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Palo Pinto County, Texas

PO Box 219
Palo Pinto, TX 76484
Phone: (940) 659-1277
www.co.palo-pinto.tx.us

In north-central TX, west of Fort Worth; organized Aug 27, 1856 from Navarro County. Name Origin: From Spanish for 'painted tree,' but connotation is unclear

Area (sq mi):: 985.50 (land 952.93; water 32.57) Population per square mile: 28.80
Population 2005: 27,478 State rank: 95 Population change: 2000-20005 1.70%; 1990-2000 7.90% Population 2000: 27,026 (White 82.00%; Black or African American 2.30%; Hispanic or Latino 13.60%; Asian 0.50%; Other 9.00%). Foreign born: 4.40%. Median age: 38.30
Income 2000: per capita $15,454; median household $31,203; Population below poverty level: 15.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,616-$23,409
Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 24.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 35.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Mineral Wells (16,854)

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