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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

5,859
– 0.9
893.5
891.9
2,660–3,300
21.21
28.0
91.9
2,648
3.6
$20,496,303
$37,224
$969,673,630
$18,192,190

map of Lynn County
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Physical Features: South Plains, broken by Caprock Escarpment, playas, draws; sandy loam, black, gray soils.

Economy: Agribusiness.

locator map for Lynn County

History: Apaches, ousted by Comanches who were removed to Indian Territory in 1875. Ranching began in 1880s. Farming developed after 1900. County created in 1876 from Bexar District; organized in 1903; named for Alamo victim W. Lynn.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 49.3; Black, 2.4; Hispanic, 47.4; Asian, 0.5; Other, 1.8; Two or more races, 1.7.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 70; deaths, 51; marriages, 31; divorces, 16.

Recreation: Pioneer museum in Tahoka; Dan Blocker museum in O’Donnell; sandhill crane migration in winter.

Minerals: Oil, natural gas.

Agriculture: Cotton produces largest income (first in acreage); 72,000 acres irrigated. Also, ranching, grain sorghum. Market value $67.6 million.

TAHOKA (2,681) county seat; agricultural center, electric/telephone cooperatives; hospital; museum; Harvest Festival in the fall.

O’Donnell (817, partly in Dawson County) commercial center.

Other towns include: New Home (350); Wilson (492).

Grain elevator at O'Donnell.

A grain elevator at O'Donnell. Photo by Robert Plocheck.