La Salle County, Texas

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La Salle County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 5,866. Its county seat is Cotulla[1]. La Salle County is named for René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, a 17th-century French explorer.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,494 square miles (3,870 km²), of which 1,489 square miles (3,856 km²) is land and 5 square miles (14 km²) (0.36%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,866 people, 1,819 households, and 1,351 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 2,436 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 81.47% White, 3.55% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 12.21% from other races, and 2.13% from two or more races. 77.12% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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