Wichita County, Texas facts for kids
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The Wichita County Courthouse in downtown Wichita Falls
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
|Founded||February 1, 1882|
|Largest city||Wichita Falls|
|• Total||633 sq mi (1,640 km2)|
|• Land||628 sq mi (1,630 km2)|
|• Water||5.3 sq mi (14 km2) 0.8%|
|• Density||204.34/sq mi (78.90/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Wichita County ( witch-I-taw) is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2020 census, its population was 129,350. The county seat is Wichita Falls. The county was created in 1858 and organized in 1882. Wichita County is part of the Wichita Falls, Texas, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 633 square miles (1,640 km2), of which 628 square miles (1,630 km2) is land and 5.3 square miles (14 km2) (0.8%) is water. The county is drained by the Wichita River and other streams.
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Race / Ethnicity||Pop 2010||Pop 2020||% 2010||% 2020|
|White alone (NH)||90,001||79,694||68.44%||61.61%|
|Black or African American alone (NH)||13,322||13,379||10.13%||10.34%|
|Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH)||1,087||992||0.83%||0.77%|
|Asian alone (NH)||2,586||2,647||1.97%||2.05%|
|Pacific Islander alone (NH)||85||140||0.06%||0.11%|
|Some Other Race alone (NH)||109||476||0.08%||0.37%|
|Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH)||2,451||6,219||1.86%||4.81%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||21,859||25,803||16.62%||19.95%|
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.
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