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Duval County, Texas

Duval County is located in South Texas and features level to rolling hills with varied soils that are mostly covered in brush. Local economy consists of ranching, petroleum, tourism, and government services.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1.2M
Lowest Price $264K
Highest Price $4.3M
Total Listings 17
Avg. Days On Market 98
Avg. Price/SQFT $985

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Where is Duval County, Texas?

  • Duval County is in south central Texas about fifty miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico and seventy-three miles north of the Rio Grande. It is bordered by Webb, La Salle, McMullen, Live Oak, Jim Wells, Brooks, and Jim Hogg counties. San Diego, the county seat and most populous town, is on the Texas Mexican Railroad at the intersection of State highways 44 and 359 and Farm road 1329, about fifty-two miles west of Corpus Christi and eighty miles east of Laredo.

  • As of the 2010 census, its population was 11,782. The county was founded in 1858 and later organized in 1876. It is named for Burr H. Duval, a soldier in the Texas Revolution who died in the Goliad Massacre.

  • The county comprises 1,795 square miles of nearly level to undulating terrain with an elevation ranging from 250 to 800 feet above sea level. The northern part of the county drains into the Nueces River, while the central and southern parts drain into the Laguna Madre through Baffin Bay.

Adjacent Counties

  • McMullen County (north)
  • Live Oak County (northeast)
  • Jim Wells County (east)
  • Brooks County (southeast)
  • Jim Hogg County (southwest)
  • Webb County (west)

Sites and Attractions in Duval County

  • The largest communities are San Diego (population 4,417, with 3,247 inhabitants in Duval County and the rest in Jim Wells County) and Freer, with 2,791 residents. Freer holds a rattlesnake roundup in April.

Farming and Ranching in Duval County 

  • The county's mineral resources include caliche, clay, salt domes, sandstone, uranium, oil, and gas. The climate is subtropical-subhumid. The average minimum temperature is 43° F in January, and the average maximum temperature is 98° in July. The growing season averages 298 days annually. The rainfall averages about twenty-four inches.
  • In 2002 the county had 1,228 farms and ranches covering 850,360 acres, 74 percent of which were devoted to pasture, 19 percent to crops, and 5 percent to woodlands. That year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $12,951,000; livestock sales accounted for $11,136,000 of the total. While beef cattle generated most of the area’s agricultural income, dairy products and cotton, vegetable, grains, and hay were also produced in the county. More than 1,365,000 barrels of oil, and 72,169,865 thousand cubic feet of gas well gas, were produced in the county in 2004; by the end of that year 585,742,696 barrels of oil had been taken from county lands since 1905.

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