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Bowie County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2016: 93,860 (65% urban, 35% rural); it was 89,306 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 12,380
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 10,351
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 23,449
Renter-occupied apartments: 11,938 (it was 9,609 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

36%

Land area: 888 sq. mi.

Water area: 34.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 106 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bowie County: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (21.8%), Educational, health and social services (17.2%), Construction (12.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Bowie County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (64.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (24.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (7.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)
  • Asian alone (1.1%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
Texas median age:  34.5 years
Males: 47,367  (50.5%)
Females: 46,493  (49.5%)
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Average household size:
Bowie County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $45,997 ($33,001 in 1999)

This county:

$45,997
Texas:

$56,565

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $584 (lower quartile is $452, upper quartile is $699)
This county:

$584
State:

$809


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $111,100 (it was $61,600 in 2000)
Bowie:

$111,100
Texas:

$161,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $65,000 - $185,000

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $166,523
Here:

$166,523
State:

$230,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $178,192
Here:

$178,192
State:

$227,239

In 2-unit structures: $187,892
Here:

$187,892
State:

$179,535

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $97,352
Here:

$97,352
State:

$253,158

Mobile homes: $65,669
Here:

$65,669
State:

$80,655

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $23,134
Here:

$23,134
State:

$50,435
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,020
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $440

Institutionalized population: 6,028

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 11
  • Robberies: 8
  • Assaults: 73
  • Burglaries: 183
  • Thefts: 353
  • Auto thefts: 93

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

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 9
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 100
  • Burglaries: 172
  • Thefts: 369
  • Auto thefts: 56
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 134 buildings, average cost: $76,200
  • 2008: 76 buildings, average cost: $100,500
  • 2009: 172 buildings, average cost: $101,100
  • 2010: 61 buildings, average cost: $147,800
  • 2011: 46 buildings, average cost: $143,700
  • 2012: 73 buildings, average cost: $121,000
  • 2013: 56 buildings, average cost: $146,600
  • 2014: 93 buildings, average cost: $88,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,038 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,300 (1.2%)

Bowie County household income distribution in 2009 Bowie County home values distribution Bowie County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 19.6%
Bowie County:

19.6%
Texas:

15.6%
(14.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.7% for Black residents, 25.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.4% for American Indian residents, 26.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 12.4% for other race residents, 26.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 37.0 years old
(Males: 36.0 years old, Females: 38.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.9 years old, Black residents: 33.6 years old, American Indian residents: 36.5 years old, Asian residents: 41.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.4 years old, Other race residents: 36.6 years old)

Area name: Texarkana, TX-Texarkana, AR MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bowie County is $426 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $525 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $641 a month.

Cities in this county include: Texarkana, Maud-Elliot Creek, Wake Village, New Boston, Hooks, Dalby Springs-Simms, Nash, De Kalb, Maud, Redwater.

Bowie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2012 air pollution in Bowie County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Calhoun County, Arkansas , Love County, Oklahoma , Douglas County, Georgia , Throckmorton County , Yoakum County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 3,226
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,705 (21.4% naturalized citizens)

Bowie County:

3.9%
Whole state:

17.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 1,117
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,349
  • 1990 to 1999: 901
  • 1980 to 1989: 303
  • 1970 to 1979: 255
  • Before 1970: 238
Note: State values scaled to Bowie County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 79.8%

Bowie County marital status for males Bowie County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 26,579
  • One, attached: 427
  • Two: 1,380
  • 3 or 4: 1,726
  • 5 to 9: 1,293
  • 10 to 19: 1,133
  • 20 to 49: 1,103
  • 50 or more: 496
  • Mobile homes: 5,233
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 160

Housing units in Bowie County with a mortgage: 10,445 (38 second mortgage, 169 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,907

Here:

47.6% with mortgage
State:

57.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Bowie County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant40,890137
Mainline Protestant6,97930
Black Protestant3,77521
Catholic3,6002
Other1,4428
None35,879-
Bowie 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 grocery stores: 15
Bowie County:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 46
Bowie County:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 45
This county:

4.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Bowie County:

9.5%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Bowie County:

29.6%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.1%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Bowie County:

Average size of farms: 230 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $27,929
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $112.05
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.44%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 81.53%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $27,037
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 20.02%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.68%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $36,549
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.76%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 20.86
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.35%
Corn for grain: 9490 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 4245 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 7721 harvested acres
Vegetables: 150 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 2,615 acres

Earthquake activity:

Bowie County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 167.2 miles away from Bowie County center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 169.5 miles away from the county center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 151.1 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 270.3 miles away from the county center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 378.0 miles away from Bowie County center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 331.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2015 to June 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4223: May 29, 2015, FEMA Id: 4223, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Texas Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 07, 2008 to October 02, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1791: September 13, 2008, FEMA Id: 1791, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 07, 2008 to September 26, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3294: September 10, 2008, FEMA Id: 3294, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 27, 2008 to September 07, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3290: August 29, 2008, FEMA Id: 3290, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 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 Loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia, Incident Period: February 01, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3171: February 01, 2003, FEMA Id: 3171, Natural disaster type: Other
  • 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
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Bowie County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Fires: 4, Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (53%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (11%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Ethiopia (4%)
  • Kazakhstan (2%)
  • Albania (2%)
  • Vietnam (2%)

