Terry County, Texas

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Terry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 12,761. Its county seat is Brownfield[1]. The county is named for Benjamin Franklin Terry, a colonel in the Confederate Army. Terry County is one of 46 dry counties in the state of Texas.[2]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 891 square miles (2,308 km²), of which 890 square miles (2,305 km²) is land and 1 square miles (3 km²) (0.12%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 12,761 people, 4,278 households, and 3,247 families residing in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 5,087 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 76.55% White, 5.00% Black or African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 14.28% from other races, and 3.40% from two or more races. 44.09% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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