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Coke 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

3,264
– 1.7
928.0
911.5
1,700–2,608
22.75
28.4
96.7
1,398
3.4
$5,845,985
$34,766
$955,961,360
$20,399,572

map of Coke County
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Physical Features: West Texas prairie, hills, Colorado River valley; sandy loam, red soils; E.V. Spence Reservoir, Oak Creek Reservoir.

Economy: Oil and gas, government/services, agriculture.

locator map for Coke County

History: From around 1700 to the 1870s, Comanche bands roamed through the area. Ranches began operating after the Civil War. County was created and organized in 1889 from Tom Green County; named for Gov. Richard Coke.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 74.9; Black, 1.0; Hispanic, 21.8; Asian, 0.2; Other, 2.3; Two or more races, 1.6.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 30; deaths, 53; marriages, 4; divorces, 14.

Recreation: Hunting, fishing, Caliche Loop birdwatching trail; lakes; Sumac hiking trail; historic sites, Fort Chadbourne, county museum, Fort Chadbourne Days in May; amphitheater.

Minerals: Oil, gas.

Agriculture: Beef cattle, small grains, sheep and goats, hay. Market value $7 million.

ROBERT LEE (1,000) county seat; oil and gas, wind farms, ranching, government/services; old jail museum.

Bronte (951) ranching, oil.

Other towns include: Silver (34) and Tennyson (46). Also, a small part of Blackwell (304).

ranch entrance west of Robert Lee

A ranch entrance west of Robert Lee. Photo by Robert Plocheck.

 

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