County population in 2012: 17,291 (23% urban, 77% rural); it was 16,470 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,297 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,093 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,064 Renter-occupied apartments: 1,432 (it was 1,299 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 666 sq. mi. Water area: 12.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 26 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Burleson County: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.9%), Retail trade (13.5%), Construction (12.3%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,181 (1.5%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $736 (1.0%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 17.4%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.1% for Black residents, 24.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 13.5% for other race residents, 30.8% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 43 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 39 years old, American Indian residents: 30 years old, Asian residents: 48 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Area name: College Station-Bryan, TX MSA Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Burleson County is $562 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $686 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $869 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Burleson County: Center Line (A), Chances Store (B), Cooks Point (C), Fosters Store (D), Grant (E), Little Flock (F), Ennis Public Library (G), Somerville Historical Museum (H), Blackjack Volunteer Fire Department (I), Birch Creek Area Volunteer Fire Department (J), Beaver Creek Volunteer Fire Department (K), Cooks Point Volunteer Fire Department (L), Deanville Volunteer Fire Department (M). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Burleson County include: Oldham Church (A), San Salvador Church (B), Sweet Home Church (C), Pleasant Grove Church (D), Porters Chapel (E), Bare Branch Church (F), Black Jack Church (G), Providence Church (H), Calvary Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Schoppe Cemetery (1), Birch Cemetery (2), Clay Cemetery (3), Cox Cemetery (4), Pillow Cemetery (5), Thomas Cemetery (6), Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and reservoirs: Black Lake (A), Moelhman Slough (B), Woodrow Lake (C), Krunk Lake (D), Schumacher Lake (E), Sand Lake (F), Middle Bayou (G), Garwood Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Boggy Creek (A), Blackhawk Branch (B), Bethel Creek (C), Berry Creek (D), Bell Creek (E), Bare Branch (F), Birch Creek (G), Wolf Creek (H), Big Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 251 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $23,386 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $156.83 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.82% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 71.24% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $21,639 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.09% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 25.65% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $30,444 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.19% Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 22.30 Corn for grain: 14273 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 1582 harvested acres Upland cotton: 7739 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 3719 harvested acres Vegetables: 415 harvested acres
Burleson County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 2.3 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 21 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 11/15/1987, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Most recent natural disasters:
Texas Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 7, 2008 to October 2, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1791): September 13, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1791, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
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 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 Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes, Incident Period: October 17, 1998 to November 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1257): October 21, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1257, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Texas Severe Storm,Thunderstorms, Flooding, Incident Period: October 14, 1994 to November 8, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1041): October 18, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1041, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
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
1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Burleson County (11) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6 Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 4, Fires: 3, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
Health technologists and technicians (4%)
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
South Africa (2%)
Most common first ancestries reported in Burleson County (%):
United States or American (11%)
French (except Basque) (2%)
Means of transportation to work:
Drove a car alone: 5,254 (76%)
Carpooled: 1,203 (18%)
Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
Bicycle: 5 (0%)
Walked: 76 (1%)
Other means: 100 (1%)
Worked at home: 223 (3%)
Owners and renters by unit type in %
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
68 people in nursing homes
37 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
125 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
38 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $40,918.
7.41% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,060 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.44% relocated from other counties in Texas ($29,781 average AGI)
0.97% relocated from other states ($3,279 average AGI)
Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.3 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.4
Births per 1000 population in Burleson County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population in Burleson County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.4 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Burleson County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,961 (2,605 aged, 356 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: 5.86 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 1805.710 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 146.570 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 35047.19
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1438.680 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 904.980
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 12.78 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 52.21
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11.6
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 14,621 (3,465 male householders, 1,278 female householders)
3,635 spouses, 4,626 children (4,151 natural, 163 adopted, 312 stepchildren), 614 grandchildren, 166 brothers or sisters, 111 parents, 227 other relatives, 380 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 2,403 (1,047 male householders (879 living alone)), 1,032 female householders (927 living alone)), 324 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 163 (all institutionalized)
Size of family households: 2,291 2-persons, 975 3-persons, 810 4-persons, 383 5-persons, 163 6-persons, 121 7-or-more-persons.
85.9% of residents of Burleson County speak English at home.
11.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
2.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 3% 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 (88% speak English very well, 12% speak English not well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $99,322,000 ($5823 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $2,944,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $44,450,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $21,189,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,466,000 Federal grants: $26,815,000 Federal procurement contracts: $1,414,000 ($596,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $2,989,000 ($382,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $177,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,107,000 Federal Government insurance: $14,021,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
70 per 1000 residents
85 per 1000 residents
49 per 1000 residents
35 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +53
+3 per 1000 residents
+29 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +379
+22 per 1000 residents
+10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Burleson County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.65 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: 81
2000 to 2004: 1,091
1990 to 1999: 1,205
1980 to 1989: 1,906
1970 to 1979: 1,708
1960 to 1969: 904
1950 to 1959: 637
1940 to 1949: 441
1939 or earlier: 706
Rooms in houses/apartments in Burleson County, Texas
64% of Burleson 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, 85% lived in Texas.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 13569
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $25,600
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Burleson County