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Hopkins 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

36,400
3.5
792.8
767.2
340–649
47.18
32.9
93.1
17,160
3.2
$120,017,323
$36,530
$2,876,813,824
$543,901,692

map of Hopkins County
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Physical Features: Varied timber, including pines; drains north to South Sulphur River; Cooper Lake (also known as Jim Chapman Lake), Sulphur Springs Lake; light, sandy to heavier black soils.

Economy: Agribusiness, feed mills; varied manufacturing.

locator map for Hopkins County

History: Caddo area, displaced by Cherokees, who in turn were forced out by President Lamar in 1839. First Anglo-American settlement in 1837. County created in 1846 from Lamar and Nacogdoches counties, organized the same year; named for pioneer Hopkins family.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 73.7; Black, 7.4; Hispanic, 16.5; Asian, 0.8; Other, 1.1; Two or more races, 2.0.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 471; deaths, 398; marriages, 264; divorces, 163.

Recreation: Fishing, hunting; state park, lake activities; dairy museum; dairy festival in June; stew contest in September.

Minerals: Lignite coal.

Agriculture: Dairies, beef cattle, hay (first in acreage). Market value $205.9 million. Firewood and hardwood lumber marketed.

SULPHUR SPRINGS (16,229) county seat; dairy farming, equine center, food processing and distribution, varied manufacturing, tourism; hospital; library, heritage park, music box gallery, civic center.

Other towns include: Brashear (280), Como (731), Cumby (812), Dike (170), Pickton (300), Saltillo (200), Sulphur Bluff (280), Tira (308).

Hopkins County Courthouse in Sulphur Springs

The Hopkins County Courthouse in Sulphur Springs. Photo by Robert Plocheck.

 

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