Floyd County, Texas

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Floyd County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 7,771. It is named for Dolphin Ward Floyd, who died on his 32nd birthday, March 6, 1836, defending the Alamo. Floyd County is one of 30[1] prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas. The seat of the county is Floydada[2].

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 993 square miles (2,571.9 km2), of which 992 square miles (2,569.3 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.03%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 7,771 people, 2,730 households, and 2,110 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 3,221 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 74.16% White, 3.38% Black or African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 19.66% from other races, and 1.81% from two or more races. 45.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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