Wilbarger County, Texas

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Wilbarger County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2005, the United States Census Bureau estimated that the population was 13,896, down from 14,676 in 2000. The county seat is Vernon[1]. Wilbarger is named for Josiah Pugh Wilbarger and Mathias Wilbarger, two early settlers.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 978 square miles (2,533 km²), of which 971 square miles (2,515 km²) is land and 7 square miles (18 km²) (0.72%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 14,676 people, 5,537 households, and 3,748 families residing in the county. The population density was 15 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 6,371 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 78.17% White, 8.86% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 9.73% from other races, and 1.91% from two or more races. 20.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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