Throckmorton County

Throckmorton County, Texas

Throckmorton County, Texas

The Throckmorton County Courthouse is housed in the Throckmorton, Texas, the couty seat. Photograph by Aualliso.

Throckmorton County is in north central Texas. The center of the county lies at 33°10' north latitude and 99°10' west longitude; the town of Throckmorton, the county's seat of government, is fifty-eight air miles southwest of Wichita Falls. The area was named for William E. Throckmorton, an early settler on the north Texas frontier. Throckmorton County encompasses 915 square miles of rolling country with red to black soils drained by the Clear Fork and Salt Fork of the Brazos River; elevations range between 1,200 to 1,800 feet above sea level. Hills are prominent in the southwestern sections. The county is in the Rolling Plains vegetation region and is covered by bluestem, gramas, wildryes, and wheat grass, along with some mesquite trees. Annual rainfall averages twenty-six inches. Temperatures range from an average minimum of 29° F in January to an average maximum of 98° in July. The average growing season lasts 220 days. The major arteries of the area's transportation network are U.S. Highway 380, U.S. Highway 283, and State Highway 79, which crosses through the northeastern part of the county to the town of Throckmorton. Mineral resources in the county include limestone, sand and gravel, petroleum, natural gas, and bituminous coal.

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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Throckmorton County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

1100 ft – 1730 ft

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Throckmorton County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Throckmorton County
Pop. Year Source
1,501 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Throckmorton County
People Year Source
589 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$35,941 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Throckmorton County
USD ($) Year Source
910,296,890 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Throckmorton County
USD ($) Year Source
9,577,547 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Throckmorton County
USD ($) Year Source
3,163,861 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
5.9 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
29.8 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
29.6 95.8 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Throckmorton County
Area (square miles) Year Source
912.6 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Throckmorton County
Area (square miles) Year Source
915.5 2019 United States Census Bureau