Martin County – History, Demography, Government and Others
History of Martin County
Its seat of the county is Stanton. It was established in 1876. It was organized in 1884.. It was named after Wylie Martin, a pioneer settler. Up until November 2018, Martin County was one of six counties completely dry in Texas.
At the time of in the census 2000 the population was 4,746 in the county, with 1,624 households and 1,256 families living within the county. The density of population of 5 persons per sq mile (2/km 2). The county had 1,894 dwelling units, with the average of 2 people per sq mile (1/km 2). The ethnic makeup in the County was 79.01 percent white, 1.58% Black or African American, 0.82% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 16.06% from other races as well as 2.36 percent of the population was from multiple races. 40.56 percent of the population comprised Hispanic and the Latino regardless of race.
In all, there were 1 624 households from which 42.70 percent had children under 18 years of age who were living in the household, 64.30% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder without a husband present or present, and 22.60 percent of households were not family-based. 21.70 percent of households were comprised of people with no spouses, and 11.80 percent of households had a person living on their own who was aged 65 or older. or older. The average size of a household of 2.87 while the median size of a family was 3.36.
The county’s population was dispersed across the county, with 33.90 percent aged 18 or less, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 19.70% from 45 to 64 from 45 to 64, and 13.30 percent of those aged 65 years or older. old or older. The median age was 32 . In 100 females,, there was 95.60 males. In 100 women 18 and above the number was 92.70 males.
The median household income for households within the County was $31,836, while the median family income was $35,965. Males earned a median of $29,360 as opposed to $19,063 females. The per-capita earnings of the entire county is $15,647. The county had 14.90 percent of households and 18.70 percent of the people lived under the poverty limit which included 23.90 percent of people aged 18 or less and 17.10 percent of those aged 65 and over.
Martin County Government
At a Glance – Martin County, Texas
Martin County, Texas – Cities
- Ackerly (partly in Dawson County)
- Midland (mostly in Midland County)
- Stanton (county seat)
Martin County, Texas – Unincorporated communities
- Dawson County (north)
- Howard County (east)
- Glasscock County (southeast)
- Midland County (south)
- Andrews County (west)
- Gaines County (northwest)
Photos of Significant Location and Monuments
- Grady Independent School District