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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