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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

19,539
– 0.9
938.3
930.9
715–1,138
35.06
29.2
93.3
8,974
3.6
$51,179,799
$39,085
$3,389,993,360
$187,423,139

map of Montague County
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Physical Features:  Rolling, draining to tributaries of Trinity, Red rivers; sandy loams, red, black soils; Lake Nocona, Lake Amon G. Carter.

Economy: Agribusiness, oil, varied manufacturing, government/services.

locator map for Montague County

History: Kiowas and Wichitas who allied with Comanches. Anglo-American settlements developed in the 1850s. County created from Cooke County in 1857, organized in 1858; named for pioneer Daniel Montague.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 85.7; Black, 0.7; Hispanic, 11.3; Asian, 0.4; Other, 1.4; Two or more races, 1.6.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 237; deaths, 263; marriages, 132; divorces, 66.

Recreation: Lake activities; quail, turkey, deer hunting; scenic drives; museums; historical sites, motorcycle dirt track.

Minerals: Oil, rock, limestone, sand.

Agriculture: Beef, hay, wheat, dairies, pecans, peaches, melons. Market value $44.9 million.

MONTAGUE (303) county seat.

BOWIE (5,119) varied manufacturing, oil and gas operations; hospital, library; Jim Bowie Days in June.

NOCONA (3,020) athletic goods, boot manufacturing; hospital; Fun Day each May, Chisholm Trail rodeo in September.

Other towns include: Forestburg (50); Ringgold (100); Saint Jo (1,040) wineries, retail center, art galleries, museums, rodeo in August; Sunset (517).

Montague County Courthouse

The Montague County Courthouse. Photo by Robert Plocheck.