Borden County is located in West Texas, about an hour east of Lubbock. It is a rural county with a population of 1,715 as of the 2020 census. The median household income is $50,937, slightly below the national median of $61,937. The poverty rate is 11.2%, slightly higher than the national average of 10.5%.
The population of Borden County is mostly white (86.2%), with smaller percentages of Hispanic (8.2%), African American (2.7%), and other races (2.9%). The median age is 37.3, slightly younger than the national median of 38.2.
Education in Borden County is provided by the Borden County Independent School District. According to the Texas Education Agency, the district has an enrollment of 546 students in grades pre-K through 12. The district has a graduation rate of 91%, slightly higher than the national average of 89%.
Real estate in Borden County is relatively affordable compared to other areas in the state. The median home value is $98,400, significantly lower than the national median of $219,700. The median rent is $867, slightly lower than the national median of $1,062.
Overall, Borden County is a rural area with an affordable cost of living and a slightly higher poverty rate than the national average. Education is provided by the Borden County Independent School District, which has a higher than average graduation rate. Real estate is relatively affordable, with a median home value significantly lower than the national median.