Cottle County

Cottle County, Texas

PO Box 717
Paducah, TX 79248
Phone: (806) 492-3823
Fax: (806) 492-2625
www.co.cottle.tx.us

In the southeastern TX panhandle, west of Wichita Falls; organized 1892 from Childress County (other sources say organized Aug 21, 1876; first federal census: 1880). Name Origin: For Pvt. George Washington Cottle (1798-1836), killed at the Alamo

Area (sq mi):: 901.59 (land 901.18; water 0.42) Population per square mile: 1.90
Population 2005: 1,746 State rank: 239 Population change: 2000-20005 -8.30%; 1990-2000 -15.30% Population 2000: 1,904 (White 70.80%; Black or African American 9.90%; Hispanic or Latino 18.90%; Asian 0.00%; Other 8.70%). Foreign born: 3.60%. Median age: 43.90
Income 2000: per capita $16,212; median household $25,446; Population below poverty level: 18.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,579-$27,814
Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 18.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 22.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Highway 62/83 just north of Paducah in Cottle County. The Cottle and Childress County fires combined to burn more than 40,000 acres of open rangeland before they were extinguished by rain on March 17.