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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

1,387
– 7.8
901.6
900.6
1,470–2,260
24.94
27.9
97.2
506
4.3
$4,350,417
$58,009
$534,747,660
$9,732,324

map of Cottle County
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Physical Features: Northwest county below Caprock, rough in west, level in east; gray, black, sandy and loam soils; drains to Pease River.

Economy: Agribusiness, government/services.

locator map for Cottle County

History: Around 1700, Apaches were displaced by Comanches, who in turn were driven out by U.S. Army 1870s. Anglo-American settlers arrived in 1880s. County created 1876 from Fannin County; organized 1892; named for George W. Cottle, Alamo hero.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 65.0; Black, 9.7; Hispanic, 24.4; Asian, 0.1; Other, 0.8; Two or more races, 2.0.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 0; deaths, 31; marriages, 0; divorces, 0.

Recreation: Hunting of quail, dove, wild hogs, deer; wildlife management area; museum, Fiestas Patrias in September, horse and colt show in April.

Minerals: Oil, natural gas.

Agriculture: Beef cattle, cotton, peanuts, wheat. 3,000 acres irrigated. Market value $15.9 million.

PADUCAH (1,133) county seat; government/services, library.

Other towns include: Cee Vee (45).

Hunters at Matador Wildlife Management Area in Cottle County

Hunters enter the Matador Wildlife Management Area in Cottle County. Photo by Robert Plocheck.