Cottle County

Cottle County, Texas

Cottle County, Texas

Cottle County Courthouse in the Town of Paducah, Texas. Photograph by Aualliso.

Cottle County, in the rolling prairieland of Northwest Texas below the High Plains, is bordered on the north by Childress County, on the west by Motley County, on the south by King County, and on the east by Foard and Hardeman counties. U.S. highways 62/70 (east to west) and 62/83 (north to south) are its main roads. The county was named for George Cottle, who died at the Alamo. Cottle County has an area of 900 square miles; its center point is at 34°05' north latitude and 100°15' west longitude, midway between Lubbock and Wichita Falls. The terrain is rough in the west and level in the east. Gray, black, sandy, and loam soils predominate. The county drains through the Pease, Tongue, and Little Wichita rivers. Elevations vary between 1,600 and 2,100 feet above sea level. The average annual rainfall in the county is 22.12 inches. The average minimum temperature in January is 27° F, and the average maximum in July is 97°. The growing season lasts 219 days. The county produces an annual average income of $33 million from cotton, grains, guar, beef cattle, and alfalfa. Irrigated acres total 10,000. The county produces modest amounts of oil—135,489 barrels, for instance, in 1990.

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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Cottle County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Cottle County
Pop. Year Source
1,398 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Cottle County
People Year Source
489 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$57,288 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Cottle County
USD ($) Year Source
574,976,110 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Cottle County
USD ($) Year Source
7,692,261 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Cottle County
USD ($) Year Source
5,251,100 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
5.3 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
24.9 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
27.9 97.2 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Cottle County
Area (square miles) Year Source
900.6 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Cottle County
Area (square miles) Year Source
901.6 2019 United States Census Bureau