Texas Childress County Public Libraries

By | January 1, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Childress County, Texas. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Texas Childress County.

1. Library System CHILDRESS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 117 Avenue B NE, Childress, TX 79201
Phone Number: (940) 937-8421 Childress 26,963 23,884

2. Central Library CHILDRESS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 117 Avenue B NE, Childress, TX 79201
Phone Number: (940) 937-8421 Childress N/A N/A

Overview of Childress County, Texas

Childress County is a county located in the state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 7,688. Its county seat is Childress. Childress is named for George Campbell Childress, the author of the Texas Declaration of Independence.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,848 km² (714 mi²). 1,840 km² (710 mi²) of it is land and 8 km² (3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.46% water.

Adjacent counties

  • Colingsworth County (north)
  • Harmon County, Oklahoma (northeast)
  • Hardeman County (east)
  • Cottle County (south)
  • Hall County (west)

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 7,688 people, 2,474 households, and 1,650 families residing in the county. The population density is 4/km² (11/mi²). There are 3,059 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (4/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 67.70% White, 14.09% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 15.70% from other races, and 1.83% from two or more races. 20.47% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,474 households out of which 31.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.40% are married couples living together, 11.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.30% are non-families. 30.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.40 and the average family size is 3.00.

In the county, the population is spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 12.10% from 18 to 24, 30.60% from 25 to 44, 19.40% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 142.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 149.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $27,457, and the median income for a family is $35,543. Males have a median income of $25,606 versus $20,037 for females. The per capita income for the county is $12,452. 17.60% of the population and 13.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 28.30% of those under the age of 18 and 10.30% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

  • Childress