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Parmer County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Parmer County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1876
Seat Farwell
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

885 sq mi (2,292 km²)
882 sq mi (2,284 km²)
3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.40%
 - (2000)
 - Density

10/sq mi (4/km²)

Parmer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 10,016. The seat of the county is Farwell6. The county is named in honor of Martin Parmer, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and early judge. Parmer County is one of 46 prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,293 km² (885 sq mi). 2,283 km² (882 sq mi) of it is land and 10 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.40%) is water.

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As of the census2 of 2000, there were 10,016 people, 3,322 households, and 2,614 families residing in the county. The population density was 4/km² (11/sq mi). There were 3,732 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (4/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 66.01% White, 1.01% Black or African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 29.51% from other races, and 2.35% from two or more races. 49.19% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,322 households out of which 42.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.00% were married couples living together, 8.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.30% were non-families. 19.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.43.

In the county, the population was spread out with 32.90% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 19.60% from 45 to 64, and 12.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 97.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,813, and the median income for a family was $34,149. Males had a median income of $26,966 versus $19,650 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,184. About 14.20% of families and 17.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.90% of those under age 18 and 14.20% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 34°32′N 102°47′W / 34.53, -102.78

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