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Bailey County, Texas

300 S 1st St
Muleshoe, TX 79347
Phone: (806) 272-3044
Fax: (806) 272-3538

On the central western border of TX panhandle, northwest of Lubbock; organized Aug 21, 1876 from Bexar County. Name Origin: For Pvt. Peter James Bailey (1812-36), killed at the Battle of the Alamo

Area (sq mi):: 827.38 (land 826.69; water 0.68) Population per square mile: 8.10
Population 2005: 6,726 State rank: 189 Population change: 2000-20005 2.00%; 1990-2000 -6.70% Population 2000: 6,594 (White 50.30%; Black or African American 1.30%; Hispanic or Latino 47.30%; Asian 0.10%; Other 32.00%). Foreign born: 13.10%. Median age: 34.90
Income 2000: per capita $12,979; median household $27,901; Population below poverty level: 16.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,343-$22,498
Unemployment (2004): 5.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 19.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Bailey County, Texas, Judge Sherri Harrison said Panda representatives have been actively involved in the community since the beginning of the site selection process, adding, "They have proven to be good neighbors in working with the Muleshoe community to bring ethanol production to Bailey County.
Of note is the westward expansion to Lubbock County, Texas (Williams 1973a; 1973b; TBBAP) and observations of possible nesting in Bailey County, Texas near the New Mexico border (TBBAP).
-- 3.5 mi S of Muleshoe, Bailey County, Texas, 28 May 1988, one specimen (TTU 11468).