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Gray County, Kansas

PO Box 487
Cimarron, KS 67835
Phone: (620) 855-3618
Fax: (620) 855-3107

In southwestern KS, west of Dodge City; organized Mar 5, 1887 from Finney and Ford counties. Name Origin: For Alfred Gray, teacher, lawyer, and secretary of the KS Board of Agriculture (1873-80)

Area (sq mi):: 869.34 (land 868.90; water 0.44) Population per square mile: 6.70
Population 2005: 5,861 State rank: 64 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.70%; 1990-2000 9.40% Population 2000: 5,904 (White 88.60%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 9.80%; Asian 0.10%; Other 7.50%). Foreign born: 9.50%. Median age: 33.00
Income 2000: per capita $18,632; median household $40,000; Population below poverty level: 9.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,086-$25,612
Unemployment (2004): 3.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 17.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 28.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Gray County, Texas

PO Box 1902
Pampa, TX 79066
Phone: (806) 669-8004
Fax: (806) 669-8054
www.co.gray.tx.us

In northeastern TX panhandle, east of Amarillo; organized Aug 21, 1876 from Bexar County. Name Origin: For Capt. Peter W. Gray (1819-74), an officer in the TX army, TX legislator and justice of the TX supreme court (1874)

Area (sq mi):: 929.25 (land 928.28; water 0.97) Population per square mile: 23.10
Population 2005: 21,479 State rank: 110 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.60%; 1990-2000 -5.10% Population 2000: 22,744 (White 78.30%; Black or African American 5.80%; Hispanic or Latino 13.00%; Asian 0.40%; Other 11.50%). Foreign born: 4.30%. Median age: 38.90
Income 2000: per capita $16,702; median household $31,368; Population below poverty level: 13.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,589-$26,765
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.90% Median travel time to work: 16.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 13.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Pampa County seat (16,702)

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