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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

93,872
8.9
882.0
840.3
437–730
44.65
32.7
96.4
41,814
3.8
$367,354,545
$35,083
$6,336,130,820
$1,396,678,956

map of Hunt County
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Physical Features: Level to rolling surface; Sabine, Sulphur rivers; Lake Tawakoni, Greenville City Lakes; mostly heavy Blackland soil, some loam, sandy loams.

Economy: Education, varied manufacturing, agribusiness; several Fortune 500 companies in county; many residents employed in Dallas area.

locator map for Hunt County

History: Caddo Indians gone by 1790s. Kiowa bands in the area when Anglo-American settlers arrived in 1839. County named for Memucan Hunt, Republic secretary of navy; created in 1846 from Fannin, Nacogdoches counties, organized the same year.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 72.4; Black, 8.3; Hispanic, 15.7; Asian, 1.6; Other, 1.4; Two or more races, 2.0.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 1,144; deaths, 958; marriages, 531; divorces, 296.

Recreation: Lake Tawakoni sports, catfish tournament in August; Texas A&M University-Commerce events.

Minerals: Sand and white rock, gas, oil.

Agriculture: Cattle, forage, greenhouse crops, top revenue sources; horses, wheat, oats, cotton, grain sorghum. Market value $69.3 million. Some firewood sold.

GREENVILLE (26,475) county seat; varied manufacturing, retail trade, health and government services, commuters to Dallas; hospital; branch of Paris Junior College; cotton museum, Audie Murphy exhibit; fiddle festival in October.

Commerce (8,994) Texas A&M University-Commerce, government/services, varied manufacturing; emergency medical center; planetarium, children’s museum; Bois d’Arc Bash in September.

Other towns include: Caddo Mills (1,471); Campbell (668); Celeste (802); Hawk Cove (497); Lone Oak (633); Merit (225); Neylandville (105); Quinlan (1,456); Union Valley (348);  West Tawakoni (1,645) tourist center, light industry, Lakefest in October; Wolfe City (1,411) manufacturing, antiques shops, commuters to Dallas, museum, library, car and truck show in October.

campus of Texas A&M University–Commerce

Campus of Texas A&M University–Commerce. Photo by Robert Plocheck.