Carson County, Texas (TX)

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County population in 2012: 6,157 (5% urban, 95% rural); it was 6,516 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 994
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,070
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,064
Renter-occupied apartments: 388 (it was 406 in 2000)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

36%

Land area: 923 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 7 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Carson County: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (31.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (16.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 36%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 64%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Carson County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (88.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (8.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 3,042  (51.6%)
Females: 3,140  (48.4%)
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Carson County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Carson County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $64,780 ($40,285 in 1999)

This county:

$64780
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $445 (lower quartile is $369, upper quartile is $556)
This county:

$445
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $89,809 (it was $52,900 in 2000)
Carson:

$89,809
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $55,408 - $148,943
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $995
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $351

Institutionalized population: 53

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):

Carson County, TX map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $178,400
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $128,700
  • 2009: 0 buildings

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,260 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,012 (1.2%)

Carson County household income distribution in 2009 Carson County home values distribution Carson County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.2%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.4% for Black residents, 12.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.2%
Carson County:

7.2%
Texas:

17.5%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.1% for Black residents, 9.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 12 years old, American Indian residents: 53 years old, Asian residents: 25 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33 years old, Other race residents: 34 years old)

Area name: Amarillo, TX MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Carson County is $443 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $553 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $762 a month.

Cities in this county include: Panhandle, White Deer, Skellytown, Groom.

Carson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Carson County: Carson Camp (A), Deal Ranch (B), Poling Ranch (C), Sanford Ranch (D), Shaefer Ranch (E), Sixtysix Sixtysix Ranch (F), USAEC Pantex Plant (G), Williams Ranch (H), Huber Booster Station (I), Huber Water Station (J), Bennett Ranch (K), Carson County Feedyard (L), Bois D'Arc Tree (M), Burnett Camp (N), Pantex Plant Fire Department (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sacred Heart Cemetery (1), Liberty Cemetery (2), Saint Mary Cemetery (3), White Deer Cemetery (4), Groom Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Icehouse Lake (A), Rockwell Lake (B), Pantex Lake (C), Soil Conservation Service Site 1 Reservoir (D), Horn Reservoir (E), Seven Holes (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: West Dixon Creek (A), West Fork Antelope Creek (B), West Fork Bear Creek (C), Middle Dixon Creek (D), East Fork Bear Creek (E), East Fork Antelope Creek (F), East Dixon Creek (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Armstrong County , Donley County , Gray County , Hutchinson County , Moore County , Potter County , Randall County , Roberts County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.5%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 264
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 179 (35% naturalized citizens)

Carson County:

2.7%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 36
  • 1990 to 1994: 26
  • 1985 to 1989: 41
  • 1980 to 1984: 19
  • 1975 to 1979: 12
  • 1970 to 1974: 14
  • 1970 to 1974: 4
  • 1965 to 1969: 27

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 42.6%

Carson County marital status for males Carson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Carson County with a mortgage: 706 (14 second mortgage, 25 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 855

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Carson County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,28913
Mainline Protestant8823
Catholic6283
Other2-
None1,381-
Carson 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: 2
Carson County:

3.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Carson County:

6.33 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

9.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Carson County:

10.5%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Carson County:

27.2%
State:

26.6%

Agriculture in Carson County:

Average size of farms: 1244 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $121,360
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $134.96
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 67.75%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $119,980
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 23.30%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 42.02%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $88,518
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.67%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.89
Corn for grain: 11105 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 33611 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 5280 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 5580 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Carson County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 1867753.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 26 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/6/1951, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Carson County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 28% 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 166.9 miles away from Carson County center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 82.1 miles away from the county center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 221.8 miles away from the county center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 237.1 miles away from the county center
On 12/16/2000 at 22:08:54, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 30.1 miles away from Carson County center
On 8/17/2000 at 01:08:05, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 30.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Carson County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Mexico (79%)
  • Philippines (9%)
  • United Kingdom (3%)
  • Austria (3%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • Ireland (1%)
  • Other Northern Europe (1%)

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

  • United States or American (22%)
  • German (16%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Carson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,488 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 312 (11%)
  • Bicycle: 14 (0%)
  • Walked: 54 (2%)
  • Other means: 20 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 70 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 52 people in nursing homes
  • 20 people in religious group quarters
  • 18 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 47 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 18 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $58,142.

