Wichita County Falls Flat in Population from 2000 to 2010

Wichita County posted a census of 131,500, almost flat with the 2000 number of 131,664.

The full breakdown of numbers for Wichita Falls has not yet been released. However, we did receive numbers from other Wichita county communities. Electra posted a population of 2,791. That's down 377 people from 10 years ago.

Burkburnett stands at 10,811. That's down 116 from the 2000 census.

State-wide, the Hispanic population in Texas is exploding, accounting for two-thirds of the state's staggering growth since 2000 and now making up 38 percent of the total population.

The Anglo population has now dropped to 45.3 percent of the total. Blacks make up 11.5 percent of the population. The figures, obtained by The Associated Press, were given Thursday to state leaders and are to be released publicly Thursday afternoon.

The detailed demographic data will be used to redraw boundaries for Congress and the Legislature. Texas is getting four new Congressional seats, more than any other state.

Data for Texas show that the five most populous incorporated places and their 2010 Census counts are Houston, 2,099,451; San Antonio, 1,327,407; Dallas, 1,197,816; Austin, 790,390; and Fort Worth, 741,206. Houston grew by 7.5 percent since the 2000 Census. San Antonio grew by 16.0 percent, Dallas grew by 0.8 percent, Austin grew by 20.4 percent, and Fort Worth grew by 38.6 percent.

The largest county is Harris, with a population of 4,092,459. Its population grew by 20.3 percent since 2000. The other counties in the top five include Dallas, with a population of 2,368,139 (increase of 6.7 percent); Tarrant, 1,809,034 (increase of 25.1 percent); Bexar, 1,714,773 (increase of 23.1 percent); and Travis, 1,024,266 (increase of 26.1 percent).