The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
By the end of the century, the United States had extended into the Pacific Ocean, its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a global military power; the United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in warfare, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Sweeping civil rights legislation, notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, outlawed discrimination based on race or color. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, culminating with the 1969 U. S. Moon landing; the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world's sole superpower. The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation, it is a representative democracy.
The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, other international organizations. The United States is a developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for a quarter of global GDP; the U. S. economy is post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world's largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods, by value. Although its population is only 4.3% of the world total, the U. S. holds 31% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. Despite wide income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, worker productivity.
The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti
Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. It is applied to living organisms, most of the time to humans, it is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square. Population density is population divided by total land water volume, as appropriate. Low densities may lead to further reduced fertility; this is called the Allee effect after the scientist. Examples of the causes in low population densities include: Increased problems with locating sexual mates Increased inbreeding For humans, population density is the number of people per unit of area quoted per square kilometer or square mile; this may be calculated for a county, country, another territory or the entire world. The world's population is around 7,500,000,000 and Earth's total area is 510,000,000 square kilometers. Therefore, the worldwide human population density is around 7,500,000,000 ÷ 510,000,000 = 14.7 per km2. If only the Earth's land area of 150,000,000 km2 is taken into account human population density is 50 per km2.
This includes all continental and island land area, including Antarctica. If Antarctica is excluded population density rises to over 55 people per km2. However, over half of the Earth's land mass consists of areas inhospitable to human habitation, such as deserts and high mountains, population tends to cluster around seaports and fresh-water sources. Thus, this number by itself does not give any helpful measurement of human population density. Several of the most densely populated territories in the world are city-states and dependencies; these territories have a small area and a high urbanization level, with an economically specialized city population drawing on rural resources outside the area, illustrating the difference between high population density and overpopulation The potential to maintain the agricultural aspects of deserts is limited as there is not enough precipitation to support a sustainable land. The population in these areas are low. Therefore, cities in the Middle East, such as Dubai, have been increasing in population and infrastructure growth at a fast pace.
Cities with high population densities are, by some, considered to be overpopulated, though this will depend on factors like quality of housing and infrastructure and access to resources. Most of the most densely populated cities are in Southeast Asia, though Cairo and Lagos in Africa fall into this category. City population and area are, however dependent on the definition of "urban area" used: densities are invariably higher for the central city area than when suburban settlements and the intervening rural areas are included, as in the areas of agglomeration or metropolitan area, the latter sometimes including neighboring cities. For instance, Milwaukee has a greater population density when just the inner city is measured, the surrounding suburbs excluded. In comparison, based on a world population of seven billion, the world's inhabitants, as a loose crowd taking up ten square feet per person, would occupy a space a little larger than Delaware's land area; the Gaza Strip has a population density of 5,046 pop/km.
Although arithmetic density is the most common way of measuring population density, several other methods have been developed to provide a more accurate measure of population density over a specific area. Arithmetic density: The total number of people / area of land Physiological density: The total population / area of arable land Agricultural density: The total rural population / area of arable land Residential density: The number of people living in an urban area / area of residential land Urban density: The number of people inhabiting an urban area / total area of urban land Ecological optimum: The density of population that can be supported by the natural resources Demography Human geography Idealized population Optimum population Population genetics Population health Population momentum Population pyramid Rural transport problem Small population size Distance sampling List of population concern organizations List of countries by population density List of cities by population density List of city districts by population density List of English districts by population density List of European cities proper by population density List of United States cities by population density List of islands by population density List of U.
S. states by population density List of Australian suburbs by population density Selected Current and Historic City, Ward & Neighborhood Density Duncan Smith / UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis. "World Population Density". Exploratory map shows data from the Global Human Settlement Layer produced by the European Commission JRC and the CIESIN Columbia University
New Mexico is a state in the Southwestern region of the United States of America. It is one of the Mountain States and shares the Four Corners region with Utah and Arizona. With a population around two million, New Mexico is the 36th state by population. With a total area of 121,592 sq mi, it is the fifth-largest and sixth-least densely populated of the 50 states. Due to their geographic locations and eastern New Mexico exhibit a colder, alpine climate, while western and southern New Mexico exhibit a warmer, arid climate; the economy of New Mexico is dependent on oil drilling, mineral extraction, dryland farming, cattle ranching, lumber milling, retail trade. As of 2016–2017, its total gross domestic product was $95 billion with a GDP per capita of $45,465. New Mexico's status as a tax haven yields low to moderate personal income taxes on residents and military personnel, gives tax credits and exemptions to favorable industries; because of this, its film industry contributed $1.23 billion to its overall economy.
