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Bosque County, Texas (TX)


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County population in 2012: 18,125 (19% urban, 81% rural); it was 17,204 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,631
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,911
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,216
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,712 (it was 1,510 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

36%

Land area: 989 sq. mi.
Water area: 13.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 19 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bosque County: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.3%), Manufacturing (11.4%), Retail trade (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Bosque County, Texas:


Median resident age:  45.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years

Males: 9,053  (46.2%)
Females: 9,159  (53.8%)

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Bosque County,TX real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Bosque County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $41,313 ($34,181 in 1999)
This county:

$41313
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $389 (lower quartile is $274, upper quartile is $513)
This county:

$389
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $88,028 (it was $60,500 in 2000)
Bosque County:

$88,028
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $52,245 - $168,269

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $227,236
Here:

$227,236
State:

$177,060

Townhouses or other attached units: $212,161
Here:

$212,161
State:

$170,403

In 2-unit structures: $154,186
Here:

$154,186
State:

$137,980

Mobile homes: $74,603
Here:

$74,603
State:

$42,156

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $5,696
Here:

$5,696
State:

$34,447
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,283
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $319

Institutionalized population: 324

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):


Bosque 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: $1,308 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $856 (1.1%)


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


Bosque County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 17.7%
(14.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.4% for Black residents, 30.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.9% for American Indian residents, 24.3% for other race residents, 34.7% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 45 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 40 years old, Asian residents: 44 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

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

12.7%
Whole state:

15.4%

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

4.3%
Whole state:

6.7%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bosque County is $403 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $588 a month.

Cities in this county include: Clifton, Meridian, Laguna Park, Valley Mills, Walnut Springs, Morgan, Iredell, Cranfills Gap.

Bosque County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Local government website: www.htcomp.net/bosque

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Bosque County: Mermaid Swimming Pool (A), Pendell Pumping Station (B), Cedron Creek Park (C), Eulogy (D), Flat Top Ranch (E), Upper Settlement Rural Historic District (F), Tobias and Wilhelmine Schultz Farm (G), Tom and Martha Rogstad Farm (H), Wilson Homesite (I), Norway Mill (J), Ole and Ann Pierson Farm (K), Ole and Elizabeth Finstad Homesite (L), Olson-Hanson Farm (M), Olson-Nelson Farm (N), Peder Dahl Farm (O), Reeder-Omenson Farm (P), Joseph and Anna Olson Farm (Q), Keddel and Liv Grimland Farm (R), Hoff-Ulland Farm (S), Jens and Kari Ringness Farm (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bosque County include: Saint Pauls Church (A), Spring Creek Church (B), Steiner Church (C), The Rock Church (D), Willow Springs Church (E), Calvary Church (F), Searsville Church (G), Lanes Chapel (H), Fairview Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Morgan Cemetery (1), Barry Cemetery (2), Barton Cemetery (3), Boggy Cemetery (4), New Iredell Cemetery (5), Smiths Bend-Coon Creek Cemetery (6), Cedron Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: South Flat Top Lake (A), Polnac Lake (B), Ownsby Lake (C), Old Lake (D), Mustang Lake (E), Irrigation Lake (F), Flag Branch Lake (G), East Flat Top Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Yearling Branch (A), Womack Branch (B), Walker Branch (C), Tuggle Branch (D), Toms Branch (E), Bee Creek (F), Stanifer Branch (G), South Fork Hill Creek (H), Rough Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Bosque County include: Steele Creek Park (1), Meridian State Park (2), Steeles Creek Park (3), Plowman Creek Park (4), Morgan Lakeside Park (5), Cub Stadium (6), Kimball Bend Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Coryell County , Erath County , Hamilton County , Hill County , Johnson County , McLennan County , Somervell County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 456
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 75.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 755 (41% naturalized citizens)

Bosque County:

4.4%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 55.8%

Bosque County marital status for males
Bosque County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Bosque County with a mortgage: 1,485 (40 second mortgage, 116 home equity loan, 9 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,802

Here:

45.2% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.32%
Here69.3%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 11,926
Total congregations: 52

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurches of Christ
Adherents6,313 (52.9%)1,852 (15.5%)1,251 (10.5%)1,163 (9.8%)554 (4.6%)
Congregations19 (36.5%)10 (19.2%)2 (3.8%)4 (7.7%)8 (15.4%)
NameUnited Church of ChristLutheran ChurchEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents245 (2.1%)238 (2.0%)117 (1.0%)105 (0.9%)88 (0.7%)
Congregations1 (1.9%)1 (1.9%)2 (3.8%)1 (1.9%)4 (7.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Bosque County - Clifton, Meridian, Laguna Park, Valley Mills, Walnut Springs

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Bosque County:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

5.05 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Bosque County:

5.05 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.0%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.3%
Texas:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Bosque County:

12.4%
State:

15.7%


Agriculture in Bosque County:

Average size of farms: 438 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $29,533
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $252.69
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 69.01%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $25,491
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 8.27%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.27%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $22,018
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.53%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.65
Corn for grain: 1003 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3475 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 2,024 acres

Tornado activity:

Bosque County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 2.5 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/28/1954, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured one person

Earthquake activity:

Bosque County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/31/2008 at 05:01:54, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 73.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Bosque County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricanes: 3 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Wood products (3%)
  • Health care (22%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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




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





Bosque County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,182 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 1,378 (20%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 11 (0%)
  • Taxi: 1 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 128 (2%)
  • Other means: 26 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 275 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $44,806.

