Runnels County is a county located in the state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 11,495. Its county seat is Ballinger6. The county is name for Hiram G. Runnels, a Texas state legislator.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,738 km˛ (1,057 mi˛). 2,721 km˛ (1,051 mi˛) of it is land and 17 km˛ (6 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.61% water.
- Taylor County (north)
- Coleman County (east)
- Concho County (south)
- Tom Greeen County (southwest)
- Coke County (west)
- Nolan County (northwest)
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 11,495 people, 4,428 households, and 3,157 families residing in the county. The population density is 4/km˛ (11/mi˛). There are 5,400 housing units at an average density of 2/km˛ (5/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 81.44% White, 1.40% Black or African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 14.31% from other races, and 1.98% from two or more races. 29.33% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 4,428 households out of which 31.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.40% are married couples living together, 9.60% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% are non-families. 26.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.70% 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 3.06.
In the county, the population is spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 19.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 92.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $27,806, and the median income for a family is $32,917. Males have a median income of $25,223 versus $18,988 for females. The per capita income for the county is $13,577. 19.20% of the population and 14.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 25.10% of those under the age of 18 and 19.00% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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