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Randall County, Texas

Randall County, Texas
The Randall County Courthouse in 2011
Seal of Randall County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Randall County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1889
Named for Horace Randal
Seat Canyon
Largest city Amarillo
 • Total 922 sq mi (2,388 km2)
 • Land 912 sq mi (2,362 km2)
 • Water 11 sq mi (28 km2), 1.2%
 • (2010) 120,725
 • Density 132/sq mi (51/km²)
Congressional district 13th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .org.randallcountywww

Randall County is a

External links

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 23, 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. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  9. ^ Geographie Electionale
  10. ^ The New York Times electoral map (Zoom in on Texas)
  11. ^ ‘100 Most Republican Counties in 2000 Presidential Election’; The Americna Statesman, September 17, 2004


Ghost towns

Unincorporated communities





Randall County was one of the more than 200 counties in Texas to cast the majority of its votes for Republican John McCain. McCain received 41,895 votes, which was 81% of the total, while Democrat Barack Obama received 9,461 votes, or 18% of the total, far below his national percentage.

Although once more Democratic-leaning, the county has become solidly Republican. The Republican candidate has carried the county in every presidential election since 1952, usually by overwhelming margins.[9] In the last five elections no Republican candidate has received less than 61% of the county's vote,[10] and since 2000 Randall has been the nation’s most Republican "metropolitan" county outside of predominantly Mormon counties in Utah.[11]


The median income for a household in the county was $42,712, and the median income for a family was $52,420. Males had a median income of $36,333 versus $25,358 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,840. About 5.70% of families and 8.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.50% of those under age 18 and 6.60% of those age 65 or over.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 11.20% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 11.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 94.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.20 males.

There were 41,240 households out of which 33.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.50% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.20% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.00.

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 104,312 people, 41,240 households, and 28,785 families residing in the county. The population density was 114 people per square mile (44/km²). There were 43,261 housing units at an average density of 47 per square mile (18/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.44% White, 1.50% Black or African American, 0.65% Native American, 1.03% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 4.71% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. 10.27% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.


National protected area

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Palo Duro Canyon, the second largest canyon in the United States, is located in Randall County.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 922 square miles (2,390 km2), of which 912 square miles (2,360 km2) is land and 11 square miles (28 km2) (1.2%) is water.[4]



  • Geography 1
    • Major highways 1.1
    • Adjacent counties 1.2
    • National protected area 1.3
  • Demographics 2
  • Politics 3
  • Communities 4
    • Cities 4.1
    • Towns 4.2
    • Villages 4.3
    • Unincorporated communities 4.4
    • Ghost towns 4.5
  • References 5
  • External links 6

At one time, the large John George Adair, which reached into six counties, held acreage in Randall County.

Randall County is part of the Amarillo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area.

. The reason the county name differs from his is because the bill creating the county misspelled Randal's name. Battle of Jenkins Ferry brigadier general killed at the Confederate, a Horace Randal It is named for [3]

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