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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

2,717
– 33.5
993.7
983.8
1,421–2,413
24.96
29.5
95.2
1,075
4.0
$6,818,220
$32,328
$981,148,713
$15,627,565

map of Concho County
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Physical Features: On Edwards Plateau; rough, broken to south; level in north; sandy, loam and dark soils; drains to creeks and Colorado and Concho rivers.

Economy: Agribusiness, manufacturing.

locator map for Concho County

History: Athabascan-speaking Plains Indians, then Jumanos in the 1600s, absorbed by Lipan Apaches in the 1700s. Comanches raided after 1800. Anglo-Americans began ranching around 1850; farming began after the Civil War. Mexican-Americans employed on sheep ranches in 1920s-30s. County created from Bexar District in 1858, organized in 1879; named for river.

 Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 59.8; Black, 1.8; Hispanic, 36.6; Asian, 1.3; Other, 0.9; Two or more races, 1.0.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 33; deaths, 33; marriages, 10; divorces, 6.

Recreation: Famed for 1,500 Indian pictographs; O.H. Ivie Reservoir.

Minerals: Oil, gas, stone.

Agriculture: Sheep, cattle, goats; wheat, feed grains; 2,000 acres irrigated for cotton. Market value $22.8 million.

PAINT ROCK (275) county seat; named for Indian pictographs nearby; farming, ranching center.

EDEN (1,297) steel fabrication; hospital; fall fest.

Other towns include: Eola (215), Lowake (40), and Millersview (80).

Concho County Courthouse

Concho County Courthouse in Paint Rock. Photo by Robert Plocheck.