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Collingsworth County
Collingsworth County Courthouse in Wellington
Collingsworth County Courthouse in Wellington
Map of Texas highlighting Collingsworth County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
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Texas's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Texas
Founded 1890
Named for James Collinsworth
Seat Wellington
Largest city Wellington
Area
 • Total 919 sq mi (2,380 km2)
 • Land 918 sq mi (2,380 km2)
 • Water 0.9 sq mi (2 km2)  0.1%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 2,652
 • Density 2.8857/sq mi (1.1142/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 13th

Collingsworth County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2020 census, its population was 2,652. Its county seat is Wellington. The county was created in 1876 and later organized in 1890. It is named for James Collinsworth, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and first chief justice of the Republic of Texas (a recording error in the bill accounts for the error in spelling, which was never corrected). Collingsworth County was one of 30 prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in Texas, but a vote in 2017 changed this law.

Republican Drew Springer Jr., a businessman from Muenster in Cooke County, has since January 2013 represented Collingsworth County in the Texas House of Representatives.

History

The county was created in 1876 from the Bexar and Young land district of Texas. Collingsworth County was organized in 1890 with Wellington as the county seat. From 1883 until 1896 the county was home to the English owned Rocking Chair Ranche.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 919 square miles (2,380 km2), of which 918 square miles (2,380 km2) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) (0.1%) is water.

Major highways

  • US 83.svg U.S. Highway 83
  • Texas 203.svg State Highway 203

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 6
1890 357 5,850.0%
1900 1,233 245.4%
1910 5,224 323.7%
1920 9,154 75.2%
1930 14,461 58.0%
1940 10,331 −28.6%
1950 9,139 −11.5%
1960 6,276 −31.3%
1970 4,755 −24.2%
1980 4,648 −2.3%
1990 3,573 −23.1%
2000 3,206 −10.3%
2010 3,057 −4.6%
2020 2,652 −13.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010 2020

2020 census

Collingsworth County, Texas - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010 Pop 2020 % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 1,937 1,617 63.36% 60.97%
Black or African American alone (NH) 122 108 3.99% 4.07%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 41 23 1.34% 0.87%
Asian alone (NH) 3 7 0.10% 0.26%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 0 1 0.00% 0.04%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 5 0 0.16% 0.00%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 33 64 1.08% 2.41%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 916 832 29.96% 31.37%
Total 3,057 2,652 100.00% 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.

Communities

City

Town

Census-designated places

Unincorporated community

See also

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