Bailey County, Texas (TX)

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County population in 2012: 7,130 (71% urban, 29% rural); it was 6,594 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 627
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,019
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,675
Renter-occupied apartments: 822 (it was 673 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

36%

Land area: 827 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 9 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Bailey County: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (49.0%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (18.3%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 24%
  • Government: 41%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 35%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Bailey County, Texas:

  • Hispanic or Latino (59.8%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (38.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.9%)
Median resident age:  32.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 3,621  (45.1%)
Females: 3,544  (54.9%)
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Average household size:
Bailey County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,964 ($27,901 in 1999)

This county:

$45964
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $460 (lower quartile is $351, upper quartile is $646)
This county:

$460
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $57,859 (it was $38,300 in 2000)
Bailey:

$57,859
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $31,817 - $115,212
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $989
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $327

Institutionalized population: 106

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

Bailey County, TX map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $127,600

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,570 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $869 (1.8%)

Bailey County household income distribution in 2009 Bailey County home values distribution Bailey County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.0%
(5.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 19.9% for other race residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.0%
Bailey County:

13.0%
Texas:

17.5%
(5.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 90.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 18.7% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 33 years old
(Males: 30 years old, Females: 35 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 12 years old, Asian residents: 77 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bailey County is $416 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $630 a month.

Cities in this county include: Muleshoe, South Sand Hills.

Bailey County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Bailey County: Circle Back (A), Golden Ranch (B), Mill (C), Refuge Headquarters (D), West Camp (E), Birdwell Ranch (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bailey County include: Hicks Chapel (A), Longview Church (B), Y-L Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: West Camp Cemetery (1), Bailey County Memorial Park (2), Muleshoe Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lower Pauls Lake (A), Baileyboro Lake (B), Willow Lake (C), Coyote Lake (D), Upper Goose Lake (E), Upper Pauls Lake (F), Upper White Lake (G), Lower White Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Bailey County include: Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge (1), Babe Ruth Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Curry County, New Mexico , Roosevelt County, New Mexico , Cochran County , Hockley County , Lamb County , Parmer County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.4%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 139
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 61.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 864 (23% naturalized citizens)

Bailey County:

13.1%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 66
  • 1990 to 1994: 64
  • 1985 to 1989: 147
  • 1980 to 1984: 155
  • 1975 to 1979: 146
  • 1970 to 1974: 94
  • 1970 to 1974: 76
  • 1965 to 1969: 116

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 78.4%

Bailey County marital status for males Bailey County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Bailey County with a mortgage: 502 (0 second mortgage, 11 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 775

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Bailey County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,17413
Catholic1,4321
Mainline Protestant5852
Other3-
None1,971-
Bailey County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Bailey County:

3.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Bailey County:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

4.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Bailey County:

9.7%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Bailey County:

27.4%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.5%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Bailey County:

Average size of farms: 905 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $293,198
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $176.46
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 81.82%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $268,496
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 33.39%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 40.52%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $89,715
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 77.29%
Average age of principal farm operators: 60 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 20.42
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 6.37%
Corn for grain: 3561 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 24999 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 50223 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 415 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,046 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Bailey County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 2483056.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/24/1957, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bailey County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 1% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 139.8 miles away from Bailey County center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 123.9 miles away from the county center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 267.0 miles away from the county center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 223.2 miles away from the county center
On 1/29/1990 at 13:16:10, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 LG, Depth: 7.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 233.4 miles away from Bailey County center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 204.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Bailey County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 4

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (97%)
  • Guatemala (2%)
  • Greece (1%)
  • India (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Bailey County (%):

  • United States or American (12%)
  • English (8%)
  • German (6%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Dutch (1%)

Bailey County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,119 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 388 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1 (0%)
  • Walked: 83 (3%)
  • Other means: 18 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 62 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

44 people in nursing homes
16 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
56 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
50 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,638.

7.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,465 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.11%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.38% relocated from other counties in Texas ($21,396 average AGI)
2.73% relocated from other states ($9,075 average AGI)
Bailey County:

2.73%
Texas average:

2.49%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lubbock County, TX  0.85% ($36,211 average AGI)
from Curry County, NM  0.80% ($25,611)
from Parmer County, TX  0.63% ($44,500)
from Lamb County, TX  0.54% ($34,417)


8.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,239 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.13%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.84% relocated to other counties in Texas ($23,326 average AGI)
2.30% relocated to other states ($8,913 average AGI)
Bailey County:

2.30%
Texas average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lubbock County, TX  1.59% ($34,222 average AGI)
to Lamb County, TX  0.66% ($24,067)
to Curry County, NM  0.62% ($30,000)
to Parmer County, TX  0.53% ($31,250)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 19.5

Births per 1000 population in Bailey County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 8.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Bailey County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Bailey County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,108 (1,017 aged, 91 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 26%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 27%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 15.01
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13704.59
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 375.260
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 63449.41

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1962.530
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1085.340

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 43.43
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 59.47

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 29.74

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,059

Size of family households: 718 2-persons, 357 3-persons, 323 4-persons, 241 5-persons, 112 6-persons, 81 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 566 1-person, 53 2-persons, 8 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 1 6-persons.

