Lynn County

Lynn County, Texas

Lynn County, Texas

A County Line Sign of Lynn County, Texas. Photograph by Billy Hathorn.

Lynn County is on the High Plains of Texas in the southern part of the South Plains. The county lies just to the west of the Caprock; a small part is below this escarpment. The elevation ranges from 2,881 to 3,274 feet above sea level. Tahoka, the county seat, is thirty miles south of Lubbock and very near the center point of the county, which is at 33°10' north latitude and 101°50' west longitude. Lynn County embraces 915 square miles of almost level terrain dotted with an occasional draw or playa. Two year-round lakes exist in the county: Double Lakes, seven miles northwest of Tahoka, and Tahoka Lake, five miles northeast of Tahoka. Mound Lake is a large and permanent playa on the Lynn-Terry county line, and Twin Lakes and Guthrie Lake are also large playas found in the southwestern quarter of the county. The sandy loam, black, and gray soils of the county support both large-scale cotton farming and the ranching industry. Rich prairie grasses are native to the area. Mesquite is a pervasive pest on ranchlands, despite ongoing attempts to eradicate it. The elevation in Lynn County ranges from 2,650 feet to 3,300 feet above sea level. The annual precipitation averages 17.88 inches. Temperatures range from an average of 27° F in January to an average high of 94° in July. The average growing season is 217 days long.

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

Lynn County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

2660 ft – 3300 ft

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Lynn County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Lynn County
Pop. Year Source
5,951 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Lynn County
People Year Source
2,652 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$33,119 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Lynn County
USD ($) Year Source
966,330,260 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Lynn County
USD ($) Year Source
26,552,074 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Lynn County
USD ($) Year Source
21,595,751 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
6.5 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
21.2 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
28.0 91.9 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Lynn County
Area (square miles) Year Source
891.9 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Lynn County
Area (square miles) Year Source
893.5 2019 United States Census Bureau