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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

12,867
3.8
203.2
195.8
236–538
45.10
33.1
95.2
4,881
5.0
$34,878,778
$39,031
$1,020,002,472
$128,471,760

map of Camp County
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Physical Features: East Texas county with forested hills; drains to Big Cypress Creek on the north; Lake Bob Sandlin; third smallest county in Texas.

Economy: Agribusiness, chicken processing, timber industries, light manufacturing, retirement center.

locator map for Camp County

History: Caddo area. Anglo-American settlers arrived in late 1830s. Antebellum slaveholding area. County created, organized, from Upshur County 1874; named for jurist J.L. Camp.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 55.6; Black, 16.9; Hispanic, 25.1; Asian, 0.9; Other, 1.2; Two or more races, 2.3.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 219; deaths, 132; marriages, 76; divorces, 11.

Recreation: Water sports, fishing on lakes; farmstead and airship museum; Pittsburg hot links; Chickfest in September.

Minerals: Oil, gas, clays, coal.

Agriculture: Poultry and products important; beef, dairy cattle, horses; peaches, hay, blueberries, vegetables. Market value $137.7 million. Forestry.

PITTSBURG (4,606) county seat; agribusiness, timber, tourism, food processing, light manufacturing, commuting to Longview, Tyler; hospital; community college; Prayer Tower.

Other towns include: Leesburg (128) and Rocky Mound (67).

Chicken processing plant in Pittsburg
The chicken-processing plant in Pittsburg. Photo by John Bonzo (CC).