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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

5,298
1.3
277.9
256.8
322–590
44.80
30.0
94.0
2,601
3.3
$7,141,721
$37,273
$488,359,962
$10,833,528

map of Delta County
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Physical Features: Northeastern county between two forks of Sulphur River; Cooper Lake (also designated Jim Chapman Lake); black, sandy loam soils.

Economy: Agriculture, government/services, retirement location.

locator map for Delta County

History: Caddo area, but disease, other tribes caused displacement around 1790. Anglo-Americans arrived in 1820s. County created from Lamar, Hopkins counties 1870. Greek letter delta origin of name, because of shape of the county.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 81.8; Black, 6.4; Hispanic, 6.9; Asian, 0.7; Other, 2.4; Two or more races, 3.0.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 72; deaths, 73; marriages, 41; divorces, 16.

Recreation: Fishing, hunting; lake, state park; Cooper Chiggerfest in October.

Minerals: Insignificant.

Agriculture: Beef, hay, soybeans, wheat, corn, sorghum, cotton. Market value $29.3 million.

COOPER (2,033) county seat; commuters, industrial park, some manufacturing, agribusiness; museum, library; post office mural.

Other towns include: Ben Franklin (60), Enloe (90), Klondike (175), Lake Creek (55), and Pecan Gap (199).

Cooper Lake

Cooper Lake. Photo by Robert Plocheck.