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Archer County, Texas

Archer County, Texas
The Archer County courthouse in Archer City. The Romanesque style structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
Map of Texas highlighting Archer County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1880
Named for Branch Tanner Archer
Seat Archer City
Largest city Archer City
 • Total 925 sq mi (2,396 km2)
 • Land 903 sq mi (2,339 km2)
 • Water 22 sq mi (57 km2), 2.4%
 • (2010) 9,054
 • Density 10/sq mi (4/km²)
Congressional district 13th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .us.tx.archer.cowww

Archer County is a

  • Archer County government
  • Archer County, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online
  • Archer County from the Texas Almanac
  • Archer County from the TXGenWeb Project
  • Historic Archer County materials, hosted by the Portal to Texas History

External links

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.  
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 18, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 18, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved April 18, 2015. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  9. ^ """Jack O. Loftin, "Joseph Sterling Bridwell.  


See also

Ghost towns

Unincorporated communities




Joseph Sterling Bridwell, the Wichita Falls philanthropist and oilman, also owned a ranch in Archer County.[9]

The Seymour Division of the sprawling 320,000 deeded acre (1400 km²) La Escalera Ranch is located north of Seymour, Texas in Baylor County and part of Archer County. The Seymour Division consists of 34,000 acres (120 km²) which was formally known as the Cross Bar Ranch when it was owned by the Claude Cowan Sr. Trust. The ranch was purchased in January, 2005 by the Gerald Lyda family and La Escalera Limited Partnership and is managed by partner Jo Lyda Granberg and her husband K. G. Granberg of Seymour. La Escalera Ranch extends over much of Pecos County and portions of Reeves, Brewster, Archer and Baylor Counties. It is known for its reputation herd of Black Angus cattle and its abundant wildlife.

Ranching industry

Megargel Independent School District once served portions of Archer County, but it closed after the fall of 2006.

The following school districts serve Archer County:


The median income for a household in the county was $38,514, and the median income for a family was $45,984. Males had a median income of $31,386 versus $22,119 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,300. About 6.80% of families and 9.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.90% of those under age 18 and 10.80% of those age 65 or over.

In the county, the population was spread out with 28.20% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.20 males.

21.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.08.

There were 3,345 households out of which 37.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.00% were married couples living together, 7.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.80% were non-families. Of all unmarried parter households, 89.8% were heterosexual, 1.9% were same-sex male, and 8.3% were same-sex female.

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 8,854 people, 3,345 households, and 2,515 families residing in the county. The population density was 10 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 3,871 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.54% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.62% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.28% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. 4.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.


Adjacent counties

Major highways

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 925 square miles (2,400 km2), of which 903 square miles (2,340 km2) is land and 22 square miles (57 km2) (2.4%) is water.[4]



  • Geography 1
    • Major highways 1.1
    • Adjacent counties 1.2
  • Demographics 2
  • Education 3
  • Ranching industry 4
  • Communities 5
    • Cities 5.1
    • Towns 5.2
    • Unincorporated communities 5.3
    • Ghost towns 5.4
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Archer County is represented in the Texas House of Representatives by the Republican James Frank, a businessman from Wichita Falls.

Archer County is part of the Wichita Falls, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area.

. Republic of Texas, a commissioner for the Branch Tanner Archer It is named for [3]

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