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Burleson County, Texas (TX)


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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:

20%
State:

36%

Land area: 666 sq. mi.
Water area: 12.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 26 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 22%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Burleson County, Texas:


Median resident age:  43.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years

Males: 8,504  (46.6%)
Females: 8,683  (53.4%)

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Average household size:
Burleson County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $39,917 ($33,026 in 1999)
This county:

$39917
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $384 (lower quartile is $272, upper quartile is $524)
This county:

$384
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $80,622 (it was $53,100 in 2000)
Burleson County:

$80,622
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $41,027 - $159,136

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $164,703
Here:

$164,703
State:

$177,060

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,387,647
Here:

$1,387,647
State:

$170,403

Mobile homes: $60,359
Here:

$60,359
State:

$42,156

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $16,488
Here:

$16,488
State:

$34,447
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,246
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $300

Institutionalized population: 163

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):


Burleson 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: $1,181 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $736 (1.0%)


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


Burleson County contract rent distribution in 2009

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:
This county:

17.2%
Whole state:

15.4%

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

6.7%
Whole state:

6.7%

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.

Cities in this county include: Caldwell, Somerville, Snook, Cooks Point, Old River.

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

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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

Parks in Burleson County include: Lake Somerville State Park (1), Welch Park (2), Rocky Park (3), Birch Creek State Park (4), Big Creek Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Brazos County , Lee County , Milam County , Robertson County , Washington County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 413
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 71.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 502 (43% naturalized citizens)

Burleson County:

3.0%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 47.1%

Burleson County marital status for males
Burleson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Burleson County with a mortgage: 914 (23 second mortgage, 57 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,491

Here:

38.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.13%
Here46.1%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 7,597
Total congregations: 32

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of Christ
Adherents3,795 (50.0%)1,513 (19.9%)925 (12.2%)532 (7.0%)227 (3.0%)
Congregations11 (34.4%)3 (9.4%)5 (15.6%)2 (6.3%)1 (3.1%)
NameChurches of ChristAssemblies of GodChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents218 (2.9%)180 (2.4%)85 (1.1%)51 (0.7%)71 (0.9%)
Congregations4 (12.5%)2 (6.3%)1 (3.1%)2 (6.3%)1 (3.1%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Burleson County - Caldwell, Somerville, Snook, Cooks Point, Old River

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

3.62 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Burleson County:

1.21 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
This county:

7.85 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Burleson County:

9.06 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.6%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.9%
Texas:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Burleson County:

18.4%
State:

15.7%


Agriculture in Burleson County:

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

Tornado activity:

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:


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).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • 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%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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




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





Burleson County mode of transportation to work chart

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)

Here:

7.41%
Texas average:

8.37%


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)
Burleson County:

0.97%
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 Brazos County, TX  1.92% ($31,587 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.71% ($52,350)
from Washington County, TX  0.60% ($26,765)
from Milam County, TX  0.28% ($29,875)
from Travis County, TX  0.28% ($34,625)


8.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,688 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.54%
Texas average:

7.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.59% relocated to other counties in Texas ($28,102 average AGI)
0.96% relocated to other states ($4,586 average AGI)
Burleson 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 Brazos County, TX  3.19% ($27,885 average AGI)
to Washington County, TX  0.59% ($30,618)
to Harris County, TX  0.47% ($35,593)
to Travis County, TX  0.21% ($24,250)
to Lee County, TX  0.19% ($19,273)
to Milam County, TX  0.19% ($39,455)

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:

Households: 17,024

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.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,806 1-person, 239 2-persons, 22 3-persons, 7 4-persons, 5 5-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:

Births: 1,214
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 853
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +53
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +379
Here:

+22 per 1000 residents
State:

+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:
Here:

5.3
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Burleson County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 21
  • 2 rooms: 139
  • 3 rooms: 260
  • 4 rooms: 950
  • 5 rooms: 1,447
  • 6 rooms: 1,108
  • 7 rooms: 665
  • 8 rooms: 315
  • 9+ rooms: 159
  • 1 room: 43
  • 2 rooms: 70
  • 3 rooms: 170
  • 4 rooms: 310
  • 5 rooms: 357
  • 6 rooms: 248
  • 7 rooms: 68
  • 8 rooms: 22
  • 9+ rooms: 11
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Burleson County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 50
  • 1 bedroom: 261
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,498
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,727
  • 4 bedrooms: 451
  • 5+ bedrooms: 77
  • no bedroom: 56
  • 1 bedroom: 194
  • 2 bedrooms: 448
  • 3 bedrooms: 513
  • 4 bedrooms: 86
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2
Cars and other vehicles available in Burleson County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 273
  • 1 vehicle: 1,511
  • 2 vehicles: 2,152
  • 3 vehicles: 804
  • 4 vehicles: 245
  • 5+ vehicles: 79
  • no vehicle: 235
  • 1 vehicle: 550
  • 2 vehicles: 380
  • 3 vehicles: 90
  • 4 vehicles: 34
  • 5+ vehicles: 10

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.

Burleson County:

63.6%
State average:

51.6%


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


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
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (44.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31.2%)
  • Utility gas (20.8%)
  • Wood (2.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • Electricity (45.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27.1%)
  • Utility gas (24.0%)
  • Wood (1.5%)
  • No fuel used (1.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 119
Here:

5.8%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 36
Here:

3.3%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 36
Here:

10.6%
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.)


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Burleson 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 Burleson County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13076.4 years
Mary10279.7 years
Joe8877.2 years
Frank8277.0 years
William8175.6 years
Willie7377.1 years
James6874.6 years
Robert6672.2 years
Annie6581.2 years
Henry6377.6 years
Most common last names in Burleson County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4479.1 years
Jones3879.4 years
Williams3472.9 years
Lewis3377.2 years
Davis3373.3 years
Moore3177.0 years
Sebesta3176.3 years
Johnson2975.5 years
Wilson2571.4 years
Loehr2479.5 years
Businesses in Burleson County, TX
NameCountNameCount
FedEx3Subway2
H&R Block1True Value1
McDonald's1U-Haul1
Pizza Hut1Walmart1
SONIC Drive-In1

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