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Bailey County
The Bailey County Courthouse in Muleshoe
The Bailey County Courthouse in Muleshoe
Map of Texas highlighting Bailey County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Texas
Founded 1919
Named for Peter James Bailey
Seat Muleshoe
Largest city Muleshoe
Area
 • Total 827 sq mi (2,140 km2)
 • Land 827 sq mi (2,140 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (2 km2)  0.08%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 6,904
 • Density 8.348/sq mi (3.2233/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 19th

Bailey County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. It is in West Texas and its county seat is Muleshoe.

As of the 2020 census, its population was 6,904.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 827 square miles (2,140 km2), of which 827 square miles (2,140 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) (0.08%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 4
1910 312 7,700.0%
1920 517 65.7%
1930 5,186 903.1%
1940 6,318 21.8%
1950 7,592 20.2%
1960 9,090 19.7%
1970 8,487 −6.6%
1980 8,168 −3.8%
1990 7,064 −13.5%
2000 6,594 −6.7%
2010 7,165 8.7%
2020 6,904 −3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010 2020

2020 census

Bailey County, Texas - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010 Pop 2020 % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 2,748 2,190 38.31% 31.72%
Black or African American alone (NH) 67 49 0.94% 0.71%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 16 24 0.22% 0.35%
Asian alone (NH) 23 8 0.32% 0.12%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 0 0 0.00% 0.00%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 2 27 0.03% 0.39%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 29 66 0.40% 0.96%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 4,283 4,540 59.78% 65.76%
Total 7,165 6,904 100.00% 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.

2010 Census

As of the 2010 United States Census, 7,165 people lived in the county. About 75.3% were White, 1.4% Native American, 1.2% Black or African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 19.6% of some other race, and 2.0% of two or more races; 59.8% were Hispanics or Latinos (of any race).

Communities

City

Unincorporated communities

Ghost Town

Education

Most of Bailey County is served by the Muleshoe Independent School District, which extends into neighboring counties.

Farwell Independent School District and Sudan Independent School District, which are based in nearby counties, extend into Bailey County and serve small portions of it.

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Condado de Bailey para niños

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Hispanic astronauts
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Sidney M. Gutierrez
George D. Zamka
John D. Olivas
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