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Callahan County, Texas (TX)


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County population in 2012: 13,517 (28% urban, 72% rural); it was 12,905 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,871
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,416
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,091
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,160 (it was 970 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

36%

Land area: 899 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 15 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Callahan County: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.7%), Construction (13.4%), Retail trade (12.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 10%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Callahan County, Texas:


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

Males: 6,607  (46.3%)
Females: 6,937  (53.7%)

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Callahan County,TX real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Callahan County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $39,237 ($32,463 in 1999)
This county:

$39237
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $384 (lower quartile is $293, upper quartile is $470)
This county:

$384
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $71,946 (it was $49,600 in 2000)
Callahan County:

$71,946
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $43,804 - $136,786

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $140,088
Here:

$140,088
State:

$177,060

Townhouses or other attached units: $82,239
Here:

$82,239
State:

$170,403

Mobile homes: $83,644
Here:

$83,644
State:

$42,156

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $8,544
Here:

$8,544
State:

$34,447
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,124
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $274

Institutionalized population: 75

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):


Callahan 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: $947 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $479 (0.8%)


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


Callahan County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 12.0%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.1% for Black residents, 34.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 19.4% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 43 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 30 years old, American Indian residents: 40 years old, Asian residents: 44 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 34 years old)

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

12.2%
Whole state:

15.4%

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

4.8%
Whole state:

6.7%

Area name: Abilene, TX MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Callahan County is $419 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $528 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $687 a month.

Cities in this county include: Clyde, Baird, Cross Plains, Putnam.

Callahan 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 Callahan County: Bull Pasture Windmill (A), Clyde Station (B), Denton Valley School (C), Four-Hundred Acre Windmill (D), Goble Windmill (E), Haynes Windmill (F), High Windmill (G), Richardson Windmill (H), Sneed Windmill (I), Trap Windmill (J), Windham Ranch (K), Oplin Volunteer Fire Department (L), Eula Volunteer Fire Department (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Belle Plain Cemetery (1), Seaton Cemetery (2), Burnt Branch Cemetery (3), Caddo Peak Cemetery (4), Oglesby Cemetery (5), Dressy Cemetery (6), Eula Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Henninger Lake (A), Latimer Lake (B), Smith Lake (C), Hatchett Lake (D), Straley Lake (E), Freeland Lake (F), Baird Lake (G), Soil Conservation Service Site 22 Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: West Prong Burnt Branch (A), South Prong Pecan Bayou (B), Sheep Creek (C), Rough Creek (D), North Prong Pecan Bayou (E), Mexia Creek (F), Mesquite Branch (G), Lovelady Creek (H), Herd Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Brown County , Coleman County , Eastland County , Jones County , Shackelford County , Taylor County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 308
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 185 (32% naturalized citizens)

Callahan County:

1.4%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 37.7%

Callahan County marital status for males
Callahan County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Callahan County with a mortgage: 1,048 (8 second mortgage, 61 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,338

Here:

43.9% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.80%
Here57.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 7,459
Total congregations: 27

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents5,112 (68.5%)1,135 (15.2%)801 (10.7%)200 (2.7%)211 (2.8%)
Congregations10 (37.0%)4 (14.8%)7 (25.9%)1 (3.7%)5 (18.5%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Callahan County - Clyde, Baird, Cross Plains, Putnam

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


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

2.23 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
This county:

7.44 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Callahan County:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.6%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.2%
Texas:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Callahan County:

9.2%
State:

15.7%


Agriculture in Callahan County:

Average size of farms: 577 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $18,906
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $54.36
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 88.01%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $21,247
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 7.22%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.34%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $26,661
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.51%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.69
All wheat for grain: 17379 harvested acres
Vegetables: 49 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 354 acres

Tornado activity:

Callahan County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 3.5 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 5 fatalities and 26 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/28/1950, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 5 people and injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Callahan County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 94.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/29/2008 at 10:24:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 94.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Callahan County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 7, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (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 Callahan County (%):





Callahan County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,338 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 865 (15%)
  • Motorcycle: 12 (0%)
  • Walked: 102 (2%)
  • Other means: 69 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 203 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


112 people in nursing homes
10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
70 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
5 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $43,234.

