Bowie County

Bowie County, Texas

Bowie County, Texas

Bowie County Courthouse, Bowie County, Texas. Photograph by Mark Oxner.

Bowie County is in the far northeastern corner of the state, bordered by the Red River on the north, with Arkansas and Oklahoma across its northern boundary and Arkansas to the east. Boston, the county seat, is located near the center of the county at 33°27' north latitude and 94°25' west longitude, twenty-one miles west of Texarkana, the county's largest town. The county occupies 891 square miles of the East Texas Timberlands. The terrain is level to gently rolling; its elevation ranges from 200 to 450 feet above mean sea level. The county is drained by the Red and Sulphur rivers, which form its northern and southern boundaries. Most of the soils are either loamy or clayey. Mineral resources include oil, gas, lignite, and ceramic clay. The county also has abundant forest lands, and in 1981 its timber production totaled 10,292,035 cubic feet. Temperatures range from an average high of 94°F in July to an average low of 30° in January. Rainfall is abundant, averaging forty-seven inches a year, and the growing season is long, an average of 235 days annually. At first European contact, wildlife native to the area included buffalo, deer, bear, beaver, and turkey.

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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Bowie County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Bowie County
Pop. Year Source
93,245 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Bowie County
People Year Source
39,311 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$40,010 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Bowie County
USD ($) Year Source
6,635,178,910 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Bowie County
USD ($) Year Source
1,695,836,577 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Bowie County
USD ($) Year Source
461,069,047 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
8.1 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
52.0 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
33.1 92.9 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Bowie County
Area (square miles) Year Source
885.0 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Bowie County
Area (square miles) Year Source
923.0 2019 United States Census Bureau