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The 2000 Census showed that Deaf Smith County had a population of 18,561 people. This represented 0.09% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 122nd most populous county (out of 254 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Deaf Smith had a population of 18,353 people. This is a decrease of 1.12% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201019,372+4.37%+5.55% since 2009
200918,353-1.12%-0.36% since 2008
200818,420-0.76%+0.44% since 2007
200718,339-1.2%+0.47% since 2006
200618,253-1.66%-0.22% since 2005
200518,294-1.44%-0.09% since 2004
200418,311-1.35%+0.77% since 2003
200318,171-2.1%-0.48% since 2002
200218,259-1.63%-0.19% since 2001
200118,294-1.44%-1.44% since 2000
200018,561The Last Census

Deaf Smith County had 6,914 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Deaf Smith County has a total area<3> of 1,498 square miles [3,880 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (0.92 square miles [2.39 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Deaf Smith County had a population density of 12.4 people per square mile [4.79 people/km²], making it the state's 159th most densely populated county (out of 254 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Deaf Smith County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Deaf Smith and the state of Texas.

Click here for the Deaf Smith County QuickFact (QF-48117).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Deaf Smith County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Curry (NM)QF-35009   SW44,40745,044-1.41%
Quay (NM)QF-35037   W8,91710,155-12.19%
CastroQF-48069   SE7,1308,285-13.94%
OldhamQF-48359   N2,1182,185-3.07%
ParmerQF-48369   SW9,29010,016-7.25%
RandallQF-48381   E116,483104,31211.67%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Deaf Smith. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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