County Chair, John Richie
The Wichita County Democratic Party supports the values and objectives of the Texas Democratic Party: Platform Summary
The Texas Democratic Party believes that we live in a land of opportunity as wide as our beautiful Texas skies. Texas Democrats care about our neighbors and know that we’re stronger together than we are on our own. We know that when everyone plays by the same rules, gets a fair shot and does their fair share — Texas succeeds. Our values are rooted in opportunity, freedom, fairness, equality, and progress.
Texas Democrats have led the fight for civil rights, Social Security, workers’ rights, voting rights, veteran’s rights, health care, equality, immigration reform, and women’s rights. We are the party of President Lyndon Johnson, Sam Rayburn, Barbara Jordan, Ann Richards, Joaquin and Julian Castro, Wendy Davis, and countless Texans throughout the state who work each day to keep Texas great.
We love our great state. And we fight to win elections to protect our Texas values.
Click on the Precinct Chairs List for the names, addresses and email addresses of those who keep us working towards our goals.
Wichita County Demographics
As of the census of 2000, there were 131,664 people, 48,441 households, and 32,891 families residing in the county. The population density was 210 people per square mile (81/km²). There were 53,304 housing units at an average density of 85 per square mile (33/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 78.76% White, 10.23% Black or African American, 0.89% Native American, 1.84% Asian, 0.09% Pacific islander, 5.51% from other races, and 2.68% from two or more races. 12.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 48,441 households out of which 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.30% were married couples living together, 11.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.10% were non-families. In 2000, there were 1,869 unmarried partner households: 1,677 heterosexual, 94 same-sex male, and 98 same-sex female.
27.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% 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 3.04.
In the county, the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 13.70% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 19.50% from 45 to 64, and 12.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 103.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $33,780, and the median incomefor a family was $40,937. Males had a median income of $28,687 versus $21,885 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,965. About 10.30% of families and 13.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.40% of those under age 18 and 9.80% of those age 65 or over.