Hardeman County

Hardeman County, Texas

Hardeman County, Texas

Hardeman County Courthouse, Hardeman County, Texas Josh Berglund from Richardson, United States

Hardeman County is on U.S. Highway 287 west of Wichita Falls in the Rolling Plains region of northwest Texas. The county is bordered on the north by Oklahoma, on the east by Wilbarger County, on the south by Foard County, and on the west by Cottle and Childress counties. Its center is at 34°15' north latitude and 99°45' west longitude. Quanah is the county seat and the largest town. In addition to U.S. 287 the county's transportation needs are also served by State Highway 6 and the Burlington Northern and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroads. Hardeman County embraces 688 square miles of grassy, rolling prairies. The elevation ranges from 1,300 to 1,700 feet. The northern two-thirds is drained by the Red River, which forms the northern boundary, and the southern part is drained by the Pease River. Soils range from red to brown, with loamy surface layers and clayey or loamy subsoils. Between 31 and 40 percent of the land in the county is considered prime farmland. The vegetation is typical of the Rolling Prairies, with tall to medium-tall grasses and mesquite or shinnery oak trees. The climate is generally dry, with cool winters and hot summers. Temperatures range in January from an average low of 24° F to an average high of 52°, and in July from 72° to 98°. The average annual rainfall is 23 inches, the average annual snowfall is 7 inches, and the growing season averages 220 days a year, with the last freeze in late March and the first freeze in early November.

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

Hardeman County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

1250 ft – 1850 ft

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Hardeman County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Hardeman County
Pop. Year Source
3,933 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Hardeman County
People Year Source
1,646 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$38,212 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Hardeman County
USD ($) Year Source
763,651,440 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Hardeman County
USD ($) Year Source
56,829,332 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Hardeman County
USD ($) Year Source
12,992,252 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
5.2 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
26.9 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
26.2 95.7 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Hardeman County
Area (square miles) Year Source
695.1 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Hardeman County
Area (square miles) Year Source
696.9 2019 United States Census Bureau