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Young County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Young County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1856
Seat Graham
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

931 sq mi (2,411 km²)
922 sq mi (2,388 km²)
9 sq mi (23 km²), 0.91%
 - (2000)
 - Density

21/sq mi (8/km²)

Young County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 17,943. Its county seat is Graham6. The county is named for William Cocke Young, an early Texas settler and soldier.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,411 km² (931 sq mi). 2,389 km² (922 sq mi) of it is land and 22 km² (9 sq mi) of it (0.91%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent counties Edit


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 17,943 people, 7,167 households, and 5,081 families residing in the county. The population density was 8/km² (20/sq mi). There were 8,504 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (9/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 90.98% White, 1.21% Black or African American, 0.64% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 5.28% from other races, and 1.58% from two or more races. 10.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,167 households out of which 30.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.00% were married couples living together, 9.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.10% were non-families. 26.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 19.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 91.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,499, and the median income for a family was $36,698. Males had a median income of $30,257 versus $19,441 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,710. About 12.00% of families and 15.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.00% of those under age 18 and 12.90% of those age 65 or over.

Young courthouse

The Young County courthouse in Graham.

Cities and towns Edit

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 33°11′N 98°42′W / 33.18, -98.70

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