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La Salle 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

7,613
10.6
1,494.2
1,486.7
255–650
24.70
38.9
96.9
3,838
3.4
$45,953,243
$49,861
$5,922,513,484
$132,428,915

map of La Salle County
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Physical Features: Brushy plain, broken by Nueces, Frio rivers and their tributaries; chocolate, dark gray, sandy loam soils.

Economy: Agribusiness, hunting leases, tourism, government services.

locator map for La Salle County

History: Coahuiltecans, squeezed out by migrating Apaches. U.S. military outpost in the 1850s, settlers of Mexican descent established nearby village. Anglo-American ranching developed in the 1870s. County created from Bexar District in 1858; organized in 1880; named for Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle, French explorer who died in Texas.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 12.4; Black, 1.3; Hispanic, 86.0; Asian, 0.4; Other, 0.7; Two or more races, 0.7.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 104; deaths, 61; marriages, 31; divorces, 20.

Recreation: Nature trails; school where Lyndon B. Johnson taught; wildlife management area; deer, bird, javelina hunting, fishing; wild hog cookoff in March.

Minerals: Oil, gas.

Agriculture: Beef cattle, peanuts, watermelons, grain sorghum. Market value $18.7 million.

COTULLA (4,186) county seat; livestock, state prison; hunting center; Brush Country museum; Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Other towns include: Encinal (574), Fowlerton (53).

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