Irion County

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Irion County, Texas

PO Box 736
Mertzon, TX 76941
Phone: (325) 835-2421
Fax: (325) 835-2008

In central TX, west of San Angelo; organized Mar 7, 1889 from Tom Green County. Name Origin: For Robert Anderson Irion (1806-61), senator in first TX congress (1836-37) and secretary of state of the Republic (1837-38)

Area (sq mi):: 1051.59 (land 1051.48; water 0.11) Population per square mile: 1.70
Population 2005: 1,756 State rank: 238 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.80%; 1990-2000 8.70% Population 2000: 1,771 (White 74.60%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 24.60%; Asian 0.00%; Other 8.90%). Foreign born: 3.50%. Median age: 39.90
Income 2000: per capita $20,515; median household $37,500; Population below poverty level: 8.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,984-$23,303
Unemployment (2004): 4.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.00% Median travel time to work: 25.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 46.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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TABLE 1--Total individuals of species from combined samples of pellets from a communal winter roost of long-eared owls (Asio otus) in Irion County, Texas, in 1976 and 1977.
Collared lizards (N=48) were captured by noosing in June-July 1997 and 1998 at six locations in west-central Texas: a private ranch in Irion County, Texas consisting of rocky limestone outcroppings on a redberry juniper (Juniperus pinchottii) and mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa) dominated hillside; a private ranch in Concho County, Texas consisting of a dry, limestone creekbed surrounded by mesquite brushland; and four sites in Tom Green, Runnels and Coke counties, consisting of rip-rap boulder dams surrounded by mesquite brushland.
-- 10 mi S 4.5 mi W of San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas, one male specimen (ASNHC 1073); 10 mi SW of San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas, one male specimen (ASNHC 694); 6.3 mi N, 13.2 mi W of Mertzon, Irion County, Texas, one female specimen (ASNHC 1074).