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Loving 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

113
37.8
676.7
668.9
2,660–3,374
12.57
29.7
99.3
103
3.9
$839,605
$39,221
$1,329,391,140
$1,929,734

map of Loving County
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Physical Features: Flat desert terrain with a few low-rolling hills; slopes to Pecos River; Red Bluff Reservoir; sandy, loam, clay soils.

Economy: Oil and gas operations; cattle.

locator map for Loving County

History: Land developers began operations in late 19th century. Oil discovered 1925. County created 1887 from Tom Green County; organized 1893, deorganized 1897, again organized 1931, the last organized. Named for Oliver Loving, trail driver. County is state's least populous.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 77.0; Black, 2.7; Hispanic, 18.6; Asian, 0.0; Other, 1.8; Two or more races, 0.0.

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

Recreation: Pecos River, Red Bluff Lake.

Minerals: Oil, gas.

Agriculture: Cattle ranching. Market value $912,000.

MENTONE (22) county seat, oil-field supply center; the only town.

The road into Mentone

The road into Mentone. Photo by Robert Plocheck.

 

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