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Borden County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2015: 740 (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. 2016 cost of living index in Borden County: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Retail trade (43.8%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (37.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 100%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 0%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Borden County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (87.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (9.2%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (2.9%)
Median resident age:  39.2 years
Texas median age:  34.5 years
Males: 380  (51.4%)
Females: 360  (48.6%)
Average household size:
Borden County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $78,404 ($29,205 in 1999)

This county:

$78,404
Texas:

$56,565

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $657 (lower quartile is $324, upper quartile is $1,290)
This county:

$657
State:

$809


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $103,792 (it was $50,000 in 2000)
Borden:

$103,792
Texas:

$161,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $25,487 - $167,878

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $199,066
Here:

$199,066
State:

$230,570

Mobile homes: $93,142
Here:

$93,142
State:

$80,655
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $994
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $348

Institutionalized population: 0

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 2
  • Thefts: 9
  • Auto thefts: 0

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 6
  • Thefts: 3
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $406 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $396 (0.5%)

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 2016: 1.2%
Borden County:

1.2%
Texas:

15.6%
(1.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 39.2 years old
(Males: 32.1 years old, Females: 43.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.5 years old, American Indian residents: 39.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.0 years old)

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: Celotex (A), Crescent Ranch (B), Criswell Ranch (C), Eighteen Ranch (D), Pardue Camp (E), Hemphill County Library (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Borden County include: Sacred Heart Church (A), Bethel Church (B), El Paso Church (C), Highland Home Church (D), Liberty Church (E), Newman Church (F), North Roby Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Afton Cemetery (1), Mount Zion Cemetery (2), Sylvester Cemetery (3), Dowell Cemetery (4), Grady Cemetery (5), Fisher Cemetery (6), Rotan Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: West Lake (A), Plasterco Lake (B), Moore Lake (C), Gober Lake (D), Davenport Lake (E), Cooper Lake (F), Three Rivers Gypsum Incorporated Lake (G), Holland Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Stink Creek (A), Spring Creek (B), Rough Creek (C), South Fork (D), Red Creek (E), Plum Branch (F), Dry Creek (G), Dulaney Creek (H), Sandy Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Neighboring counties: Ashley County, Arkansas , Andrews County , Collin County , Dawson County , Macon County, Georgia , Martin County , Rains County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

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: 94.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 33.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 15 (53.4% naturalized citizens)

Borden County:

2.0%
Whole state:

17.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2009: 0
  • 1990 to 1999: 14
  • 1980 to 1989: 16
  • 1970 to 1979: 4
  • Before 1970: 3
Note: State values scaled to Borden County 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:

  • One, detached: 319
  • Two: 6
  • 3 or 4: 3
  • Mobile homes: 81

Housing units in Borden County with a mortgage: 48 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 137

Here:

25.9% with mortgage
State:

57.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Borden County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4494
None192-
Borden 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 convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

17.12 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.



Adult diabetes rate:
Borden County:

9.6%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Borden County:

27.0%
State:

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 2991050.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/2/1991, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Borden County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 42% 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 Borden 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 203.9 miles away from the 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 100.8 miles away from the county center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 181.9 miles away from the county center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 264.5 miles away from Borden 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 346.4 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:

  • Texas Severe Winter Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 26, 2016 to January 21, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4255: February 09, 2016, FEMA Id: 4255, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 01, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3284: March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1606: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3261: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3216: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 15, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1356: January 08, 2001, FEMA Id: 1356, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Texas Extreme Fire Hazards, Incident Period: August 01, 1999 to December 10, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3142: September 01, 1999, FEMA Id: 3142, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Extreme Fire Hazard, Incident Period: August 30, 1993 to November 15, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3113: September 10, 1993, FEMA Id: 3113, Natural disaster type: Fire

The number of natural disasters in Borden County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

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 in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (31%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (35%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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

  • Israel (60%)
  • Mexico (47%)
  • England (0%)
  • Scotland (0%)
  • Ireland (0%)
  • Denmark (0%)
  • Norway (0%)

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

  • American (27%)
  • English (7%)
  • German (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • European (1%)
  • British (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (0%)

Borden County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 164 (64.8%)
  • Carpooled: 52 (20.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 2 (0.8%)
  • Walked: 2 (0.8%)
  • Worked at home: 33 (13.0%)

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 2010 was $72,976.

6.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,909 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Texas average:

7.14%


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



10.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($55,500 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.75%
Texas average:

6.69%


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

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Borden County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Borden County


Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 16 (18%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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: 309

Household type by relationship:

Households: 740
  • In family households: 650 (106 male householders, 98 female householders)
    177 spouses, 241 children (237 natural, 0 adopted, 4 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 23 parents, 0 other relatives, 1 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 90 (35 male householders (30 living alone)), 32 female householders (30 living alone)), 22 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 107 2-persons, 35 3-persons, 52 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 3 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 60 1-person, 2 2-persons, 4 3-persons.

173 married couples with children.
27 single-parent households (13 men, 14 women).

89.2% of residents of Borden speak English at home.
6.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 29% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English not well).
3.8% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $4,496,000 ($6,583 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:

6.0
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.5
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 78
  • 2010 to 2013: 4
  • 2000 to 2009: 55
  • 1990 to 1999: 48
  • 1980 to 1989: 25
  • 1970 to 1979: 78
  • 1960 to 1969: 41
  • 1950 to 1959: 88
  • 1940 to 1949: 30
  • 1939 or earlier: 22
Note: State values scaled to Borden population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Borden County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Borden County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 20
  • 5 rooms: 48
  • 6 rooms: 36
  • 7 rooms: 28
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9+ rooms: 40
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 14
  • 5 rooms: 29
  • 6 rooms: 27
  • 7 rooms: 5
  • 8 rooms: 3
  • 9+ rooms: 12
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Borden County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Borden County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 31
  • 3 bedrooms: 103
  • 4 bedrooms: 33
  • 5+ bedrooms: 13
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 14
  • 3 bedrooms: 69
  • 4 bedrooms: 10
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Borden County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Borden County population
  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 30
  • 2 vehicles: 71
  • 3 vehicles: 49
  • 4 vehicles: 26
  • 5+ vehicles: 8
  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 39
  • 2 vehicles: 41
  • 3 vehicles: 8
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 5+ vehicles: 3

82% of Borden County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 14% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 5150% lived in Texas.

Borden County:

82.3%
State average:

84.1%

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

  • This state: 636
  • Other state: 83
  • Northeast: 6
  • Midwest: 20
  • South: 16
  • West: 41

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Borden County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (53.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.8%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • Electricity (57.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36.3%)
  • Utility gas (2.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Texas:

6.6%

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

0.0%
Texas:

6.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Texas:

15.1%

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)

Borden County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $492,000
    Central Staff Services: $170,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $75,000
    General Public Buildings: $71,000
    Water Utilities: $64,000
    Police Protection: $57,000
    Financial Administration: $27,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,000
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000
    Fire Protection: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $156,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $483,000

Borden County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $64,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $66,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $14,000
    All Other: $10,000
    Health & Hospitals: $1,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,297,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $51,000

Borden County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $850,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 0
  • Number of aged recipients: 0
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 0
  • Number of recipients under 18: 0
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 0
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 0
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 0
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 0
Borden County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Borden County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Borden County on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election"