Irion County is a county located in the U.S.
state of Texas.
included in the San Angelo,
Texas, Metropolitan Statistical
Area. Irion County's population was 1,771 as of the
2000 census, Its county seat is Mertzon.
county is named for Robert
, a secretary of state of the Republic of Texas
According to the U.S.
county has a total area of 1,052 square miles
(2,724 km²), virtually all of which is land. The Spraberry Trend
, the third-largest oil field
in the United States by remaining reserves, underlies much of the
As of the census
of 2000, there were 1,771
people, 694 households, and 523 families residing in the county.
The population density
people per square mile (1/km²). There were 914 housing units at an
average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial
makeup of the county was 90.68% White
, 0.40% Black
or African American
, 0.79% Native American
, 6.55% from
, and 1.58%
from two or more races. 24.62% of the population were Hispanic
of any race.
There were 694 households out of which 32.40% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 64.80% were married couples
living together, 6.60% had a female
householder with no husband present, and 24.50% were non-families.
21.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average
household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the county, the population was spread out with 26.70% under the
age of 18, 4.70% from 18 to 24, 26.90% from 25 to 44, 26.10% from
45 to 64, and 15.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median
age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.30 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.40
The median income for a household in the county was $37,500, and
the median income for a family was $45,458. Males had a median
income of $35,642 versus $20,395 for females. The per capita income
for the county was
$20,515. About 8.30% of families and 8.40% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 7.20%
of those under age 18 and 7.90% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
- Top 100 Oil and Gas Fields
- Magness, Perre, Cohort of Butch, Sundance 'retired'
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