8.82% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($61,199 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.82%
Texas average:

8.37%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.63% relocated from other counties in Texas ($56,230 average AGI)
1.20% relocated from other states ($4,969 average AGI)
Bosque County:

1.20%
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 McLennan County, TX  2.10% ($30,157 average AGI)
from Hill County, TX  0.78% ($229,222)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.73% ($108,310)
from Johnson County, TX  0.63% ($29,278)
from Dallas County, TX  0.50% ($57,172)
from Somervell County, TX  0.30% ($39,353)
from Coryell County, TX  0.23% ($23,308)


8.78% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,473 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.78%
Texas average:

7.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.82% relocated to other counties in Texas ($27,418 average AGI)
0.96% relocated to other states ($3,055 average AGI)
Bosque County:

0.96%
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 McLennan County, TX  2.10% ($34,083 average AGI)
to Hill County, TX  0.89% ($25,843)
to Johnson County, TX  0.61% ($36,457)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.52% ($34,267)
to Dallas County, TX  0.33% ($29,316)
to Erath County, TX  0.24% ($24,786)
to Hamilton County, TX  0.19% ($24,364)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8

Births per 1000 population in Bosque County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Bosque County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Bosque County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,651 (3,242 aged, 409 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.55
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10043.33
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 222.2
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 33585.16

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1102.310
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1418.050
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 22.16

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 18.12
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 55.39

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 171.0. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,883

Size of family households: 2,588 2-persons, 968 3-persons, 801 4-persons, 432 5-persons, 174 6-persons, 118 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,923 1-person, 219 2-persons, 17 3-persons, 13 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

89.3% of residents of Bosque County speak English at home.
10.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (29% speak English very well, 71% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $104,271,000 ($5792 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,454,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $57,177,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $25,785,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $676,000
Federal grants: $16,020,000
Federal procurement contracts: $964,000 ($141,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,649,000 ($681,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $222,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,538,000
Federal Government insurance: $7,912,000

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

Births: 1,097
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,360
Here:

75 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +164
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +974
Here:

+54 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Bosque County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.27 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:

4.6
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Bosque County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 23
  • 2 rooms: 62
  • 3 rooms: 252
  • 4 rooms: 805
  • 5 rooms: 1,578
  • 6 rooms: 1,347
  • 7 rooms: 608
  • 8 rooms: 334
  • 9+ rooms: 207
  • 1 room: 18
  • 2 rooms: 72
  • 3 rooms: 189
  • 4 rooms: 429
  • 5 rooms: 452
  • 6 rooms: 232
  • 7 rooms: 61
  • 8 rooms: 30
  • 9+ rooms: 27
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Bosque County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 32
  • 1 bedroom: 268
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,716
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,602
  • 4 bedrooms: 485
  • 5+ bedrooms: 113
  • no bedroom: 21
  • 1 bedroom: 203
  • 2 bedrooms: 675
  • 3 bedrooms: 554
  • 4 bedrooms: 51
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6
Cars and other vehicles available in Bosque County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 197
  • 1 vehicle: 1,386
  • 2 vehicles: 2,515
  • 3 vehicles: 775
  • 4 vehicles: 272
  • 5+ vehicles: 71
  • no vehicle: 110
  • 1 vehicle: 740
  • 2 vehicles: 473
  • 3 vehicles: 154
  • 4 vehicles: 27
  • 5+ vehicles: 6

56% of Bosque County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 86% lived in Texas.

Bosque County:

56.0%
State average:

51.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $44,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Bosque County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (40.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30.7%)
  • Utility gas (26.8%)
  • Wood (2.1%)
  • Utility gas (39.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34.7%)
  • Electricity (25.0%)
  • Wood (1.3%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 20
Here:

1.0%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 19
Here:

1.9%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 29
Here:

7.3%
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

Bosque County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Bosque County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Bosque County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Bosque 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 Bosque County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John18476.7 years
William17076.8 years
James15073.5 years
Mary12879.8 years
Robert9173.3 years
George7278.1 years
Charles7274.8 years
Willie6881.1 years
Henry5778.5 years
Thomas5475.4 years
Most common last names in Bosque County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith8977.1 years
Johnson8678.2 years
Jones6678.6 years
Williams5775.1 years
Davis5077.2 years
Anderson4278.9 years
Brown4278.3 years
White4279.3 years
Olson4181.0 years
Moore3976.6 years
Businesses in Bosque County, TX
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2SONIC Drive-In1
Best Western1Subway3
Burger King1U-Haul2
FedEx2UPS2
H&R Block1
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