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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

3,880
– 2.4
901.8
898.9
1,720–2,405
24.76
30.5
94.6
1,711
3.6
$9,538,681
$45,679
$952,517,800
$15,144,349

map of Fisher County
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Physical Features: On rolling prairie; mesquite; red, sandy loam soils; drains to forks of Brazos River.

Economy: Agribusiness, hunting, gypsum.

locator map for Fisher County

History: Lipan Apaches, disrupted by Comanches and other tribes around 1700. Ranching began in 1876. County created from the Bexar District in 1876 and organized in 1886; named for S.R. Fisher, Republic of Texas secretary of navy.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 66.3; Black, 4.1; Hispanic, 28.4; Asian, 0.5; Other, 1.2; Two or more races, 2.2.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 51; deaths, 52; marriages, 25; divorces, 8.

Recreation: Quail, dove, turkey hunting; wildlife viewing; county fair, rodeo in August in Roby.

Minerals: Gypsum, oil.

Agriculture: Cattle, cotton, hay, wheat, sorghum, horses, sheep, goats. Irrigation for cotton and alfalfa. Market value $31.1 million.

ROBY (625) county seat; agribusiness, cotton gin; hospital between Roby and Rotan.

ROTAN (1,445) gypsum plant, oil mill, agribusiness.

Other towns include: McCaulley (96) and Sylvester (79). Part of Hamlin (2,119).

Landscape west of Roby

The landscape west of Roby. Photo by Robert Plocheck.