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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

22,097
0.9
909.6
899.7
2,915–3,825
18.37
22.1
91.6
10,660
3.0
$132,479,010
$40,454
$2,627,926,435
$405,126,079

map of Moore County
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Physical Features: Flat to rolling, broken by creeks; sandy loams; Lake Meredith.

Economy: Varied agribusiness, petroleum, natural gas.

locator map for Moore County

History: Comanches, removed to Indian Territory in 1874–1875; ranching began soon afterward. Farming developed after 1910. Oil boom in the 1920s. County created in 1876 from Bexar District; organized in 1892; named for Republic of Texas navy commander E.W. Moore.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 32.2; Black, 3.9; Hispanic, 55.3; Asian, 7.7; Other, 1.8; Two or more races, 1.4.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 438; deaths, 164; marriages, 142; divorces, 70.

Recreation: Lake Meredith activities; pheasant, deer, quail hunting; historical museum; arts center; free overnight RV park; Dogie Days in June.

Minerals: Oil and gas.

Agriculture: Fed beef, corn, wheat, stocker cattle, sorghum, cotton, soybeans, sunflowers. Market value $605 million. Irrigation of 122,000 acres.

DUMAS (15,246) county seat; tourism, retail trade, varied agribusiness; hospital, hospice, retirement complex.

Other towns include: Cactus (3,339), Sunray (1,949). Small part of Fritch.

refinery near Sunray

A refinery near Sunray. Photo by Robert Plocheck.