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Baylor County, Texas (TX)


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County population in 2012: 3,623 (all rural); it was 4,093 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 375
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 816
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,300
Renter-occupied apartments: 478 (it was 491 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

36%

Land area: 871 sq. mi.
Water area: 30.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 4 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.6%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (12.5%), Construction (12.3%), Public administration (11.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 54%
  • Government: 27%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 19%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Baylor County, Texas:


Median resident age:  47.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years

Males: 1,795  (51.9%)
Females: 1,931  (48.1%)

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Average household size:
Baylor County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $29,766 ($24,627 in 1999)
This county:

$29766
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $236 (lower quartile is $165, upper quartile is $312)
This county:

$236
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $62,001 (it was $37,300 in 2000)
Baylor County:

$62,001
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $38,142 - $104,873

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $135,840
Here:

$135,840
State:

$177,060

Mobile homes: $35,136
Here:

$35,136
State:

$42,156

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $14,240
Here:

$14,240
State:

$34,447
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,208
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $252

Institutionalized population: 65

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):


Baylor County, TX map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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 2009: $746 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $629 (1.1%)


Baylor County household income distribution in 2009 Baylor County home values distribution


Baylor County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 13.3%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 25.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.3% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 47 years old
(Males: 46 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 48 years old, American Indian residents: 50 years old, Asian residents: 68 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 37 years old)

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

16.1%
Whole state:

15.4%

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

6.0%
Whole state:

6.7%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Baylor County is $389 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $617 a month.

Cities in this county include: Seymour, Seymour Rural.

Baylor County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Baylor County: Indian Creek Pens (A), Jones Cow Camp (B), La Paloma Cow Camp (C), Sweet La Cruz Cow Camp (D), Boone Ranch (E), Seymour Country Club (F), Seymour Downs Race Track (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: England Cemetery (1), Round Timber Cemetery (2), Woodman Cemetery (3), Henson Cemetery (4), Cache Creek Cemetery (5), Bomarton Cemetery (6), Riverview Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lost Lake (A), Waggoner Lake Number 1 (B), Waggoner Lake Number 2 (C), Waggoner Lake Number 3 (D), Waggoner Lake Number 4 (E), Waggoner Lake Number 5 (F), Waggoner Lake Number 6 (G), Porter Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Turkey Creek (A), Boggy Creek (B), Big Moonshine Creek (C), Aytes Branch (D), Antelope Creek (E), Wagon Creek (F), Yokum Creek (G), Seymour Creek (H), Soap Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Archer County , Foard County , Haskell County , Knox County , Throckmorton County , Wichita County , Wilbarger County , Young County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 99
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 70.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 81 (51% naturalized citizens)

Baylor County:

2.0%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 74.5%

Baylor County marital status for males
Baylor County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Baylor County with a mortgage: 363 (8 second mortgage, 6 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 675

Here:

35.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 101.71%
Here101.7%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,163
Total congregations: 13

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents2,736 (65.7%)568 (13.6%)391 (9.4%)218 (5.2%)250 (6.0%)
Congregations5 (38.5%)1 (7.7%)1 (7.7%)1 (7.7%)5 (38.5%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Baylor County - Seymour, Seymour Rural

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

12.99 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Baylor County:

5.20 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.0%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.0%
Texas:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Baylor County:

14.6%
State:

15.7%


Agriculture in Baylor County:

Average size of farms: 1295 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $168,209
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $63.58
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 92.55%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $157,202
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 15.21%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.71%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $81,764
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.56%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 22.30
All wheat for grain: 23985 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 5293 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 22 acres

Tornado activity:

Baylor County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 1.6 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 7/6/1971, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Baylor County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 99% 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 96.0 miles away from the county center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 94.5 miles away from the county center
On 2/8/2002 at 16:07:13, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 92.9 miles away from the county center
On 5/31/2002 at 09:57:10, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.3 miles away from Baylor County center
On 10/7/2007 at 13:54:21, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 2.7 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Baylor County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (21%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care (32%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Personal and laundry services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (12%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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




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





Baylor County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,286 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 143 (9%)
  • Walked: 25 (2%)
  • Other means: 6 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 64 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


49 people in nursing homes
65 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $35,432.

