Collingsworth County

Collingsworth County, Texas

Collingsworth County, Texas

Collingsworth County Courthouse in Wellington, Texas. Photograph by Billy Hathorn. 

Collingsworth County, on the eastern edge of the Texas Panhandle, is bordered on the east by Oklahoma, on the north by Wheeler County, on the west by Donley County, and on the south by Childress and Hall counties. The county is named for James Collinsworth, the first chief justice of the Republic of Texas, whose name was misspelled in the legislation that established the county. The center of Collingsworth County is located at approximately 100°15' north longitude and 34°57' west latitude, about five miles north-northwest of Wellington, the county seat. Wellington is ninety miles east-southeast of Amarillo. Collingsworth County occupies 894 square miles of rolling prairie and riverbreaks located to the east of the Texas High Plains. The county terrain is such that about half of its area is not suitable for farming. Therefore ranching remains strong in the county, balanced but not displaced by farms. The county's sandy and loam soils support a variety of native grasses as well as cotton, wheat, and grain sorghums. A small amount of oil and gas is produced in the northern part of the county. The land is broken by the Salt Fork of the Red River, which meanders eastward across the central portion of the county, as well as by its many tributaries, including Elm, Wolf, Spiller (or Buck), and Sand creeks. The elevation of the county ranges from 1,800 to 2,600 feet above sea level, the average annual maximum temperature is 99° F in July, the average annual minimum is 26° F in January, the average annual precipitation is 22.03 inches, and the growing season averages 212 days per year.

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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Altitude Range

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Collingsworth County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Collingsworth County
Pop. Year Source
2,920 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Collingsworth County
People Year Source
1,027 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$33,039 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Collingsworth County
USD ($) Year Source
707,004,800 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Collingsworth County
USD ($) Year Source
13,119,591 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Collingsworth County
USD ($) Year Source
9,489,338 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
4.6 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
22.6 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
27.4 97.6 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Collingsworth County
Area (square miles) Year Source
918.4 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Collingsworth County
Area (square miles) Year Source
919.3 2019 United States Census Bureau