Winkler County is a county located in the state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 7,173. Its county seat is Kermit6. The county is named for Clinton M. Winkler, a Colonel in the Confederate Army.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,179 km˛ (841 mi˛). 2,178 km˛ (841 mi˛) of it is land and 0 km˛ (0 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.02% water.
- Andrews County (northeast)
- Ector County (east)
- Ward County (south)
- Loving County (west)
- Lea County, New Mexico (northwest)
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 7,173 people, 2,584 households, and 1,969 families residing in the county. The population density is 3/km˛ (8/mi˛). There are 3,214 housing units at an average density of 1/km˛ (4/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 74.81% White, 1.85% Black or African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 20.35% from other races, and 2.34% from two or more races. 44.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 2,584 households out of which 39.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.80% are married couples living together, 10.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 23.80% are non-families. 21.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.72 and the average family size is 3.18.
In the county, the population is spread out with 29.80% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 21.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 96.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.70 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $30,591, and the median income for a family is $34,021. Males have a median income of $31,140 versus $18,967 for females. The per capita income for the county is $13,725. 18.70% of the population and 14.40% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 25.00% of those under the age of 18 and 16.80% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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