Frio County

Frio County, Texas

Frio County, Texas

Frio County Sign in Frio County, Texas. Photograph by Billy Hathorn.

Frio County, in the Winter Garden Region of Southwest Texas, shares its eastern border with Atascosa County, its southern border with La Salle County, its western border with Zavala County, and its northern border with Medina County. The county is named after the Frio River, which flows northwest to southeast through the county. Pearsall, the county seat, is located on the Union Pacific Railroad fifty miles southwest of San Antonio and seventy miles east of the United States-Mexican border at Eagle Pass. Interstate Highway 35 passes north to south through the communities of Moore, Pearsall, and Dilley. The county's center lies two miles southwest of downtown Pearsall, near 28°52' north latitude and 99°07' west longitude. Frio County forms a rectangle thirty-seven miles east and west and thirty miles north and south; it comprises 719,360 acres or 1,133 square miles. The county is in the Nueces River basin and is drained by the Frio and Leona rivers in the west and by San Miguel Creek in the east.

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

Frio County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

400 ft – 763 ft

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Frio County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Frio County
Pop. Year Source
20,306 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Frio County
People Year Source
9,959 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$27,545 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Frio County
USD ($) Year Source
3,258,901,550 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Frio County
USD ($) Year Source
186,362,354 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Frio County
USD ($) Year Source
99,089,869 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
6.2 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
24.7 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
35.0 97.4 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Frio County
Area (square miles) Year Source
1,133.5 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Frio County
Area (square miles) Year Source
1,134.4 2019 United States Census Bureau