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Haskell County, Texas

Haskell County, Texas
The Haskell County Courthouse
Map of Texas highlighting Haskell County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1885
Named for Charles Ready Haskell
Seat Haskell
Largest city Haskell
 • Total 910 sq mi (2,357 km2)
 • Land 903 sq mi (2,339 km2)
 • Water 7.1 sq mi (18 km2), 0.8%
 • (2010) 5,899
 • Density 6.5/sq mi (3/km²)
Congressional district 19th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .us.tx.haskell.cowww

Haskell County is a

  • Haskell County government's website
  • Haskell County from the Handbook of Texas Online
  • Haskell County Profile from the Texas Association of Counties

External links

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 17, 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. ^ "State Rep. Springer announces district tour July 30".  
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 28, 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 28, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved April 28, 2015. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder".  


See also


The median income for a household in the county was $23,690, and the median income for a family was $29,506. Males had a median income of $23,542 versus $16,418 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,918. About 16.90% of families and 22.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.00% of those under age 18 and 15.40% of those age 65 or over.

In the county, the population distributed as 23.70% under the age of 18, 5.70% from 18 to 24, 22.10% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 25.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.30 males.

There were 2,569 households, of which 27.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.60% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were not families. About 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.86.

As of the census[9] of 2000, 6,093 people, 2,569 households, and 1,775 families resided in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 3,555 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.78% White, 2.79% Black or African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 11.67% from other races, and 2.05% from two or more races. About 20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.


Adjacent counties

Major highways

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 910 square miles (2,400 km2), of which 903 square miles (2,340 km2) is land and 7.1 square miles (18 km2) (0.8%) is water.[5]



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

Haskell County is the home county of former Texas Governor Rick Perry. Republican Drew Springer, Jr., a businessman from Muenster in Cooke County, has represented Haskell County in the Texas House of Representatives since January 2013.[4]

. Goliad massacre, who was killed in the Charles Ready Haskell It is named for [3]

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