Lipscomb County

Lipscomb County, Texas

Lipscomb County, Texas

Map showing Lipscomb County, Texas. Map Credit: 1920s Map #10749, Courtsey of the Texas General Land Office via TexasEscapes.

Lipscomb County, in the far northeastern corner of the Panhandle, is bounded on the north and east by Oklahoma, on the south by Hemphill County, and on the west by Ochiltree County. It is in the rolling plains part of the Panhandle, east of the Texas High Plains. The center of the county lies at approximately 36°15' north latitude and 100°15' west longitude. Lipscomb, the county seat, is about one or two miles from the center of the county and 128 miles northeast of Amarillo. The county, named for Abner S. Lipscomb, embraces 934 square miles of level, rolling, and broken countryside. The soils, which range from sandy loam to black, support a variety of native grasses as well as wheat, grain sorghums, corn, and alfalfa. Wolf Creek, a large perennial stream, flows east across the center of the county to join the Canadian River in Oklahoma. Numerous intermittent tributaries flow into Wolf Creek, including First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Dugout, Skunk, Mammoth, Sand, Plum, and Camp creeks. Horse Creek, Big Timber Creek, and Commission Creek all run from the southern parts of the county directly into the Canadian. Kiowa Creek flows across the northwest corner of the county toward the Beaver River in Oklahoma. The central and southern part of the county are either rolling plains or very broken country. The northern section is flat or slightly rolling. Oil and gas reserves are found in the county. The elevation ranges from 2,350 feet to 2,850 feet above sea level. The average annual rainfall is 22.16 inches. The average minimum temperature is 23° F in January, and the average maximum is 95° in July. The growing season lasts 202 days a year.

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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Lipscomb County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Lipscomb County
Pop. Year Source
3,233 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Lipscomb County
People Year Source
1,484 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$64,757 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Lipscomb County
USD ($) Year Source
799,185,634 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Lipscomb County
USD ($) Year Source
24,615,678 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Lipscomb County
USD ($) Year Source
28,695,063 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
4.6 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
22.3 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
18.1 94.0 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Lipscomb County
Area (square miles) Year Source
932.2 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Lipscomb County
Area (square miles) Year Source
932.3 2019 United States Census Bureau