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Encyclopedia > McCulloch County, Texas

McCulloch County is a county located in the state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 8,205. Its county seat is Brady6. McCulloch is named for Benjamin McCulloch, a famous Texas Ranger and Confederate general.

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,780 km˛ (1,073 mi˛). 2,770 km˛ (1,069 mi˛) of it is land and 10 km˛ (4 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.38% water.

Adjacent counties

  • Coleman County (north)
  • Brown County (northeast)
  • San Saba County (east)
  • Mason County (south)
  • Menard County (southwest)
  • Concho County (west)


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 8,205 people, 3,277 households, and 2,267 families residing in the county. The population density is 3/km˛ (8/mi˛). There are 4,184 housing units at an average density of 2/km˛ (4/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 84.64% White, 1.57% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 11.71% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. 27.04% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,277 households out of which 30.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.30% are married couples living together, 10.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.80% are non-families. 28.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.47 and the average family size is 3.01.

In the county, the population is spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 22.90% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 19.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 90.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $25,705, and the median income for a family is $30,783. Males have a median income of $25,844 versus $18,337 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,579. 22.50% of the population and 17.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 28.40% of those under the age of 18 and 21.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

  • Brady
  • Melvin

External link

  • McCulloch County in Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/MM/hcm7.html) at the University of Texas
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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: (2349 words)
McCulloch County (H-14) is 250 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico in Central Texas and is bounded by Coleman, Brown, San Saba, Mason, Menard, and Concho counties.
Some officials were elected for McCulloch County in the 1860s, and evidence suggests that the Voca and Lost Creek communities were the center of county affairs during these years, but it was not until 1876 that all of the county offices were filled and a county seat was chosen.
Extensive settlement of McCulloch County began in the 1870s; most of the growth was from a dispersement of people already living in Texas and the southern United States rather than from an increase in immigration from other countries.
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