Delta County

Delta County, Texas

Delta County, Texas

The Delta County Courthouse is located in the City of Copper and it is the seat for Delta County, Texas. Photograph by Michael Barera.

Delta County is located in northeastern Texas seventy miles from the eastern and thirty miles from the northern state boundaries. It is bordered by the North Sulphur River on the north and the South Sulphur River on the south. The two waterways join to form the eastern boundary. Cooper, the largest town and the county seat, is in the center of the county (at 33°23' N, 95°42' W) at the intersection of State highways 24 and 154 with Farm roads 64, 128, 1528, and 1880. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway crosses the northwestern edge of the county by way of Pecan Gap and Ben Franklin. The county comprises 278 square miles of the Blackland Prairies. The terrain is undulating; soils vary from deep clay to clay covered with a dark loam. The elevation ranges from 400 to 500 feet above mean sea level. The vegetation along the streams consists primarily of hardwoods, particularly oak, elm, pecan, bois d'arc, and mesquite, while the prairie is covered with grasses including Texas grama, buffalo grass, and bunchgrass. Between 51 and 60 percent of the soil is prime farmland. The climate is warm and moist, with annual rainfall averaging forty-four inches. Temperatures range from an average low of 31° F in January to 95° in July. The first freeze in mid-November and the last late in March bracket a 233-day growing season.

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

Delta County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

322 ft – 590 ft

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Delta County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Delta County
Pop. Year Source
5,331 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Delta County
People Year Source
2,318 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$34,803 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Delta County
USD ($) Year Source
581,694,622 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Delta County
USD ($) Year Source
56,742,729 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Delta County
USD ($) Year Source
7,455,784 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
6.3 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
44.8 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
30.0 94.0 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Delta County
Area (square miles) Year Source
256.8 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Delta County
Area (square miles) Year Source
277.9 2019 United States Census Bureau