Garza County

Garza County, Texas

Garza County, Texas

Garza County Courthouse in the City of Post, Texas. Photograph by Aualliso.

Garza County is in Northwest Texas, partly on the Llano Estacado and partly in the breaks of the lower plains. It is bordered on the north by Crosby County, on the west by Lynn County, on the east by Kent County, and on the south by Borden and Scurry counties. Its center point is 33°10' north latitude and 101°20' west longitude, forty-two miles southeast of Lubbock. The county was named for a pioneer Bexar County family of which José Antonio de la Garza was a well-known member. It covers 914 square miles of rough, broken land drained by tributaries of the Brazos River; elevations vary from 2,100 to 3,000 feet above sea level. The area's sandy, loamy, and clay soils support grass, small mesquite, and thorny scrubs and cacti. The county averages 18.91 inches of rainfall per year and has an average minimum temperature in January of 28° F and an average maximum in July of 95°. The growing season averages 216 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

Garza County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

2140 ft – 3030 ft

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Garza County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Garza County
Pop. Year Source
6,229 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Garza County
People Year Source
2,096 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$30,072 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Garza County
USD ($) Year Source
1,029,536,452 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Garza County
USD ($) Year Source
26,975,794 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Garza County
USD ($) Year Source
22,237,281 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
8.3 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
22.0 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
29.0 94.4 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Garza County
Area (square miles) Year Source
893.4 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Garza County
Area (square miles) Year Source
896.2 2019 United States Census Bureau