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|Winkler County, Texas|
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
841 sq mi (2,178 km²)
841 sq mi (2,178 km²)
8/sq mi (3/km²)
Winkler County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In of 2000, its population was 7,173. Its county seat is Kermit6. The county is named for Clinton M. Winkler, a Colonel in the Confederate Army.
Adjacent counties Edit
- Andrews County (northeast)
- Ector County (east)
- Ward County (south)
- Loving County (west)
- Lea County (northwest)
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 7,173 people, 2,584 households, and 1,969 families residing in the county. The population density was 3/km² (8/sq mi). There were 3,214 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (4/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 74.81% White, 1.85% Black or African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 20.35% from other races, and 2.34% from two or more races. 44.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 2,584 households out of which 39.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.80% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.80% were non-families. 21.70% 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 2.72 and the average family size was 3.18.
In the county, the population was spread out with 29.80% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 21.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.70 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $30,591, and the median income for a family was $34,021. Males had a median income of $31,140 versus $18,967 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,725. About 14.40% of families and 18.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.00% of those under age 18 and 16.80% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns Edit
- Winkler County government’s website
- Winkler County from the Handbook of Texas Online
- Entry for Clinton McKamy Winkler from the Biographical Encyclopedia of Texas published 1880, hosted by the Portal to Texas History.
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