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Population
Change fm 2010
Area (sq.mi.)
Land area(sq.mi.)
Altitude (ft.)
Rainfall (in.)
Jan. mean. min.
July mean max.
Civilian labor
Unemployed
Wages
Per Capita Inc.
Prop. Value
Retail Sales

21,198
– 4.7
895.0
887.4
2,600–3,380
21.72
25.2
93.8
8,565
4.8
$123,937,490
$42,053
$3,057,351,030
$223,498,427

map of Hutchinson County
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Physical Features: High Plains, broken by Canadian River and tributaries, Lake Meredith; fertile valleys along streams.

Economy: Oil and gas, petrochemicals, carbon black plants.

locator map for Hutchinson County

History: Antelope Creek Indian area. Later, Comanches were driven out in U.S. cavalry campaigns of 1874-75. Adobe Walls site of two Indian attacks, in 1864 and 1874. Ranching began in the late 1870s. Oil boom in the early 1920s. County created in 1876 from Bexar Territory; organized in 1901; named for pioneer jurist Anderson Hutchinson.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 70.2; Black, 3.0; Hispanic, 23.4; Asian, 0.7; Other, 2.3; Two or more races, 2.4.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 287; deaths, 239; marriages, 189; divorces, 85.

Recreation: Meredith Lake activities, fishing, camping; Adobe Walls, historic Indian battle site; Alibates Flint Quarries.

Minerals: Oil and gas.

Agriculture: Cattle, corn, wheat; about 27,000 acres irrigated. Market value $44.9 million. Hunting important.

STINNETT (1,842) county seat; petroleum refining, farm center.

BORGER (12,873) petroleum refining, petrochemicals, nitrogen plant, carbon-black production, oil-field servicing, retail center; Frank Phillips College; museum; hospital; Downtown Merchants Beach Bash in June.

Other cities include: Fritch (2,067), Sanford (161).

a refinery at Borger

A refinery on a hillside at Borger. Photo by Robert Plocheck.