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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

27,285
3.3
1,558.6
1,552.0
650–2,200
24.60
38.6
96.1
11,771
4.2
$84,272,951
$39,013
$3,494,548,949
$330,612,634

map of Uvalde County
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Physical Features: Edwards Plateau, rolling hills below escarpment; spring-fed Sabinal, Frio, Leona, Nueces rivers; cypress, cedar, other trees, including maple groves.

Economy: Agribusinesses, hunting leases, light manufacturing, tourism.

History: Mission Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria founded in 1762 for Lipan Apaches near present-day Montell; Comanches harassed mission. U.S. military outpost established in 1849. County created from Bexar 1850; re-created; organized 1856; named for 1778 governor of Coahuila, Juan de Ugalde, with name Anglicized.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 27.0; Black, 1.2; Hispanic, 71.0; Asian, 0.9; Other, 1.3; Two or more races, 0.9.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 409; deaths, 233; marriages, 152; divorces, 21.

Recreation: Deer, turkey hunting; Garner State Park; water activities on rivers; John Nance Garner museum; Uvalde Memorial Park; scenic trails, historic sites.

Minerals: Asphalt, stone, sand, gravel.

Agriculture: Cattle, vegetables, corn, cotton, sorghum, sheep, goats, hay, wheat. Substantial irrigation. Market value $112.5 million.

UVALDE (16,585) county seat; vegetable, wool, mohair processing, tourism; opera house; junior college, A&M research center; hospital; Fort Inge Day in April.

Sabinal (1,742) farm, ranch center,  tourism, retirement area.

Other towns include: Concan (500); Knippa (695); Utopia (222) resort; Uvalde Estates (2,346).

yuccas in bloom along Texas 55

Yuccas in bloom along Texas 55. Photo by Robert Plocheck.