Borden County

Borden County, Texas

Borden County, Texas

Borden County Courthouse in Borden County, Texas. Photography by Aualliso.

Borden County, at the edge of the Llano Estacado, is bounded on the east by Scurry County, on the south by Howard County, on the west by Dawson County, and on the north by Lynn and Garza counties. The rolling, broken land of the county drains to the Colorado River and its tributaries and to Lake J. B. Thomas. The Caprock, Gail Mountain, and Muchakooga Peak are notable physical features. The soils are loams, sandy loams, and clay. The county center is at 32°45' north latitude and 101°25' west longitude, seventy miles southeast of Lubbock. The county comprises 907 square miles at 2,400–3,000 feet elevation. The annual rainfall is 18.2 inches, and the area has a 214-day growing season. The average minimum temperature in January is 32° F; the maximum in July is 96°. The highway system includes U.S. Highway 180 (west-east) and Farm Road 669 (north-south).

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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Place type

Borden County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

2258 ft – 2990 ft

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Borden County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Borden County
Pop. Year Source
654 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Borden County
People Year Source
392 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$63,756 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Borden County
USD ($) Year Source
892,535,690 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Borden County
USD ($) Year Source
86,726 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Borden County
USD ($) Year Source
2,976,382 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
3.8 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
19.1 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
33.1 94.8 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Borden County
Area (square miles) Year Source
897.4 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Borden County
Area (square miles) Year Source
906.1 2019 United States Census Bureau