Haskell County

Haskell County, Texas

Haskell County, Texas

Haskell County Courthouse in Haskell, Texas Photograph by Larry D. Moore.

Haskell County, in the Rolling Plains region of northwest Texas, is bordered on the north by Knox County, on the west by Stonewall County, on the south by Jones and Shackelford counties, and on the east by Throckmorton County. The center of the county lies at approximately 33°10' north latitude and 99°45' west longitude, about fifty miles north of Abilene. The county was named for Charles R. Haskell, who was killed in the Goliad Massacre. The county covers 901 square miles of rolling plains broken and drained by tributaries of the upper Brazos River. The elevation ranges between 1,416 and 1,681 feet above sea level. Soils vary from sandy loam to gray, black, and chocolate loam. Temperatures range from an average high of 97° F in July, to an average low of 29° in January. The annual rainfall averages 24.14 inches. The average growing season lasts 232 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

Haskell County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

1340 ft – 1795 ft

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Haskell County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Haskell County
Pop. Year Source
5,658 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Haskell County
People Year Source
2,122 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$34,530 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Haskell County
USD ($) Year Source
1,522,108,690 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Haskell County
USD ($) Year Source
110,748,973 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Haskell County
USD ($) Year Source
12,614,925 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
6.0 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
26.4 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
29.1 94.9 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Haskell County
Area (square miles) Year Source
903.1 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Haskell County
Area (square miles) Year Source
910.3 2019 United States Census Bureau