Scurry County is a county located in the state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 16,361. Its county seat is Snyder6.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,350 km² (908 mi²). 2,337 km² (902 mi²) of it is land and 13 km² (5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.55% water.
- Kent County (north)
- Fisher County (east)
- Mitchell County (south)
- Borden County (west)
- Garza County (northwest)
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 16,361 people, 5,756 households, and 4,161 families residing in the county. The population density is 7/km² (18/mi²). There are 7,112 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 81.27% White, 6.06% Black or African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 10.51% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. 27.77% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 5,756 households out of which 33.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.40% are married couples living together, 10.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.70% are non-families. 25.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.55 and the average family size is 3.05.
In the county, the population is spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 10.70% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 15.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 107.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 109.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $31,646, and the median income for a family is $38,467. Males have a median income of $30,399 versus $18,061 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,871. 16.00% of the population and 12.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 21.60% of those under the age of 18 and 11.70% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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