Lipscomb County, Texas

Lipscomb County, Texas

Lipscomb County courthouse in Lipscomb
Map of Texas highlighting Lipscomb County
Location in the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1887
Named for Abner Smith Lipscomb
Seat Lipscomb
Largest town Booker
  Total 932 sq mi (2,414 km2)
  Land 932 sq mi (2,414 km2)
  Water 0.1 sq mi (0 km2), 0.01%
  (2010) 3,302
  Density 3.5/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district 13th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Lipscomb County (/ˈlɪpskəm/ LIP-skum) is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,302.[1] Its county seat is Lipscomb.[2] The county was created in 1876 and organized in 1887.[3] It is named for Judge Abner Smith Lipscomb, a secretary of state of the Republic of Texas.[4]


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.[5]

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Adjacent counties


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20153,569[6]8.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1850–2010[8] 2010–2014[1]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 3,057 people, 1,205 households, and 845 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,541 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.86% White, 0.52% Black or African American, 1.37% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 12.99% from other races, and 2.19% from two or more races. 20.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,205 households out of which 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 non-families. 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 was spread out with 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 the median income 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.


See also


  1. 1 2 "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2008. Retrieved May 25, 2015.
  4. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 187.
  5. "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 3, 2015.
  6. "County Totals Dataset: Population, Population Change and Estimated Components of Population Change: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  7. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 3, 2015.
  8. "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 3, 2015.
  9. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.

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Coordinates: 36°17′N 100°16′W / 36.28°N 100.27°W / 36.28; -100.27

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