Comanche County

Comanche County, Texas

Comanche County, Texas

City Hall in Comanche County, Texas. Photograph by Larry D. Moore.

Comanche County, in central Texas, is bounded on the south by Mills County, on the west by Brown County, on the north by Eastland County and on the east by Hamilton and Erath counties. The county is named for the Comanche Indians, whose territory once included the area. Comanche County covers 944 square miles of rolling land with elevations from 650 to 1,700 feet. The center of the county lies at 31°55' north latitude and 98°40' west longitude; the county seat, Comanche, is located about seventy miles southeast of Abilene. The area is drained by the North and South Leon rivers and their tributaries, which in turn flow into the Brazos River system. The northern part of the county is in the Western Cross Timbers region, which is characterized by light sand and loamy soils that support mixed timber of cedars, oaks, mesquites, and pecans. Southern Comanche County forms part of the southern edge of the Grand Prairie region and has dark waxy and dark loam soils. The county has a 238-day growing season and an average annual rainfall of 18.45 inches. In 1982 there were 1,350 farms in Comanche that produced a variety of agricultural products. Peanuts, pecans, grains, and hay account for about 40 percent of the county's $69 million annual agricultural income, while beef, dairy cattle, swine, sheep, and goats account for the remainder. The average minimum temperature in January is 32° F; the average maximum in July is 95°.

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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Comanche County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

1020 ft – 1847 ft

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Comanche County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Comanche County
Pop. Year Source
13,635 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Comanche County
People Year Source
5,362 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$42,465 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Comanche County
USD ($) Year Source
2,688,258,229 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Comanche County
USD ($) Year Source
168,364,243 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Comanche County
USD ($) Year Source
36,932,671 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
6.4 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
32.4 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
31.4 95.7 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Comanche County
Area (square miles) Year Source
937.8 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Comanche County
Area (square miles) Year Source
947.7 2019 United States Census Bureau