Terry County

Terry County, Texas

500 W Main St Rm 105
Brownfield, TX 79316
Phone: (806) 637-8551
Fax: (806) 637-4874
www.co.terry.tx.us

In southwestern TX panhandle, southwest of Lubbock; organized Aug 21, 1876 from Bexar County. Name Origin: For Col. Benjamin Franklin Terry (1821-61), a Confederate army officer

Area (sq mi):: 890.93 (land 889.88; water 1.06) Population per square mile: 14.00
Population 2005: 12,419 State rank: 154 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.70%; 1990-2000 -3.50% Population 2000: 12,761 (White 49.80%; Black or African American 5.00%; Hispanic or Latino 44.10%; Asian 0.20%; Other 18.20%). Foreign born: 7.20%. Median age: 35.00
Income 2000: per capita $13,860; median household $28,090; Population below poverty level: 23.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,907-$23,782
Unemployment (2004): 6.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 18.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 22.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Cliff Bingham, the state's sole certified organic grapegrower, has the only Vermentino in Texas on 11 acres in Terry County south of Lubbock.
There's even a young planting of Albarino in Terry County.
The Terry County Co-oP Gin of Brownfield, Texas, found that when they first got the diver it conditioned very wet cotton so well that only 11% was classed below grade, compared to 100% of a similar batch that was dried before the belt diver was installed.
In contrast, Terry County, located southwest of Lubbock, saw the lowest voter turnout in the state at only 18.