Sabine County

Sabine County, Texas

Sabine County, Texas

The Sabine County Courthouse is located in Hemphill, Texas, the county seat. Photograph by Larry D. Moore.

Sabine County, an original Texas county, is in East Texas on the Sabine River at the border of Texas and Louisiana, 140 miles northeast of Houston. The center of the county is at 31°20' north latitude and 93°50' west longitude. Sabine County covers 546 square miles in the Redlands region, which is covered with longleaf pine, oak, and hickory forests. The southern part of the county is gently rolling to hilly with loamy surfaces and deep reddish, clayey, iron-rich subsoils. The northern part has sandy acidic loamy soils with very deep reddish clayey subsoils. Elevation ranges from 150 to 350 feet. Natural resources include clay, ceramic clay, industrial sand, oil, gas, and glauconite. Six major watercourses cross the county; Patroon, Palo Gauche, and Housen bayous and Six Mile and Sandy creeks flow east into the Sabine River, and Bear Creek flows along the southwestern edge of the county. The principal freshwater source is the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer. The average annual precipitation is 51.94 inches with a mean temperature range of 36° F in January to 93° in July. The record high was 104°, and the record low was 8°. The average growing season is 236 days.

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

Sabine County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

164 ft – 590 ft

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Sabine County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Sabine County
Pop. Year Source
10,542 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Sabine County
People Year Source
3,570 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$34,631 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Sabine County
USD ($) Year Source
1,179,198,932 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Sabine County
USD ($) Year Source
72,752,745 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Sabine County
USD ($) Year Source
23,522,706 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
12.5 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
54.6 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
36.5 93.1 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Sabine County
Area (square miles) Year Source
491.4 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Sabine County
Area (square miles) Year Source
576.7 2019 United States Census Bureau