Glasscock County

Glasscock County, Texas

Glasscock County, Texas

View of cotton fields near St. Lawrence in Glasscock County, Texas.
Photograph Credit: Robert Plocheck.

Glasscock County, in West Texas, is bounded on the south by Reagan County, on the east by Sterling County, on the west by Midland County, and on the north by Howard and Martin counties. Its level prairieland is surfaced by with sandy and loam soils drained by the North Concho River, Lacy Creek, Mustang Draw, and Dewey Lake. Its area is 863 square miles, and its center is at 31° 52' north latitude and 101°30' west longitude, thirty-five miles southeast of Midland. The altitude ranges from 2,300 to 2,750 feet, and the annual rainfall is 15.81 inches. The average minimum temperature in January is 22° F; the average maximum in July is 94°. The 222-day growing season produces $19 million annually from agriculture. The chief crops are cotton, grain sorghums, and wheat; beef cattle and sheep are also important. Some 56,000 acres is irrigated. There is no manufacturing in Glasscock County, but the county produces some oil. From 1925 to 1991 county production totaled more than 192 million barrels.

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

Glasscock County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

2470 ft – 2785 ft

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Glasscock County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Glasscock County
Pop. Year Source
1,409 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Glasscock County
People Year Source
733 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$102,145 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Glasscock County
USD ($) Year Source
3,649,454,635 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Glasscock County
USD ($) Year Source
31,865,887 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Glasscock County
USD ($) Year Source
9,825,089 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
4.5 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
17.6 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
28.3 92.6 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Glasscock County
Area (square miles) Year Source
900.2 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Glasscock County
Area (square miles) Year Source
901.1 2019 United States Census Bureau