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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

3,016
  – 1.3
919.3
918.4
1,750–2,840
22.59
27.4
97.6
1,141
3.8
$7,819,479
$36,558
$701,849,970
$14,261,872

map of Collingsworth County
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Physical Features: Panhandle county of rolling, broken terrain, draining to Red River forks; sandy and loam soils.

Economy: Agribusiness.

locator map for Collingsworth County

History: Apaches, displaced by Comanches. Ranchers from England arrived in the late 1870s. County created in 1876, from Bexar and Young districts, organized in 1890. Named for Republic of Texas’ first chief justice, James Collinsworth (name misspelled in law).

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 57.9; Black, 6.1; Hispanic, 34.0; Asian, 0.5; Other, 2.9; Two or more races, 1.9.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 31; deaths, 39; marriages, 21; divorces, 5.

Recreation: Deer, quail hunting; children’s camp, county museum, pioneer park; Wellington peanut festival in September.

Minerals: Gas, oil production.

Agriculture: Cotton, peanuts, cow-calf operations, wheat, stocker cattle; 22,000 acres irrigated. Market value $43.1 million.

WELLINGTON (2,106) county seat; peanut-processing plants, varied manufacturing, agriculture; hospital, library; restored Ritz Theatre.

Other towns include: Dodson (109), Quail (19), Samnorwood (58).

Motorcycle in Collingsworth County

A motorcyclist rides FM 1547. Photo by Robert Plocheck.