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

  • American (42%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • English (4%)
  • German (3%)
  • African (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Bowie County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 38,644 (87.1%)
  • Carpooled: 3,528 (8.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 137 (0.3%)
  • Subway or elevated: 6 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 469 (1.1%)
  • Bicycle: 60 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 391 (0.9%)
  • Worked at home: 1,079 (2.4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 4,589 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 863 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 848 people in nursing homes
  • 203 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 72 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 71 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 41 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 33 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 27 people in other group homes
  • 24 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 7 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

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

  • 2,759 people in state prisons
  • 1,671 people in federal prisons
  • 799 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 683 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 102 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 100 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 41 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 35 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,403.

6.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,354 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.24% relocated from other counties in Texas ($11,926 average AGI)
4.34% relocated from other states ($22,428 average AGI)
Bowie County:

4.34%
Texas average:

2.49%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Miller County, AR  1.78% ($28,819 average AGI)
from Cass County, TX  0.46% ($32,897)
from Dallas County, TX  0.29% ($30,648)
from Little River County, AR  0.14% ($33,652)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.14% ($44,065)
from Hempstead County, AR  0.11% ($29,853)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.09% ($40,286)


6.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,549 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.94%
Texas average:

6.69%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($175 average AGI)
Bowie County:

0.04%
Texas average:

0.10%

2.41% relocated to other counties in Texas ($12,221 average AGI)
4.49% relocated to other states ($22,152 average AGI)
Bowie County:

4.49%
Texas average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Miller County, AR  1.87% ($29,695 average AGI)
to Cass County, TX  0.33% ($33,010)
to Dallas County, TX  0.31% ($33,313)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.15% ($30,708)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.15% ($39,660)
to Little River County, AR  0.13% ($27,256)
to Harris County, TX  0.11% ($32,059)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.0

Births per 1000 population in Bowie County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Bowie County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Bowie County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Bowie County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Bowie County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 15,060 (11,934 aged, 3,126 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,848 (13%)

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

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

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

Most common underlying causes of death in Bowie County, Texas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,799)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,098)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (719)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (621)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (600)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (458)
  • Congestive heart failure (387)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (287)
  • Unspecified dementia (283)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (279)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.32
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 28,816
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 517
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 113,800

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,236
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,055

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 46
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 102

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 98.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 60.5
  • Other - 38.2

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 122.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 76.5
  • Other - 46.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 93,860
  • In family households: 73,990 (9,252 male householders, 11,748 female householders)
    14,317 spouses, 30,330 children (29,324 natural, 423 adopted, 583 stepchildren), 4,383 grandchildren, 600 brothers or sisters, 335 parents, 1,565 other relatives, 1,460 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 14,080 (5,834 male householders (4,904 living alone)), 6,197 female householders (6,086 living alone)), 2,049 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,790

Size of family households: 8,714 2-persons, 6,431 3-persons, 3,454 4-persons, 1,132 5-persons, 992 6-persons, 277 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,990 1-person, 845 2-persons, 196 3-persons.

11,007 married couples with children.
8,127 single-parent households (1,681 men, 6,446 women).

93.0% of residents of Bowie speak English at home.
4.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (41% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 14% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (87% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $811,899,000 ($8,996 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $224,113,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $285,566,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $134,384,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,990,000
Federal grants: $125,706,000
Federal procurement contracts: $143,371,000 ($129,395,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $118,881,000 ($79,725,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,369,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $25,707,000
Federal Government insurance: $26,137,000

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

Births: 6,040
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,221
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +282
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +348
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Bowie County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 51.63 millions of gallons per day (0% from ground, 100% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 295
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,705
  • 2000 to 2009: 6,029
  • 1990 to 1999: 6,946
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,465
  • 1970 to 1979: 7,561
  • 1960 to 1969: 5,161
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,248
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,342
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,778
Note: State values scaled to Bowie population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Bowie County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Bowie County population
  • 1 room: 155
  • 2 rooms: 20
  • 3 rooms: 159
  • 4 rooms: 1,866
  • 5 rooms: 5,877
  • 6 rooms: 4,917
  • 7 rooms: 3,158
  • 8 rooms: 2,050
  • 9+ rooms: 2,837
  • 1 room: 549
  • 2 rooms: 151
  • 3 rooms: 2,160
  • 4 rooms: 3,667
  • 5 rooms: 3,773
  • 6 rooms: 1,297
  • 7 rooms: 198
  • 8 rooms: 75
  • 9+ rooms: 122
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Bowie County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Bowie County population
  • no bedroom: 164
  • 1 bedroom: 168
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,064
  • 3 bedrooms: 13,949
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,113
  • 5+ bedrooms: 581
  • no bedroom: 549
  • 1 bedroom: 1,755
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,627
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,845
  • 4 bedrooms: 190
  • 5+ bedrooms: 26
Cars and other vehicles available in Bowie County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Bowie County population
  • no vehicle: 726
  • 1 vehicle: 5,882
  • 2 vehicles: 8,177
  • 3 vehicles: 4,408
  • 4 vehicles: 1,498
  • 5+ vehicles: 348
  • no vehicle: 1,626
  • 1 vehicle: 6,795
  • 2 vehicles: 2,425
  • 3 vehicles: 1,105
  • 4 vehicles: 41
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

87% of Bowie County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 41% lived in Texas.

