Wilbarger County

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Wilbarger County, Texas

1700 Wilbarger St County Courthouse Rm 15
Vernon, TX 76384
Phone: (940) 552-5486
www.co.wilbarger.tx.us

In north-central TX, west of Wichita Falls; organized Feb 1, 1858 from Bexar County. Name Origin: For Josiah Pugh Wilbarger (1801-45), a surveyor, and Mathias Wilbarger, brothers who settled in Austin's colony

Area (sq mi):: 978.10 (land 971.06; water 7.03) Population per square mile: 14.30
Population 2005: 13,896 State rank: 145 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.30%; 1990-2000 -2.90% Population 2000: 14,676 (White 68.70%; Black or African American 8.90%; Hispanic or Latino 20.50%; Asian 0.60%; Other 12.30%). Foreign born: 4.20%. Median age: 36.30
Income 2000: per capita $16,520; median household $29,500; Population below poverty level: 13.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,174-$24,247
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 3.00% Median travel time to work: 12.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 8.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Vernon County seat (11,165)

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