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Bee County, Texas (TX)


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County population in 2012: 32,527 (57% urban, 43% rural); it was 32,359 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,544
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,301
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,939
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,197 (it was 3,122 in 2000)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

36%

Land area: 880 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 36 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bee County: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.8%), Public administration (19.6%), Retail trade (12.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 30%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Bee County, Texas:


Median resident age:  35.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years

Males: 19,063  (60.7%)
Females: 12,798  (39.3%)

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Bee County,TX real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Bee County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $34,316 ($28,392 in 1999)
This county:

$34316
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $437 (lower quartile is $294, upper quartile is $541)
This county:

$437
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $71,840 (it was $48,300 in 2000)
Bee County:

$71,840
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $44,018 - $111,427

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $139,357
Here:

$139,357
State:

$177,060

In 2-unit structures: $1,809
Here:

$1,809
State:

$137,980

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $23,456
Here:

$23,456
State:

$142,391

Mobile homes: $68,136
Here:

$68,136
State:

$42,156

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $11,771
Here:

$11,771
State:

$34,447
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,087
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $265

Institutionalized population: 7,384

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):


Bee County, TX map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,176 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $633 (1.1%)


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


Bee County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 20.2%
(13.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.3% for Black residents, 25.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 28.5% for other race residents, 4.7% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 35 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 36 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 36 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 39 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30 years old, Other race residents: 28 years old)

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

24.0%
Whole state:

15.4%

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

10.3%
Whole state:

6.7%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bee County is $404 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $650 a month.

Cities in this county include: Beeville, Skidmore, Blue Berry Hill, Pettus, Tynan, Tuleta, Pawnee, Normanna, Tulsita.

Bee 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 Bee County: Beeville Country Club (A), San Domingo Ranch (B), The Devil Tree (C), Blanconia Volunteer Fire Department (D), Papalote Volunteer Fire Department (E), Skidmore Historical Society Museum (F), South Texas Childrens Home (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Bee County: Friendship Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Wernli Cemetery (1), Pawnee Cemetery (2), Beeville Memorial Park (3), Campo Santo Cemetery (4), Cementerio Evangelico (5), Old Papalote Cemetery (6), Mineral Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Corrigan Hole (A), Dougherty Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Talpacate Creek (A), Spring Creek (B), Silver Creek (C), Salt Branch (D), Ratta Creek (E), Poesta Creek (F), Parker Hollow Creek (G), Neddy Creek (H), Murphy Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Bee County: Reyes Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Goliad County , Karnes County , Live Oak County , Refugio County , San Patricio County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 1,373
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 73.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 633 (54% naturalized citizens)

Bee County:

2.0%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 76.8%

Bee County marital status for males
Bee County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Bee County with a mortgage: 1,974 (17 second mortgage, 65 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,322

Here:

45.9% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.63%
Here42.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 13,795
Total congregations: 48

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurches of Christ
Adherents6,886 (49.9%)3,819 (27.7%)810 (5.9%)406 (2.9%)357 (2.6%)
Congregations8 (16.7%)18 (37.5%)5 (10.4%)2 (4.2%)2 (4.2%)
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Pentecostal Church of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents316 (2.3%)268 (1.9%)267 (1.9%)206 (1.5%)460 (3.3%)
Congregations1 (2.1%)1 (2.1%)1 (2.1%)1 (2.1%)9 (18.8%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Bee County - Beeville, Skidmore, Blue Berry Hill, Pettus, Tynan

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Bee County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
This county:

4.29 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Bee County:

5.51 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.0%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.7%
Texas:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Bee County:

14.7%
State:

15.7%


Agriculture in Bee County:

Average size of farms: 588 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $22,484
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $109.32
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: 61.80%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $25,885
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.35%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 6.46%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $33,485
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.38%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.80
Corn for grain: 21641 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 995 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 10082 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 790 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 80 acres

Tornado activity:

Bee County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 1.6 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 6 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 2/23/1994, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bee County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 35.9 miles away from the county center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 39.2 miles away from the county center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 51.6 miles away from the county center
On 7/20/1991 at 23:38:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 38.7 miles away from Bee County center
On 5/16/1993 at 15:30:19, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 37.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Bee County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Floods: 2, Fires: 2, Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

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




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





Bee County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,304 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 1,689 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 26 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 17 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 8 (0%)
  • Taxi: 9 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 23 (0%)
  • Walked: 186 (2%)
  • Other means: 166 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 320 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Bee County, Texas in 2000:

People in group quarters in Bee County, Texas in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $37,384.

