Fisher County

Fisher County, Texas

Fisher County, Texas

Centenial Historical Marker commemorating founding of Fisher County, TX  Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson via TexasEscapes.com.

Fisher County is on U.S. Highway 180 west of Abilene in the Rolling Plains region of central West Texas. The county is bordered on the north by Kent and Stonewall counties, on the east by Jones County, on the south by Nolan County, and on the west by Scurry County. Its center point is 32°45' north latitude and 100°23' west longitude. Roby is the county seat; Rotan, the county's largest town, is 225 miles west of Dallas, 65 miles northwest of Abilene and 125 miles southeast of Lubbock. In addition to U.S. 180 the county's transportation needs are served by State highways 70 and 92. Fisher County covers 897 square miles of grassy, rolling prairies. The elevation ranges from 1,800 to 2,400 feet. The northern third of the county is drained by the Double Mountain Fork of the Brazos River, and the southern two-thirds is drained by the Clear Fork of the Brazos. Soils range from red to brown, with loamy surface layers and clayey or loamy subsoils. Between 51 percent and 60 percent of the land in the county is considered prime farmland. The vegetation, typical of the Rolling Prairies, features medium-height to tall grasses, mesquite, and cacti. Cedar, cottonwood, and pecan trees also grow along streams. Many species of wildflowers bloom in the spring and early summer, including daisies, buttercups, tallow weed, Indian blanket, baby's breath, prairie lace, wild verbena, belladonna, and hollyhock. Texas bluebells thrive in low places. The climate is subtropical and subhumid, with cool winters and hot summers. Temperatures range in January from an average low of 28° F to an average high of 56°, and in July from 70° to 96°. The average annual rainfall measures twenty-two inches, and the average relative humidity is 73 percent at 6 A.M. and 40 percent at 6 P.M. The average annual snowfall is five inches. The growing season averages 222 days, with the last freeze in early April and the first freeze in early November.

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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Fisher County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Fisher County
Pop. Year Source
3,830 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Fisher County
People Year Source
1,507 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$46,444 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Fisher County
USD ($) Year Source
1,000,985,410 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Fisher County
USD ($) Year Source
15,405,564 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Fisher County
USD ($) Year Source
10,015,056 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
5.4 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
24.8 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
30.5 94.6 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Fisher County
Area (square miles) Year Source
898.9 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Fisher County
Area (square miles) Year Source
901.8 2019 United States Census Bureau