Mitchell County, Texas

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Mitchell County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 9,698. Its seat is Colorado City. The county is named for Asa Mitchell and Eli Mitchell, two early settlers and soldiers in the Texas Revolution.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 916 square miles (2,372 km²), of which 910 square miles (2,357 km²) is land and 6 square miles (15 km²) (0.64%) is water.

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As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 9,698 people, 2,837 households, and 1,997 families residing in the county. The population density was 11 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 4,168 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 74.52% White, 12.81% Black or African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 10.19% from other races, and 1.69% from two or more races. 31.03% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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