Nolan County

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Nolan County, Texas

100 E 3rd St Suite 108
Sweetwater, TX 79556
Phone: (325) 235-2462
Fax: (325) 236-9416
www.co.nolan.tx.us

In north-central TX, west of Abilene; organized Aug 21, 1876 from Bexar County. Name Origin: For Philip Nolan (1771-1801), an American agitator in Spanish-held TX, killed by Spanish soldiers

Area (sq mi):: 913.93 (land 911.98; water 1.94) Population per square mile: 16.30
Population 2005: 14,878 State rank: 138 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.80%; 1990-2000 -4.80% Population 2000: 15,802 (White 66.30%; Black or African American 4.70%; Hispanic or Latino 28.00%; Asian 0.20%; Other 16.70%). Foreign born: 4.20%. Median age: 37.40
Income 2000: per capita $14,077; median household $26,209; Population below poverty level: 21.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,036-$21,683
Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 16.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 12.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Sweetwater County seat (10,882)

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