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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

17,203
3.5
865.4
855.7
180–580
39.50
38.8
94.9
7,464
4.6
$48,756,822
$38,305
$4,396,302,289
$120,266,448

map of Robertson County
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Physical Features: Rolling in north and east, draining to bottoms along Brazos, Navasota rivers; sandy soils, heavy in bottoms; Lake Limestone, Twin Oaks Reservoir, Camp Creek Reservoir.

Economy: Agribusiness, government/services, oil and gas.

History: Tawakoni, Waco, Comanche, and other tribes. Anglo-Americans arrived in the 1820s. Antebellum slaveholding area. County created in 1837, organized in 1838, subdivided into many others later; named for pioneer Sterling Clack Robertson.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 57.5; Black, 20.5; Hispanic, 20.9; Asian, 0.7; Other, 1.1; Two or more races, 1.5.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 211; deaths, 173; marriages, 98; divorces, 25.

Recreation: Hunting, fishing; historic sites; dogwood trails, wildlife preserves.

Minerals: Gas, oil, lignite coal.

Agriculture: Poultry, beef cattle, cotton, hay, corn; 20,000 acres of cropland irrigated. Market value $136.4 million.

FRANKLIN (1,685) county seat; oil and gas, power plants, mining, agriculture; Carnegie library.

HEARNE (4,648) agribusiness, varied manufacturing; depot museum, World War II POW camp.

Other towns include: Bremond (958) power plant, coal mining, library, museum, Polish Days in June; Calvert (1,151) agriculture, tourism, antiques, Maypole festival, tour of homes; Mumford (170); New Baden (150); Wheelock (225).

downtown Calvert

Downtown Calvert. Photo by Elizabeth Alvarez.