Howard County, Texas

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Howard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 33,627. Its county seat is Big Spring[1]. Howard County is named for Volney E. Howard, a U.S. Congressman from Texas.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 904 square miles (2,341.3 km2), of which 903 square miles (2,338.8 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.15%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 33,627 people, 11,389 households, and 7,949 families residing in the county. The population density was 37 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 13,589 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 80.14% White, 4.13% Black or African American, 0.59% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 12.43% from other races, and 2.10% from two or more races. 37.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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