Zapata Coonty

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Zapata County, Texas
The front o the Zapata County Courthouse
Cairt o Texas heichlichtin Zapata County
Location in the U.S. state o Texas
Cairt o the Unitit States heichlichtin Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Foondit22 Januar 1858
 • Tot1,058 sq mi (2,740 km2)
 • Laund997 sq mi (2,582 km2)
 • Watter61 sq mi (158 km2), 5.80%
 • (2010)14,018
 • Density13/sq mi (5/km²)

Zapata Coonty is a coonty locatit in the U.S. state o Texas. As o the 2010 census, its population wis 14,018.[1] Its coonty seat is Zapata[2]. Zapata is namit for Colonel Jose Antonio de Zapata, a rancher in the aurie who rebelled against Mexico.

The Sooth Texas Ile Boom includit wells drilled in Zapata Coonty in the early 1920s throu the wirk o Laredo industrialist Oliver Winfield Killam, a Missouri native who ance servit as an Oklahoma state legislator.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae the U.S. Census Bureau, the coonty haes a tot aurie o 1,058 square mile (2,740 km2), o which 997 square mile (2,580 km2) is laund an 61 square mile (160 km2) (5.80%) is watter.

Major heich-gates[eedit | eedit soorce]

Adjacent coonties an municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Naitional protectit aurie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Govrenment an politics[eedit | eedit soorce]

19t century Los Corralitos Building relocatit frae Zapata Coonty tae the National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock in West Texas
The wastren side o the Jesus Trevino Rancho biggin in the San Ygnacio Historic Destrict; note the structural similarity tae Los Corralitos abuin.
A twa=story historic residence in San Ygnacio on U.S. Highway 83 business route
Entrance tae Zapata Coonty Cemetery frae Farm-tae-Market Road 496

Zapata Coonty in maist elections owerwhelmingly supports the Democratic. In the November 4, 2008, general election Barack Obama defeatit John McCain, the presidential winner in Texas, bi 1,939 votes (67.7 percent) tae 918 (32 percent).

Demografics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Historical population
1860 1,248—    
1870 1,488+19.2%
1880 3,636+144.4%
1890 3,562−2.0%
1900 4,760+33.6%
1910 3,809−20.0%
1920 2,929−23.1%
1930 2,867−2.1%
1940 3,916+36.6%
1950 4,405+12.5%
1960 4,393−0.3%
1970 4,352−0.9%
1980 6,628+52.3%
1990 9,279+40.0%
2000 12,182+31.3%
2010 14,018+15.1%
2011 14,282+1.9%
2012 15,938+11.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]
Texas Almanac: 1850-2010[4]

As o the census[5] o 2000, thare wur 12,182 fowk, 3,921 hoosehauolds, an 3,164 faimilies residin in the coonty. Zapata Coonty is estimatit tae be the eleivent fastest growin coonty (+15.8%) in the state o Texas syne the year 2000 (based on % o population chynge). The population densitie wis 12 fowk per square mile (5/km²). Thare wur 6,167 hoosin units at an average densitie o 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makup o the coonty wis 84.07% White, 0.41% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.19% Asie, 0.04% Paceefic Islander, 12.64% frae ither races, an 2.33% frae twa or mair races. 84.78% o the population wur Hispanic or Latino o ony race.

Thare wur 3,921 hoosehaulds oot o which 43.20% haed childer unner the age o 18 livin wi thaim, 64.20% wur mairit couples livin thegither, 13.00% haed a female househaulder wi no husband present, an 19.30% wur nan-faimilies. 17.50% o aw hoosehaulds wur made up o individuals an 10.30% haed someane livin alane who wis 65 years o age or aulder. The average hoosehauld size wis 3.10 an the average faimily size wis 3.52.

In the coonty, the population wis spread oot wi 33.00% unner the age o 18, 10.00% frae 18 tae 24, 24.10% frae 25 tae 44, 18.60% frae 45 tae 64, an 14.30% who wur 65 years o age or aulder. The median age wis 31 years. For ivery 100 females thare wur 96.80 males. For ivery 100 females age 18 an ower, thare wur 93.70 males.

The median income for a hoosehauld in the coonty wis $24,635, an the median income for a faimily wis $26,722. Males haed a median income o $26,294 versus $14,579 for females. The per caipita income for the coonty wis $10,486. Aboot 29.30% o faimilies an 35.80% o the population wur belaw the poverty line, includin 46.10% o those unner age 18 an 21.30% o those age 65 or ower.

Commonties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Thare are nae incorporatit auries in Zapata Coonty an hence nae municipal govrenments.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Archived frae the original on 30 December 2012. Retrieved 14 Januar 2012.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 7 Juin 2011.
  3. U.S. Decennial Census
  4. Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010
  5. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 31 Januar 2008.

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