Collingsworth County, Texas

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Collingsworth County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 3,206. Collingsworth is named for James Collinsworth, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and first chief justice of the Republic of Texas. The reason the county's name is spelled differently is because the bill creating the county misspelled Collinsworth's name. Collingsworth County is one of 30[1] prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas. Its seat is Wellington[2]. It is north of Childress County, which is named for George Campbell Childress, another founder of the Republic of Texas.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 919 square miles (2,380.2 km2), of which 918 square miles (2,377.6 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.07%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,206 people, 1,294 households, and 916 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,723 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 79.82% White, 5.33% Black or African American, 1.62% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 10.89% from other races, and 2.15% from two or more races. 20.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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