Dickens County

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Dickens County, Texas

PO Box 120
Dickens, TX 79229
Phone: (806) 623-5531
Fax: (806) 623-5319

In the southeastern TX panhandle, east of Lubbock; organized Aug 21, 1876 from Bexar County. Name Origin: For J. Dickens (?-1836), killed at the Alamo

Area (sq mi):: 905.21 (land 904.21; water 1.00) Population per square mile: 2.90
Population 2005: 2,646 State rank: 231 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.20%; 1990-2000 7.40% Population 2000: 2,762 (White 67.20%; Black or African American 8.20%; Hispanic or Latino 23.90%; Asian 0.10%; Other 14.10%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 39.20
Income 2000: per capita $13,156; median household $25,898; Population below poverty level: 17.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,407-$16,250
Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 3.00% Median travel time to work: 20.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 19.10%

Cities with population over 10,000: None

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GE Energy Financial Services is investing in the McAdoo wind farm in Dickens County east of Lubbock, Texas, and the Grand Ridge wind farm in La Salle County, Illinois, 80 miles southwest of Chicago.
A long-term community institution, Spur Security Bank was founded in 1933 and is located in Spur serving all of Dickens County.
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01 per share, in after-tax phase-out expenses associated with GEO's discontinuation of its contract for the management of the 489-bed Dickens County Correctional Center in Texas.
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Correctional Services Corporation (Nasdaq:CSCQ) today announced the sale of the 479 bed Dickens County Correctional Facility in Dickens, Texas.
B R G currently operates four prisons in Texas -- the Newton County Correctional Center in Newton, the Crystal City Correctional Center in Crystal City, the Dickens County Correctional Center in Spur and the Karnes County Correctional Center in Karnes City.
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