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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

6,528
1.0
896.2
893.4
2,140–3,030
21.99
29.0
94.4
2,103
2.9
$18,474,401
$36,064
$763,346,619
$27,485,418

map of Garza County
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Physical Features: On edge of Caprock; rough, broken land, with playas, gullies, canyons, Brazos River forks, Lake Alan Henry; sandy, loam, clay soils.

Economy: Agriculture, oil and gas, trade, government/services, hunting leases.

locator map for Garza County

History: Kiowas and Comanches yielded to U.S. Army in 1875. Ranching began in 1870s, farming in 1890s. C.W. Post, the cereal millionaire, established enterprises in 1906. County created from Bexar District 1876; organized 1907; named for a pioneer Bexar County family.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 41.3; Black, 7.6; Hispanic, 50.8; Asian, 0.5; Other, 0.9; Two or more races, 1.1.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 63; deaths, 56; marriages, 41; divorces, 7.

Recreation: Scenic areas, lake activities, Post-Garza Museum, trade days monthly.

Minerals: Oil, gas, sand, gravel.

Agriculture: Cotton, beef cattle, hay. Some 8,000 acres irrigated. Market value $12.4 million. Hunting leases.

POST (5,272) county seat; founded by C.W. Post; agriculture, tourism, government/services, prisons; gospel theater.

wind generators atop a mesa south of Post

Wind generators atop a mesa south of Post. Photo by Robert Plocheck.