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King 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

289
1.0
913.3
910.9
1,450–2,250
25.53
27.0
95.9
177
4.5
$781,143
$78,216
$684,630,370
NA

King County map
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Physical Features: Hilly, broken by Wichita, Brazos tributaries; extensive grassland; dark loam to red soils.

Economy: Oil and gas, ranching, government/services, horse sales, hunting leases.

locator map for King County

History: Apache area until Comanches moved in about 1700. Comanches were removed by U.S. Army in 1874-75 after which ranching began. County created in 1876 from Bexar District; organized in 1891; named for William P. King, a volunteer from Gonzales who died at the Alamo.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 80.6; Black, 0.0; Hispanic, 16.6; Asian, 0.0; Other, 1.7; Two or more races, 2.1.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 1; deaths, 3; marriages, 2; divorces, 0.

Recreation: 6666 Ranch visits, hunting, roping and ranch horse competitions.

Minerals: Oil, gas.

Agriculture: Cattle, horses, wheat, hay, cotton. Market value $6.6 million. Hunting leases important.

GUTHRIE (175) county seat; ranch-supply center, government/services; community center complex, library; Thanksgiving community supper.

The red soil of the 6666 Ranch at Guthrie

The red soil and rolling hills of the 6666 Ranch at Guthrie. Photo by Robert Plocheck.

 

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