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Atascosa County

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Population
Change fm 2010
Area (sq.mi.)
Land area(sq.mi.)
Altitude (ft.)
Rainfall (in.)
Jan. avg. min.
July avg. max.
Civilian labor
Unemployed
Wages
Per Capita Inc.
Prop. Value
Retail Sales

48,435
7.8
1,221.5
1,219.5
180–784
32.07
39.3
95.4
21,084
5.0
$131,650,443
$38,437
$5,149,542,569
$637,766,747

 map of Atascosa County
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Physical Features: On grassy prairie south of San Antonio, drained by Atascosa River, tributaries; mesquites, other brush.

Economy: Coal plant, oil, commuters to San Antonio.

locator map for Atascosa County

History: Coahuiltecan Indians; later Apaches and Comanches were in the area. Families from Mexico established ranches in the mid-1700s. Anglo-Americans arrived in the 1840s. County created from Bexar District in 1856 and organized that same year. Atascosa means boggy in Spanish.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 35.0; Black, 1.3; Hispanic, 62.8; Asian, 0.5; Other, 1.0.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 707; deaths, 404; marriages, 271; divorces, 61.

Recreation: Quail, deer hunting; museums; river park; theater group.

Minerals: Lignite, oil, gas.

Agriculture: Beef cattle, peanuts, vegetable farming. Some 25,000 acres irrigated. Market value $85 million.

JOURDANTON (4,139) county seat; coal mining; hospital; park, walking trail; chili cookoff in May, Czech Day in July.

PLEASANTON (10,000) farming, oil-field drilling, health services; cowboy homecoming in August, Longhorn museum; hospital.

Other towns include: Campbellton (350); Charlotte (1,778); Christine (412); Leming (1,033); Lytle (2,817) greenhouse, peanuts processed; Peggy (22); Poteet (3,379) government/services, library, strawberry festival in April.

Atascosa pronunciation

 

plowing field in Atascosa County
A farm tractor in fields near Charlotte. Photo by Robert Plocheck.
 

 

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