1,492 married couples with children.
300 single-parent households (96 men, 204 women).

58.3% of residents of Bailey County speak English at home.
41.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $54,051,000 ($8113 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $146,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $13,333,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $10,570,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $18,330,000
Federal grants: $9,931,000
Federal procurement contracts: $373,000 ($1,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,514,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,289,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,606,000
Federal Government insurance: $15,778,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 658
Here:

98 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 318
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +55
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -253
Here -38 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Bailey County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.75 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 260
  • 1990 to 1999: 68
  • 1980 to 1989: 462
  • 1970 to 1979: 424
  • 1960 to 1969: 693
  • 1950 to 1959: 408
  • 1940 to 1949: 301
  • 1939 or earlier: 200
Rooms in houses/apartments in Bailey County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 40
  • 3 rooms: 41
  • 4 rooms: 323
  • 5 rooms: 464
  • 6 rooms: 490
  • 7 rooms: 152
  • 8 rooms: 70
  • 9+ rooms: 87
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 40
  • 3 rooms: 72
  • 4 rooms: 166
  • 5 rooms: 245
  • 6 rooms: 97
  • 7 rooms: 33
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9+ rooms: 11
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Bailey County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 24
  • 1 bedroom: 32
  • 2 bedrooms: 509
  • 3 bedrooms: 958
  • 4 bedrooms: 152
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 101
  • 2 bedrooms: 299
  • 3 bedrooms: 245
  • 4 bedrooms: 25
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1
Cars and other vehicles available in Bailey County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 39
  • 1 vehicle: 508
  • 2 vehicles: 762
  • 3 vehicles: 272
  • 4 vehicles: 61
  • 5+ vehicles: 33
  • no vehicle: 76
  • 1 vehicle: 335
  • 2 vehicles: 191
  • 3 vehicles: 55
  • 4 vehicles: 13
  • 5+ vehicles: 3

58% of Bailey County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Texas.

Bailey County:

57.7%
State average:

51.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $20,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Bailey County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (54.6%)
  • Electricity (34.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (62.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.8%)
  • Electricity (16.2%)
  • Other fuel (1.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7
Here:

0.8%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 10
Here:

1.8%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 9
Here:

7.3%
Texas:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Bailey County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $60,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $544,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $390,000
    Health Services - Other: $238,000
    Corrections - Other: $195,000
    Police Protection: $190,000
    Financial Administration: $126,000
    Central Staff Services: $116,000
    General Public Buildings: $74,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $66,000
    Welfare - Other: $57,000
    Parks & Recreation: $55,000
    Libraries: $9,000
    Fire Protection: $4,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,000
    General - Other: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Financial Administration: $57,000
    General: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $231,000
    Police Protection: $27,000
    Central Staff: $17,000
    Health - Other: $7,000
    Judicial: $6,000
    General Public Building: $4,000
    Libraries: $3,000
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $937,000

Bailey County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $282,000
    Parks & Recreation: $15,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $65,000
    Public Welfare: $4,000
    All Other: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $16,000
    All Other: $16,000
    Health & Hospitals: $2,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $196,000
    Interest Earnings: $82,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $68,000
    Highways: $43,000
    Health & Hospitals: $10,000
    General Support: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,228,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $295,000
    Total General Sales: $155,000
    NEC: $55,000

Bailey County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,331,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Bailey County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Bailey County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Bailey County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William4678.0 years
John4372.1 years
James3874.4 years
Robert3172.2 years
Mary2976.4 years
Charles1975.7 years
Henry1682.0 years
Ruby1684.1 years
Arthur1677.2 years
Mildred1582.4 years
Most common last names in Bailey County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams2676.5 years
Davis2678.1 years
Smith1676.1 years
Johnson1578.6 years
Taylor1375.8 years
Moore1382.1 years
Howard1172.0 years
Miller1178.3 years
Lambert1183.3 years
Harris1175.8 years
Businesses in Bailey County, TX
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Pizza Hut1
Alco Stores1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
McDonald's1UPS1
Nike1

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