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Foard County

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Population
Change fm 2010
Area (sq.mi.)
Land area (sq.mi.)
Altitude (ft.)
Rainfall (in.)
Jan. mean. min.
July mean max.
Civilian labor
Unemployed
Wages
Per Capita Inc.
Prop. Value
Retail Sales

1,183
– 11.5
707.7
704.4
1,210–1,822
27.34
26.0
98.0
498
5.2
$2,378,111
$40,220
$602,614,480
$4,468,102

map of Foard County
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Physical Features: Northwest county drains to North Wichita, Pease rivers; sandy, loam soils, rolling surface.

Economy: Agribusiness, clothes manufacturing, government/service.

locator map for Foard County

History: Comanches, Kiowas ranged the area until driven away in 1870s. Ranching began in 1880. County created out of Cottle, Hardeman, King, Knox counties, 1891, organized the same year; named for Maj. Robert L. Foard of the Confederate army.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 74.7; Black, 5.3; Hispanic, 17.8; Asian, 1.0; Other, 0.7; Two or more races, 1.3.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 7; deaths, 31; marriages, 0; divorces, 2.

Recreation: Three museums; hunting; astronomy and ecotourism foundation; wild hog cook-off in November.

Minerals: Natural gas, some oil.

Agriculture: Wheat, cattle, alfalfa, cotton, sorghum, dairies. Market value $13.8 million. Hunting leases important.

CROWELL (848) county seat; retail center, clothing manufacturing; library, Fire Hall museum.

St. Joseph Church in Crowell

St. Joseph Church in Crowell. Photo by Robert Plocheck.

 

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