Baylor County

Baylor County, Texas

Baylor County, Texas

Baylor County, Texas. Photograph by Larry D. Moore.

Baylor County, in North Central Texas, is bounded on the south by Throckmorton County, on the east by Archer County, on the north by Wilbarger County, and on the west by Knox and Foard counties. Its center is 30º37' north latitude and 99º12' west longitude, fifty miles southwest of Wichita Falls. The county is level to hilly. It comprises 845 square miles with an average elevation of 1,250 feet. The land is drained by the Salt Fork of the Brazos and the Big Wichita rivers. The soils vary from sandy to loam and red, and the ground cover is largely grasses, mesquites, and junipers. The average annual rainfall is 26.36 inches. Temperatures range from an average high of 98º F in July to an average low of 28º in January. The growing season averages 214 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

Baylor County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

1053 ft – 1537 ft

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Baylor County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Baylor County
Pop. Year Source
3,509 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Baylor County
People Year Source
1,712 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$41,704 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Baylor County
USD ($) Year Source
994,232,620 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Baylor County
USD ($) Year Source
27,732,052 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Baylor County
USD ($) Year Source
13,302,669 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
4.0 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
29.0 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
28.1 96.5 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Baylor County
Area (square miles) Year Source
867.5 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Baylor County
Area (square miles) Year Source
901.1 2019 United States Census Bureau