Bailey County, Texas facts for kids
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The Bailey County Courthouse in Muleshoe
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Peter James Bailey|
|• Total||827 sq mi (2,140 km2)|
|• Land||827 sq mi (2,140 km2)|
|• Water||0.7 sq mi (2 km2) 0.08%|
|• Density||8.348/sq mi (3.2233/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
As of the 2020 census, its population was 6,904.
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.
- U.S. Highway 70
- U.S. Highway 84
- State Highway 214
- Parmer County (north)
- Lamb County (east)
- Cochran County (south)
- Roosevelt County, New Mexico (west)
- Curry County, New Mexico (northwest)
National protected areas
- Grulla National Wildlife Refuge (part)
- Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge
|U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010 2020
|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%|
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 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).
- Muleshoe (county seat)
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.
In Spanish: Condado de Bailey para niños
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