Due to its large area and economic climate, New Mexico has a large U. S. military presence marked notably with the White Sands Missile Range. Various U. S. national security agencies base their research and testing arms in New Mexico such as the Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories. During the 1940s, Project Y of the Manhattan Project developed and built the country's first atomic bomb and nuclear test, Trinity. Inhabited by Native Americans for many thousands of years before European exploration, it was colonized by the Spanish in 1598 as part of the Imperial Spanish viceroyalty of New Spain. In 1563, it was named Nuevo México after the Aztec Valley of Mexico by Spanish settlers, more than 250 years before the establishment and naming of the present-day country of Mexico. After Mexican independence in 1824, New Mexico became a Mexican territory with considerable autonomy; this autonomy was threatened, however, by the centralizing tendencies of the Mexican government from the 1830s onward, with rising tensions leading to the Revolt of 1837.
At the same time, the region became more economically dependent on the United States. At the conclusion of the Mexican–American War in 1848, the United States annexed New Mexico as the U. S. New Mexico Territory, it was admitted to the Union as the 47th state on January 6, 1912. Its history has given New Mexico the highest percentage of Hispanic and Latino Americans, the second-highest percentage of Native Americans as a population proportion. New Mexico is home to part of the Navajo Nation, 19 federally recognized Pueblo communities of Puebloan peoples, three different federally recognized Apache tribes. In prehistoric times, the area was home to Ancestral Puebloans and the modern extant Comanche and Utes inhabited the state; the largest Hispanic and Latino groups represented include the Hispanos of New Mexico and Mexican Americans. The flag of New Mexico features the state's Spanish origins with the same scarlet and gold coloration as Spain's Cross of Burgundy, along with the ancient sun symbol of the Zia, a Puebloan tribe.
These indigenous, Mexican and American frontier roots are reflected in the eponymous New Mexican cuisine and the New Mexico music genre. New Mexico received its name long before the present-day nation of Mexico won independence from Spain and adopted that name in 1821. Though the name “Mexico” itself derives from Nahuatl, in that language it referred to the heartland of the Empire of the Mexicas in the Valley of Mexico far from the area of New Mexico, Spanish explorers used the term “Mexico” to name the region of New Mexico in 1563. In 1581, the Chamuscado and Rodríguez Expedition named the region north of the Rio Grande "San Felipe del Nuevo México"; the Spaniards had hoped to find wealthy indigenous Mexica cultures there similar to those of the Aztec Empire of the Valley of Mexico. The indigenous cultures of New Mexico, proved to be unrelated to the Mexicas, they were not wealthy, but the name persisted. Before statehood, the name "New Mexico" was applied to various configurations of the U.
S. territory, to a Mexican state, to a province of New Spain, all in the same general area, but of varying extensions. With a total area of 121,699 square miles, the state is the fifth-largest state of the US, larger than British Isles. New Mexico's eastern border lies along 103°W longitude with the state of Oklahoma, 2.2 miles west of 103°W longitude with Texas. On the southern border, Texas makes up the eastern two-thirds, while the Mexican states of Chihuahua and Sonora make up the western third, with Chihuahua making up about 90% of that; the western border with Arizona runs along the 109° 03'W longitude. The southwestern corner of the state is known as the Bootheel; the 37°N parallel forms the northern boundary with Colorado. The states of New Mexico, Colorado and Utah come together at the Four Corners in New Mexico's northwestern corner. New Mexico has no natural water sources
Loving County, Texas
Loving County is a county in the U. S. state of Texas. With a population of 134 as of a 2017 estimate by the United States Census Bureau, Loving County is the second-least populous county in the United States after Kalawao County, Hawaii. Loving County has no incorporated communities; the county was created in 1887, although after being disorganized, it was reorganized in 1931. Prehistorically, the area had many springs with potable water that supported wildlife and nomadic hunters. Antonio de Espejo crossed the Pecos River. Having surveyed the area in 1854 for a railroad company, John Pope returned in 1855 to start a camp in northwestern Loving County and establish artesian wells in the area, but the venture was unsuccessful and was abandoned in 1861. From 1837 to 1874, the area of modern Loving County was part of the Bexar land district. In 1874, it was separated from Bexar County, it was separated from Tom Green County in 1887, but for judicial purposes, was left attached to Reeves County. It is the newest organized county in Texas.
Loving County is named for Oliver Loving, a cattle rancher and pioneer of the cattle drive, who along with Charles Goodnight, developed the Goodnight-Loving Trail. He was mortally wounded by members of the Comanche nation while on a cattle drive in 1867 in the vicinity of the county. Loving is the only county in Texas to be incorporated twice, first in 1893 and again in 1931, its initial organization was effected by a canal company founded in Denver and appears to have been based upon fraud and willful misrepresentations made by the founders to state officials. After a local landowner hired a New York City firm to investigate alleged improprieties in county government, the company's organizers fled, taking with them all the county records; the state legislature subsequently disincorporated Loving in 1897. Oil was discovered in 1921. By 1930, it had 195 residents living in what would become the town of Mentone, which became the county seat when Loving was reconstituted in 1931. By 1933, the population had peaked at 600, only to begin a steady decline that has continued until recently.
