Terry County is a county located in the U.S.
state of Texas.
2000, its population was 12,761. Its county seat
is Brownfield .
The county is named for Benjamin Franklin Terry
, a colonel
in the Confederate Army
Terry County is one of 46 dry
the state of Texas.
According to the U.S.
county has a total area of 891 square
), of which,
890 square miles (2,305 km²) of it is land and
1 square miles (3 km²) of it (0.12%) is water.
As of the census
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
, and 3.40%
from two or more races. 44.09% of the population were Hispanic
of any race.
There were 4,278 households out of which 35.80% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 59.70% were married couples
living together, 11.90% had a
female householder with no husband present, and 24.10% were
non-families. 22.10% of all households were made up of individuals
and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or
older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family
size was 3.23.
In the county, the population was spread out with 28.40% under the
age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 20.60% from
45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median
age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 108.00 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.50
The median income for a household in the county was $28,090, and
the median income for a family was $33,339. Males had a median
income of $24,321 versus $20,131 for females. The per capita income
for the county was
$13,860. About 19.20% of families and 23.30% of the population were
below the poverty line
32.50% of those under age 18 and 13.90% of those age 65 or
The county is served by a weekly newspaper, nearby stations KBXJ
(FM) and KPET (AM), and the various Lubbock radio and TV stations.
KKUB (AM) and KTTU-FM are licensed to Brownfield but operate
primarily from offices and studios in Lubbock.
Cities and towns