County population in 2014: 6,013 (5% urban, 95% rural); it was 6,516 in 2000County 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:
Land area: 923 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 7 people per square mile (very low).
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Carson County: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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%).
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%)
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%
(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.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Carson County: Dial-Dickey Ranch (A), Harnes Ranch (B), Hudgens Ranch (C), Huselby Ranch (D), Pursley Ranch (E), Taylor Ranch (F), Webb Ranch (G), Pampa Country Club (H), Pampa Plant (I), Fishermans Point Campground (J), Southside Campground (K), East Bluff Two Campground (L), East Bluff One Campground (M), McClellan Picnic Area (N), McClellan Campground (O), McDowell Picnic Area (P), McDowell Campground (Q), Johnson Ranch (R), Hoover Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (S), Hoover Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and reservoirs: Bell Lake (A), Wakefield Lake (B), Deep Lake (C), Lake McConnell (D), Lake McClellan (E), Tadpole Lake (F), Cubine Lake (G), Gething Lakes (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Creeks: Turkey Creek (A), McClellan Creek (B), Apple Orchard Creek (C), Cantonment Creek (D), Peterson Creek (E), Dry Sandy Creek (F), Thut Creek (G), Sand Creek (H), Red Mud Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
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)
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%
Housing units in structures:
One, detached: 2,300
One, attached: 17
3 or 4: 20
5 to 9: 2
20 or more: 4
Mobile homes: 451
Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 17
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
0.0% with mortgage
64.2% with mortgage
Religion statistics for Carson County
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
3.17 / 10,000 pop.
1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
1.58 / 10,000 pop.
1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
6.33 / 10,000 pop.
3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
9.50 / 10,000 pop.
6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
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
Carson County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 1016888.1 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 19 fatalities and 128 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 4/18/1970, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 16 people and injured 42 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
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:
TexasWildfires, 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
TexasHurricane 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
TexasHurricane 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
TexasHurricane 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
TexasSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 15, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1356): January 8, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1356, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
TexasExtreme 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
TexasSevere Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 27, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-949): July 2, 1992, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-949, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
The number of natural disasters in Carson County (7) is smaller than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3 Emergencies Declared: 4
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Carson County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,106 (994 aged, 112 disabled) Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 202 (14%)
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 Carson County, Texas in 1999 - 2014:
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:
59 per 1000 residents
85 per 1000 residents
51 per 1000 residents
35 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +32
+5 per 1000 residents
+29 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -13
-2 per 1000 residents
+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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
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
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 4565
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