Kent County

Kent County, Texas

Kent County, Texas

The Kent County Courthouse is located in Jayton, the county seat.  Photograph by Aualliso.

Kent County, in West Texas, is bounded on the north by Dickens County, on the west by Garza County, on the east by Stonewall County, and on the south by Scurry and Fisher counties. It comprises 878 square miles of rolling, broken terrain, part prairie and part mesquite woodland, drained by the Salt and Double Mountain forks of the Brazos River. The county center is at 33°10' north latitude and 100°45' west longitude, eighty-five miles southeast of Lubbock. The soils are sand and sandy loam, the elevation is 1,900 to 2,400 feet, and the average annual rainfall is 20.75 inches. The average minimum temperature in January is 28° F; the average maximum in July is 97°. The 216-day growing season produces about $10 million average annual income from agriculture, 55 percent from cattle, sheep, and hogs and the rest from cotton, sorghums, and grain. Irrigation is used on only 500 acres. There is no manufacturing, but more than 10.5 million barrels of oil produced in 1982 earned $514,387,691. Total production from 1946 to 1982 was 363,582,743 barrels. Timber includes cottonwood, cedar, and mesquite. There are deposits of brick clay, sand, gravel, and kaolin.

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

Kent County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

1740 ft – 2830 ft

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Kent County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Kent County
Pop. Year Source
762 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Kent County
People Year Source
448 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$54,858 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Kent County
USD ($) Year Source
822,190,640 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Kent County
USD ($) Year Source
5,234,848 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Kent County
USD ($) Year Source
3,102,714 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
23.5 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
27.2 94.6 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Kent County
Area (square miles) Year Source
902.5 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Kent County
Area (square miles) Year Source
902.9 2019 United States Census Bureau