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Loving 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

95
15.9
676.7
668.9
2,660–3,374
12.57
29.7
99.3
40
10.0
$950,546
$40,358
$623,236,390
NA

map of Loving County
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Physical Features: Flat desert terrain with a few low-rolling hills; slopes to Pecos River; Red Bluff Reservoir; sandy, loam, clay soils.

Economy: Petroleum operations; cattle.

locator map for Loving County

History: Land developers began operations in the late 19th century. Oil discovered in 1925. County created in 1887 from Tom Green County; organized in 1893, deorganized in 1897, again organized in 1931, the last county organized. Named for Oliver Loving, trail driver. Loving is Texas’ least populous county.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 78.9; Black, 0.0; Hispanic, 17.9; Asian, 0.0; Other, 3.2.

 

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 0; deaths, 1; marriages, 2; divorces, 0.

Recreation: NA.

Minerals: Oil, gas.

Agriculture: Some cattle. Market value $912,000.

MENTONE (21) county seat, oil-field supply center; the only town.

The road into Mentone

The road into Mentone. Photo by Robert Plocheck.

 

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