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Comanche 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

13,484
– 3.4
947.7
937.8
1,020–1,847
32.38
31.4
95.7
5,227
4.4
$28,820,037
$36,797
$1,882,893,670
$152,911,380

map of Comanche County
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Physical Features: Rolling, hilly terrain; sandy, loam, waxy soils; drains to Leon River, Proctor Lake; pecans, oaks, mesquites, cedars.

Economy: Dairies, peanut-, pecan-shelling plants, manufacturing.

locator map for Comanche County

History: Comanche area. Anglo-American settlers arrived in 1854 on land granted earlier to Stephen F. Austin and Samuel May Williams. County created and organized in 1856 from Bosque and Coryell counties; named for the Indian tribe.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 70.0; Black, 1.0; Hispanic, 27.7; Asian, 0.4; Other, 1.3; Two or more races, 1.3.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 138; deaths, 181; marriages, 121; divorces, 18.

Recreation: Hunting, fishing, water sports, nature tourism; parks, community center, museums; Comanche Pow-Wow in September, rodeo in July.

Minerals: Limited gas, oil, stone, clay.

Agriculture: Dairies, beef cattle, pecans (first in state in acreage), hay, wildlife, melons. Market value $158.1 million.

COMANCHE (4,331) county seat; plants process feed, food; varied manufacturing; agribusiness; winery; hospital; Ranger College branch; library; state’s oldest courthouse, “Old Cora,” on display on town square.

De Leon (2,206) pecans, light manufacturing; hospital; car museum, Peach and Melon Festival in August.

Other towns include: Energy (70), Gustine (468), Proctor (228) and Sidney (148).

Comanche County Courthouse

Comanche County Courthouse. Photo by Robert Plocheck.

 

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