Bee County

Bee County, Texas

Bee County, Texas

Bee County, Texas. Photography by Larry D. Moore.

Bee County is in the Rio Grande plain of south central Texas, fifty miles northwest of Corpus Christi and 146 miles southeast of Austin. It is bordered on the north by Karnes and Goliad counties, on the east by Refugio County, on the south by San Patricio County, and on the west by Live Oak County. Beeville is the county's largest town and seat of government. The center point of the county is 28°25' north latitude and 97°45' west longitude. Several important thoroughfares cross the county, including U.S. highways 59 and 181 and State highways 202 and 359. An airport built in 1966 serves Beeville and the surrounding region.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

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Place type

Bee County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

39 ft – 540 ft

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Bee County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Bee County
Pop. Year Source
32,565 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Bee County
People Year Source
9,837 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$28,457 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Bee County
USD ($) Year Source
2,823,347,130 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Bee County
USD ($) Year Source
336,742,391 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Bee County
USD ($) Year Source
95,376,822 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
11.7 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
32.0 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
43.7 93.9 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Bee County
Area (square miles) Year Source
880.2 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Bee County
Area (square miles) Year Source
880.3 2019 United States Census Bureau