Haskell County, Texas

Haskell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2020 census, its population was 5,416.[1] The county seat is Haskell.[2] The county was created in 1858 and later organized in 1885.[3] It is named for Charles Ready Haskell, who was killed in the Goliad massacre.

Haskell County
The Haskell County Courthouse
The Haskell County Courthouse
Map of Texas highlighting Haskell County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 33°11′N 99°44′W / 33.18°N 99.73°W / 33.18; -99.73
Country United States
State Texas
Founded1885
Named forCharles Ready Haskell
SeatHaskell
Largest cityHaskell
Area
 • Total910 sq mi (2,400 km2)
 • Land903 sq mi (2,340 km2)
 • Water7.1 sq mi (18 km2)  0.8%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total5,416 Decrease
 • Density6.0/sq mi (2.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district19th
Websitewww.co.haskell.tx.us

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 910 square miles (2,400 km2), of which 903 square miles (2,340 km2) are land and 7.1 square miles (18 km2) (0.8%) are covered by water.[4]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
188048
18901,6653,368.8%
19002,63758.4%
191016,249516.2%
192014,193−12.7%
193016,66917.4%
194014,905−10.6%
195013,736−7.8%
196011,174−18.7%
19708,512−23.8%
19807,725−9.2%
19906,820−11.7%
20006,093−10.7%
20105,899−3.2%
20205,416−8.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1850–2010[6] 2010[7] 2020[8]
Haskell County, Texas - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[7] Pop 2020[8] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 4,148 3,628 70.32% 66.99%
Black or African American alone (NH) 203 181 3.44% 3.34%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 25 28 0.42% 0.52%
Asian alone (NH) 31 22 0.53% 0.41%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 0 5 0.00% 0.09%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 3 24 0.05% 0.44%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 75 151 1.27% 2.79%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 1,414 1,377 23.97% 25.42%
Total 5,899 5,416 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

As of the census[9] of 2000, 6,093 people, 2,569 households, and 1,775 families resided in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km2). The 3,555 housing units averaged 4 per square mile (2/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 82.78% White, 2.79% Black or African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 11.67% from other races, and 2.05% from two or more races. About 20% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 2,569 households, 27.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.60% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were not families. About 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the county, the population distributed as 23.70% under the age of 18, 5.70% from 18 to 24, 22.10% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 25.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $23,690, and for a family was $29,506. Males had a median income of $23,542 versus $16,418 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,918. About 16.90% of families and 22.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.00% of those under age 18 and 15.40% of those age 65 or over.

CommunitiesEdit

CitiesEdit

TownsEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

Ghost townEdit

PoliticsEdit

Haskell County is the home county of former Texas Governor Rick Perry. Republican Drew Springer, Jr., a businessman from Muenster in Cooke County, has represented Haskell County in the Texas House of Representatives since January 2013.[10] Haskell County was once a Democratic bastion, voting for the Democratic nominee for President in every election from its founding through 1996, with the exceptions of the 1972 and 1984 Republican landslides. In 2000, it broke its Democratic heritage by voting for Republican nominee George W. Bush. Since then, the county has taken a sharp Republican turn, moving rightward in every subsequent election as of 2020. In 2020, Haskell gave 83.1 percent of the vote to Republican nominee Donald Trump, the highest ever Republican vote share in the county, and just 15.9 percent of the vote to Democratic nominee Joe Biden, the lowest ever Democratic vote share in the county.

United States presidential election results for Haskell County, Texas[11]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 1,840 83.11% 353 15.94% 21 0.95%
2016 1,403 79.27% 314 17.74% 53 2.99%
2012 1,424 70.74% 553 27.47% 36 1.79%
2008 1,388 65.60% 699 33.03% 29 1.37%
2004 1,539 63.70% 867 35.89% 10 0.41%
2000 1,488 50.84% 1,401 47.86% 38 1.30%
1996 966 37.56% 1,374 53.42% 232 9.02%
1992 852 29.86% 1,438 50.40% 563 19.73%
1988 1,193 40.93% 1,715 58.83% 7 0.24%
1984 1,701 53.98% 1,434 45.51% 16 0.51%
1980 1,447 42.11% 1,951 56.78% 38 1.11%
1976 838 24.95% 2,512 74.78% 9 0.27%
1972 1,744 64.74% 950 35.26% 0 0.00%
1968 713 22.20% 1,888 58.80% 610 19.00%
1964 512 14.97% 2,903 84.86% 6 0.18%
1960 866 23.73% 2,776 76.05% 8 0.22%
1956 993 29.72% 2,340 70.04% 8 0.24%
1952 1,290 34.15% 2,481 65.69% 6 0.16%
1948 181 6.04% 2,735 91.20% 83 2.77%
1944 261 8.47% 2,573 83.46% 249 8.08%
1940 405 12.09% 2,941 87.79% 4 0.12%
1936 156 5.43% 2,713 94.46% 3 0.10%
1932 154 6.16% 2,330 93.20% 16 0.64%
1928 1,430 48.08% 1,532 51.51% 12 0.40%
1924 428 16.42% 2,050 78.66% 128 4.91%
1920 254 15.52% 1,127 68.85% 256 15.64%
1916 95 5.70% 1,200 72.03% 371 22.27%
1912 45 3.08% 1,016 69.49% 401 27.43%

EducationEdit

School districts serving sections of the county include:[12]

Goree Independent School District formerly served sections of the county.[13] On July 1, 2003 it merged into Munday CISD.[14]

The county is in the service area of Vernon College.[15]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Haskell County, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 30, 2022.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2008. Retrieved May 24, 2015.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
  5. ^ "Decennial Census of Population and Housing by Decades". US Census Bureau.
  6. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Archived (PDF) from the original on October 9, 2022. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
  7. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Haskell County, Texas". United States Census Bureau.
  8. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Haskell County, Texas". United States Census Bureau.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  10. ^ "State Rep. Springer announces district tour July 30". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, July 16, 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  11. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org.
  12. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Haskell County, TX" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Archived (PDF) from the original on October 9, 2022. Retrieved June 29, 2022. - Text list
  13. ^ "Haskell County". Texas Education Agency. May 10, 2001. Archived from the original on May 10, 2001. Retrieved July 1, 2022.
  14. ^ "CONSOLIDATIONS, ANNEXATIONS AND NAME CHANGES FOR TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. Archived (PDF) from the original on October 9, 2022. Retrieved July 1, 2022.
  15. ^ Texas Education Code, Sec. 130.207. VERNON REGIONAL JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT SERVICE AREA.

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Coordinates: 33°11′N 99°44′W / 33.18°N 99.73°W / 33.18; -99.73