Falls County

Falls County, Texas

Falls County, Texas

Falls County Courthouse in Marlin, Texas. Photograph by Larry D. Moore.

Falls County is located in Central Texas and is surrounded by Limestone, Robertson, Milam, Bell, and McLennan counties. Marlin, the largest town and county seat, is 24 miles south of Waco and 121 miles south of Dallas. The county's center lies at 31°15' north latitude and 96°54' west longitude. Falls County covers 765 square miles in the Blackland Prairie region. The gently rolling terrain consists of broad flatlands, with elevations ranging from 300 to 500 feet, and the Brazos River bisects the county. Over 70 percent of the county contains upland clayey and loamy soil used primarily for pasture and cultivated crops. The rest of the area has deep loamy or sandy and loamy soil which is used for specialized crops such as tomatoes and watermelons. The main natural resource is the land, but there are a few oil and gas wells. Mineral artesian wells in Marlin have made it a health center. Temperatures range from an average high of 93° F in July to an average low of 39° in January. The average yearly rainfall is slightly less than thirty-four inches and the growing season lasts 257 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

Falls County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

282 ft – 731 ft

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Falls County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Falls County
Pop. Year Source
17,297 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Falls County
People Year Source
6,474 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$34,619 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Falls County
USD ($) Year Source
1,802,426,847 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Falls County
USD ($) Year Source
117,741,945 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Falls County
USD ($) Year Source
32,849,933 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
6.8 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
38.5 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
35.4 94.2 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Falls County
Area (square miles) Year Source
765.5 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Falls County
Area (square miles) Year Source
773.8 2019 United States Census Bureau