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Gaines County, Texas Facts

Facts
State Texas
Land area 1,502.4 square miles
Population Density 11.7 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 18,921
Population change 8%
Under 5 years of age 10%
Under 18 35%
65 and over 9.6%
Females 49.2%
White 95.1
Hispanic or Latino of any race 38.7
Asian 0.5%
Two or more races 1.3%
Black or African American 2.1%
Native American 1%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 59%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 11.9%
Veterans 472
Households and Housing
Households 5,437
Persons per household 3.3
Living in the same house for one year or more 85.2%
Median household income $52,910
The per capita income $21,572
Live below the poverty line. 16.8%
housing units 6,299
Multi-unit structures 5%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $93,000
Residents owning their homes. 76.9%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,564
Women-owned firms 18.3%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $82,554
Retail sales per capita $5,575
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $169,294