County Description Sources
Physical Features: Descriptions are from U.S. Geological Survey and local sources.
Economy: From information provided by local chambers of commerce and county extension agents.
History: From Texas statutes, Fulmore’s History and Geography of Texas as Told in County Names, WPA Historical Records Survey, Texas Centennial Commission Report and the New Handbook of Texas.
Race/Ethnicity: Percentage estimates for 2011 from the U.S. Bureau of the Census. Anglo refers to non-Hispanic whites. Asian refers to persons having origins in the Far East, Southeast Asia or the Indian subcontinent. Other refers to some other race alone or in combination.
Vital Statistics: From the Texas Department of State Health Services Annual Report 2010. Statewide in 2010; births, 385,746; deaths, 166,059; marriages, 174,171; divorces, 82,098.
Recreation: From information provided by local chambers of commerce and county extension agents. Attempts were made to note activities unique to the area or that point to ethnic or cultural heritage.
Minerals: From county extension agents.
Agriculture: Condensed from information provided to the Texas Almanac by county extension agents in 2013. Market value (total cash receipts) of agricultural products sold is from the last published Census of Agriculture of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that was conducted in 2007.
Cities: The county seat, incorporated cities and towns with post offices are listed. Population figures for incorporated cities and certain census designated places are the U.S. Census count for April 1, 2010. Population estimates for other towns are from local officials. When figures for small portions of major cities are given, they are in brackets, such as part [46,885] of Dallas in Collin County.