Red River County

Red River County, Texas

Red River County, Texas

The Red River County Courthouse is housed in the city of Clarksville, which also serves as the county seat. Photograph by Michael Barera.

Red River County is separated from Oklahoma by the Red River and from Arkansas by Bowie County. Clarksville, the county seat and largest town, is sixty miles northwest of Texarkana. The county's center lies at 33°37' north latitude and 95°01' west longitude. Red River County occupies 1,054 square miles of the East Texas timberlands. The terrain is gently rolling with an elevation ranging from 300 to 500 feet above sea level. The county is drained by the Red River and the Sulphur River, which form its northern and southern boundaries. Most of the soils in the county are either loamy with a clayey subsoil or clayey. Mineral resources include oil, gas, clay, industrial sand, and chalk. Temperatures range from an average high of 94° F in July to an average low of 30° in January. Rainfall averages forty-six inches a year, and the growing season averages 234 days annually.

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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Red River County is classified as a County

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260 ft – 560 ft

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Red River County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Red River County
Pop. Year Source
12,023 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Red River County
People Year Source
4,836 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$40,648 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Red River County
USD ($) Year Source
1,850,111,182 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Red River County
USD ($) Year Source
49,416,901 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Red River County
USD ($) Year Source
26,156,339 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
7.5 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
48.8 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
30.8 91.9 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Red River County
Area (square miles) Year Source
1,036.6 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Red River County
Area (square miles) Year Source
1,056.7 2019 United States Census Bureau