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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

18,956
10.1
1,134.4
1,133.5
400–763
24.73
35.0
97.4
8,699
3.4
$83,075,114
$36,612
$3,047,045,320
$150,325,167

map of Frio County
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Physical Features: South Texas county of rolling terrain with much brush; bisected by Frio River; sandy, red sandy loam soils.

Economy: Agribusiness, oil-field services, hunting leases.

locator map for Frio County

History: Coahuiltecans; many taken into San Antonio missions. Comanches kept settlers out until after Civil War. Mexican citizens recruited for labor after 1900. County created in 1858 from Atascosa, Bexar, Uvalde counties, organized in 1871; named for the Frio (cold) River.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 15.0; Black, 4.0; Hispanic, 78.8; Asian, 2.4; Other, 1.0; Two or more races, 0.9.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 273; deaths, 155; marriages, 99; divorces, 12.

Recreation: Hunting, Big Foot Wallace Museum, Winter Garden area, Pearsall potato fest in May.

Minerals: Oil, natural gas, stone.

Agriculture: Peanuts, potatoes, sorghum, cotton, corn, spinach, cucumbers, watermelons, bees (second in number of colonies). Second in vegetables harvested. Market value $183.7 million. Hunting leases.

PEARSALL (10,041) county seat; agriculture center, oil and gas, food processing, shipping; old jail museum; hospital; Pioneer Days in April.

Dilley (4,283) shipping center for melons and peanuts; hospital.

Other towns include: Bigfoot (525), Hilltop (296); Moore (522) and North Pearsall (656).

Frio pronunciation

 

a tree in Bigfoot in the middle of FM 472

A tree in Bigfoot in the middle of FM 472. Photo by Robert Plocheck.