Crane County

Crane County, Texas

Crane County, Texas

Landscape across US Highway 385 in Crane County, Texas.
Photograph Credit: Robert Plocheck.

Crane County, at the western edge of the Edwards Plateau in Southwest Texas, is bounded on the north by Ector County, on the east by Upton County, on the south by Pecos County, and on the west by Ward County. It was named for William Cary Crane, a president of Baylor University. Crane County comprises 795 square miles of rolling prairie, bounded on the south and west by the Pecos River, which, with Juan Cordona Lake, drains the land. The center of the county lies at 31°25' north latitude and 102°30' west longitude, about forty miles south of Odessa. Rainfall averages 12.97 inches annually. The elevation varies from 2,400 to 3,000 feet above sea level. The average minimum temperature in January is 29° F; the average maximum in July is 96°. The growing season lasts 225 days, but there is very little farming. Cattle raising brings in about $1.5 million annually. Manufacturing income averages $1.4 million annually, derived largely from steel and concrete products. The county is among state leaders in oil and gas production. In 1982 oil production of almost 27,000,000 barrels earned $810,652,695.

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

Crane County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

2290 ft – 2945 ft

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Crane County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Crane County
Pop. Year Source
4,797 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Crane County
People Year Source
1,612 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$47,758 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Crane County
USD ($) Year Source
1,091,808,850 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Crane County
USD ($) Year Source
53,751,527 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Crane County
USD ($) Year Source
18,003,067 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
17.9 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
15.6 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
31.9 93.3 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Crane County
Area (square miles) Year Source
785.1 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Crane County
Area (square miles) Year Source
785.7 2019 United States Census Bureau