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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. 2012 cost of living index in Bailey County: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (23.3%), Educational,health and social services (20.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 16%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Bailey County, Texas:


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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Bailey County,TX real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Bailey County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $33,723 ($27,901 in 1999)
This county:

$33723
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $327 (lower quartile is $278, upper quartile is $415)
This county:

$327
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $62,847 (it was $38,300 in 2000)
Bailey County:

$62,847
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $39,103 - $121,420

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $86,725
Here:

$86,725
State:

$177,060

Mobile homes: $45,706
Here:

$45,706
State:

$42,156

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $5,696
Here:

$5,696
State:

$34,447
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,138
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $225

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:


Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,205 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $742 (1.4%)


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 2009: 17.0%
(4.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 59.5% for Black residents, 27.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 35.5% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 32 years old
(Males: 31 years old, Females: 33 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 36 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 22 years old, Asian residents: 28 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

16.7%
Whole state:

15.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

6.3%
Whole state:

6.7%

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 .

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


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:

39.3% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 85.58%
Here85.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 5,643
Total congregations: 18

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents2,558 (45.3%)1,549 (27.4%)817 (14.5%)410 (7.3%)309 (5.5%)
Congregations7 (38.9%)1 (5.6%)2 (11.1%)3 (16.7%)5 (27.8%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Bailey County - Muleshoe, South Sand Hills

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

3.18 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
This county:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Bailey County:

4.77 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.7%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.4%
Texas:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Bailey County:

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 above Texas state average. It is 2.5 times above 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 below Texas state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1998 at 15:22:46, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 96.0 miles away from the county center
On 7/14/1998 at 05:38:48, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 MD, 2.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

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 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (27%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (4%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Personal and laundry services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (17%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)

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




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





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 2005 was $41,009.

6.73% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,171 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.73%
Texas average:

8.37%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.28% relocated from other counties in Texas ($17,093 average AGI)
2.45% relocated from other states ($9,079 average AGI)
Bailey County:

2.45%
Texas average:

3.06%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Parmer County, TX  0.72% ($29,067 average AGI)
from Lamb County, TX  0.63% ($18,462)
from Lubbock County, TX  0.53% ($29,182)


9.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,135 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.01%
Texas average:

7.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.80% relocated to other counties in Texas ($23,672 average AGI)
2.20% relocated to other states ($6,458 average AGI)
Bailey County:

2.20%
Texas average:

2.17%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lubbock County, TX  1.13% ($41,542 average AGI)
to Parmer County, TX  0.84% ($25,167)
to Curry County, NM  0.66% ($26,429)
to Lamb County, TX  0.61% ($28,923)

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 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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Bailey County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Bailey County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Bailey County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Bailey County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Bailey County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
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
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1True Value1
McDonald's1U-Haul1
Nike1UPS1

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