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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

4,921
– 0.4
749.8
748.3
1,112–1,762
30.61
33.0
91.5
1,875
3.4
$10,214,665
$36,072
$1,575,713,150
$102,087,605

map of Mills County
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Physical Features: West central county of hills, plateau draining to the Colorado River; sandy, loam soils.

Economy: Agribusiness, hunting leases.

locator map for Mills County

History: Apache-Comanche area of conflict. Anglo-Americans and a few Germans settled in the 1850s. County created and organized in 1887 from Brown, Comanche, Hamilton, Lampasas counties; named for pioneer jurist John T. Mills.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 79.2; Black, 1.0; Hispanic, 18.6; Asian, 0.3; Other, 1.0; Two or more races, 1.1.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 58; deaths, 62; marriages, 34; divorces, 25.

Recreation: Fishing; deer, dove and turkey hunting; Regency suspension bridge; rangeland recreation.

Minerals: Not significant.

Agriculture: Beef cattle, dairies, sheep (first in numbers), goats, hay. Market value $43 million.

GOLDTHWAITE (1,944) county seat; agribusiness, hunting leases; museum; barbecue & goat cook-off in April.

Other towns include: Mullin (178); Priddy (215); Star (97).

A sign welcomes hunters to Goldthwaite

A sign welcomes hunters to Goldthwaite. Photo by Robert Plocheck.