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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

3,056
– 11.7
1,310.7
1,310.6
2,070–2,600
23.21
31.1
92.1
1,300
3.9
$7,831,913
$41,386
$953,662,782
$9,752,046

map of Schleicher County
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Physical Features: West central county on edge of Edwards Plateau, broken by Devils, Concho, San Saba tributaries; part hilly; black soils.

Economy: Oil, ranching, hunting.

History: Jumanos in the area in the 1630s. Later, Apaches and Comanches; removed in the 1870s. Ranching began in the 1870s. Census of 1890 showed third of population from Mexico. County named for Gustav Schleicher, founder of German colony; county created from Crockett County in 1887, organized in 1901.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 45.5; Black, 1.9; Hispanic, 52.0; Asian, 0.3; Other, 0.8; Two or more races, 1.6.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 40; deaths, 23; marriages, 15; divorces, 5.

Recreation: Hunting, livestock show in January, youth and open rodeos, mountain bike events.

Minerals: Oil, natural gas.

Agriculture: Beef cattle, sheep, goats, and cotton, hay. Market value $13.6 million. Hunting leases important.

ELDORADO (1,807) county seat; oil activities, center for livestock, mohair marketing, woolen mill, government/services; hospital.

Schleicher pronunciation

 

 

downtown Eldorado

Downtown Eldorado. Photo by Robert Plocheck.