Paint Rock, Texas

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Paint Rock is a town in and the county seat of Concho County, Texas, United States.[3] The population was 320 at the 2000 census.

The town's name comes from Indian pictographs painted on cliffs overlooking the nearby Concho River.



Paint Rock is located at 31°30′28″N 99°55′24″W / 31.50778°N 99.92333°W / 31.50778; -99.92333 (31.507777, -99.923277).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.3 km²), all of it land.

Historic Literary Reference

A chapter titled, "An Episode of Paint Rock" is devoted to the town in the 1895 book, "A Lone Star Bo-Peep, and Other Tales of Texan Ranch Life" written by Howard Seely.[5] The chapter chronicles the week of May 5, 1883 in Paint Rock and features several local residents in the text.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 320 people, 110 households, and 83 families residing in the town. The population density was 192.7 people per square mile (74.4/km²). There were 126 housing units at an average density of 75.9/sq mi (29.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 77.19% White, 2.81% Native American, 19.69% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino were 28.44% of the population.

There were 110 households out of which 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.5% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.45.

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