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Kent 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

769
– 4.8
902.9
902.5
1,740–2,830
23.51
27.2
94.6
422
2.8
$2,264,378
$46,857
$736,296,740
$11,559,471

map of Kent County
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Physical Features: Rolling, broken terrain; lake; drains to Salt and Double Mountain forks of Brazos River; sandy, loam soils.

Economy: Agribusiness, oil and gas operations, government/services, hunting leases.

locator map for Kent County

History: Comanches driven out by the U.S. Army in the 1870s. Ranching developed in the 1880s. County created in 1876 from Bexar and Young territories; organized in 1892. Name honors Andrew Kent, one of 32 volunteers from Gonzales who died at the Alamo.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 78.8; Black, 1.2; Hispanic, 17.8; Asian, 0.0; Other, 1.7; Two or more races, 1.8.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 11; deaths, 9; marriages, 2; divorces, 1.

Recreation: Hunting, fishing; scenic croton breaks and salt flat; Winterfest in December.

Minerals: Oil, gas.

Agriculture: Cattle, cotton, wheat, sorghum. 

JAYTON (525) county seat; oil-field services, farming center; Summerfest in August.

Other towns include: Girard (42).

 Kent County Courthouse

The Kent County Courthouse in Jayton. Photo by Robert Plocheck.

 

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