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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Mammal remains from owl pellets from two localities in Swisher County, Texas. Texas J.
On 18 June 1990, during the course of field work relating to mammalian biodiversity on the Llano Estacado, owl pellets were collected from two localities in Swisher County, Texas. At each site (one an abandoned cotton gin 8 mi.
Numbers of small vertebrates (and percentages of total) from barn owl pellets at two localities in Swisher County, Texas. Prey species 8 mi.