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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

5,959
– 2.8
1,138.4
1,135.3
1,020–1,980
28.50
34.6
95.7
2,353
3.5
$16,712,252
$36,772
$1,556,114,830
$34,880,850

map of San Saba County
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Physical Features: West central county; hilly, rolling; bisected by San Saba River; Colorado River on east; black, gray sandy loam, alluvial soils; northern tip of Lake Buchanan.

Economy: Pecan processing plants, tourism, hunting leases.

History: Apaches and Comanches in the area when Spanish explored. Anglo-American settlers arrived in 1850s. County created from Bexar District in 1856, organized the same year; named for river.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 64.4; Black, 3.6; Hispanic, 30.3; Asian, 0.5; Other, 1.4; Two or more races, 1.9.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 69; deaths, 54; marriages, 40; divorces, 9.

Recreation: State park with Gorman Falls; deer hunting; historic sites; fishing; scenic drives; wildflower trail.

Minerals: Rock quarry, limestone and sand stone.

Agriculture: Cattle, pecans (second in acreage), wheat, hay, some sheep/goats. Market value $30 million. Hunting, wildlife leases.

SAN SABA (3,182) county seat; claims title “Pecan Capital of the World”; stone processing, varied manufacturing, prison; Cow Camp cookoff in May.

Other towns include: Bend (115, partly in Lampasas County); Cherokee (175); Richland Springs (340).

county courthouse towers over San Saba

The county courthouse at San Saba. Photo by Robert Plocheck.