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:
Land area: 989 sq. mi. Water area: 13.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 19 people per square mile
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%).
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%)
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:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
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.
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), Soldiers Bluff Park (5), Morgan Lakeside Park (6), Cub Stadium (7), Kimball Bend Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map
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
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
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:
Texas Big Trickle Ranch Fire, Incident Period: March 11, 2011, Fire Management Assistance Declared: March 12, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2870, Natural disaster type: Fire
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 Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 16, 2007 to August 3, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1709): June 29, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1709, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
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 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
Texas Severe Storm, Thunderstorms, Incident Period: December 20, 1991 to January 14, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-930): December 26, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-930, Natural disaster type: Storm
Texas Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: April 15, 1990 to May 29, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-863): May 2, 1990, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-863, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
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).
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:
In family households: 15,414 (3,879 male householders, 1,202 female householders)
4,109 spouses, 4,694 children (4,176 natural, 122 adopted, 396 stepchildren), 568 grandchildren, 130 brothers or sisters, 137 parents, 223 other relatives, 328 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 2,469 (1,087 male householders (942 living alone)), 1,086 female householders (981 living alone)), 296 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 329 (324 institutionalized population)
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.
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:
61 per 1000 residents
85 per 1000 residents
75 per 1000 residents
35 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +164
+9 per 1000 residents
+29 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +974
+54 per 1000 residents
+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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 279
2000 to 2004: 602
1990 to 1999: 1,361
1980 to 1989: 1,298
1970 to 1979: 1,412
1960 to 1969: 1,297
1950 to 1959: 1,269
1940 to 1949: 366
1939 or earlier: 1,081
Rooms in houses/apartments in Bosque County, Texas
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 13341
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