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Lipscomb County
Lipscomb County courthouse in Lipscomb. Shown here undergoing restoration in May 2020.
Lipscomb County courthouse in Lipscomb. Shown here undergoing restoration in May 2020.
Map of Texas highlighting Lipscomb 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 1887
Named for Abner Smith Lipscomb
Seat Lipscomb
Largest town Booker
Area
 • Total 932 sq mi (2,410 km2)
 • Land 932 sq mi (2,410 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)  0.01%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2015)
3,569
 • Density 3.5/sq mi (1.4/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 13th

Lipscomb County ( LIP-skəm) is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,302. Its county seat is Lipscomb. The county was created in 1876 and organized in 1887. It is named for Judge Abner Smith Lipscomb, a secretary of state of the Republic of Texas.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 932 square miles (2,410 km2), of which 932 square miles (2,410 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.01%) is water.

Major highways

  • US 60.svg U.S. Highway 60
  • US 83.svg U.S. Highway 83
  • Texas 15.svg State Highway 15
  • Texas 23.svg State Highway 23
  • Texas 213.svg State Highway 213
  • Texas 305.svg State Highway 305

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 69
1890 632 815.9%
1900 790 25.0%
1910 2,634 233.4%
1920 3,684 39.9%
1930 4,512 22.5%
1940 3,764 −16.6%
1950 3,658 −2.8%
1960 3,406 −6.9%
1970 3,486 2.3%
1980 3,766 8.0%
1990 3,143 −16.5%
2000 3,057 −2.7%
2010 3,302 8.0%
2019 (est.) 3,233 −2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010–2014

As of the census of 2000, 3,057 people, 1,205 households, and 845 families were residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km2). The 1,541 housing units averaged 2 per square mile (1/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 82.86% White, 0.52% African American, 1.37% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 12.99% from other races, and 2.19% from two or more races. About 20.71% of the population were Hispanics or Latinos of any race. In terms of ancestry, 19.7% were of German, 11.8% were of Irish, 10.4% were of English, 7.8% were of American, 2.6% were of Scottish, 2.4% were of French, 1.8% were of Dutch.

Of the 1,205 households, 32.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.10% were married couples living together, 5.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were not families. About 28.00% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50, and the average family size was 3.06.

In the county, the population distribution was 27.60% under the age of 18, 5.90% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 18.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,964, and for a family was $39,375. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $20,034 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,328. About 12.90% of families and 16.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.50% of those under age 18 and 12.40% of those age 65 or over.

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