Bowie County:

87.1%
State average:

84.1%

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

  • This state: 62,363
  • Other state: 27,104
  • Northeast: 960
  • Midwest: 4,961
  • South: 17,139
  • West: 4,044

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Bowie County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (51.3%)
  • Utility gas (41.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.3%)
  • Wood (2.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.1%)
  • Electricity (73.4%)
  • Utility gas (24.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Wood (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 463
Here:

4.0%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 14
Here:

0.3%
Texas:

6.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,373
Here:

29.1%
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)

Bowie County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Current Operations - Corrections - Other: $9,271,000
    Police Protection: $2,426,000
    Regular Highways: $1,477,000
    General - Other: $1,420,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,195,000
    Financial Administration: $733,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $630,000
    Welfare - Other: $442,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $283,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $103,000
    Regular Highways: $73,000
    Central Staff: $35,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,363,000

Bowie County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - All Other: $4,838,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $299,000
    Interest Earnings: $141,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $605,000
    Highways: $48,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,058,000
    Total General Sales: $3,950,000

Bowie County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $7,300,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $789,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $6,238,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,851,000

Bowie County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,708,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,067,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,384
  • Number of aged recipients: 252
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,132
  • Number of recipients under 18: 868
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,980
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 536
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,140
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,574
Bowie County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 17 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED359$124,047479$96,317782$119,937109$34,7528$132,250230$64,539126$51,778
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED15$96,60042$93,83373$117,8778$24,7500$010$42,80026$57,308
APPLICATIONS DENIED43$98,465115$78,930316$101,991153$20,6340$036$64,50066$46,758
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN31$107,64536$106,361155$132,12321$84,7140$08$111,75010$68,100
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$125,25018$131,50051$91,84318$50,2220$05$169,00014$65,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED39$144,35938$186,6321$58,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$191,4296$180,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$82,0003$269,3331$58,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$153,5002$233,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$104,5000$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Bowie County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James79772.5 years
William74274.6 years
Mary65878.4 years
John63874.5 years
Robert43972.3 years
George32875.1 years
Willie30876.8 years
Charles30271.7 years
Henry22476.1 years
Thomas21073.7 years
Most common last names in Bowie County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith48574.5 years
Jones33075.4 years
Williams31774.8 years
Johnson31275.5 years
Brown23973.9 years
Davis21276.4 years
Moore15874.7 years
White15075.8 years
Thompson14874.1 years
Walker14474.5 years
Businesses in Bowie County, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3Little Caesars Pizza2
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Lowe's1
Ace Hardware1Marriott3
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Aeropostale1Maurices1
Albertsons2Mazda1
American Eagle Outfitters1McDonald's6
Applebee's1Motel 61
Arby's1Motherhood Maternity1
Ashley Furniture1New Balance1
AutoZone1Nike10
Bath & Body Works1Nissan1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Office Depot1
Blockbuster1Old Navy1
Burger King5Olive Garden1
Catherines1On The Border1
Chevrolet2Outback1
Chick-Fil-A2Outback Steakhouse1
Chico's1Papa John's Pizza1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Payless2
Church's Chicken2Penske1
Cold Stone Creamery1PetSmart1
Coldwater Creek1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut3
Cracker Barrel1Quiznos2
Curves1RadioShack3
DHL1Ramada1
Dairy Queen4Red Lobster1
Discount Tire1Rodeway Inn1
Domino's Pizza2Ruby Tuesday1
Econo Lodge1Rue211
FedEx9SONIC Drive-In9
Finish Line1Sam's Club1
GNC1Sears3
GameStop3Shoe Carnival1
Gap1Spencer Gifts1
H&R Block4Sprint Nextel1
Hilton1Staples1
Hobby Lobby1Starbucks1
Holiday Inn3Subway8
Home Depot1T-Mobile2
Honda1T.J.Maxx1
Hot Topic1Taco Bell5
Howard Johnson1Target1
JCPenney1Toyota1
JoS. A. Bank1True Value1
Jones New York1U-Haul8
Journeys1UPS10
Justice1Vans1
KFC2Verizon Wireless1
Kmart1Victoria's Secret1
Kohl's1Volkswagen1
La Quinta1Waffle House2
La-Z-Boy4Walgreens2
Lane Bryant1Walmart2
Lane Furniture7Wendy's3

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