Loving County was the home of the first elected female sheriff in Edna Reed Clayton Dewees. Dewees was appointed to the job in January 1945 won an election to continue in the office through 1947, she never carried a firearm, reported only two arrests during her entire term. She returned as a county district clerk, a job she held from 1965 to 1986. After retirement, she lived on a ranch near Mentone until 22 January 2009. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 677 square miles, of which 669 square miles are land and 7.8 square miles are covered by water. The Pecos River is the county's western boundary, forming the Red Bluff Reservoir along its northwestern border with Reeves County and Eddy County, New Mexico; the terrain of Loving County is described with a few low hills. Desert shrubs, range grass, cacti abound, with salt cedars along the river. Elevations vary from 2,686 to 3,311 feet above sea level. Loving is the smallest county by area in the Permian Basin region.
State Highway 302 Ranch to Market Road 652 Lea County, New Mexico Winkler County Ward County Reeves County Eddy County, New Mexico As of the census of 2000, 67 people, 31 households, 19 families lived in the county. The population density was 0.2 people per square mile. The 70 housing units averaged 0.1 per square mile. Of the 67 residents, 60 identified as White, no person identified as Black, African American, Native American, Asian, or Pacific Islander. Six identified as "some other race", one person identified as belonging to two or more races. In addition, seven people identified as being of Latino, or Spanish origin of any race, it is one of only a few counties in the U. S.—outside of the Northeast—where the largest self-identified ancestry group is Irish American. There were 31 households out of which 5 had children under the age of 18 living with them, 17 were married couples living together, 2 had a female householder with no husband present, 11 were non-families. Ten households were made up of individuals and 2 consisted of someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
Average household size was 2.16, while the average family size was 2.65. In the county, the population was distributed as 13 people under the age of 18, one between 18 and 24, 18 from 25 to 44, 24 from 45 to 64, 11 who were 65 years of age or older; the median age was 46 years. For every 10 females, there are 11.61 males. For every 10 females age 18 and over, there are 12.50 males. The median income for a household in the county was $40,000, for a family was $53,750. Males had a median income of $25,833 versus $0 for females; the per capita income for the county was $24,084. Owing to its small and dispersed population, it has the highest median per capita and household income of any county in Texas. Loving County was the only county in the United States with no people below the poverty line as of 2000. However, as of 2010, this is no longer true; the county had been the least-populous county in the United States, with a 2010 census population of only 82 persons, but the 2015 estimate by the US Census Bureau places it as the second-least populous county in the US.
With an average of only 0.0646 inhabitan
Chaves County, New Mexico
Chaves County is a county in the U. S. state of New Mexico. As of the 2010 census, the population was 65,645, its county seat is Roswell. Chaves County was named for Colonel Jose Francisco Chaves, a military leader here during the U. S. Civil War and in Navajo campaigns. Created by Territorial Legislature, February 25, 1889, out of land from the county of Lincoln. Chaves County comprises NM Micropolitan Statistical Area. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 6,075 square miles, of which 6,065 square miles is land and 9.8 square miles is water. It is the fourth-largest county in New Mexico by area. De Baca County - north Roosevelt County - northeast Lea County - east Eddy County - south Otero County - southwest Lincoln County - west Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge Lincoln National Forest As of the 2000 census, there were 61,382 people, 22,561 households, 16,085 families residing in the county; the population density was 10 people per square mile. There were 25,647 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the county was 71.95% White, 1.97% Black or African American, 1.13% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 21.25% from other races, 3.12% from two or more races. 43.83% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 22,561 households out of which 35.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.70% were married couples living together, 13.70% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.70% were non-families. 24.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.17. In the county, the population was spread out with 29.10% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, 14.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.60 males. The median income for a household in the county was $28,513, the median income for a family was $32,532.
Males had a median income of $26,896 versus $21,205 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,990. About 17.60% of families and 21.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.10% of those under age 18 and 13.90% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2010 census, there were 65,645 people, 23,691 households, 16,646 families residing in the county; the population density was 10.8 inhabitants per square mile. There were 26,697 housing units at an average density of 4.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 70.9% white, 2.0% black or African American, 1.2% American Indian, 0.6% Asian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 21.9% from other races, 3.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 52.0% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 10.1% were German, 9.3% were Irish, 8.5% were English, 4.6% were American. Of the 23,691 households, 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.7% were non-families, 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals.
