Scurry County

Scurry County, Texas

Scurry County, Texas

The Scurry County Courthouse is housed in the city of Snyder, Texas, the county seat. Photograph by Billy Hathorn.

Scurry County is at the base of the Llano Estacado in West Texas, bordered on the east by Fisher County, on the south by Mitchell County, on the west by Borden County, and on the north by Garza and Kent counties. The center of the county lies at 32°45' north latitude and 100°55' west longitude, ninety miles northwest of Abilene. Snyder, the county seat, is just south of the center of the county and sixty-three air miles northwest of Abilene. The area was named for William R. Scurry, a Confederate general. The county extends across 904 square miles of prairie covered by bluestems, gramas, wildrye, and wheatgrasses, with mesquite trees in some sections; elevations range from 2,000 to 2,700 feet above sea level. The area has light to dark loam surface soils with reddish, clayey subsoils. It is drained by the Colorado River, which cuts across the southwestern corner of the county, and by tributaries of the Clear Fork of the Brazos River. Temperatures range from an average low of 26° F in January to an average low of 95° in July. Rainfall averages 19.32 inches annually, and the average growing season lasts 214 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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Place type

Scurry County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

1800 ft – 2840 ft

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Scurry County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Scurry County
Pop. Year Source
16,703 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Scurry County
People Year Source
6,455 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$42,095 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Scurry County
USD ($) Year Source
3,649,013,828 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Scurry County
USD ($) Year Source
119,956,458 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Scurry County
USD ($) Year Source
89,626,982 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
9.7 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
22.7 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
28.2 93.9 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Scurry County
Area (square miles) Year Source
905.4 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Scurry County
Area (square miles) Year Source
907.5 2019 United States Census Bureau