Wilbarger County

Wilbarger County, Texas

Wilbarger County, Texas

The Wilbarger County Courthouse is located in Vernon, the county seat. Photograph by Larry D. Moore.

Wilbarger County is in northern Texas, along the Oklahoma border. The center of the county is at 34°07' north latitude and 99°15' west longitude. Vernon, the county's seat of government and largest city, is thirty-five miles northwest of Wichita Falls. It encompasses 947 square miles of rolling plains surfaced by sandy, loam, and waxy soils that support tall grasses, mesquite, and shinnery oak trees. Altitudes range from 1,050 to 1,400 feet above sea level. The area is drained by the Red and Pease rivers. Santa Rosa Lake, a reservoir on Beaver Creek in the south central part of the county, stores water used primarily for irrigation. Annual rainfall averages 25.65 inches, and temperatures range from an average minimum of 29° F in January to an average maximum of 98° in July. The average growing season lasts 221 days. Minerals resources include volcanic ash, sand, gravel, and bituminous coal. U.S. highways 183, 283, 287, and 70 are the main transportation arteries.

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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Wilbarger County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

1030 ft – 1470 ft

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Wilbarger County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Wilbarger County
Pop. Year Source
12,769 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Wilbarger County
People Year Source
4,732 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$42,041 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Wilbarger County
USD ($) Year Source
2,060,733,010 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Wilbarger County
USD ($) Year Source
319,949,576 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Wilbarger County
USD ($) Year Source
56,908,433 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
6.3 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
27.9 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
27.7 96.6 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Wilbarger County
Area (square miles) Year Source
970.8 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Wilbarger County
Area (square miles) Year Source
977.9 2019 United States Census Bureau