Maverick County

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Maverick County, Texas

PO Box 4050
Eagle Pass, TX 78853
Phone: (830) 773-2829
Fax: (830) 752-4479
www.maverickcounty.org

On the southwestern border of TX, southeast of Del Rio; organized Feb 2, 1856 from Kenedy County. Name Origin: For Samuel Augustus Maverick (1803-70), Republic of TX patriot, rancher, and legislator. Many of his cattle went unbranded and were stolen, thus the word 'maverick' to describe a stray animal or a person with no attachment to a place or group

Area (sq mi):: 1291.74 (land 1280.08; water 11.66) Population per square mile: 40.00
Population 2005: 51,181 State rank: 58 Population change: 2000-20005 8.20%; 1990-2000 30.00% Population 2000: 47,297 (White 3.40%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 95.00%; Asian 0.40%; Other 28.30%). Foreign born: 37.80%. Median age: 27.80
Income 2000: per capita $8,758; median household $21,232; Population below poverty level: 34.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $11,509-$12,774
Unemployment (2004): 15.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -8.10% Median travel time to work: 20.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 13.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Eagle Pass County seat (24,847)

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    AUSTIN, Texas -- Fitch Ratings affirms at 'BB' and subsequently withdraws its ratings on the following Maverick County, TX debt:
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Fitch Ratings has downgraded the rating for Maverick County, TX (the county) to 'BB+' from 'BBB'.
    AUSTIN -- Fitch Ratings assigns a 'BBB' rating to the $5 million combination limited tax and revenue certificates of obligation, series 2004 of Maverick County, TX (the county).