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Childress County, Texas

Courthouse Box 4
Childress, TX 79201
Phone: (940) 937-6143
Fax: (940) 937-3479
www.co.childress.tx.us

On the southeastern border of TX panhandle, northeast of Lubbock; established Aug 21, 1876 from Bexar and Fannin counties. Name Origin: For George Campbell Childress (1804-41), one of the drafters of the Texas Declaration of Independence

Area (sq mi):: 713.61 (land 710.34; water 3.27) Population per square mile: 10.80
Population 2005: 7,676 State rank: 182 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.20%; 1990-2000 29.10% Population 2000: 7,688 (White 64.00%; Black or African American 14.10%; Hispanic or Latino 20.50%; Asian 0.30%; Other 17.90%). Foreign born: 4.70%. Median age: 36.60
Income 2000: per capita $12,452; median household $27,457; Population below poverty level: 17.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,378-$16,747
Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.80% Median travel time to work: 10.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 7.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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He was born March 19, 1928, in Childress County, Texas, to Thomas Cawood and Edna Ruth Wortham Gilbert.
This study documented nest success, nest initiation chronology and nest site selection for interior least terns (Sterna antillarum athalassos) along the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River in Childress County, Texas during 1998.
5 km of the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River in Childress County, Texas, were surveyed for nesting terns on June 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 17, 22, 29, 30 and July 2 and 8, 1998.
Twenty least tern nests were monitored on the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River in Childress County, Texas, during June and July 1998.