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Frio County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 17,217.[1] The county seat is Pearsall.[2] The county was created in 1858 and later organized in 1871.[3] Frio is named for the Frio River, whose name is Spanish for "cold".[4]

Frio County, Texas
Frio County, TX, Courthouse IMG 0485.JPG
The Frio County Courthouse in Pearsall
Map of Texas highlighting Frio County
Location in the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1871
Named for Frio River
Seat Pearsall
Largest city Pearsall
Area
 • Total 1,134 sq mi (2,937 km2)
 • Land 1,134 sq mi (2,937 km2)
 • Water 0.8 sq mi (2 km2), 0.07%
Population
 • (2010) 17,217
 • Density 15/sq mi (6/km²)
Congressional district 23rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.frio.tx.us
Frio County, TX sign IMG 1896.JPG

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GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,134 square miles (2,940 km2), of which 1,134 square miles (2,940 km2) is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) (0.07%) is covered by water.[5]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1860 42
1870 309 635.7%
1880 2,130 589.3%
1890 3,112 46.1%
1900 4,200 35.0%
1910 8,895 111.8%
1920 9,286 4.4%
1930 9,411 1.3%
1940 9,207 −2.2%
1950 10,357 12.5%
1960 10,112 −2.4%
1970 11,159 10.4%
1980 13,785 23.5%
1990 13,472 −2.3%
2000 16,252 20.6%
2010 17,217 5.9%
Est. 2016 18,956 [6] 10.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1850–2010[8] 2010–2014[1]

As of the census[9] of 2000, 16,252 people, 4,743 households, and 3,642 families resided in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (6/km²). The 5,660 housing units averaged 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 71.86% White, 4.87% Black or African American, 0.58% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 19.76% from other races, and 2.50% from two or more races. About 73.76% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 4,743 households, 40.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.20% were married couples living together, 16.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.20% were not families. About 20.60% of all households was made up of individuals and 9.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.44.

In the county, the population was distributed as 28.70% under the age of 18, 11.20% from 18 to 24, 30.80% from 25 to 44, 18.70% from 45 to 64, and 10.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 121.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 130.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $24,504, and for a family was $26,578. Males had a median income of $23,810 versus $16,498 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,069. About 24.50% of families and 29.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.20% of those under age 18 and 30.40% of those age 65 or over.

CommunitiesEdit

 
Frio County Cemetery is located just off Interstate 35 in Pearsall.

CitiesEdit

Census-designated placesEdit

Unincorporated areasEdit

Ghost townsEdit

PoliticsEdit

Presidential Elections Results[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 42.2% 1,856 55.6% 2,444 2.3% 100
2012 39.3% 1,559 59.9% 2,376 0.8% 33
2008 40.5% 1,644 59.2% 2,405 0.3% 13
2004 50.7% 1,991 49.1% 1,931 0.2% 8
2000 43.0% 1,774 56.1% 2,317 0.9% 37
1996 29.9% 1,225 63.4% 2,593 6.7% 274
1992 29.5% 1,275 55.0% 2,377 15.4% 667
1988 33.2% 1,505 66.5% 3,016 0.4% 17
1984 42.9% 2,003 56.9% 2,656 0.2% 10
1980 37.6% 1,753 61.0% 2,849 1.4% 66
1976 32.8% 1,280 66.5% 2,598 0.8% 30
1972 54.2% 1,904 45.2% 1,588 0.5% 19
1968 32.7% 795 54.7% 1,330 12.6% 307
1964 28.7% 607 71.2% 1,507 0.1% 3
1960 39.8% 713 59.7% 1,068 0.5% 9
1956 47.9% 825 51.5% 886 0.6% 10
1952 50.5% 1,011 49.1% 983 0.4% 7
1948 25.7% 345 67.0% 898 7.3% 98
1944 21.4% 293 69.5% 951 9.1% 125
1940 18.9% 236 80.8% 1,012 0.3% 4
1936 15.8% 193 83.6% 1,019 0.6% 7
1932 12.5% 142 87.5% 998
1928 72.2% 673 27.7% 258 0.1% 1
1924 19.6% 158 78.8% 637 1.6% 13
1920 19.2% 102 79.1% 421 1.7% 9
1916 11.7% 55 87.1% 410 1.3% 6
1912 5.1% 25 84.8% 418 10.1% 50

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 10, 2011. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2008. Retrieved May 23, 2015. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 132. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  10. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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