Anderson County

Anderson County, Texas

Anderson County, Texas

Image of the Anderson County Courthouse in Palestine, Texas. Photograph by Larry D. Moore.

Anderson County is located in East Texas between the Trinity and the Neches rivers. Palestine, the county's largest town and its county seat, is 108 miles southeast of Dallas and 153 miles north of Houston. U.S. highways 287, 79, and 84 provide the major transportation routes through the county. The county's center lies at 95°36' west longitude and 31°47' north latitude. Anderson County has a total area of 1,077 square miles or 689,280 acres. The county is partly in the Texas Claypan area and partly in the East Texas Timberlands of the Southern Coastal Plains. Almost half of the soil is Fuquay-Kirvin-Darco, deep, sandy, and loamy. The terrain is nearly level to moderately steep in the uplands. The 66,000 acres in the western Claypan area are used mainly for pasture. The Timberlands are used mostly for pasture and woodland. Many varieties of timber grow abundantly, including red oak, post oak, white oak, pecan, walnut, hickory, elm, ash, and pine (see LUMBER INDUSTRY). The soil also supports a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and nuts.

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

Anderson County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

174 ft – 773 ft

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Anderson County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Anderson County
Pop. Year Source
57,735 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Anderson County
People Year Source
22,880 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$34,242 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Anderson County
USD ($) Year Source
4,058,915,351 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Anderson County
USD ($) Year Source
524,461,789 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Anderson County
USD ($) Year Source
249,253,008 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
6.5 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
46.6 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
34.5 92.3 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Anderson County
Area (square miles) Year Source
1,062.6 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Anderson County
Area (square miles) Year Source
1,078.0 2019 United States Census Bureau