- Edwards County, Texas
Infobox U.S. County
county = Edwards County
state = Texas
map size = 250
founded = 1883
seat = Rocksprings | area_total_sq_mi =2120
area percentage = 0.01%
census yr = 2000
pop = 2162
Edwards County is a
countylocated in the U.S. stateof Texas. In 2000, its population was 2,162. Edwards is named for Haden Edwards, an early settler of Nacogdoches, Texas. The seat of the county is RockspringsGR|6.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,120 square miles (5,491 km²), virtually all of which is land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,162 people, 801 households, and 586 families residing in the county. The population densitywas less than 1/km² (1/sq mi). There were 1,217 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 83.26% White, 0.79% Black or African American, 0.79% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 12.72% from other races, and 2.31% from two or more races. 45.05% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 801 households out of which 31.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.80% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.80% were non-families. 24.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.20.
In the county, the population was spread out with 28.50% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 23.20% from 25 to 44, 25.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 102.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.20 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $25,298, and the median income for a family was $27,083. Males had a median income of $21,912 versus $14,907 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $12,691. About 24.60% of families and 31.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 47.40% of those under age 18 and 17.70% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
* [http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/EE/hce3.html Edwards County in "Handbook of Texas Online"] at the University of Texas
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