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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

3,067
1.1
923.2
923.0
3,200–3,805
17.77
19.5
91.5
1,250
2.9
$11,109,174
$55,319
$1,042,885,100
$44,791,459

map of Sherman County
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Physical Features: A northern Panhandle county; level, broken by creeks, playas; sandy to dark loam soils; underground water.

Economy: Agribusiness, tourism.

History: Apaches; pushed out by Comanches in the 1700s. Comanches removed to Indian Territory in 1875. Ranching began around 1880; farming after 1900. County named for Republic of Texas Gen. Sidney Sherman; created from Bexar District in 1876; organized in 1889.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 53.3; Black, 1.7; Hispanic, 44.2; Asian, 0.8; Other, 1.2; Two or more races, 1.3.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 41; deaths, 34; marriages, 21; divorces, 9.

Recreation: Depot museum; pheasant, pronghorn hunting, jamboree and rodeo in July, carriage driving event in September.

Minerals: Natural gas, oil.

Agriculture: Beef and stocker cattle, wheat, corn, milo, cotton; 127,000 acres irrigated. Market value $590.4 million.

STRATFORD (2,177) county seat; agribusiness, petroleum, tourism, birdseed packaging; VA clinic; science and art museum.

Texhoma (1,285 [with 339 in Texas]) other principal town.

Texhoma skyline

Texhoma skyline, with utility line running along the Oklahoma boundary. Photo by Robert Plocheck.