San Saba County

San Saba County, Texas

San Saba County, Texas

View of the Colorad River from the Regency Suspension Bridge, on the border of San Saba County (adjacent to Mills County). Photograph by Billy Hathorn.

San Saba County is in Central Texas in the Llano Basin region. Its largest city and county seat, San Saba, is ninety miles northwest of Austin and 110 miles southwest of Waco. The geographic center of the county is at 31°10' north latitude and 99°41' west longitude. San Saba County covers 1,136 square miles and has an elevation of 1,100 to 1,800 feet. Mineral resources include dolomite, limestone, natural gas, and industrial sand and gravel. North of the San Saba River the terrain varies from steep to rolling. South of the river it varies from flat with deep local dissection to slightly hilly. Soil is composed of shallow, stony clays and sandy loam; vegetation consists primarily of oak, mesquite, and cedar, with occasional cacti and bluestem and gramma grasses. Pecan trees are also found in abundance along the Colorado and San Saba rivers. Primary streams include Richland, Wallace, Simpson, Rough, Wilbarger, Brady, and Cherokee creeks. Indigenous wildlife includes deer, javelinas, coyotes, bobcats, and turkeys. The temperature ranges from an average low of 34° F in January to an average high of 96° in July. Rainfall averages 26.19 inches, and the growing season is 227 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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San Saba County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

1020 ft – 1980 ft

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San Saba County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

San Saba County
Pop. Year Source
6,055 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

San Saba County
People Year Source
29,112 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$41,233 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

San Saba County
USD ($) Year Source
2,537,619,570 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

San Saba County
USD ($) Year Source
34,580,690 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

San Saba County
USD ($) Year Source
18,988,367 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
5.0 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
28.5 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
34.6 95.7 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

San Saba County
Area (square miles) Year Source
1,135.3 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

San Saba County
Area (square miles) Year Source
1,138.4 2019 United States Census Bureau