Callahan County, Texas

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Callahan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. Callahan County was founded in 1877. As of 2000, the population was 12,905. It is included in the Abilene, Texas, Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its county seat is Baird[1]. Callahan is named for James Hughes Callahan, a soldier in the Texas Revolution.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 901 square miles (2,333.6 km2), of which 899 square miles (2,328.4 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) (0.29%) is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 12,905 people, 5,061 households, and 3,750 families residing in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 5,925 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.78% White, 0.22% Black or African American, 0.63% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.70% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. 6.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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