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The Dickens County Courthouse in Dickens
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
|• Total||905 sq mi (2,340 km2)|
|• Land||902 sq mi (2,340 km2)|
|• Water||3.5 sq mi (9 km2) 0.4%|
|• Density||1.956/sq mi (0.7551/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Dickens County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2020 census, its population was 1,770. Its county seat is Dickens. The county was created in 1876 and later organized in 1891. Both the county and its seat are named for J. Dickens, who died at the Battle of the Alamo.
The Pitchfork Ranch is in Dickens and adjacent King County. It was managed from 1965 to 1986 by Jim Humphreys, who was also affiliated with the National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock. The Matador Ranch, based in Motley County, once reached into Dickens County.
Dickens County is presently in Texas House of Representatives District 68, represented by Republican David Spiller, an attorney from Jacksboro, since his election on March 9, 2021. In the Texas Senate, Dickens County is presently in District 28, represented by Republican Charles Perry.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 905 square miles (2,340 km2), of which 902 square miles (2,340 km2) is land and 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2) (0.4%) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010 2020
|Race / Ethnicity||Pop 2010||Pop 2020||% 2010||% 2020|
|White alone (NH)||1,590||1,178||65.06%||66.55%|
|Black or African American alone (NH)||92||18||3.76%||1.02%|
|Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH)||21||0||0.86%||0.00%|
|Asian alone (NH)||18||1||0.74%||0.06%|
|Pacific Islander alone (NH)||0||2||0.00%||0.11%|
|Some Other Race alone (NH)||0||7||0.00%||0.40%|
|Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH)||15||52||0.61%||2.94%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||708||512||28.97%||28.93%|
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.
- Charles Weldon Cannon, rancher and boot and saddle manufacturer
- Marshall Formby, attorney, newspaper publisher, radio executive, and politician
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