Foard County

Foard County, Texas

Foard County, Texas

Foard County Courthouse in Crowell, Texas. Photograph by Larry D. Moore.

Foard County, in north central Texas on the rolling plains east of the base of the Panhandle, is bounded on the north by Hardeman County, on the west by Cottle County, on the south by Knox County, and on the east by Wilbarger and Baylor Counties. The county's center lies at 33°58' north latitude and 99°45' west longitude. The county, named for Robert L. Foard, a lawyer and former Confederate officer, covers an area of 703 square miles ranging from 1,400 to 1,700 feet in altitude. The Wichita River forms part of the southern boundary of the county, and the Pease River forms part of the northern border. Soils vary from deep sand in the east and along the Pease River in the north, to rich loam in the central section, and to rough pasture land in the south and west; the diversity of soils makes possible an unusual diversification in agriculture. The annual rainfall averages 23.93 inches, temperatures range from 28° F average minimum in January to 98° average maximum in July, and the growing season lasts an average of 219 days.

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

Foard County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

1210 ft – 1822 ft

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Foard County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Foard County
Pop. Year Source
1,155 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Foard County
People Year Source
555 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$42,954 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Foard County
USD ($) Year Source
617,522,640 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Foard County
USD ($) Year Source
6,428,755 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Foard County
USD ($) Year Source
2,910,332 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
4.7 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
27.3 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
26.0 98.0 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Foard County
Area (square miles) Year Source
704.4 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Foard County
Area (square miles) Year Source
707.7 2019 United States Census Bureau