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:
Land area: 899 sq. mi. Water area: 7.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 1 people per square mile
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%).
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%)
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:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
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.
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
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
Borden County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 3.7 times below overall U.S. average.
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:
Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 1, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3284): March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-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: FEMA-DR-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: FEMA-EM-3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Texas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3216): September 2, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-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 8, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1356, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Texas Extreme Fire Hazards, Incident Period: August 1, 1999 to December 10, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3142): September 1, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-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: FEMA-EM-3113, Natural disaster type: Fire
The number of natural disasters in Borden County (7) is smaller than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2 Emergencies Declared: 5
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 (%):
United States or American (22%)
French (except Basque) (4%)
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)
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)
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:
In family households: 551 (168 male householders, 22 female householders)
167 spouses, 166 children (150 natural, 3 adopted, 13 stepchildren), 7 grandchildren, 5 brothers or sisters, 7 parents, 6 other relatives, 2 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 90 (41 male householders (30 living alone)), 33 female householders (28 living alone)), 16 nonrelatives
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:
28 per 1000 residents
85 per 1000 residents
37 per 1000 residents
35 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +4
+6 per 1000 residents
+29 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -74
-114 per 1000 residents
+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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 0
2000 to 2004: 8
1990 to 1999: 50
1980 to 1989: 60
1970 to 1979: 28
1960 to 1969: 38
1950 to 1959: 159
1940 to 1949: 37
1939 or earlier: 72
Rooms in houses/apartments in Borden County, Texas
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 584
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