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Maverick County Courthouse in Eagle Pass


Maverick County Jail, established 1949, adjacent to county courthouse


Maverick County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texasmarker. In 2000, its population was 47,297. Its county seat is Eagle Passmarker . Maverick County is named for Samuel Maverick, cattleman and state legislator.

The Eagle Pass Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Maverick County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,292 square miles (3,346 km²), of which, 1,280 square miles (3,315 km²) of it is land and 12 square miles (31 km²) of it is water. The total area is 0.90% water.

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Adjacent counties and municipios



Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 47,297 people, 13,089 households, and 11,230 families residing in the county. The population density is 37 people per square mile (14/km²). There are 14,889 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county is 70.89% White, 0.31% Black or African American, 1.34% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 24.08% from other races, and 2.95% from two or more races. 95.01% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 13,089 households out of which 51.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.50% are married couples living together, 16.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 14.20% are non-families. 12.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.60 and the average family size is 3.98.

In the county, the population is spread out with 36.90% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 17.70% from 45 to 64, and 9.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 28 years. For every 100 females there are 91.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $21,232, and the median income for a family is $23,614. Males have a median income of $20,956 versus $15,662 for females. The per capita income for the county is $8,758. 34.80% of the population and 32.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 40.60% of those under the age of 18 and 40.90% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. Based on per-capita income, Maverick is one of the poorest counties in the United States.

Communities

Cities

Eagle Passmarker is the only incorporated city in Maverick County.

Census-designated places



Politics

Traditionally Democratic, Maverick County was one of the only counties in Texas where George McGovern received a majority of the vote. The last Republican to carry the county was Herbert Hoover in 1928. In recent times it cast a majority of its votes for U.S. Senator John Kerry in the 2004 U.S. presidential election. President George W. Bush received 4,025 votes to Kerry's 5,948. In the 2008 U.S. presidential election it cast a higher majority of 8,554 votes for Barack Obama (ironically, Obama's opponent, John McCain portrayed himself as a "maverick").

The county is located in Texas Senate, District 19 so is represented by Democrat Carlos Uresti in the Texas Senate. As part of the 80th district of the Texas House of Representatives it is represented by Democrat Tracy O. King. In the United States House of Representatives it is part of Texas's 23rd congressional district, which has a Cook Partisan Voting Index of R+4 and is represented by Democrat Ciro Rodriguez.

Education

All of Maverick County is served by the Eagle Pass Independent School District.

References

  1. David Leip Atlas
  2. Geographie Electorale
  3. The New York Times Electoral Map


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