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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

1,554
– 2.8
1,051.6
1,051.6
2,000–2,750
20.15
32.0
95.0
819
3.3
$16,423,203
$69,555
$2,163,105,910
$80,938,536

map of Irion County
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Physical Features: West Texas county with hilly surface, broken by Middle Concho, tributaries; clay, sandy soils.

Economy: Ranching, oil, gas production, wildlife recreation.

locator map for Irion County

History: Tonkawa Indian area. Anglo-American settlement began in the late 1870s. County named for Republic leader R.A. Irion; created in 1889 from Tom Green County, organized the same year.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 70.0; Black, 1.2; Hispanic, 26.6; Asian, 0.3; Other, 1,2; Two or more races, 1.9.

 

Vital Statistics, annual: Births 14; deaths, 20; marriages, 6; divorces, 4.

Recreation: Hunting; historic sites, including Dove Creek battlefield and stagecoach stops, old Sherwood courthouse built 1900; hunters appreciation dinner in November.

Minerals: Oil, gas.

Agriculture: Beef cattle, sheep, goats; hay, wheat. Market value $7.5 million.

MERTZON (769) county seat; farm center, wool warehousing.

Other towns include: Barnhart (110).

Irion pronunciation

 

old courthouse in Sherwood

The old courthouse at Sherwood. Photo by Caesarscott (CC).