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Briscoe County, Texas

Briscoe County, Texas
Towering rock formation in Tule Canyon, Briscoe County
Map of Texas highlighting Briscoe County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1892
Named for Andrew Briscoe
Seat Silverton
Largest city Silverton
Area
 • Total 902 sq mi (2,336 km2)
 • Land 900 sq mi (2,331 km2)
 • Water 1.6 sq mi (4 km2), 0.2%
Population
 • (2010) 1,637
 • Density 1.8/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district 13th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .us.tx.briscoe.cowww

Briscoe County is a

  • Briscoe County
  • Handbook of Texas OnlineBriscoe County in at the University of Texas
  • Briscoe County Profile from the Texas Association of Counties
  • Interactive Texas Map
  • Texas Map Collection
  • Mackenzie Reservoir in Texas Parks & Wildlife
  • Handbook of Texas OnlineMackenzie Reservoir in

External links

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.  
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 19, 2015. 
  5. ^ "MACKENZIE RESERVOIR". tshaonline.org. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 19, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved April 19, 2015. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder".  

References

See also

Communities

Education

The median income for a household in the county was $29,917, and the median income for a family was $35,326. Males had a median income of $25,854 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,218. About 11.50% of families and 16.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.00% of those under age 18 and 12.50% of those age 65 or over.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 22.00% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from 45 to 64, and 19.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.80 males.

There were 724 households out of which 29.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.30% were married couples living together, 7.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.40% were non-families. 27.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.03.

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 1,790 people, 724 households, and 511 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,006 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 83.35% White, 2.29% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 11.45% from other races, and 2.46% from two or more races. 22.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Demographics

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Mackenzie Reservoir formed after water on Tule Creek was impounded. In 1972 the project was begun, just east of the site of the slaughter of the Indian ponies by Col. Ranald S. Mackenzie's Fourth Cavalry in 1874.[5]

Tule Canyon

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 902 square miles (2,340 km2), of which 900 square miles (2,300 km2) is land and 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2) (0.2%) is water.[4]

Geography

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Tule Canyon 1.1
    • Major highways 1.2
    • Adjacent counties 1.3
  • Demographics 2
  • Education 3
  • Communities 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway is located in Briscoe County.

At one time, the large high school football and college coach Gene Mayfield was born in Briscoe County in 1928.

. Texas Revolution, a soldier during the Andrew Briscoe It is named for [3]

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