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Floyd County, Texas

Floyd County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Floyd County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1890
Seat Floydada
Largest city Floydada
 • Total 993 sq mi (2,572 km2)
 • Land 992 sq mi (2,569 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1 km2), 0.04%
 • (2010) 6,446
 • Density 6.5/sq mi (3/km²)
Congressional districts 13th, 19th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .us.tx.floyd.cowww

Floyd County is a

  • Floyd County from the Handbook of Texas Online
  • Floyd County Profile from the Texas Association of Counties

External links

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.  
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 127. 
  5. ^ "Matador Ranch," Historical marker, Texas Historical Commission, Motley County, Texas
  6. ^ "State Rep. Springer announces district tour July 30".  
  7. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder".  


See also


Floyd County is located in what many call the wind corridor of the United States. The wind corridor stretches from the Panhandle of Texas up into Minnesota, including some of the most wind rich states in the country. There are several reasons why Floyd County, Texas is ideal for wind development. Those reasons include the quality of wind in the region, the potential to connect into two different electric grid systems, and the scheduled transmission line build-out in the area.

Wind Energy Development

The median income for a household in the county was $26,851, and the median income for a family was $32,123. Males had a median income of $25,487 versus $18,929 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,206. About 19.50% of families and 21.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.60% of those under age 18 and 16.50% of those age 65 or over.

In the county, the population was spread out with 31.40% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 24.40% from 25 to 44, 20.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 93.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.90 males.

There were 2,730 households out of which 39.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.90% were married couples living together, 9.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.70% were non-families. 21.30% 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 2.79 and the average family size was 3.26.

The 2000 census showed 2,730 households and 2,110 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 3,221 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 74.16% White, 3.38% Black or African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 19.66% from other races, and 1.81% from two or more races. 45.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

As of the census[11] of 2010, there were 6,446 people.


Adjacent counties

Major highways

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 993 square miles (2,570 km2), of which 992 square miles (2,570 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) (0.04%) is water.[7]



  • Geography 1
    • Major highways 1.1
    • Adjacent counties 1.2
  • Demographics 2
  • Wind Energy Development 3
  • Communities 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Republican Drew Springer, Jr., a businessman from Muenster in Cooke County, has since January 2013 represented Floyd County in the Texas House of Representatives.[6]

The Matador Ranch, based in Motley County, once reached into Floyd County as well.[5]

. Alamo who died on his 32nd birthday, March 6, 1836, defending the [4],Dolphin Ward Floyd It is named for [3]

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