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Maverick County, Texas

Maverick County is a county located in the U.S. State of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 47,297. Its county seat is Eagle Pass6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,346 km² (1,292 mi²). 3,315 km² (1,280 mi²) of it is land and 30 km² (12 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.90% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 47,297 people, 13,089 households, and 11,230 families residing in the county. The population density is 14/km² (37/mi²). There are 14,889 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (12/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 70.89% White, 0.31% African American, 1.34% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 24.08% from other races, and 2.95% from two or more races. 95.01% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 13,089 households out of which 51.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.50% are married couples living together, 16.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 14.20% are non-families. 12.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.60 and the average family size is 3.98.

In the county, the population is spread out with 36.90% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 17.70% from 45 to 64, and 9.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 28 years. For every 100 females there are 91.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $21,232, and the median income for a family is $23,614. Males have a median income of $20,956 versus $15,662 for females. The per capita income for the county is $8,758. 34.80% of the population and 32.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 40.60% are under the age of 18 and 40.90% are 65 or older.

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