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Baylor 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

3,697
– 0.8
901.1
867.5
1,053–1,537
28.95
28.1
96.5
1,546
3.1
$10,016,594
$42,081
$1,028,435,800
$26,502,246

 map of Baylor County
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Physical Features: Northwest county; level to hilly; drains to Brazos, Wichita rivers; Lake Kemp, Lake Diversion, Millers Creek Reservoir; sandy, loam, red soils; grassy, mesquites, cedars.

Economy: Agribusiness; retail/service; health services.

locator map for Baylor County

History: Comanches, with Wichitas and other tribes also in the area; U.S. Army removed tribes in 1874-75. Anglo-Americans settled in the 1870s. County created from Fannin County in 1858; organized in 1879. Named for H.W. Baylor, Texas Ranger surgeon.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 82.4; Black, 3.0; Hispanic, 12.7; Asian, 0.3; Other, 0.7; Two or more races, 1.8.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 43; deaths, 61; marriages, 24; divorces, 3.

Recreation: Lakes; hunting; settlers reunion, rodeo, go-cart races in July.

Minerals: Oil, gas produced.

Agriculture: Wheat, cattle, cow-calf operations, grain sorghum, cotton, hay. Market value $44.7 million.

SEYMOUR (2,606) county seat; agribusiness; hospital; dove hunters’ breakfast in September.

Lake Kemp.
Fishing cabins around Lake Kemp. Photo by Robert Plocheck.

 

 

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