Menard County

Menard County, Texas

Menard County, Texas

The Menard County Courthouse in located in the City of Menard, the county seat. Photograph by Larry D. Moore.

Menard County, in Central Texas about 250 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico, is bordered by Concho, McCulloch, Mason, Kimble, Sutton, Schleicher, and Tom Green counties. Menard, the county seat, is on the San Saba River at the intersection of U.S. Highway 83 and State Highway 29, about 130 miles northwest of San Antonio. The county's center is about three miles southwest of Menard at 30°54' north latitude and 99°50' west longitude. The county comprises 902 square miles of rolling terrain on the Edwards Plateau at elevations ranging from 1,700 to 2,400 feet above sea level. The dark, loamy soils are alkaline and support such vegetation as live oak, juniper, mesquite, and grasses. The county lies entirely within the Colorado River basin and is drained primarily by the San Saba River, which crosses the county from west to east. Wildlife in the area includes deer, turkey, javelina, squirrel, coyote, bobcat, beaver, opossum, badger, fox, raccoon, and skunk, as well as a variety of birds, fish, and reptiles. Among the county's mineral resources are dolomite, oil, and gas. The climate is subtropical, with an average minimum temperature in January of 32° F and an average high temperature in July of 97°. The growing season averages 220 days annually, and the rainfall averages about twenty-two inches.

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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Menard County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

1690 ft – 2436 ft

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Menard County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Menard County
Pop. Year Source
2,138 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Menard County
People Year Source
817 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$35,311 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Menard County
USD ($) Year Source
1,091,932,220 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Menard County
USD ($) Year Source
17,158,458 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Menard County
USD ($) Year Source
3,499,511 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
6.6 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
23.3 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
29.3 93.1 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Menard County
Area (square miles) Year Source
902.0 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Menard County
Area (square miles) Year Source
902.3 2019 United States Census Bureau