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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

10,306
0.8
918.1
917.6
2,550–3,120
22.10
19.0
92.4
4,182
3.5
$50,861,268
$72,785
$1,976,373,512
$95,545,197

map of Ochiltree County
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Physical Features: Panhandle county bordering Oklahoma; level, broken by creeks; deep loam, clay soils.

Economy: Oil/gas, agribusiness, center of large feedlot and swine operations.

locator map for Ochiltree County

History: Apache groups, who were pushed out by Comanches in the late 1700s. The Comanches were removed to the Indian Territory in 1874–1875 by the U.S. Army. Ranching developed in the 1880s; farming began after 1900. Created from the Bexar District in 1876 and organized in 1889; named for Republic of Texas leader W.B. Ochiltree.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 44.1; Black, 1.0; Hispanic, 53.1; Asian, 0.7; Other, 1.7; Two or more races, 1.5.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 207; deaths, 83; marriages, 96; divorces, 37.

Recreation: Wolf Creek park; Museum of the Plains; Prehistoric settlement site of “Buried City”; pheasant hunting, also deer and dove; Wheatheart of the Nation celebration in August.

Minerals: Oil, natural gas, caliche.

Agriculture: Cattle, swine, wheat (second in acreage), corn, sorghum, cotton; some 50,000 acres irrigated. Market value $424.6 million.

PERRYTON (9,440) county seat; oil/gas, cattle feeding, grain center; hospital; college.

Other towns include: Farnsworth (130); Waka (65). Also, Booker (1,620, mostly in Lipscomb County).

Ochiltree pronunciation

 

Panhandle landscape at the Ochiltree-Lipscomb county line south of Booker

Panhandle landscape at the Ochiltree-Lipscomb county line south of Booker. Photo by Robert Plocheck.