Baylor County, Texas facts for kids
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The Baylor County Courthouse in Seymour
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Henry Weidner Baylor|
|• Total||901 sq mi (2,330 km2)|
|• Land||867 sq mi (2,250 km2)|
|• Water||34 sq mi (90 km2) 3.7%|
|• Density||3.8457/sq mi (1.4848/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Baylor County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2020 census, its population was 3,465. Its county seat is Seymour.
Baylor County is represented in the Texas House of Representatives by the Republican James Frank, a businessman from Wichita Falls.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 901 square miles (2,330 km2), of which 867 square miles (2,250 km2) is land and 34 square miles (88 km2) (3.7%) is water.
- Wilbarger County (north)
- Archer County (east)
- Throckmorton County (south)
- Knox County (west)
- Foard County (northwest)
- Wichita County (northwest)
- Haskell County (southwest)
- Young County (southeast)
|U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010 2020
|Race / Ethnicity||Pop 2010||Pop 2020||% 2010||% 2020|
|White alone (NH)||3,147||2,797||84.46%||80.72%|
|Black or African American alone (NH)||71||52||1.91%||1.50%|
|Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH)||10||11||0.27%||0.32%|
|Asian alone (NH)||4||9||0.11%||0.26%|
|Pacific Islander alone (NH)||3||0||0.08%||0.00%|
|Some Other Race alone (NH)||1||8||0.03%||0.23%|
|Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH)||35||149||0.94%||4.30%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||455||439||12.21%||12.67%|
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.
According to the 2000 census, 21.2% of those aged over 25 did not have a high school diploma, while 32.7% did. Roughly 8.7% of the population had a bachelor's degree, 2.3% had a master's degree, and 0.2% had a doctoral degree. No males had doctoral degrees, while 0.4% of females had one.
- Seymour (county seat)
- Baylor County from the Handbook of Texas Online
|Foard County||Wilbarger County|
|Knox County||Archer County|
|Baylor County, Texas|
Almost all of Baylor County is served by the Seymour Independent School District, which also serves portions of adjacent counties. A small portion is served by the Olney Independent School District. The OISD portion was served by the Megargel Independent School District until MISD closed after May 2006.
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