Roberts County

Roberts County, Texas

Roberts County, Texas

The Roberts County Courthouse is located in Miami, Texas. Photograph by Ammodramus.

Roberts County is in the northeastern Panhandle, bounded on the north by Ochiltree County, on the east by Hemphill County, on the south by Gray County, and on the west by Hutchinson County. The center of the county lies at 35° 30' north latitude and 100° 32' west longitude. The county was named for two distinguished Texans with the surname Roberts, John S. Roberts and Oran Milo Roberts. Miami is the county seat. The county is crossed by U.S. Highway 60, State Highway 70, and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. Roberts County covers 924 square miles of rolling plains with elevations that range from 2,467 to 3,219 feet above sea level. Annual rainfall is 20.7 inches. January's average minimum temperature is 19° F; July's average maximum is 94° F. The county has a growing season of 192 days, the soils are black, sandy loam with clayey subsoils, and between 11 and 20 percent of the land is considered prime farmland. The county is in the Rolling Plains vegetation area, with tall grasses and mesquite and live oak trees and is drained by the Canadian River and its numerous tributaries.

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

Roberts County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

2380 ft – 3260 ft

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Roberts County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Roberts County
Pop. Year Source
854 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Roberts County
People Year Source
386 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$41,971 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Roberts County
USD ($) Year Source
749,786,417 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Roberts County
USD ($) Year Source
1,716,965 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Roberts County
USD ($) Year Source
3,160,438 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
4.9 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
24.1 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
22.1 92.1 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Roberts County
Area (square miles) Year Source
924.1 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Roberts County
Area (square miles) Year Source
924.2 2019 United States Census Bureau