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Parmer County, Texas

PO Box 356
Farwell, TX 79325
Phone: (806) 481-3691
www.co.parmer.tx.us

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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4 km N Farwell, Parmer County, Texas, over an area 6 by 8 km.
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The hospital is a 25-bed licensed critical access hospital that provides inpatient and outpatient services to the residents of northern Parmer County, Texas.