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Angelina County

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Counties

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

87,441
0.8
864.7
797.8
102–480
48.95
38.3
93.3
40,152
5.6
$331,586,318
$34,373
$5,075,925,179
$1,232,975,333

map of Angelina County
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Physical Features: Rolling, hilly East Texas county; black, red, gray soils; Angelina National Forest.

Economy: Timber; manufacturers of iron and steel castings, truck trailers, mobile homes; government/services; wood and paper products.

Locator map for Angelina County

History: Caddoan area. First land deed to Vicente Micheli 1801. Anglo-American setters arrived in 1820s. County created and organized in 1846 from Nacogdoches County; named for legendary Indian maiden Angelina.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 62.3; Black, 15.5; Hispanic, 20.7; Asian, 1.0; Other, 1.9.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 1,234; deaths, 831; marriages, 741; divorces, 491.

Recreation: Sam Rayburn Reservoir; national, state forests, parks; locomotive exhibit; Forest Festival, bike ride in fall.

Minerals: Limited output of natural gas and oil.

Agriculture: Poultry, beef, horticulture, limited fruits and vegetables. Market value $46.4 million. A leading timber-producing county.

LUFKIN (36,130) county seat; manufacturing; Angelina College; hospitals; U.S., Texas Forest centers; zoo; Expo Center and Texas Forestry Museum.

Other towns include: Burke (764); Diboll (5,390); Hudson (4,939); Huntington (2,154); Pollok (400); Zavalla (727).

Angelina pronunciation

 

A road through Angelina National Forest
A road disappears into the trees of Angelina National Forest. Photo by Ron Billings.
 

 

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