Castro County

Castro County, Texas

100 E Bedford St
Dimmitt, TX 79027
Phone: (806) 647-3338
Fax: (806) 647-5438

In the west-central panhandle, southwest of Amarillo; organized Aug 21, 1876 from Wheeler County. Name Origin: For Henri Castro (1786-1865), who established a colony in the Republic of TX (1842). Consul general of TX to France (1842)

Area (sq mi):: 899.32 (land 898.31; water 1.00) Population per square mile: 8.50
Population 2005: 7,640 State rank: 183 Population change: 2000-20005 -7.80%; 1990-2000 -8.70% Population 2000: 8,285 (White 45.40%; Black or African American 2.30%; Hispanic or Latino 51.60%; Asian 0.00%; Other 22.40%). Foreign born: 12.10%. Median age: 32.30
Income 2000: per capita $14,457; median household $30,619; Population below poverty level: 19.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $29,328-$42,430
Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 15.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 23.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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In conjunction, Tri's disposed Changing Winds project has a nameplate of 231 megawatts (MW) and is comprised of approximately 25,000 leased acres of privately owned farm and ranch land in Castro County, Texas, about 80 miles northwest of Lubbock, Texas.
Located in Castro County, the Bethel Wind Energy Center utilizes 120 wind turbines manufactured by General Electric Renewable Energy.
The deal will have Austin Energy purchase the full output of about 300 MW, 160-turbine wind project Lincoln Renewable Energy LLC is building in Castro County in West Texas.
Austin Energy announced that it has inked a 300-MW wind power purchase deal with Lincoln Renewable Energy for the production of a 160-turbine wind farm in Castro County, Texas, that Lincoln started building in November, stated by Austin Energy recently.