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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

3,378
2.3
932.3
932.2
2,220–2,892
22.25
18.1
94.0
1,634
3.1
$25,301,338
$55,113
$724,443,872
$21,302,707

map of Lipscomb County
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Physical Features: High Plains, broken in east; drains to tributaries of Canadian, Wolf Creek; sandy loam, black soils.

Economy: Oil, gas operations, agribusinesses, government/services.

locator map for Lipscomb CountyHistory: Apaches, later Kiowas and Comanches who were driven into Indian Territory in 1875. Ranching began in the late 1870s. County created in 1876 from Bexar District; organized in 1887; named for A.S. Lipscomb, Republic of Texas leader.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 61.8; Black, 1.9; Hispanic, 33.8; Asian, 0.6; Other, 2.4; Two or more races, 2.7.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 43; deaths, 21; marriages, 27; divorces, 11.

Recreation: Hunting; Wolf Creek museum, prairie chicken booming grounds.

Minerals: Oil, natural gas.

Agriculture: Cattle, corn, wheat, grain sorghum, hay, sunflowers. Some 23,000 acres irrigated. Market value $52.7 million.

LIPSCOMB (27), county seat; livestock center.

BOOKER (1,620, partly in Ochiltree County) trade center, library.

Other towns include: Darrouzett (382) Deutsches Fest in July; Follett (494); Higgins (418) library, Will Rogers Day in August.

Lipscomb County Courthouse

The Lipscomb County Courthouse. Photo by Robert Plocheck.