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King County, Texas

King County, Texas
King County Courthouse in Guthrie
Map of Texas highlighting King County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1891
Named for William Philip King
Seat Guthrie
Largest community Guthrie
Area
 • Total 913 sq mi (2,365 km2)
 • Land 911 sq mi (2,359 km2)
 • Water 2.5 sq mi (6 km2), 0.3%
Population
 • (2010) 286
 • Density 0.3/sq mi (0/km²)
Congressional district 13th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .com.kingcountytxwww

King County is a

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

External links

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 18, 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. ^ "State Rep. Springer announces district tour July 30".  
  5. ^ a b c Leffler, John. "King County, Texas". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  6. ^ Coppedge, Clay. "Windmills". Texas Escapes. Texas Escapes - Blueprints For Travel, LLC. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  7. ^ Chiles, Jim (June 1980). "Who Owns Texas". Texas Monthly: 124. 
  8. ^ Clayton, Lawrence; Salvant, J U (1997). Historic Ranches of Texas. University of Texas Press. pp. 55–60.  
  9. ^ "Dumont, Texas". Texas Escapes. Texas Escapes - Blueprints For Travel, LLC. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  10. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  12. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  14. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  15. ^ "David Leip's Presidential Election Atlas - 1948 statistics". Uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
  16. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections - Data Graphs". Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  17. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections - Data Graphs". Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  18. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections - Data Graphs". Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  19. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections - Data Graphs". Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  20. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections - Data Graphs". Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  21. ^ "America's Decision - Election Tracking Map". Fox News. Retrieved 2008-11-07. 
  22. ^ 2012 Texas Presidential Election Results, from Politico. Retrieved on November 15, 2012.
  23. ^ a b CNN, Video: Visit the most anti-Obama county in the U.S., from YouTube. Retrieved December 4, 2012.
  24. ^ King County Race Summary for the 2012 Democratic presidential primary election, from the Historical Election Results section of the website of the Texas Secretary of State. Retrieved on September 18, 2013.
  25. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections - Data Graphs". Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  26. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections - Data Graphs". Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  27. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections - Data Graphs". Retrieved 28 November 2014. 

References

Communities

The primary industries are raising beef cattle (since the late 19th century), and oil production (since 1943). Corn and cotton are the leading planted farm crops.

Economy

In the 2014 Texas gubernatorial election, Republican candidate Greg Abbott received 90 votes (amounting to 96.8% of the county's total vote), while Democratic candidate Wendy Davis received 1 vote, or 1.1 percent of the total. Libertarian Party candidate Kathie Glass received 2 votes, or 2.2 percent of the total.[27]

In the 2014 U.S. Senate election, Republican incumbent Senator John Cornyn received 87 votes (amounting to 96.7% of the county's total vote), while Democratic candidate David Alameel received 1 vote, or 1.1 percent of the total. Libertarian Party candidate Rebecca Paddock received 2 votes, or 2.2 percent of the total.[26]

In the 2012 U.S. Senate election, Republican candidate Ted Cruz received 117 votes (amounting to 95.9% of the county's total vote), while Democratic candidate Paul Sadler received 4 votes, or 3.3 percent of the total.[25]

In addition, in the 2012 Democratic Presidential primaries (in which President Obama faced no serious opposition nationwide), King County was one of two counties that voted for Bob Ely over President Obama. There were only 7 votes cast in the Democratic presidential primary election in King County that year. Ely won 4 of them, Obama won 1, and two other minor candidates won 1 each.[24]

In the 2012 presidential election, President Obama fared even worse in King County. His Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, received 139 votes in the county (amounting to 95.9% of the county's total votes in the presidential election), while President Obama received only 5 votes — amounting to 3.4 percent of the total.[22][23] That percentage was the smallest percentage that President Obama received in any county in the United States in 2012.[23]

In the 2008 presidential election, 93.2 percent (151 votes) supported the Republican, Senator John McCain, whereas only 4.9 percent (8 votes) backed the Democrat, Senator Barack Obama. Of all United States counties, King had the largest percentage of support for McCain.[21]

In the U.S. Senator John Kerry.[20]

However, the county has shifted strongly Republican since the 1980s. The last Democratic presidential candidate to win over twenty percent of the vote in King County was Bill Clinton in 1996.[19]

King County was once a strongly Democratic county even by Richard Nixon.[18]

Politics

The median income for a household in the county was $35,625, and the median income for a family was $36,875. Males had a median income of $21,389 versus $30,179 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,321. 20.70% of the population and 17.90% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 23.00% are under the age of 18 and 31.60% are 65 or older.

In the county, the population was spread out with 33.70% under the age of 18, 3.70% from 18 to 24, 29.50% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 10.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.00 males.

There were 108 households out of which 41.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.60% were married couples living together, 1.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.60% were non-families. 16.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.12.

As of the census[14] of 2000, there were 356 people, 108 households, and 88 families residing in the county. The population density was 0.39 people per square mile (0.15/km²). There were 174 housing units at an average density of 0.19 per square mile (0.07/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.10% White, 1.12% Native American, 3.09% from other races, and 1.69% from two or more races. 9.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Demographics

Adjacent counties

Major highways

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 913 square miles (2,360 km2), of which 911 square miles (2,360 km2) is land and 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) (0.3%) is water.[10]

Geography

Oil was discovered in the county in 1943. By January 1, 1991, almost 114,403,000 barrels (18,188,600 m3) of oil had been pumped from King County lands since the first wells were drilled.[5]

[9]

. Lubbock in National Ranching Heritage Center, who was also affiliated with the Jim Humphreys The 6666 (called Four Six Ranch), also founded in 1883, was managed from 1965–1986 by [8] The formerly-named [7] Some of the earliest settlers were Isom Lynn, A. C. Tackett, Brants Baker, and Bud Arnett. The Four Sixes Ranch. was established in 1902 by Samuel Burk Burnet.[6] Early ranchers preserved water by damming canyons and draws to hold the heavy spring rains. In the 1890s windmills became the method of water preservation.

Monument off sheriff from 1928-1948

On August 21, 1876, the Texas legislature formed King County from Guthrie was designated as the county seat.[5]

County established

Apache and Comanche were early tribes in the area. The Red River War of 1874-1875 was a United States Army campaign to force the removal of Natives in Texas and their relocation to reservations, to open the region to white settlers.[5]

Native Americans

History

Contents

  • History 1
    • Native Americans 1.1
    • County established 1.2
  • Geography 2
    • Major highways 2.1
    • Adjacent counties 2.2
  • Demographics 3
  • Politics 4
  • Economy 5
  • Communities 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Republican Drew Springer, Jr., a businessman from Muenster in Cooke County, has since January 2013 represented King County in the Texas House of Representatives.[4]

. Battle of the Alamo, who died at the William Philip King It is named for [3]

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