Winkler County

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Winkler County, Texas

100 E Winkler ST
Kermit, TX 79745
Phone: (432) 586-3401
www.co.wichita.tx.us

In western TX, west of Odessa; organized Feb 26, 1887 from Tom Green County. Name Origin: For Lt. Col. Clinton McKamy Winkler (1827-82), TX legislator (1848), officer in the Confederate army, and civil appeals court judge (1876-82)

Area (sq mi):: 841.24 (land 841.05; water 0.19) Population per square mile: 8.00
Population 2005: 6,690 State rank: 190 Population change: 2000-20005 -6.70%; 1990-2000 -16.80% Population 2000: 7,173 (White 53.30%; Black or African American 1.90%; Hispanic or Latino 44.00%; Asian 0.20%; Other 23.10%). Foreign born: 14.30%. Median age: 35.20
Income 2000: per capita $13,725; median household $30,591; Population below poverty level: 18.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,703-$20,814
Unemployment (2004): 6.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 24.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 24.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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