8.54% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,371 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.54%
Texas average:

8.37%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.99% relocated from other counties in Texas ($21,419 average AGI)
1.54% relocated from other states ($3,952 average AGI)
Baylor County:

1.54%
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 Wichita County, TX  0.98% ($21,333 average AGI)


9.20% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($23,553 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.20%
Texas average:

7.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.91% relocated to other counties in Texas ($20,658 average AGI)
1.29% relocated to other states ($2,895 average AGI)
Baylor County:

1.29%
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 Wichita County, TX  1.61% ($25,900 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2

Births per 1000 population in Baylor County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Baylor County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Baylor County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,045 (935 aged, 110 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 25.43
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 22781.59
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 966.180
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 60183.07

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1092.900
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1587.300

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 24.08
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 130.110

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,661

Size of family households: 577 2-persons, 201 3-persons, 155 4-persons, 72 5-persons, 16 6-persons, 18 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 573 1-person, 51 2-persons, 5 3-persons, 1 4-persons.

90.6% of residents of Baylor County speak English at home.
6.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
2.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $36,869,000 ($9374 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $588,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $14,485,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $9,675,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,007,000
Federal grants: $7,513,000
Federal procurement contracts: $186,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,003,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $941,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $394,000
Federal Government insurance: $6,705,000

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

Births: 243
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 352
Here:

92 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +8
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -138
Here -36 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Baylor County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.27 millions of gallons per day (24% from ground, 76% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Baylor County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 63
  • 4 rooms: 196
  • 5 rooms: 395
  • 6 rooms: 310
  • 7 rooms: 173
  • 8 rooms: 114
  • 9+ rooms: 42
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 47
  • 3 rooms: 117
  • 4 rooms: 132
  • 5 rooms: 72
  • 6 rooms: 57
  • 7 rooms: 37
  • 8 rooms: 11
  • 9+ rooms: 6
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Baylor County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 85
  • 2 bedrooms: 380
  • 3 bedrooms: 671
  • 4 bedrooms: 142
  • 5+ bedrooms: 15
  • no bedroom: 28
  • 1 bedroom: 143
  • 2 bedrooms: 161
  • 3 bedrooms: 134
  • 4 bedrooms: 25
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Baylor County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 458
  • 2 vehicles: 574
  • 3 vehicles: 207
  • 4 vehicles: 52
  • 5+ vehicles: 7
  • no vehicle: 109
  • 1 vehicle: 236
  • 2 vehicles: 119
  • 3 vehicles: 24
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 3

57% of Baylor County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 80% lived in Texas.

Baylor County:

57.3%
State average:

51.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $14,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Baylor County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (62.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.8%)
  • Electricity (15.5%)
  • Wood (1.5%)
  • Utility gas (73.9%)
  • Electricity (12.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.2%)
  • No fuel used (1.2%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


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

1.5%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 11
Here:

5.2%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 10
Here:

11.4%
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

Baylor County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Baylor County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Baylor County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Baylor County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Baylor County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary6181.8 years
John5875.3 years
James5873.8 years
William4375.8 years
George3472.0 years
Charles3278.9 years
Robert2772.0 years
Henry2579.6 years
Joe2273.5 years
Frank1980.2 years
Most common last names in Baylor County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones3577.6 years
Martin2682.7 years
Brown2481.2 years
Morris2176.1 years
Blankenship1779.6 years
Smith1778.7 years
Hill1672.8 years
Wright1479.0 years
Moore1473.0 years
King1475.6 years
Businesses in Baylor County, TX
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1True Value1
SONIC Drive-In1U-Haul1
Subway1

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