouse was built in 1932 in Vernon.

Cities and towns Edit

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 34°05′N 99°14′W / 34.08, -99.24

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