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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

4,740
8.3
785.7
785.1
2,290–2,945
15.60
31.9
93.3
1,552
4.8
$17,030,838
$39,596
$1,002,256,620
$29,799,750

map of Crane County
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Physical Features: Rolling prairie, Pecos Valley, some hills; sandy, loam soils; Juan Cordona Lake (intermittent).

Economy: Oil and gas; agriculture; government/services.

locator map for Crane County

History: Lipan Apache area. Ranching developed in the 1890s. Oil discovered in 1926. County created from Tom Green County in 1887, organized in 1927; named for Baylor University president W. C. Crane.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 32.0; Black, 3.8; Hispanic, 63.3; Asian, 0.9; Other, 1.8; Two or more races, 1.5.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 79; deaths, 36; marriages, 35; divorces, 10.

Recreation: Museum of the Desert Southwest; sites of pioneer trails and historic Horsehead Crossing on Pecos River; hunting of mule deer, quail; camping park; rodeo in May.

Minerals: Oil, gas production.

Agriculture: Cattle ranching, goats. Market value $1.4 million.

CRANE (3,749) county seat; oil-well servicing and production, foundry, steel, surfboard manufacturing; hospital.

Traffic passes a roadside park in Crane County

Traffic passes a roadside park planted with trees, a rare sight in Crane County. Photo by Robert Plocheck.