Haskell County, Texas

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Haskell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 6,093. It is named for Charles Ready Haskell, who was killed in the Goliad massacre. The seat of the county is Haskell[1].

It is the home county of the current Governor of Texas, James Richard "Rick" Perry.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 910 square miles (2,356.9 km2), of which 903 square miles (2,338.8 km2) is land and 7 square miles (18.1 km2) (0.80%) is water.

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As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 6,093 people, 2,569 households, and 1,775 families residing in the county. The population density was 7 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 3,555 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.78% White, 2.79% Black or African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 11.67% from other races, and 2.05% from two or more races. 20.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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