Bosque County

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Bosque County, Texas

PO Box 617
Meridian, TX 76665
Phone: (254) 435-2201
Fax: (254) 435-2152
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In central TX, northwest of Waco; organized Feb 14, 1854 from McLennan County. Name Origin: For the N. Bosque River, which runs through it; Spanish 'woods, forest.'

Area (sq mi):: 1002.63 (land 989.18; water 13.46) Population per square mile: 18.30
Population 2005: 18,053 State rank: 127 Population change: 2000-20005 4.90%; 1990-2000 13.70% Population 2000: 17,204 (White 84.30%; Black or African American 1.90%; Hispanic or Latino 12.20%; Asian 0.10%; Other 7.20%). Foreign born: 4.40%. Median age: 41.70
Income 2000: per capita $17,455; median household $34,181; Population below poverty level: 12.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,276-$22,310
Unemployment (2004): 5.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.20% Median travel time to work: 31.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 44.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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