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Encyclopedia > Hudspeth County, Texas

Hudspeth County is a county located in the state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 3,344. Its county seat is Sierra Blanca6. The ccounty is named for Claude Benton Hudspeth, a state senator from El Paso.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 11,841 km˛ (4,572 mi˛). 11,839 km˛ (4,571 mi˛) of it is land and 2 km˛ (1 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.02% water.

Adjacent counties

  • Otero County, New Mexico (north)
  • Culberson County (east)
  • Jeff Davis County (southeast)
  • Mexico (south)
  • El Paso County (west)


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 3,344 people, 1,092 households, and 841 families residing in the county. The population density is 0/km˛ (1/mi˛). There are 1,471 housing units at an average density of 0/km˛ (0/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 87.23% White, 0.33% Black or African American, 1.41% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 8.76% from other races, and 2.09% from two or more races. 75.03% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,092 households out of which 45.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.00% are married couples living together, 11.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 22.90% are non-families. 21.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.03 and the average family size is 3.56.

In the county, the population is spread out with 34.10% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 20.40% from 45 to 64, and 9.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 30 years. For every 100 females there are 102.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $21,045, and the median income for a family is $22,314. Males have a median income of $22,862 versus $18,594 for females. The per capita income for the county is $9,549. 35.80% of the population and 32.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 41.30% of those under the age of 18 and 42.60% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

  • Dell City
  • Fort Hancock
  • Sierra Blanca

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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 - HUDSPETH COUNTY (1862 words)
Hudspeth County (H-3), in the Trans-Pecos region of far-western Texas, is bordered by New Mexico to the north, the Mexican state of Chihuahua to the south, El Paso County to the west, and Culberson and Jeff Davis counties to the east.
Interstate Highway 10 and U.S. Highway 80 cross southern Hudspeth County from east to west, and U.S. highways 62 and 180 cross northern Hudspeth County from east to west.
This was, however, the last population boom in Hudspeth County, as the population fell to 3,149 in 1940, rose to 4,298 in 1950, and then fell again, to 3,343 in 1960 and 2,392 in 1970, before rising slightly to 2,728 in 1980.
Handbook of Texas Online: EL PASO COUNTY (2876 words)
The county comprises 1,057 square miles of desert and irrigated land that rises from an elevation of 3,500 feet at the Rio Grande to 7,000 feet at the summits of the Franklin Mountains.
Its population of 3,845 in 1880 grew to 15,678 in 1890, to 24,886 in 1900, and to 101,877 in 1920.
Meanwhile, the county population increased to 194,968 by 1950, to 314,070 by 1969, to 359,291 in 1970, to 479,899 in 1980, and to an estimated 591,610 in 1992.
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