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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

49,304
14.9
808.4
803.7
300–804
29.07
37.2
95.5
24,211
3.2
$80,788,929
$42,219
$4,484,550,107
$498,079,768

map of Wilson County
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Physical Features: Upper Coastal Plains; mostly sandy soils, some heavier; San Antonio River, Cibolo Creek.

Economy: Agribusiness, oil and gas, commuters to San Antonio; part of San Antonio metropolitan area.

History: Coahuiltecan Indians in area when Spanish began ranching around 1750. Anglo-American settlers arrived in the 1840s. Germans, Polish settled in the 1850s. County created from Bexar, Karnes counties and organized in 1860; named for James C. Wilson, a member of the Mier Expedition.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 57.2; Black, 1.7; Hispanic, 39.8; Asian, 0.5; Other, 1.1; Two or more races, 1.4.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 562; deaths, 410; marriages, 244; divorces, 118.

Recreation: Mission ranch ruins, historic homes; Stockdale watermelon jubilee in June; Floresville peanut festival in October.

Minerals: Oil, gas, clays.

Agriculture: Cattle, corn, sorghum, hay, cotton. Market value $102.1 million.

FLORESVILLE (7,653) county seat; agribusiness; hospital, veterans home; Heritage Days in spring.

Other towns include: La Vernia (1,374); Pandora (110); Poth (2,223) agriculture, commuting to San Antonio; bicycle ride in September; Stockdale (1,656) agriculture, commuting to San Antonio, museum, nature center, watermelon jubilee in June; Sutherland Springs (420). Part of Nixon (2,505, mostly in Gonzales County).

wildflowers near Calaveras

Wildflowers near Calaveras. Photo by Robert Plocheck.