Briscoe County

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Briscoe County, Texas

PO Box 555
Silverton, TX 79257
Phone: (806) 823-2134
Fax: (806) 823-2359
www.co.briscoe.tx.us

In the central TX panhandle, southeast of Amarillo; organized Aug 21, 1876 from Bexar County. Name Origin: For Capt. Andrew Briscoe (1810-49), Republic of TX officer, signer of the TX Declaration of Independence (1836), and chief justice of Harrisburg, TX (1836-39)

Area (sq mi):: 901.59 (land 900.25; water 1.33) Population per square mile: 1.80
Population 2005: 1,644 State rank: 240 Population change: 2000-20005 -8.20%; 1990-2000 -9.20% Population 2000: 1,790 (White 73.70%; Black or African American 2.30%; Hispanic or Latino 22.70%; Asian 0.10%; Other 14.40%). Foreign born: 4.90%. Median age: 39.90
Income 2000: per capita $14,218; median household $29,917; Population below poverty level: 16.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,669-$21,626
Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 3.40% Median travel time to work: 18.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 29.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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