San Augustine County

San Augustine County, Texas

San Augustine County, Texas

The San Augustine County Courthouse in houses in the city of San Augustine, Texas. Photograph by Larry D. Moore.

San Augustine County is in extreme East Texas, twenty-three miles from the eastern state boundary. It is bordered by the Attoyac River on the west, Sabine County on the east, Shelby County to the north, and Sam Rayburn Reservoir to the south. San Augustine, the largest town and county seat, is just north of the county center, 31°28' north latitude and 94°08' west longitude, at the intersection of U.S. Highway 96, State highways 21 and 147, and Farm roads 711, 2213, and 353. The Timberrock Railroad enters the county from the north and bisects the county. The county comprises 524 square miles of the East Texas Timberlands region. It is covered in pines interspersed with hardwoods, particularly oaks, and some native grasses. The soil varies from light-colored sandy loams over red clay in the north to darker loam-covered clay in the south. Elevation ranges from 150 to 400 feet above mean sea level. Mineral resources include oil, gas, lignite coal, industrial sand, and ceramic clay. Between 21 and 30 percent of the soil is prime farmland. The climate is warm and moist, with annual rainfall averaging forty-eight inches. Temperatures range from an average low of 36° F in January to 94° in July. The first freeze is usually in mid-November and the last in mid-March, providing a 238-day growing season.

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

San Augustine County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

164 ft – 590 ft

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San Augustine County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

San Augustine County
Pop. Year Source
8,237 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

San Augustine County
People Year Source
3,380 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$39,879 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

San Augustine County
USD ($) Year Source
1,216,631,820 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

San Augustine County
USD ($) Year Source
60,823,942 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

San Augustine County
USD ($) Year Source
24,683,683 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
9.1 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
51.9 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
35.6 92.7 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

San Augustine County
Area (square miles) Year Source
530.7 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

San Augustine County
Area (square miles) Year Source
592.3 2019 United States Census Bureau