7.93% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,269 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.93%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.40% relocated from other counties in Texas ($33,919 average AGI)
1.54% relocated from other states ($5,350 average AGI)
Carson County:

1.54%
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 Randall County, TX  1.19% ($33,542 average AGI)
from Gray County, TX  1.14% ($48,261)
from Potter County, TX  1.14% ($37,696)
from Hutchinson County, TX  0.69% ($42,786)


7.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,516 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.89%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.55% relocated to other counties in Texas ($27,233 average AGI)
1.34% relocated to other states ($5,277 average AGI)
Carson County:

1.34%
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 Potter County, TX  1.44% ($35,931 average AGI)
to Randall County, TX  1.24% ($29,320)
to Gray County, TX  1.04% ($30,190)
to Hutchinson County, TX  0.55% ($52,364)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4

Births per 1000 population in Carson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 11.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Carson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 16.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Carson County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,045 (963 aged, 82 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1108.410
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 941.390
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 15.18

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 14.93
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 75.92

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,111

Size of family households: 917 2-persons, 337 3-persons, 314 4-persons, 155 5-persons, 53 6-persons, 26 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 582 1-person, 60 2-persons, 7 3-persons, 1 4-persons.

1,398 married couples with children.
275 single-parent households (61 men, 214 women).

92.7% of residents of Carson County speak English at home.
6.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $42,552,000 ($6569 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $804,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $15,117,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $8,881,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,598,000
Federal grants: $8,618,000
Federal procurement contracts: $331,000 ($149,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,006,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,748,000
Federal Government insurance: $14,323,000

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

Births: 390
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 333
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +32
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -13
Here -2 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Carson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.30 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 57
  • 2000 to 2004: 189
  • 1990 to 1999: 263
  • 1980 to 1989: 471
  • 1970 to 1979: 355
  • 1960 to 1969: 448
  • 1950 to 1959: 414
  • 1940 to 1949: 220
  • 1939 or earlier: 371
Rooms in houses/apartments in Carson County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 45
  • 4 rooms: 195
  • 5 rooms: 608
  • 6 rooms: 576
  • 7 rooms: 307
  • 8 rooms: 174
  • 9+ rooms: 151
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 25
  • 3 rooms: 31
  • 4 rooms: 82
  • 5 rooms: 137
  • 6 rooms: 69
  • 7 rooms: 42
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9+ rooms: 8
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Carson County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 50
  • 2 bedrooms: 456
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,227
  • 4 bedrooms: 262
  • 5+ bedrooms: 65
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 49
  • 2 bedrooms: 149
  • 3 bedrooms: 163
  • 4 bedrooms: 32
  • 5+ bedrooms: 7
Cars and other vehicles available in Carson County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 44
  • 1 vehicle: 505
  • 2 vehicles: 880
  • 3 vehicles: 419
  • 4 vehicles: 165
  • 5+ vehicles: 51
  • no vehicle: 36
  • 1 vehicle: 167
  • 2 vehicles: 151
  • 3 vehicles: 46
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5+ vehicles: 4

65% of Carson County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in Texas.

Carson County:

64.7%
State average:

51.6%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $26,000


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 Carson County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (74.4%)
  • Electricity (20.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.1%)
  • Utility gas (67.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.0%)
  • Electricity (14.0%)
  • No fuel used (1.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 21
Here:

2.3%
Texas:

6.8%

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

2.0%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 38
Here:

15.3%
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Carson County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Carson County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Carson County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James5374.6 years
William4877.4 years
John4777.9 years
Mary4279.1 years
Robert2370.1 years
George2371.1 years
Helen1878.5 years
Charles1878.2 years
Walter1776.2 years
Thomas1779.3 years
Most common last names in Carson County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3074.7 years
Brown2276.5 years
Williams2080.7 years
Britten1779.7 years
Miller1271.2 years
Bender1177.8 years
West1069.0 years
Meaker980.0 years
Bell981.2 years
Bichsel977.0 years
Businesses in Carson County, TX
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen2Subway1
FedEx1UPS1

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