Gaines County, Texas

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Gaines County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 14,467. Gaines County is named for James Gaines, a merchant who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. The seat of the county is Seminole[1].

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,503 square miles (3,892.8 km2), of which 1,502 square miles (3,890.2 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[2] of 2000, there were 14,467 people, 4,681 households, and 3,754 families residing in the county. The population density was 10 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 5,410 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 80.28% White, 2.28% Black or African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 14.17% from other races, and 2.35% from two or more races. 35.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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