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Ochiltree County
1928 Ochiltree County Courthouse in Perryton
1928 Ochiltree County Courthouse in Perryton
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Map of Texas highlighting Ochiltree County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Texas
Founded 1889
Named for W. B. Ochiltree
Seat Perryton
Largest city Perryton
Area
 • Total 918 sq mi (2,380 km2)
 • Land 918 sq mi (2,380 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1 km2)  0.06%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 10,015
 • Density 10.910/sq mi (4.2122/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 13th
"Justice to All Mankind", Perryton, TX IMG 6027
The Ochiltree County Courthouse contains the inscription on one side, "Dedicated to the Purpose of Justice to All Mankind." Click to read.
Cattle grazing Ochiltree County, TX IMG 6050
Cattle grazing in Ochiltree County south of Perryton off U.S. Highway 83

Ochiltree County ( ok-ƏL-tree) is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2020 census, its population was 10,015. The county seat is Perryton. The county was created in 1876 and organized in 1889. and is named for William Beck Ochiltree, who was an attorney general of the Republic of Texas. It was previously one of 30 prohibition or entirely dry counties in the state of Texas.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 918 square miles (2,380 km2), of which 918 square miles (2,380 km2) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) (0.06%) is water.

Major highways

  • US 83.svg U.S. Highway 83
  • Texas 15.svg State Highway 15
  • Texas 70.svg State Highway 70

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 198
1900 267 34.8%
1910 1,602 500.0%
1920 2,331 45.5%
1930 5,224 124.1%
1940 4,213 −19.4%
1950 6,024 43.0%
1960 9,380 55.7%
1970 9,704 3.5%
1980 9,588 −1.2%
1990 9,128 −4.8%
2000 9,006 −1.3%
2010 10,223 13.5%
2020 10,015 −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010 2020

2020 census

Ochiltree County, Texas - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010 Pop 2020 % 2010 % 2020
  White alone (NH) 5,062 4,245 49.52% 42.39%
  Black or African American alone (NH) 19 14 0.19% 0.14%
  Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 66 31 0.65% 0.31%
Asian alone (NH) 24 28 0.23% 0.28%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 3 2 0.03% 0.02%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 0 21 0.00% 0.21%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 67 204 0.66% 2.04%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 4,982 5,470 48.73% 54.62%
Total 10,223 10,015 100.00% 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

Unincorporated communities

In popular Culture

Ochiltree County is the setting for the Hank the Cowdog series of children's books, in the unincorporated city of Twitchell.

Education

Of the population aged 25 and older (5,441 people), 14.6% did not have a high-school diploma, while 12.9% statewide are without a high-school diploma. About 27% of the county claimed that a high-school diploma was their highest level of educational attainment, compared with 24.8% statewide; 16.1% had a bachelor's degree or higher, compared with 23.2% statewide.

The Allen campus of Frank Phillips College is located in Perryton.

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