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Population
Change fm 2010
Area (sq.mi.)
Land area(sq.mi.)
Altitude (ft.)
Rainfall (in.)
Jan. mean. min.
July mean max.
Civilian labor
Unemployed
Wages
Per Capita Inc.
Prop. Value
Retail Sales

916
– 1.4
924.2
924.1
2,380–3,260
24.08
22.1
92.1
420
2.9
$2,570,798
$49,713
$744,853,987
$2,872,447

map of Roberts County
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Physical Features: Rolling, broken by Canadian and tributaries; Red Deer Creek; black, sandy loam, alluvial soils.

Economy: Oil-field operations, agribusiness.

History: Apaches; pushed out by Comanches who were removed in 1874–1875 by U.S. Army. Ranching began in the late 1870s. County created in 1876 from Bexar District; organized in 1889; named for Texas leaders John S. Roberts and Gov. O.M. Roberts.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 85.7; Black, 0.1; Hispanic, 11.2; Asian, 0.3; Other, 0.8; Two or more races, 2.6.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 9; deaths, 6; marriages, 9; divorces, 1.

Recreation: Scenic drives, hunting, museum; national cow-calling contest in June.

Minerals: Production of gas, oil.

Agriculture: Beef cattle; wheat, sorghum, corn, soybeans, hay; 6,300 acres irrigated. Market value $16.4 million.

MIAMI (593) county seat; ranching, oil center, some manufacturing.

landscape along FM 283 in central Roberts County

Landscape along FM 283 in central Roberts County. Photo by Robert Plocheck.