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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

8,420
– 5.3
1,281.4
1,262.0
1,289–2,250
28.74
33.7
95.7
3,022
4.0
$16,453,392
$37,783
$1,571,857,343
$62,314,681

map of Coleman County
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Physical Features: Hilly, rolling; drains to Colorado River, Pecan Bayou; O.H. Ivie Reservoir Hords Creek Lake, Lake Coleman; mesquite, oaks.

Economy: Agribusiness, petroleum, ecotourism, varied manufacturing.

locator map for Coleman County

History: Presence of Apaches and Comanches brought military outpost, Camp Colorado, before the Civil War. Settlers arrived after organization. County created in 1858 from Brown, Travis counties; organized in 1864; named for Houston’s aide, R.M. Coleman.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent), Anglo, 76.9; Black, 3.0; Hispanic, 17.7; Asian, 1.0; Other, 1.4; Two or more races, 1.9.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 83; deaths, 131; marriages, 59; divorces, 44.

Recreation: Fishing, hunting; water sports; city park, historic sites; lakes; Santa Anna Peak; Santa Anna bison cook-off in May.

Minerals: Oil, gas, stone, clays.

Agriculture: Cattle, wheat, sheep, hay, grain sorghum, goats, oats, cotton. Market value $28.4 million. Mesquite for firewood and furniture.

COLEMAN (4,553) county seat; varied manufacturing; hospital, library, museums: Fiesta de la Paloma in October.

Santa Anna (1,041) agribusiness, oil, tourism; museum; Funtier days in May.

Other towns include: Burkett (90), Goldsboro (15), Gouldbusk (70), Novice (133), Rockwood (53), Talpa (127), and Valera (80).

Santa Anna Mountains in Coleman County

The town of Santa Anna sits below the Santa Anna Mountains. Photo by Robert Plocheck.