Hansford County

Hansford County, Texas

Hansford County, Texas

Hansford County Courthouse located in Spearman, the seat of Hansford County. Photograph by Aualliso.

Hansford County, on the northern edge of the Panhandle, is bordered on the north by Oklahoma, on the west by Sherman County, on the south by Hutchinson County, and on the east by Ochiltree County. The approximate center of the county lies at 36°15' north latitude and 101°20' west longitude. Spearman, the county seat, is in the southeastern part of the county, about ten miles from the county center and approximately eighty miles northeast of Amarillo. The county, named for John M. Hansford, comprises 907 square miles of level and rolling prairies cut by the intermittent Frisco, Coldwater, Palo Duro, and Horse creeks. The region's black, sandy, and loam soils support abundant native grasses as well as wheat, corn, sorghum, oats, and other small grains. Hansford County, on the High Plains, ranges from 2,950 to 3,300 feet in altitude and receives an average annual rainfall of 22.16 inches; it has an average maximum temperature of 94° F in July and an average minimum of 20° in January. The growing season averages 186 days 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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Hansford County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

2750 ft – 3378 ft

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Hansford County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Hansford County
Pop. Year Source
5,399 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Hansford County
People Year Source
2,487 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$62,998 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Hansford County
USD ($) Year Source
1,093,612,045 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Hansford County
USD ($) Year Source
62,394,458 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Hansford County
USD ($) Year Source
28,529,694 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
3.9 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
21.2 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
24.8 95.6 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Hansford County
Area (square miles) Year Source
919.8 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Hansford County
Area (square miles) Year Source
920.4 2019 United States Census Bureau