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. 2013 cost of living index in Borden County: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (57.5%), Retail trade (22.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (15.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 36%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Borden County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (84.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (14.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
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 2013: $71,336 ($29,205 in 1999)

This county:

$71336
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $516 (lower quartile is $246, upper quartile is $1,149)
This county:

$516
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $102,405 (it was $50,000 in 2000)
Borden:

$102,405
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $50,254 - $175,085

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $170,456
Here:

$170,456
State:

$188,898

Mobile homes: $68,685
Here:

$68,685
State:

$60,009
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $869
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $309

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):

Borden County, TX map from a distance

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,074 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $312 (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 2013: 0.9%
(1.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 0.9%
Borden County:

0.9%
Texas:

17.5%
(1.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 39 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, American Indian residents: 40 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 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: 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 .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

2.2%
Texas:

5.5%

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: 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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 5
  • 1990 to 1994: 5
  • 1985 to 1989: 5
  • 1980 to 1984: 11
  • 1975 to 1979: 4
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 3

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% 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 22432876.7 times below overall U.S. average.

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:


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 in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Mexico (88%)
  • Korea (12%)

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

  • United States or American (22%)
  • English (18%)
  • Irish (16%)
  • German (9%)
  • French (except Basque) (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Scottish (1%)

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 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

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

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Borden County

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.

142 married couples with children.
30 single-parent households (6 men, 24 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 40
  • 1990 to 1999: 49
  • 1980 to 1989: 35
  • 1970 to 1979: 65
  • 1960 to 1969: 38
  • 1950 to 1959: 76
  • 1940 to 1949: 37
  • 1939 or earlier: 10
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 (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:

Borden County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Borden County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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