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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

18,411
– 0.9
931.9
926.5
960–1,980
29.02
28.8
94.6
7,948
3.9
$88,534,704
$56,294
$2,619,775,540
$291,674,725

map of Eastland County
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Physical Features: Hilly, rolling; sandy, loam soils; drains to Leon River forks; Lake Cisco, Lake Leon.

Economy: Agribusiness, education, petroleum industries, varied manufacturing.

locator map for Eastland County

History: Plains Indian area. Frank Sánchez among first settlers in 1850s. County created from Bosque, Coryell, Travis counties, 1858, organized 1873; named for W.M. Eastland, Mier Expedition casualty.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 79.1; Black, 2.1; Hispanic, 16.6; Asian, 0.6; Other, 1.3; Two or more races, 1.4.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 200; deaths, 265; marriages, 135; divorces, 57.

Recreation: Lakes, water sports; fishing, hunting; museums; historic sites and displays.

Minerals: Oil, natural gas.

Agriculture: Beef cattle, forage and hay. Some 9,000 acres irrigated. Market value $27.9 million.

EASTLAND (3,967) county seat; tourism, government/services, petroleum industries, varied manufacturing; hospital, library; Old Ripfest in September.

CISCO (3,858) manufacturing, oilfield services; Conrad Hilton’s first hotel restored, museums; community college; folklife festival in April.

RANGER (2,491) oil center, varied manufacturing, junior college.

Other towns include: Carbon (279) livestock equipment manufacturing; Desdemona (180); Gorman (1,037) peanut processing, agribusiness, hospital; Olden (113), and Rising Star (848) cap manufacturing, plant nursery; Octoberfest.

skyline of Cisco

The skyline of Cisco. Photo by Robert Plocheck.