10.94% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,965 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.94%
Texas average:

8.37%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
9.05% relocated from other counties in Texas ($27,131 average AGI)
1.88% relocated from other states ($5,836 average AGI)
Callahan County:

1.88%
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 Taylor County, TX  4.53% ($34,228 average AGI)
from Eastland County, TX  0.36% ($17,938)
from Brown County, TX  0.29% ($15,308)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.25% ($36,636)
from Jones County, TX  0.22% ($24,100)


10.80% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,179 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.80%
Texas average:

7.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
9.29% relocated to other counties in Texas ($26,131 average AGI)
1.50% relocated to other states ($4,048 average AGI)
Callahan County:

1.50%
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 Taylor County, TX  4.98% ($29,009 average AGI)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.29% ($25,846)
to Brown County, TX  0.25% ($74,909)
to Eastland County, TX  0.25% ($21,455)
to Lubbock County, TX  0.22% ($35,800)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5

Births per 1000 population in Callahan County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Callahan County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Callahan County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,441 (2,137 aged, 304 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 917.430
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 932.230
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7.4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 15.63
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 59.19

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,469

Size of family households: 1,928 2-persons, 831 3-persons, 663 4-persons, 299 5-persons, 109 6-persons, 63 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,347 1-person, 169 2-persons, 20 3-persons, 14 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

94.1% of residents of Callahan County speak English at home.
5.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (97% speak English very well, 3% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $73,755,000 ($5540 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,144,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $38,901,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $16,520,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,229,000
Federal grants: $11,096,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,751,000 ($3,029,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,259,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $85,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,252,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,958,000

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

Births: 708
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 727
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +29
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +620
Here:

+46 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Callahan County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.29 millions of gallons per day (55% from ground, 45% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Callahan County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 35
  • 3 rooms: 123
  • 4 rooms: 639
  • 5 rooms: 1,307
  • 6 rooms: 1,076
  • 7 rooms: 495
  • 8 rooms: 255
  • 9+ rooms: 149
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 38
  • 3 rooms: 174
  • 4 rooms: 299
  • 5 rooms: 261
  • 6 rooms: 117
  • 7 rooms: 52
  • 8 rooms: 23
  • 9+ rooms: 2
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Callahan County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 23
  • 1 bedroom: 133
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,104
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,318
  • 4 bedrooms: 450
  • 5+ bedrooms: 63
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 175
  • 2 bedrooms: 416
  • 3 bedrooms: 303
  • 4 bedrooms: 60
  • 5+ bedrooms: 8
Cars and other vehicles available in Callahan County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 118
  • 1 vehicle: 1,178
  • 2 vehicles: 1,882
  • 3 vehicles: 731
  • 4 vehicles: 139
  • 5+ vehicles: 43
  • no vehicle: 99
  • 1 vehicle: 445
  • 2 vehicles: 341
  • 3 vehicles: 70
  • 4 vehicles: 13
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

58% of Callahan County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in Texas.

Callahan County:

57.5%
State average:

51.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $28,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Callahan County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (41.3%)
  • Utility gas (28.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25.8%)
  • Wood (4.3%)
  • Electricity (39.4%)
  • Utility gas (36.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.6%)
  • Wood (3.9%)
  • Other fuel (3.1%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 11
Here:

0.7%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 13
Here:

1.6%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 54
Here:

18.9%
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

Callahan County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Callahan County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Callahan County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Callahan 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 Callahan County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James13276.2 years
William11877.4 years
John10476.7 years
Mary8281.7 years
Robert8075.5 years
George5876.7 years
Charles4676.5 years
Joe3673.7 years
Ruby3376.9 years
Annie3282.7 years
Most common last names in Callahan County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6176.7 years
Williams4176.3 years
Jones4178.1 years
Brown3475.7 years
Davis3378.4 years
Harris3181.2 years
Wilson2775.2 years
Johnson2577.8 years
Young2577.7 years
Taylor2373.7 years
Businesses in Callahan County, TX
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2SONIC Drive-In1
Curves1Subway2
FedEx3True Value1
Goodwill1U-Haul1
H&R Block1
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