Coke County, Texas

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Coke County is a county located on the Edwards Plateau in the U.S. state of Texas. The county was founded in 1889. In 2000, its population was 3,864. It is named for Richard Coke, the fifteenth governor of Texas. Coke County was one of 46 prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas, but passed a law allowing the sale of beer and wine in 2005. Its seat is Robert Lee[1].

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 928 square miles (2,403.5 km2), of which 899 square miles (2,328.4 km2) is land and 29 square miles (75.1 km2) (3.14%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

At the 2000 census[2], there were 3,864 people, 1,544 households and 1,068 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 per square mile (2/km²). There were 2,843 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.85% White, 1.94% Black or African American, 0.78% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 6.94% from other races, and 1.40% from two or more races. 16.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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