Mitchell County is a county located in the state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 9,698. The county is named for Asa Mitchell and Eli Mitchell, two early settlers and soldiers in the Texas Revolution.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,372 km2 (916 mi2). 2,357 km2 (910 mi2) of it is land and 15 km2 (6 mi2) of it is water. The total area is 0.64% water.
- Scurry County (north)
- Nolan County (east)
- Coke County (southeast)
- Sterling County (south)
- Howard County (west)
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 9,698 people, 2,837 households, and 1,997 families residing in the county. The population density is 4/km2 (11/mi2). There are 4,168 housing units at an average density of 2/km2 (5/mi2). The racial makeup of the county is 74.52% White, 12.81% Black or African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 10.19% from other races, and 1.69% from two or more races. 31.03% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 2,837 households out of which 30.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.60% are married couples living together, 11.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% are non-families. 27.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.48 and the average family size is 3.00.
In the county, the population is spread out with 19.80% under the age of 18, 11.50% from 18 to 24, 30.70% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.10% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 159.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 174.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $25,399, and the median income for a family is $31,481. Males have a median income of $23,750 versus $20,221 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,043. 17.70% of the population and 15.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 22.90% of those under the age of 18 and 20.90% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Cities and towns
- Colorado City