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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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.