Edwards County

Edwards County, Texas

Edwards County, Texas

Texas Hill Country in Edwards County, Texas. Photograph by Billy Hathorn.

Edwards County is located in Southwest Texas east of the Big Bend country and 100 miles west of San Antonio. The center point of the county is 29°45' north latitude, 100°16' west longitude. The county encompasses 2,120 square miles of the Edwards Plateau region. The elevation varies from 1,500 feet to 2,410 feet. The average annual rainfall is twenty-two inches. The temperature ranges from 34° F to 62° in January and 71° to 97° in July; the growing season lasts 250 days, beginning in mid-March and ending in late November. The eastern section of the county has generally rolling terrain, with many hills and caves. The western region is typically flat. The county is situated upon a major limestone deposit surfaced with dark, calcareous stony clays and clay loams that principally support oak, juniper, mesquite, and cedar trees, as well as prairie grasses. Edwards County has more than fifteen natural springs that flow year-round; the headwaters of the Llano, Nueces, and West Nueces rivers are in the county. The vegetation, temperature, and abundant water supply make this an ideal area for many types of game animals, including white-tail deer, javelina, turkey, and quail. The area is rich in iron ore and sulfur and has some silver deposits, though these have not been mined or developed.

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

Edwards County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

1480 ft – 2415 ft

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Edwards County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Edwards County
Pop. Year Source
1,932 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Edwards County
People Year Source
1,056 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$35,182 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Edwards County
USD ($) Year Source
1,767,229,944 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Edwards County
USD ($) Year Source
24,926,543 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Edwards County
USD ($) Year Source
6,420,042 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
4.2 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
26.6 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
36.6 90.4 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Edwards County
Area (square miles) Year Source
2,117.9 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Edwards County
Area (square miles) Year Source
2,119.9 2019 United States Census Bureau