Castro County


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Castro County, Texas

100 E Bedford St
Dimmitt, TX 79027
Phone: (806) 647-3338
Fax: (806) 647-5438
www.co.castro.tx.us

In the west-central panhandle, southwest of Amarillo; organized Aug 21, 1876 from Wheeler County. Name Origin: For Henri Castro (1786-1865), who established a colony in the Republic of TX (1842). Consul general of TX to France (1842)

Area (sq mi):: 899.32 (land 898.31; water 1.00) Population per square mile: 8.50
Population 2005: 7,640 State rank: 183 Population change: 2000-20005 -7.80%; 1990-2000 -8.70% Population 2000: 8,285 (White 45.40%; Black or African American 2.30%; Hispanic or Latino 51.60%; Asian 0.00%; Other 22.40%). Foreign born: 12.10%. Median age: 32.30
Income 2000: per capita $14,457; median household $30,619; Population below poverty level: 19.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $29,328-$42,430
Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 15.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 23.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The deal will have Austin Energy purchase the full output of about 300 MW, 160-turbine wind project Lincoln Renewable Energy LLC is building in Castro County in West Texas.
We commend the Castro County District Attorney and Sheriff's Office for taking swift and decisive action in bringing these animal abusers to justice," said Nathan Runkle, Executive Director of Mercy For Animals.
Austin Energy announced that it has inked a 300-MW wind power purchase deal with Lincoln Renewable Energy for the production of a 160-turbine wind farm in Castro County, Texas, that Lincoln started building in November, stated by Austin Energy recently.