Childress County

Childress County, Texas

Courthouse Box 4
Childress, TX 79201
Phone: (940) 937-6143
Fax: (940) 937-3479
www.co.childress.tx.us

On the southeastern border of TX panhandle, northeast of Lubbock; established Aug 21, 1876 from Bexar and Fannin counties. Name Origin: For George Campbell Childress (1804-41), one of the drafters of the Texas Declaration of Independence

Area (sq mi):: 713.61 (land 710.34; water 3.27) Population per square mile: 10.80
Population 2005: 7,676 State rank: 182 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.20%; 1990-2000 29.10% Population 2000: 7,688 (White 64.00%; Black or African American 14.10%; Hispanic or Latino 20.50%; Asian 0.30%; Other 17.90%). Foreign born: 4.70%. Median age: 36.60
Income 2000: per capita $12,452; median household $27,457; Population below poverty level: 17.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,378-$16,747
Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.80% Median travel time to work: 10.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 7.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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6-mile line from the Childress area in Childress County to the Vernon area in Wilbarger County at a cost of approximately $134.
The closest collections to the locality in Wichita County are Childress County to the west and Jack County to the southeast (Turner et al.
The closest collections to the locality in Wichita County are Childress County to the west, Throckmorton County to the south, and Cooke County to the east (Turner et al.
A massive fire burned a six mile wide swath over fifteen miles long through grasslands in southern Childress County.
The Cottle and Childress County fires combined to burn more than 40,000 acres of open rangeland before they were extinguished by rain on March 17.
Breeding biology of an Interior Least Tern (Sterna antillarum athalassos) colony in Childress County of north Texas.
This study documented nest success, nest initiation chronology and nest site selection for interior least terns (Sterna antillarum athalassos) along the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River in Childress County, Texas during 1998.
5 km of the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River in Childress County, Texas, were surveyed for nesting terns on June 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 17, 22, 29, 30 and July 2 and 8, 1998.
Twenty least tern nests were monitored on the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River in Childress County, Texas, during June and July 1998.
Unlike coastal areas, where least terns may be associated with black skimmers (Rhynchops niger), or Oklahoma, where American avocets (Recurvirostra americana) and snowy plovers (Charadrius alexandrinus) share similar nesting habitats (Grover & Knopf 1982; Hill 1985), the only other nesting species present in Childress County was the snowy plover (Conway 2001).