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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

5,899
– 2.6
901.7
900.2
2,250–3,235
23.34
25.9
92.3
2,521
4.0
$12,315,044
$34,986
$768,295,250
$32,972,300

map of Crosby County
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Physical Features: Flat, rich soil above Caprock, broken below; drains into Brazos River forks and playas.

Economy: Agribusiness, tourism, commuters to Lubbock.

locator map for Crosby County

History: Comanches, driven out by U.S. Army in 1870s; ranching developed soon afterward. Quaker colony founded in 1879. County created from Bexar District 1876, organized 1886; named for Texas Land Commissioner Stephen Crosby.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 40.2; Black, 4.2; Hispanic, 55.3; Asian, 0.2; Other, 1.2; Two or more races, 1.6.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 90; deaths, 77; marriages, 29; divorces, 14.

Recreation: White River Lake; Silver Falls Park; hunting.

Minerals: Sand, gravel, oil, gas.

Agriculture: Cotton, beef cattle, sorghum; about 112,000 acres irrigated. Market value $71.6 million.

CROSBYTON (1,730) county seat; agribusiness center; hospital, Pioneer Museum, Prairie Ladies Multi-Cultural Center, library; Cowboy Gathering in October.

Other towns include: Lorenzo (1,199); Ralls (1,915) government/services, agribusiness, museums, Cotton Boll Fest in September.

White River Lake

White River Lake from FM 2794. Photo by Robert Plocheck.