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Borden County, Texas (TX)


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County population in 2012: 616 (all rural); it was 729 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 49
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 124
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 214
Renter-occupied apartments: 91 (it was 78 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

36%

Land area: 899 sq. mi.
Water area: 7.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 1 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (22.1%), Public administration (13.9%), Construction (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 42%
  • Government: 41%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 16%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Borden County, Texas:


Median resident age:  46.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years

Males: 335  (57.7%)
Females: 306  (42.3%)

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Average household size:
Borden County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $35,299 ($29,205 in 1999)
This county:

$35299
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $127 (lower quartile is $130, upper quartile is $153)
This county:

$127
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $55,970 (it was $50,000 in 2000)
Borden County:

$55,970
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $25,642 - $117,552

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $301,161
Here:

$301,161
State:

$177,060

Townhouses or other attached units: $186,176
Here:

$186,176
State:

$170,403

Mobile homes: $43,689
Here:

$43,689
State:

$42,156
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,171
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $290

Institutionalized population: 0

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):


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,125 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $194 (0.4%)


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


Borden County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 5.3%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 46 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, American Indian residents: 45 years old, Asian residents: 50 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31 years old, Other race residents: 44 years old)

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

14.0%
Whole state:

15.4%

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

4.0%
Whole state:

6.7%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Borden County is $401 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $624 a month.

Cities in this county include: Gail.


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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Borden County: Nine R Ranch (A), Conrad Ranch (B), Dennis Ranch (C), Flying D Ranch (D), Miller Ranch (E), Muleshoe Ranch (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Borden County: Berry Flat Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Durham Cemetery (1), Fairview Cemetery (2), York Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Wolf Tank (A), Windmill Tank (B), Willow Tank (C), Wildcat Tank (D), Wicker Tank (E), White Tank (F), Whitaker Field Tank (G), West Trap Tank (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Wildcat Creek (A), Tobacco Creek (B), Sand Creek (C), Salt Creek (D), Red Mud Creek (E), Rattlesnake Creek (F), Plum Creek (G), Mesquite Creek (H), Wolf Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Dawson County , Garza County , Howard County , Lynn County , Martin County , Mitchell County , Scurry County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 29
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 33 (12% naturalized citizens)

Borden County:

4.5%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 52.6%

Borden County marital status for males
Borden County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Borden County with a mortgage: 17 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 62

Here:

21.5% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.39%
Here35.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 258
Total congregations: 1
Religions in Borden County - Gail

Food Environment Statistics:



Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Borden County:

17.12 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.



Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.6%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.0%
Texas:

26.6%



Agriculture in Borden County:

Average size of farms: 3636 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $59,370
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $125.44
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: 50.55%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $58,933
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 6.44%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.79%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $80,602
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.12%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.89
All wheat for grain: 1710 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 25935 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Borden County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 3.7 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Borden County-area historical earthquake activity is above Texas state average. It is 91% 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 44.3 miles away from the county center
On 1/29/2008 at 10:24:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 36.5 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/2001 at 00:07:08, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.4 miles away from the county center
On 8/26/1992 at 03:24:52, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.5 miles away from Borden County center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Borden County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 5

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (48%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (14%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Truck transportation (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (32%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (17%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Extraction workers (4%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)

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




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





Borden County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 291 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 17 (5%)
  • Walked: 19 (6%)
  • Other means: 3 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 10 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $60,918.

6.28% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,769 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
Texas average:

8.37%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties in Texas.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other states.

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



8.92% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,263 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.92%
Texas average:

7.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other counties in Texas.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other states.

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 4.6

Births per 1000 population in Borden County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Borden County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 0.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 0.0

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 40 (0 aged, 0 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 308.640

Household type by relationship:

Households: 641

Size of family households: 102 2-persons, 35 3-persons, 33 4-persons, 12 5-persons, 6 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 58 1-person, 16 2-persons.

83.5% of residents of Borden County speak English at home.
15.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (38% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 26% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $4,496,000 ($6583 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $116,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $569,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $687,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,096,000
Federal grants: $273,000
Federal procurement contracts: $134,000 ($101,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $738,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $119,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,982,000

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

Births: 18
Here:

28 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 24
Here:

37 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -74
Here -114 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Borden County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.00 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Borden County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 13
  • 4 rooms: 33
  • 5 rooms: 55
  • 6 rooms: 47
  • 7 rooms: 16
  • 8 rooms: 33
  • 9+ rooms: 13
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 21
  • 5 rooms: 21
  • 6 rooms: 22
  • 7 rooms: 6
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9+ rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Borden County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 5
  • 2 bedrooms: 52
  • 3 bedrooms: 116
  • 4 bedrooms: 34
  • 5+ bedrooms: 3
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 8
  • 2 bedrooms: 21
  • 3 bedrooms: 46
  • 4 bedrooms: 3
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Borden County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 4
  • 1 vehicle: 41
  • 2 vehicles: 106
  • 3 vehicles: 44
  • 4 vehicles: 16
  • 5+ vehicles: 3
  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 29
  • 2 vehicles: 40
  • 3 vehicles: 9
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

70% of Borden County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 14% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 87% lived in Texas.

Borden County:

69.8%
State average:

51.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Borden County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (64.5%)
  • Electricity (32.7%)
  • Utility gas (1.4%)
  • Wood (1.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (79.5%)
  • Electricity (20.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4
Here:

4.0%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7
Here:

26.9%
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

Borden County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Borden County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Borden County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




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