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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

7,957
 – 3.9
1,073.4
1,065.6
1,280–2,021
27.60
32.2
94.2
3,720
3.4
$33,846,943
$35,871
$1,647,124,620
$97,275,358

map of McCulloch County
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Physical Features: Hilly and rolling; drains to Colorado River, Brady Creek and Brady Creek Reservoir, San Saba River; black loams to sandy soils.

Economy: Agribusiness, industrial sand production, hunting leases.

locator map for McCulloch County

History: Apache area. First Anglo-American settlers arrived in the late 1850s, but Comanche raids delayed further settlement until the 1870s. County created from Bexar District in 1856; organized in 1876; named for San Jacinto veteran Gen. Ben McCulloch.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 63.5; Black, 2.8; Hispanic, 32.4; Asian, 0.8; Other, 1.2; Two or more races, 1.9.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 87; deaths, 117; marriages, 59; divorces, 33.

Recreation: Hunting, lake activities, museums, goat cookoff on Labor Day, Hogtoberfest in October, rodeos, golf tournaments, aquatic complex.

 Minerals: Sand, oil, and gas.

Agriculture: Beef cattle provide most income; small grains, sheep, goats, hay, cotton, deer breeding. Market value $22.6 million.

BRADY (5,472) county seat; silica sand, oil-field equipment, ranching, tourism, other manufacturing; hospital; Heart of Texas car show in April, Cinco de Mayo.

Other towns: Doole (74), Lohn (149), Melvin (180), Mercury (166), Rochelle (163), and Voca (56).

Downtown Brady with the McCulloch County Courthouse

Downtown Brady with the McCulloch County Courthouse at center. Photo by Robert Plocheck.