Jim Hogg County

Jim Hogg County, Texas

Jim Hogg County, Texas

The Jim Hogg County Courthouse in located in Hebbronville, the county seat. Photograph by Larry D. Moore.

Jim Hogg County is in the Rio Grande Plain region of South Texas twenty-eight miles north of the Mexican border and sixty-six miles west of the Gulf Coast. The county, named for Governor James Stephen Hogg, is bordered by Webb, Duval, Jim Wells, Brooks, Starr, and Zapata counties. Its center lies at 27°05' north latitude and 98°43' west longitude. Hebbronville, the largest town and county seat, is at the junction of State highways 16, 285, and 359, in the north central part of the county. Other communities include Agua Nueva, Altavista, Guerra, Randado, and Thompsonville. The county comprises 1,136 square miles of flat to gently rolling terrain vegetated with mesquite, scrub brush, grasses, and chaparral. Elevations range from 200 to 800 feet. In the east, soils are sandy, with areas of light color, or have loamy surfaces over very deep reddish or mottled clayey subsoils. The rest of the county has loamy surfaces over deep reddish or mottled clayey subsoils, with limestone near the surface in some areas. In the early 1990s more than 90 percent of the land was devoted to farming and ranching, with 2 percent of the farmland under cultivation and 21 percent irrigated; only 1 percent of the land in the county is considered prime farmland. Mineral resources include caliche, clay, uranium, oil, and gas. Temperatures range from 44° F to 69° in January and 73° to 99° in July; the average annual temperature is 73°. Rainfall averages twenty-three inches a year, and the growing season lasts 305 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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Jim Hogg County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Jim Hogg County
Pop. Year Source
5,200 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Jim Hogg County
People Year Source
1,765 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$30,696 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Jim Hogg County
USD ($) Year Source
673,064,440 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Jim Hogg County
USD ($) Year Source
34,840,823 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Jim Hogg County
USD ($) Year Source
18,688,750 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
11.3 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
23.8 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
44.8 96.7 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Jim Hogg County
Area (square miles) Year Source
1,136.1 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Jim Hogg County
Area (square miles) Year Source
1,136.2 2019 United States Census Bureau