Childress County

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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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