Parmer County

Parmer County, Texas

PO Box 356
Farwell, TX 79325
Phone: (806) 481-3691

On the central western border of TX panhandle, southwest of Amarillo; organized Aug 21, 1876 from Bexar County. Name Origin: For Martin Parmer (1778-1850), Republic of TX legislator, signer of the TX Declaration of Independence (1836), and chief justice of Jasper County (1839-40)

Area (sq mi):: 885.17 (land 881.66; water 3.51) Population per square mile: 11.10
Population 2005: 9,754 State rank: 167 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.60%; 1990-2000 1.60% Population 2000: 10,016 (White 48.70%; Black or African American 1.00%; Hispanic or Latino 49.20%; Asian 0.30%; Other 32.60%). Foreign born: 20.10%. Median age: 32.10
Income 2000: per capita $14,184; median household $30,813; Population below poverty level: 17.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,592-$24,264
Unemployment (2004): 4.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.70% Median travel time to work: 16.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 17.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Upon completion, Mariah North Wind is expected to generate 230mw of wind power, serving the high-demand ERCOT market in Parmer County, Texas, with a 13-year, fixed price hedge for its power production.
The wells in Parmer County, an agricultural heartland that is also home to a Cargill meat-packing plant, experienced the worst drop this year - more than 3 feet on average.
"If we don't get some significant rainfall, we're going to lose a lot of farmers," said Trey Ellis, the Parmer County judge.
Number of species per county were 16 (Parmer County) to 96 (Bexar County), with a mean of 53.1.
4 km N Farwell, Parmer County, Texas, over an area 6 by 8 km.
TABLE 1--Average abundance of species at all sites, species richness, species diversity (Shannon Diversity Index), and abundance of each species captured during 52,416 total trap nights near Farwell, Parmer County, Texas.