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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

3,429
3.6
700.1
699.2
1,400–2,400
27.38
33.6
93.0
1,006
5.5
$5,019,170
$30,105
$1,157,021,512
$23,209,916

map of Real County
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Physical Features: Hill Country, spring-fed streams, scenic canyons; Frio, Nueces rivers; cedars, pecans, walnuts, many live oaks.

Economy: Ranching, tourism, government/services, cedar cutting.

History: Tonkawa area; Lipan Apaches arrived in the early 1700s; later, Comanche hunters arrived in the area. Spanish mission established in 1762. Anglo-Americans arrived in the 1850s. County created and organized in 1913 from Bandera, Edwards, and Kerr counties; named for legislator-ranchman Julius Real.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 68.9; Black, 0.8; Hispanic, 27.6; Asian, 0.3; Other, 2.0; Two or more races, 1.9.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 36; deaths, 38; marriages, 17; divorces, 6.

Recreation: Tourist and hunting center, birding, fishing, camping, scenic drives, state natural area.

Minerals: Not significant.

Agriculture: Goats, sheep, beef cattle produce most income. Market value $1.6 million. Cedar posts processed.

LEAKEY (449) county seat; tourism, ranching; museums; July Jubilee.

CAMP WOOD (731) tourism, hunting, ranching; medical clinic; San Lorenzo de la Santa Cruz mission site; museum; Lindbergh Park, settlers reunion in August.

Other towns include: Rio Frio (50).

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Site of old Spanish mission at Camp Wood

Site of the old Spanish mission at Camp Wood. Photo by Robert Plocheck.