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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

1,314
7.2
901.1
900.2
2,470–2,785
17.57
28.3
92.6
642
2.5
$4,826,119
$78,529
$2,918,296,069
$10,926,245

map of Glasscock County
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Physical Features: Western county on rolling plains, broken by small streams; sandy, loam soils.

Economy: Farming, ranching, hunting leases, oil and gas.

locator map for Glasscock County

History: Hunting area for Kickapoos and Lipan Apaches. Anglo-American sheep ranchers and Mexican-American shepherds or pastores moved into the area in the 1880s. County created in 1887 from Tom Green County; organized in 1893; named for Texas pioneer George W. Glasscock.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 60.5; Black, 1.7; Hispanic, 37.1; Asian, 0.1; Other, 0.5; Two or more races, 0.8.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 16; deaths, 3; marriages, 4; divorces, 1.

Recreation: Hunting of deer, quail, turkey, fox, bobcat, coyote; St. Lawrence Fall Festival in October.

Minerals: Oil, gas, stone/rock.

Agriculture: Cotton, watermelons, wheat, sorghum, hay; 25,000 acres irrigated. Cattle, goats, sheep, hogs raised. Market value $25.9 million.

GARDEN CITY (403), county seat; serves sparsely settled ranching, oil area.

Also, St. Lawrence (90), farming.

oil and cotton at St. Lawrence

Oil and cotton at St. Lawrence. Photo by Robert Plocheck.