Hartley County, Texas

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Hartley County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 5,537. It is named for Oliver C. Hartley and his brother, Rufus K. Hartley, two early Texas legislators and lawyers. The county seat is Channing[1], which operates a unit of the Dalhart Grain Elevators Cooperative.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,463 square miles (3,789.2 km2), of which 1,462 square miles (3,786.6 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.06%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,537 people, 1,604 households, and 1,220 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,760 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 81.07% White, 8.15% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 8.60% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. 13.69% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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