Terry County, Texas
is a county
located in the U.S. State
. As of 2000
, the population is 12,761. Its county seat
Geography\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,308 km² (891 mi²). 2,305 km² (890 mi²) of it is land and 3 km² (1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.12% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census2 of 2000, there are 12,761 people, 4,278 households, and 3,247 families residing in the county. The population density is 6/km² (14/mi²). There are 5,087 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (6/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 76.55% White, 5.00% Black or African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 14.28% from other races, and 3.40% from two or more races. 44.09% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 4,278 households out of which 35.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.70% are married couples living together, 11.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.10% are non-families. 22.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.76 and the average family size is 3.23.
In the county, the population is spread out with 28.40% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 20.60% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 108.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 109.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $28,090, and the median income for a family is $33,339. Males have a median income of $24,321 versus $20,131 for females. The per capita income for the county is $13,860. 23.30% of the population and 19.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 32.50% are under the age of 18 and 13.90% are 65 or older.
Cities and towns\n*Brownfield\n*Meadow\n*Wellman