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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

17,243
2.6
1,080.6
1,073.2
150–630
42.29
34.9
93.7
6,035
5.9
$53,352,184
$39,459
$3,583,578,520
$188,658,896

map of Leon County
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Physical Features: Hilly, rolling, almost half covered by timber; drains to Navasota, Trinity rivers and tributaries; Lake Limestone; sandy, dark, alluvial soils.

Economy: Poultry farming, cattle ranching, hay.

locator map for Leon County

History: Bidais, absorbed into the Kickapoos and other groups. Permanent settlement by Anglo-Americans occurred after the Texas Revolution; Germans arrived in the 1870s. County created and organized in 1846 from Robertson County; named for founder of Victoria, Martín de León.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 76.1; Black, 7.5; Hispanic, 14.2; Asian, 0.8; Other, 0.9; Two or more races, 1.5.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 205; deaths, 223; marriages, 115; divorces, 61.

Recreation: Hilltop Lakes resort area; sites of Camino Real, Fort Boggy State Park; deer hunting.

Minerals: Oil, natural gas, lignite coal.

Agriculture: Poultry, cow-calf production. Hay, small grains. Market value $148.7 million. Hardwoods, pine marketed.

CENTERVILLE (891) county seat; farm center, hunting, tourism, oil, gas, timber.

BUFFALO (1,907) coal mining, oil/gas; library; May Spring Fest with fiddlers’ contest.

Other towns include: Concord (28); Flynn (81); Hilltop Lakes (1,003) resort, retirement center; Jewett (1,234) electricity-generating plant, steel mill, strip mining, civic center, museum, library, Classic Coon Hunt in January; Leona (176) candle factory; Marquez (276); Normangee (717, partly in Madison County) farming, tourism; library, museum, city park; Oakwood (517).

Leon pronunciation

 

main street of Buffalo

The main street of Buffalo. Photo by Robert Plocheck.