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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

21,734
– 2.3
895.0
887.4
2,600–3,380
21.72
25.2
93.8
9,596
6.7
$128,149,090
$41,275
$2,986,740,340
$240,402,722

map of Hutchinson County
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Physical Features: High Plains, broken by Canadian River and tributaries, Lake Meredith; fertile valleys along streams.

Economy: Oil, gas, petrochemicals, agribusiness, varied manufacturing, tourism.

locator map for Hutchinson County

History: Antelope Creek Indian area. Later Comanches were driven out in U.S. cavalry campaigns of 1874-75. Adobe Walls site of two Indian attacks, 1864 and 1874. Ranching began in late 1870s. Oil boom in early 1920s. County created 1876 from Bexar Territory; organized 1901; named for pioneer jurist Anderson Hutchinson.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 70.6; Black, 2.9; Hispanic, 22.9; Asian, 0.7; Other, 2.3; Two or more races, 2.4.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 307; deaths, 239; marriages, 189; divorces, 85.

Recreation: Lake activities, fishing, camping; Adobe Walls, historic Indian battle site.

Minerals: Gas, oil, sand, gravel.

Agriculture: Cattle, corn, wheat, grain sorghum; about 35,000 acres irrigated. Market value $55.9 million.

STINNETT (1,835) county seat; petroleum refining, farm center.

BORGER (12,755) petroleum refining, petrochemicals, carbon-black production, oil-field servicing, varied manufacturing, retail center; Frank Phillips College; museum; hospital; downtown beach bash in June.

Other cities include: Fritch (2,024), Sanford (159).

a refinery at Borger

A refinery on a hillside at Borger. Photo by Robert Plocheck.