Nolan County, Texas

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Nolan County is a county located in the west central region of the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 15,802. Its seat is Sweetwater[1]. The county is named for Philip Nolan, one of the first American traders to visit Texas.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 914 square miles (2,367 km²), of which 912 square miles (2,362 km²) is land and 2 square miles (5 km²) (0.21%) is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 15,802 people, 6,170 households, and 4,288 families residing in the county. The population density was 17 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 7,112 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 78.45% White, 4.68% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 14.02% from other races, and 2.07% from two or more races. 28.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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