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Floyd 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

5,901
– 8.5
992.5
992.1
2,440–3,345
21.60
25.1
92.4
2,609
5.3
$13,969,445
$45,346
$621,290,600
$47,169,450

map of Floyd County
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Physical Features: Flat High Plains, broken by Caprock on east, by White River on south; many playas; red, black loam soils.

Economy: Cotton, wind farm, varied manufacturing, government/services.

locator map for Floyd County

History: Plains Apaches and later Comanches. First white settlers arrived in 1884. County created from Bexar District, 1876; organized 1890. Named for Dolphin Ward Floyd, who died at the Alamo.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 40.0; Black, 3.9; Hispanic, 55.8; Asian, 0.3; Other, 1.6.

 

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 67; deaths, 77; marriages, 22; divorces, 9.

Recreation: Hunting of pheasant, deer, quail; fishing; Blanco Canyon; Floydada Punkin Day in October; museum.

Minerals: Not significant.

Agriculture: Cotton, wheat, sorghum, corn; pumpkins. Some 260,000 acres irrigated. Market value $282.7 million.

FLOYDADA (2,708) county seat; agriculture, varied manufacturing; Texas A&M engineering extension.

Lockney (1,664) agriculture center; manufacturing; hospital.

Other towns include: Aiken (52), Dougherty (91), and South Plains (67).

blanco canyon

A windmill sets on the Caprock above Blanco Canyon. Photo by Robert Plocheck.

 

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