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Andrews County

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Population
Change fm 2010
Area (sq.mi.)
Land area (sq.mi.)
Altitude (ft.)
Rainfall (in.)
Jan. avg. min.
July avg. max.
Civilian labor
Unemployed
Wages
Per Capita Inc.
Prop. Value
Retail Sales

16,799
13.6
1,501.1
1,500.7
2,862–3,570
14.74
30.7
94.8
9,758
3.2
$105,356,615
$47,804
$5,467,000,321
$177,440,882

map of Andrews County
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Physical Features: South Plains, drain to playas; grass, mesquite, shin oak; red clay, sandy soils.

Economy: Natural resources/mining; manufacturing; trade, construction; government/services; agribusiness.

Andrews County locator map

History: Apache, Comanche area until U.S. Army campaigns of 1875. Ranching developed around 1900. Oil boom in 1940s. County created 1876 from Bexar Territory; organized 1910; named for Texas Revolutionary soldier Richard Andrews.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 44.6; Black, 2.2; Hispanic, 51.7; Asian, 0.7; Other, 2.6.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 265; deaths, 115; marriages, 126; divorces, 69.

Recreation: Prairie dog town, wetlands, bird viewing; museum; camper facilities; Fall Fiesta in September.

Minerals: Oil and gas.

Agriculture: Beef, cotton, sorghums, grains, corn, hay; significant irrigation. Market value $15.9 million.

ANDREWS (12,288) county seat; trade center, amphitheatre, hospital.

Other towns include, McKinney Acres (895).

An oilfield in Andrews County
An oil field along FM 181 in Andrews County. Photo by Robert Plocheck.

 

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