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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

118,019
7.1
1,540.6
1,522.0
1,675–2,600
23.03
29.6
94.5
53,861
3.4
$514,949,162
$42,729
$8,805,220,796
$1,849,437,017

map of Tom Green County
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Physical Features: Plains, rolling hills, broken by Concho forks; loams in basin, stony hillsides; Lake Nasworthy, Twin Buttes Reservoir, O.C. Fisher Lake.

Economy: Agribusiness, trade center for area, education, medical center, government/services.

History: Jumano Indians attracted Spanish missionaries around 1630. Comanches controlled the area when the U.S. military established the first outpost in the 1850s. Anglo-American settlement occurred after the Civil War. County created from the Bexar District in 1874 and named for Gen. Tom Green of the Texas Revolution; organized in 1875; twelve other counties were created from the original area.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 54.0; Black, 4.5; Hispanic, 39.3; Asian, 1.3; Other, 1.2; Two or more races, 2.1.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 1,666; deaths, 973; marriages, 1,060; divorces, 321.

Recreation: Water sports, hunting, Fort Concho museum, symphony, baseball team, Christmas at Old Fort Concho, February rodeo.

Minerals: Oil, natural gas.

Agriculture: Cotton, cattle, goats, sheep (third in number), small grains, milo. About 30,000 acres irrigated. Market value $131.4 million.

SAN ANGELO (101,772) county seat; government/services, retail, transportation, education; hospitals, Angelo State University, Howard Junior College branch; riverwalk; Museum of Fine Arts, drag boat races in June.

Other towns include: Carlsbad (788); Christoval (575); Grape Creek (3,259); Knickerbocker (94); Mereta (131); Vancourt (131); Veribest (115); Wall (329); Water Valley (203).

South Concho River at Christoval

The South Concho River at Christoval. Photo by Robert Plocheck.