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Potter County, Texas

 

Potter County, Texas

Potter County, Texas
Potter County District Courts Building in downtown Amarillo
Seal of Potter County, Texas
Seal
Map of Texas highlighting Potter County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1887
Named for Robert Potter
Seat Amarillo
Largest city Amarillo
Area
 • Total 922 sq mi (2,388 km2)
 • Land 908 sq mi (2,352 km2)
 • Water 14 sq mi (36 km2), 1.5%
Population
 • (2010) 121,073
 • Density 133/sq mi (51/km²)
Congressional district 13th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .com.mypottercountywww

Potter County is a

  • Potter County government’s website
  • Potter County from the Handbook of Texas Online
  • Historic Potter County materials, hosted by the Portal to Texas History.
  • Potter County, TX Genealogy
  • Potter County Profile from the Texas Association of Counties

External links

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 22, 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 May 6, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  9. ^ "Clements (BC)." Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Retrieved on June 23, 2013. "Unit Address and Phone Number: 9601 Spur 591, Amarillo, TX 79107-9606"

References

See also

Historical communities

Unincorporated communities

Towns

Cities

Communities

Potter County strongly supports John Kerry. In 2008, John McCain fared nearly as well, garnering 20,741 votes (69% of the total) to 8,932 votes (30%) for Barack Obama.

Politics

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice Clements Unit is located in unincorporated Potter County, east of the City of Amarillo.[9]

Government and infrastructure

The median income for a household in the county was $29,492, and the median income for a family was $35,321. Males had a median income of $26,123 versus $20,275 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,947. About 15.20% of families and 19.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.30% of those under age 18 and 12.30% of those age 65 or over.

In the county, the population was spread out with 28.00% under the age of 18, 11.10% from 18 to 24, 30.10% from 25 to 44, 19.10% from 45 to 64, and 11.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 100.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.20 males.

There were 40,760 households out of which 34.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.40% were married couples living together, 15.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.60% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.21.

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 113,546 people, 40,760 households, and 27,472 families residing in the county. The population density was 125 people per square mile (48/km²). There were 44,598 housing units at an average density of 49 per square mile (19/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 68.60% White, 9.96% Black or African American, 0.87% Native American, 2.49% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 15.44% from other races, and 2.60% from two or more races. 28.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Demographics

National protected areas

Adjacent counties

Major highways

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 922 square miles (2,390 km2), of which 908 square miles (2,350 km2) is land and 14 square miles (36 km2) (1.5%) is water.[4]

Geography

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Major highways 1.1
    • Adjacent counties 1.2
    • National protected areas 1.3
  • Demographics 2
  • Government and infrastructure 3
  • Politics 4
  • Communities 5
    • Cities 5.1
    • Towns 5.2
    • Unincorporated communities 5.3
    • Historical communities 5.4
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Potter County is included in the Amarillo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area.

and the Secretary of the Texas Navy. Texas Declaration of Independence, a politician, signer of the Robert Potter It is named for [3]

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