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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

5,681
– 3.7
910.3
903.1
1,340–1,795
26.40
29.1
94.9
2,358
4.8
$14,478,711
$35,145
$940,102,180
$115,100,115

map of Haskell County
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Physical Features: Northwest county; rolling; broken areas; drained by Brazos tributaries; lake; sandy loam, gray, black soils.

Economy: Agribusiness, oil-field operations.

locator map for Haskell County

History: Apaches until 1700, then a Comanche area. Ranching began in the late 1870s after the Indians were removed. Farming expanded after 1900. County created in 1858, from Milam and Fannin counties; re-created in 1876 and organized in 1885; named for Goliad victim C.R. Haskell.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 64.4; Black, 4.6; Hispanic, 28.9; Asian, 0.8; Other, 1.4; Two or more races, 2.2.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 50; deaths, 62; marriages, 31; divorces, 21.

Recreation: Lake Stamford activities, bass tournament in August; Haskell arts & crafts show in November; hunting of deer, geese, wild hog.

Minerals: Oil and gas.

Agriculture: Wheat, cotton, peanuts; 28,000 acres irrigated. Beef cattle raised. Market value $38.7 million.

HASKELL (3,328) county seat; farming center; hospital; city park; Wild Horse Prairie Days in June.

Other towns include: O’Brien (104), Rochester (316), Rule (615) farming, cotton gins/warehouses, oil, mural, park, Trunk or Treat in October, Weinert (168).

Also, Stamford (2,953, mostly in Jones County).

Haskell County Courthouse

The Haskell County Courthouse. Photo by Robert Plocheck.