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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

673
5.0
906.1
897.4
2,258–2,990
19.06
33.1
94.8
302
4.3
$1,919,804
$47,365
$887,518,160
$17,377

map of Borden County
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Physical Features: Rolling surface, broken by Caprock Escarpment; drains to Colorado River; sandy loam, clay soils.

Economy: Agriculture and hunting leases; oil; wind turbines.

locator map for Borden County

History: Comanche area. Anglo-Americans settled in 1870s. County created 1876 from Bexar District, organized 1891; named for Gail Borden, patriot, inventor, editor.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 76.8; Black, 0.6; Hispanic, 20.2; Asian, 0.2; Other, 0.9; Two or more races, 3.8.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 6; deaths, 10; marriages, 1; divorces, 2.

Recreation: Fishing; quail and deer hunting; Lake J.B. Thomas; museum; Coyote Opry in September; junior livestock show in January, ranch horse competition in September.

Minerals: Oil, gas, caliche, sand, gravel.

Agriculture: Beef cattle, cotton, wheat, hay, pecans, oats; some irrigation. Market value $9.4 million.

GAIL (262) county seat; museum, antique shop, ambulance service; “star” construction atop Gail Mountain.

Borden pronunciation

 

Mushaway Peak near Gail.
Mushaway Peak near Gail. Photo by Robert Plocheck.