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Wichita County, Texas

Wichita County is located in Northwest Texas on the prairie bordering Oklahoma drained by Red and Wichita rivers. Land features North Fork Buffalo Creek Reservoir, Lake Wichita, sandy and loam soils. Local economy consists manufacturing, retail trade center for large area, air base, government services, and agriculture.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $3.7M
Lowest Price $250K
Highest Price $13.4M
Total Listings 9
Avg. Price/SQFT $1.9K

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Where is Wichita County, Texas?

  • Wichita County is in the extreme north central portion of the state, on the Oklahoma border. Wichita Falls, the largest city and county seat, is 144 miles northwest of Dallas and 141 miles southwest of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The center of Wichita County is at 34°00' north latitude and 98°42' west longitude. The county comprises 606 square miles, most of which lies in the eastern part of the Central Texas Rolling Red Plains. The extreme southeastern corner, however, is in the Central Texas Rolling Red Prairies. 
  • As of the 2010 census, its population was 131,500. The county was created in 1858 and organized in 1882. Wichita County is part of the Wichita Falls, Texas, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Adjacent Counties

  • Tillman County, Oklahoma (north)
  • Cotton County, Oklahoma (northeast)
  • Clay County (east)
  • Archer County (south)
  • Wilbarger County (west)
  • Baylor County (southwest)

Sites and Attractions in Wichita County 

  • At Castaway Cove Waterpark there is an all-age amusement center with thrill rides, slides, play areas, a lazy river, pools & volleyball.
  • Lucy Park is a 178 acre regional park located in the center of the city. The park is in a bend of the Wichita River which gives it a natural setting with huge pecans, cottonwoods, and numerous other species of native and introduced trees. A large pond area is dedicated to waterfowl, and ducks and geese can be found there year round. For hiking and biking enthusiasts, there is a 1.7 mile concrete trail that circles the park. This is the west starting point for the City-wide Circle Trail System.
  • River Bend Nature Center (RBNC) in Wichita Falls, Texas is a twenty-acre non-profit environmental education facility that serves the communities of north Texas and southeastern Oklahoma. Uniquely placed in a conflux of geographical regions, River Bend connects people to their natural environment through educational activities, environmental awareness, and conservation examples.

Farming and Ranching in Wichita County 

  • The county's terrain consists of rolling plains with rounded slopes and shallow, comparatively broad valleys. The elevation ranges from 900 to 1,200 feet above mean sea level. Wichita County is drained from southwest to northeast by the Red and the Wichita rivers. Mineral resources include oil, gas, sand, gravel, and stone. Temperatures range from an average high of 98° F in July to an average low of 28° F in January, combining for an average annual temperature of 63° F. Rainfall averages twenty-seven inches per year, and the growing season lasts, on average, 221 days each year.
  • In 2002 the county had 606 farms and ranches covering 301,574 acres, 52 percent of which were devoted to pasture and 44 percent to crops. In that year Wichita County farmers and ranchers earned $15,829,000, with livestock sales accounting for $7,694,000 of that total. Stocker cattle, cows, and calves were the chief agricultural products; wheat and other small grains were also grown in the area.

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