Maverick County

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Maverick County, Texas

PO Box 4050
Eagle Pass, TX 78853
Phone: (830) 773-2829
Fax: (830) 752-4479

On the southwestern border of TX, southeast of Del Rio; organized Feb 2, 1856 from Kenedy County. Name Origin: For Samuel Augustus Maverick (1803-70), Republic of TX patriot, rancher, and legislator. Many of his cattle went unbranded and were stolen, thus the word 'maverick' to describe a stray animal or a person with no attachment to a place or group

Area (sq mi):: 1291.74 (land 1280.08; water 11.66) Population per square mile: 40.00
Population 2005: 51,181 State rank: 58 Population change: 2000-20005 8.20%; 1990-2000 30.00% Population 2000: 47,297 (White 3.40%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 95.00%; Asian 0.40%; Other 28.30%). Foreign born: 37.80%. Median age: 27.80
Income 2000: per capita $8,758; median household $21,232; Population below poverty level: 34.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $11,509-$12,774
Unemployment (2004): 15.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -8.10% Median travel time to work: 20.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 13.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Eagle Pass County seat (24,847)

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    On the United States-Mexico border, the remains of a 49-year-old Mexican man were found in a ranch in Maverick County, Texas on 7 June.
    The type locality is here restricted to the Rio Grande, approximately 19 air miles (30.6 km) downstream from Eagle Pass, Maverick County, Texas. USNM 1249 from Eagle Pass is designated neotype of Heterodon nasicus.
    From the fact that Eagle Pass is in Maverick county, Texas.
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    The Target Acreage is primarily situated in Maverick County, Texas, U.S.A.