- Howard County, Texas
Infobox U.S. County
county = Howard County
state = Texas
map size = 225
founded = August 21, 1876
seat = Big Spring
area percentage = 0.15%
census yr = 2000
pop = 33627
web = www.co.howard.tx.us |
Howard County is a
countylocated in the U.S. stateof Texas. In 2000, its population was 33,627. Its county seatis Big SpringGR|6. Howard County is named for Volney E. Howard, a U.S. Congressman from Texas.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 904
square miles (2,342 km²), of which, 903 square miles (2,338 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (4 km²) of it (0.15%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 33,627 people, 11,389 households, and 7,949 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 37 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 13,589 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 80.14% White, 4.13% Black or African American, 0.59% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 12.43% from other races, and 2.10% from two or more races. 37.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 11,389 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.30% were married couples living together, 12.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.20% were non-families. 26.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.07.
In the county, the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 30.90% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 118.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 122.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $30,805, and the median income for a family was $37,262. Males had a median income of $28,971 versus $21,390 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $15,027. About 14.50% of families and 18.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.70% of those under age 18 and 15.50% of those age 65 or over.
Cities, towns and communities
* [http://www.co.howard.tx.us/ Howard County government’s website]
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