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Hartley County
1906 Hartley County Courthouse
1906 Hartley County Courthouse
Map of Texas highlighting Hartley County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
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Country  United States
State  Texas
Founded 1891
Seat Channing
Largest community Dalhart
Area
 • Total 1,463 sq mi (3,790 km2)
 • Land 1,462 sq mi (3,790 km2)
 • Water 1.2 sq mi (3 km2)  0.08%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 6,062
 • Density 4.1/sq mi (1.6/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 13th

Hartley County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 6,062. The county seat is Channing. The county was created in 1876 and later organized in 1891. It is named for Oliver C. Hartley and his brother, Rufus K. Hartley, two early Texas legislators and lawyers.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,463 square miles (3,790 km2), of which 1,462 square miles (3,790 km2) is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) (0.08%) is water.

Major highways

  • US 54.svg U.S. Highway 54
  • US 87.svg U.S. Highway 87
  • US 385.svg U.S. Highway 385
  • Texas 354.svg State Highway 354

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 100
1890 252 152.0%
1900 377 49.6%
1910 1,298 244.3%
1920 1,109 −14.6%
1930 2,185 97.0%
1940 1,873 −14.3%
1950 1,913 2.1%
1960 2,171 13.5%
1970 2,782 28.1%
1980 3,987 43.3%
1990 3,637 −8.8%
2000 5,537 52.2%
2010 6,062 9.5%
2019 (est.) 5,576 −8.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010–2014

As of the census of 2000, 5,537 people, 1,604 households, and 1,220 families were residing in the county. The population density was 4 people/sq mi (1/km2). The 1,760 housing units had an average density of 1 /sq mi (0/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 81.07% White, 8.15% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 8.65% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. About 13.69% of the population were Hispanics or Latinos of any race. In ancestry, 21.0% were of German, 12.6% were of English, 12.3% were of Irish, 6.6% were of American, 4.3% were of French, 3.0% were of Scottish, and 3.0% were of Dutch.

Of the 1,604 households, 35.5% had children under 18 living with them, 68.9% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.9% were not families; 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 2.56, and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county, the age distribution was 20.8% under 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 35.7% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.90% who were 65 or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 154.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 172.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $46,327, and for a family was $53,004. Males had a median income of $29,783 versus $21,783 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,067. About 3.70% of families and 6.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.

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