7.29% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,503 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.29%
Texas average:

8.37%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.15% relocated from other counties in Texas ($24,611 average AGI)
1.14% relocated from other states ($5,892 average AGI)
Bee County:

1.14%
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 Nueces County, TX  1.03% ($33,375 average AGI)
from San Patricio County, TX  0.63% ($42,429)
from Live Oak County, TX  0.35% ($22,815)
from Karnes County, TX  0.31% ($16,042)
from Bexar County, TX  0.30% ($21,478)
from Jim Wells County, TX  0.30% ($26,696)
from Harris County, TX  0.30% ($28,391)


7.70% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,875 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.70%
Texas average:

7.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.30% relocated to other counties in Texas ($23,172 average AGI)
1.40% relocated to other states ($4,703 average AGI)
Bee County:

1.40%
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 Nueces County, TX  1.07% ($22,289 average AGI)
to Bexar County, TX  0.82% ($20,250)
to San Patricio County, TX  0.53% ($27,317)
to Harris County, TX  0.36% ($29,000)
to Victoria County, TX  0.36% ($32,000)
to Live Oak County, TX  0.27% ($47,238)
to Karnes County, TX  0.26% ($18,700)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0

Births per 1000 population in Bee County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Bee County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Bee County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,581 (2,994 aged, 587 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.03
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10545.91
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 190.640
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 44168.73

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1177.260
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 714.870
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6.08

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 28.86
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 63.88

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6.08

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 141.3. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 24,362

Size of family households: 2,502 2-persons, 1,392 3-persons, 1,217 4-persons, 684 5-persons, 321 6-persons, 230 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,295 1-person, 344 2-persons, 35 3-persons, 14 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

57.7% of residents of Bee County speak English at home.
41.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 23% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $162,367,000 ($4913 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,186,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $59,101,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $45,910,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,463,000
Federal grants: $48,764,000
Federal procurement contracts: $684,000 ($5,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,446,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $916,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,813,000
Federal Government insurance: $33,012,000

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

Births: 1,924
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,120
Here:

34 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +35
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -276
Here -8 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Bee County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.71 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:

4.3
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Bee County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 29
  • 2 rooms: 171
  • 3 rooms: 321
  • 4 rooms: 877
  • 5 rooms: 1,659
  • 6 rooms: 1,542
  • 7 rooms: 750
  • 8 rooms: 363
  • 9+ rooms: 227
  • 1 room: 44
  • 2 rooms: 312
  • 3 rooms: 494
  • 4 rooms: 935
  • 5 rooms: 753
  • 6 rooms: 379
  • 7 rooms: 141
  • 8 rooms: 35
  • 9+ rooms: 29
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Bee County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 47
  • 1 bedroom: 422
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,469
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,158
  • 4 bedrooms: 705
  • 5+ bedrooms: 138
  • no bedroom: 56
  • 1 bedroom: 704
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,340
  • 3 bedrooms: 837
  • 4 bedrooms: 167
  • 5+ bedrooms: 18
Cars and other vehicles available in Bee County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 272
  • 1 vehicle: 1,987
  • 2 vehicles: 2,659
  • 3 vehicles: 797
  • 4 vehicles: 185
  • 5+ vehicles: 39
  • no vehicle: 521
  • 1 vehicle: 1,564
  • 2 vehicles: 812
  • 3 vehicles: 180
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5+ vehicles: 38

44% of Bee County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 91% lived in Texas.

Bee County:

44.0%
State average:

51.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $19,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Bee County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (58.3%)
  • Utility gas (24.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.5%)
  • Electricity (51.5%)
  • Utility gas (39.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Wood (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 256
Here:

7.1%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 135
Here:

6.4%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 85
Here:

7.1%
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

Bee County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Bee County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Bee County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Bee County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Bee County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary10378.9 years
Maria9776.3 years
James9570.2 years
John9275.8 years
William8773.2 years
Jose7574.5 years
Robert6772.9 years
Juan5870.1 years
Joe5671.1 years
Manuel5473.3 years
Most common last names in Bee County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Garcia16075.5 years
Garza9473.3 years
Martinez8472.2 years
Gonzales7969.9 years
Rodriguez7871.9 years
Perez6871.8 years
Moreno4769.3 years
Hernandez4369.1 years
Ramirez3774.2 years
Salazar3773.4 years
Businesses in Bee County, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
AutoZone1Little Caesars Pizza1
Best Western1McDonald's2
Church's Chicken1Motel 61
ColorTyme1Nike2
Cricket Wireless2Payless1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen3RadioShack1
FedEx2SONIC Drive-In1
GNC1Sears1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Holiday Inn1UPS2
Jones New York1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
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