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Encyclopedia > Callahan County, Texas

Callahan County is a county located in the state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 12,905. Its county seat is Baird6. Callahan is named for James Hughes Callahan, a soldier during the Texas Revolution.

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,334 km˛ (901 mi˛). 2,327 km˛ (899 mi˛) of it is land and 7 km˛ (3 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.29% water.

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As of the census2 of 2000, there are 12,905 people, 5,061 households, and 3,750 families residing in the county. The population density is 6/km˛ (14/mi˛). There are 5,925 housing units at an average density of 3/km˛ (7/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 94.78% White, 0.22% Black or African American, 0.63% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.70% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. 6.29% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 5,061 households out of which 31.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.60% are married couples living together, 9.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.90% are non-families. 23.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.53 and the average family size is 2.97.

In the county, the population is spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 24.90% from 25 to 44, 25.30% from 45 to 64, and 17.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 94.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $32,463, and the median income for a family is $37,165. Males have a median income of $27,086 versus $19,720 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,204. 12.20% of the population and 9.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.80% of those under the age of 18 and 9.80% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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Regions: Arklatex | Central Texas | Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex | East Texas | Edwards Plateau | Houston Metropolitan Area | North Texas | Northeast Texas | Piney Woods | Rio Grande Valley | Texas Hill Country | Texas Panhandle | Llano Estacado | Southeast Texas | South Texas | West Texas
Largest Metropolitan areas: Abilene | Amarillo | Austin- San Marcos | Beaumont- Port Arthur | Brownsville- Harlingen- San Benito | Bryan- College Station | Corpus Christi | Dallas-Fort Worth | El Paso | Houston-Galveston_Brazoria | Killeen- Temple | Laredo | Longview_ Marshall | Lubbock | McAllen_ Edinburg- Mission | Odessa_Midland | San Angelo | San Antonio | Sherman- Denison | Texarkana | Tyler | Victoria | Waco | Wichita Falls
See also: List of Texas counties

  Results from FactBites:
Handbook of Texas Online: (2542 words)
Callahan County (I-13) is in the Rolling Plains region of Central Texas on Interstate Highway 20 east of Abilene.
The county is bounded on the north by Shackelford and Jones counties, on the east by Eastland County, on the south by Coleman and Brown counties, and on the west by Taylor County.
In 1982, 91 percent of the land in the county was in farms and ranches, with 18 percent of the farmland under cultivation and 4 percent irrigated.
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