Wilson County

Wilson County, Texas

Wilson County, Texas

The Wilson County Courthouse is located in Floresville, Texas. Photograph by Larry D. Moore.

Wilson County is on the upper coastal plain of South Texas. The county seat and largest city is Floresville, which is thirty miles southeast of San Antonio. Four major highways serve the county, U.S. highways 87 and 181 and State highways 97 and 123. Wilson County covers 807 miles with an elevation of 300 to 600 feet above sea level. The terrain is nearly flat to gently undulating, surfaced by deep loamy soils with clayey subsoils that support grasses, mesquite, blackjack, post oak, live oak, thorny shrubs, and cacti. Between 31 and 40 percent of the land in the county is considered prime farmland. The western portion of the county is drained by the San Antonio River, the eastern portion by Cibolo and Ecleto creeks. The climate is subtropical subhumid, with mild winters and warm summers. Temperatures in January range from an average low of 40° to an average high of 65° F and in July range from 74° to 96° F. The growing season averages 280 days per year, with the last freeze in February and the first freeze in early December. Crops include peanuts, hay, sorghum, oats, wheat, corn, watermelons, peaches, and pecans.

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

Wilson County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

300 ft – 804 ft

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Wilson County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Wilson County
Pop. Year Source
51,070 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Wilson County
People Year Source
24,305 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$44,255 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Wilson County
USD ($) Year Source
4,826,652,935 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Wilson County
USD ($) Year Source
535,309,227 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Wilson County
USD ($) Year Source
98,791,411 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
6.8 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
29.1 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
37.2 95.5 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Wilson County
Area (square miles) Year Source
803.7 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Wilson County
Area (square miles) Year Source
808.4 2019 United States Census Bureau