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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

3,564
–  4.2
2,807.4
2,807.3
1,720–3,058
18.86
30.2
93.4
1,675
3.5
$15,867,114
$34,063
$1,587,757,910
$31,456,781

map of Crockett County
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Physical Features: Level to rough, hilly terrain; drains to Pecos River; rocky soils.

Economy: Oil and gas, ranching, hunting leases.

locator map for Crockett County

History: Apaches and Tonkawas, displaced by Comanches in the 1700s. Fort Lancaster established 1855. Ranching developed during the 1880s. County created in 1875 from Bexar, organized in 1891; named for Alamo hero Davy Crockett.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 31.9; Black, 1.5; Hispanic, 65.8; Asian, 0.7; Other, 2.1; Two or more races, 1.4.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 62; deaths, 26; marriages, 7; divorces, 4.

Recreation: Hunting, historic sites, museum, Davy Crockett statue in park; Davy Crockett festival in August, Deerfest in December.

Minerals: Oil, gas production.

Agriculture: Sheep (first in numbers), goats; beef cattle. Market value $13.9 million.

OZONA (3,144) county seat; trade center for ranching, hunting leases, tourism.

Ruins of Fort Lancaster

Ruins of Fort Lancaster. Photo by Robert Plocheck.