Swisher County

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Swisher County, Texas

County Courthouse 119 S Maxwell St
Tulia, TX 79088
Phone: (806) 995-3294
Fax: (806) 995-4121
www.co.swisher.tx.us

In central TX panhandle, south of Amarillo; organized Aug 21, 1876 from Bexar County. Name Origin: For James Gibson Swisher (1795-1864), Republic of TX soldier and a signer of the TX Declaration of Independence (1836)

Area (sq mi):: 900.68 (land 900.43; water 0.25) Population per square mile: 8.70
Population 2005: 7,828 State rank: 179 Population change: 2000-20005 -6.60%; 1990-2000 3.00% Population 2000: 8,378 (White 57.90%; Black or African American 5.80%; Hispanic or Latino 35.20%; Asian 0.20%; Other 22.20%). Foreign born: 4.90%. Median age: 34.60
Income 2000: per capita $14,326; median household $29,846; Population below poverty level: 17.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,683-$28,611
Unemployment (2004): 5.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.00% Median travel time to work: 17.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 27.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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