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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

41,441
18.1
871.2
597.1
sea level–82
57.11
42.2
90.6
18,663
6.5
$226,025,456
$49,970
$14,646,874,482
$386,888,874

map of Chambers County
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Physical Features: Gulf coastal plain, coastal soils; Lake Anahuac; some forests.

Economy: Water suppliers, banking, chemical distribution facilities, air services, carbon dioxide disposal.

locator map for Chambers County

History: Karankawa and other coastal tribes. Nuestra Señora de la Luz Mission established near present Wallisville in 1756. County created and organized in 1858 from Liberty, Jefferson counties. Named for Gen. T. J. Chambers, surveyor.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 67.0; Black, 8.4; Hispanic, 22.3; Asian, 1.4; Other, 1.1; Two or more races, 1.6.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 512; deaths, 290; marriages, 227; divorces, 160.

Recreation: Fishing, hunting; water sports; camping; county parks; wildlife refuge; historic sites; Wallisville Heritage Museum; Texas Gatorfest in September.

Minerals: Oil, gas.

Agriculture: Beef cattle, rice, hay, aquaculture; significant irrigation. Market value $25.6 million. Hunting, fishing important.

ANAHUAC (2,413) county seat; canal connects with Houston Ship Channel; agribusiness; hospital, library.

WINNIE (3,498) farming, oil and gas, ecotourism, commuting to Beaumont, Houston; hospital; arboretum, museum; Texas Rice Festival in October.

Other towns include: Beach City (2,648), Cove (562), Hankamer (226), Mont Belvieu (5,658), Old River-Winfree (1,352), Stowell (1,967), and Wallisville (300).

Part [4,116] of Baytown.

 

Geese at the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
Geese at the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Linda MacPhee-Cobb (CC).