The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.22. The median age was 34.7 years. The median income for a household in the county was $37,524 and the median income for a family was $43,464. Males had a median income of $37,573 versus $26,250 for females; the per capita income for the county was $18,504. About 15.9% of families and 21.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.1% of those under age 18 and 14.6% of those age 65 or over. Chaves County is a Republican stronghold. No Democratic presidential candidate has won Chaves County since Lyndon Johnson's landslide victory of 1964. In that election, Johnson took Chaves County by only 1.3 percent. Roswell Dexter Hagerman Lake Arthur Midway Dunken Elk Elkins Greenfield Mesa National Register of Historic Places listings in Chaves County, New Mexico
Cochran County, Texas
Cochran County is a county located in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,127; the county seat is Morton. The county was created in 1876 and organized in 1924, it is named for a defender of the Alamo. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 775 square miles, of which 775 square miles is land and 0.09 square miles is water. Cochran County lies on the high plains of the Llano Estacado; the western border of the county lies along the border of New Mexico. State Highway 114 State Highway 125 State Highway 214 Bailey County Hockley County Yoakum County Lea County, New Mexico Roosevelt County, New Mexico As of the census of 2000, there were 3,730 people, 1,309 households, 1,017 families residing in the county; the population density was 5 people per square mile. There were 1,587 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 64.48% White, 4.53% Black or African American, 0.83% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 27.35% from other races, 2.55% from two or more races.
44.13% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 1,309 households out of which 38.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.80% were married couples living together, 9.90% had a female householder with no husband present, 22.30% were non-families. 20.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.25. In the county, the population was spread out with 31.50% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 24.90% from 25 to 44, 21.20% from 45 to 64, 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 92.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.30 males. The median income for a household in the county was $27,525, the median income for a family was $31,163. Males had a median income of $25,064 versus $17,652 for females; the per capita income for the county was $13,125.
About 21.40% of families and 27.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.20% of those under age 18 and 11.70% of those age 65 or over. Morton Whiteface Bledsoe Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Cochran County Cochran County government's website Cochran County in Handbook of Texas Online at the University of Texas Cochran County Profile from the Texas Association of Counties Photos of West Texas and Eastern New Mexico
Yoakum County, Texas
Yoakum County is a county located in the far western portion of the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,879, its county seat is Plains. The county was created in 1876 and organized in 1907, it is named for a Texas historian. Until the passage of a liquor sales referendum held on May 11, 2013, Yoakum had been one of nineteen remaining prohibition or dry counties within the state of Texas. Voters in Denver City approved a separate referendum to permit liquor sales within that community. In 1965, Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Number 5927 was placed at the county courthouse, acknowledging the creation of the county in 1876; until after 1900, the county contained nomadic buffalo hunters and a few scattered ranchers. Yoakum County was organized in 1907, the population increased to 602 because of the sale of state land deeds. Early tribes included Suma-Jumano, Comanche and Kiowa; the Texas legislature established Yoakum County from Bexar County in 1876. The county was organized in 1907, Plains became the county seat.
In 1900, the area had only twenty-six residents. There was only one ranch in the county that year devoted to cattle, rather than crops. Sale of state land after 1900 brought an increase in population. By 1910, there were 107 farms or ranches in the area, the population had increased to 602. By 1920, there were 109 ranches or farms in the area, but the population had fallen to 504. More than 21,000 cattle were reported that year. During the 1920s the county experienced a minor expansion of crop farming, cotton became the most important crop. There were 239 farms, the population had increased to 1,263; the first oil well in the county gushed in 1935. Denver City benefited with a resulting boom economy. By January 1, 1991 1,664,036,000 barrels of oil had been taken from county lands since 1936. Irrigation in the county led to more acres being planted on sorghum, alfalfa and castor beans. In 1982, 93 percent of the land in Yoakum County was in farms and ranches, 44 percent of the farmland was under cultivation.
Some 110,000 acres were irrigated. About 95 percent of agricultural revenue was derived from crops cotton, wheat and corn. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 800 square miles all of, land. U. S. Highway 82 U. S. Highway 380 State Highway 83 State Highway 214 Cochran County Terry County Gaines County Lea County, New Mexico As of the census of 2000, there were 7,322 people, 2,469 households, 2,007 families residing in the county; the population density was 9 people per square mile. There were 2,974 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 70.62% White, 1.39% Black or African American, 0.71% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 25.48% from other races, 1.65% from two or more races. 45.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 2,469 households out of which 43.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.80% were married couples living together, 8.50% had a female householder with no husband present, 18.70% were non-families.
17.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.50% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.34. In the county, the population was spread out with 32.10% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, 11.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 94.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.40 males. The median income for a household in the county was $32,672, the median income for a family was $36,772. Males had a median income of $32,188 versus $19,913 for females; the per capita income for the county was $14,504. About 17.60% of families and 19.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.00% of those under age 18 and 13.00% of those age 65 or over. Denver City Plains Allred Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Yoakum County Dry counties Youkum County government’s website Yoakum County from the Handbook of Texas Online TxGenWeb Yoakum County Memories Yoakum County Profile from the Texas Association of Counties