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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

8,253
– 6.9
592.3
530.7
164–590
51.89
35.6
92.7
2,983
7.7
$18,343,841
$38,277
$1,052,031,660
$54,477,836

map of San Augustine County
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Physical Features: Hilly East Texas county, 80 percent forested with 66,799 acres in Angelina National Forest, 4,317 in Sabine National Forest; Sam Rayburn Reservoir; varied soils, sandy to black alluvial.
 
Economy: Timber, poultry, tourism.

 

History: Presence of Ais Indians attracted Spanish mission in 1717. First Anglos and Indians from U.S. southern states arrived around 1800. Antebellum slaveholding area. County created and named for Mexican municipality in 1836; an original county; organized in 1837.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 69.1; Black, 22.0; Hispanic, 7.1; Asian, 0.4; Other, 0.8; Two or more races, 1.8.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 79; deaths, 128; marriages, 62; divorces, 8.

Recreation: Lake activities, historic homes, tourist facilities in national forests; sassafras festival in October.

Minerals: Small amount of oil.

Agriculture: Poultry, cattle, horses; watermelons, peas, corn, truck crops. Market value $63.2 million. Timber sales significant.

SAN AUGUSTINE (1,971) county seat; logging, poultry farms, tourism; hospital; Mission Dolores museum.

Other towns include: Broaddus (197).

Angelina National Forest in fog

The Angelina National Forest in fog. Photo by Ron Billings/Texas Forest Service.