Archer County

Archer county, Texas

Archer county, Texas

Archer County, Texas Photograph by Larry D. Moore.

Archer County is located in north central Texas, bounded on the North by Wichita County, on the west by Baylor County, on the south by Young County, and on the east by Clay and Jack counties. Archer County's center is at 98°30' west longitude and 35°30' north latitude, twenty-five miles south-southwest of Wichita Falls. The county comprises 900 square miles of the Central Rolling Red Plains, Central Rolling Red Prairies, and Western Cross Timbers. Soils range from sandy loams and clays to stony soil on the plains and prairies and sand or loams in the timbers. Major deposits of oil and gas, copper deposits, and beds of sand and gravel make up the natural resources of this generally agricultural county. The Big Wichita, the Little Wichita, the West Fork of the Trinity, and the Brazos rivers drain Archer County. The Big Wichita River touches the county's northwestern corner, and the diversion dam of the Wichita Valley irrigation system is located at this point. Lakes Wichita, Kickapoo, and Arrowhead furnish soft water for county towns as well as Wichita Falls. The altitude ranges from 900 to 1,400 feet, the yearly rainfall averages 25.26 inches, the temperature averages range from 28° to 98° F, and the growing season lasts 220 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

Archer County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

900 ft – 1355 ft

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Archer County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Archer County
Pop. Year Source
8,553 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Archer County
People Year Source
3,919 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$50,310 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Archer County
USD ($) Year Source
1,843,359,643 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Archer County
USD ($) Year Source
54,312,728 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Archer County
USD ($) Year Source
17,418,858 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
6.1 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
30.7 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
29.0 96.5 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Archer County
Area (square miles) Year Source
903.1 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Archer County
Area (square miles) Year Source
925.4 2019 United States Census Bureau