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Armstrong 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

1,949
2.5
913.8
909.1
2,300–3,535
22.25
22.4
90.6
975
3.7
$2,710,651
$45,045
$538,268,750
$7,556,646

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Physical Features: Partly on High Plains, broken by Palo Duro Canyon. Chocolate loam, gray soils.

Economy: Agribusiness, tourism, commuting to Amarillo.

locator map for Armstrong County

History: Apache, then Comanche territory until U.S. Army campaigns of 1874-75. Anglo-Americans began ranching soon afterward. County created from Bexar District, 1876; organized 1890; name honors pioneer Texas family.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 88.6; Black, 1.3; Hispanic, 8.3; Asian, 0.1; Other, 2.1.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 12; deaths, 39; marriages, 9; divorces, 13.

Recreation: State park; Goodnight Ranch Home.

Minerals: Sand, gravel.

Agriculture: Stocker cattle, cow-calf operations; wheat, sorghum, cotton and hay; some irrigation. Market value $19.2 million.

CLAUDE (1,224) county seat; farm, ranch supplies; glass company; medical center; Caprock Roundup in July.

Texas 207 crosses Palo Duro Canyon

Texas 207 crosses Palo Duro Canyon. Photo by Steve Portch.

 

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