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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

58,216
7.3
1,291.8
1,279.3
550–975
20.41
41.5
98.1
24,233
9.5
$154,320,565
$27,228
$3,946,447,770
$661,423,240

map of Maverick County
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Physical Features: Southwestern county on the Rio Grande; broken, rolling surface, with dense brush; clay, sandy, alluvial soils.

Economy: Oil, government/services, agribusiness, tourism.

locator map for Maverick County

History: Coahuiltecan area; later Comanches arrived. Spanish ranching began in the 1760s. Anglo-Americans arrived in 1834. County named for Sam A. Maverick, whose name is now a synonym for unbranded cattle; created in 1856 from Kinney County; organized in 1871.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 2.8; Black, 0.6; Hispanic, 95.1; Asian, 0.7; Other, 1.7; Two or more races, 0.5.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 1,150; deaths, 398; marriages, 594; divorces, 120.

Recreation: Tourist gateway to Mexico; white-tailed deer, bird hunting; fishing; historic sites, Fort Duncan museum.

Minerals: Oil, gas, sand, gravel.

Agriculture: Cattle feedlots; pecans, vegetables, sorghum, wheat; goats, sheep. Some irrigation from Rio Grande. Market value $32.6 million.

EAGLE PASS (28,202) county seat; government/services, retail center, tourism; hospital; junior college, Sul Ross college branch; entry point to Piedras Negras, Mex., Nacho Festival in Piedras Negras in October.

Other communities include: Chula Vista (3,888), Eidson Road (9,135), El Indio (172), Las Quintas Fronterizas (3,517), and Rosita (2,730), all immediately south of Eagle Pass. Also, Elm Creek (2,730) and Quemado (221).

Maverick pronunciation

 

Maverick County Courthouse in Eagle Pass

The Maverick County Courthouse in Eagle Pass. Photo by Robert Plocheck.