Concho Valley

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Concho Valley
Texas Counties in the Concho Valley
Texas Counties in the Concho Valley
Country United States
State Texas
RegionWest Texas
 • Total42,410 km2 (16,376 sq mi)
 • Total157,721[1]
Area code325

The Concho Valley is a region in West Texas. The region takes its name from the Concho River ("shell" in Spanish), named due to its abundance of freshwater mussels in the river.[2]


There are variations of the region, but according to the Concho Valley Council of Governments, the Concho Valley consists of 13 counties encompassing an area of 16,376 square miles (42,414 km2).


The Concho River running through a park in San Angelo.

With an estimated population of 97,492 in 2014, San Angelo is the principal city and center of the San Angelo metropolitan area.[3]


The Concho Valley is located in West Texas in an area from the southwestern reaches of the Edwards Plateau and the northeastern edge of the Chihuahuan desert. The North Concho River and South Concho River merge to form the Concho River in San Angelo.


Many businesses and organizations use the term "Concho" or "Concho Valley", helping to form a regional identity in the area surrounding the Concho River. Some include the Boy Scouts of America Concho Valley Council, Concho Valley Council of Governments, Concho Valley Electric Cooperative, etc. The oldest is Fort Concho, built in 1867.

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  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2015-03-14. Retrieved 2015-05-09.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Julia Cauble Smith: Concho River from the Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved 2010-05-18.
  3. ^ "San Angelo (city) 2014 Population Estimates". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 3, 2013. Retrieved February 23, 2015.