Parmer County, Texas

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Parmer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 10,016. The seat of the county is Farwell[1]. The county is named in honor of Martin Parmer, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and early judge. Parmer County is one of 30[2] prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas. Parmer County is in the southwestern Texas Panhandle.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 885 square miles (2,293 km²), of which 882 square miles (2,283 km²) is land and 3 square miles (10 km²) (0.40%) is water.

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As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 10,016 people, 3,322 households, and 2,614 families residing in the county. The population density was 11 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 3,732 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 66.01% White, 1.01% Black or African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 29.51% from other races, and 2.35% from two or more races. 49.19% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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