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Castro County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2014: 7,781 (54% urban, 46% rural); it was 8,285 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 690
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,169
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,961
Renter-occupied apartments: 885 (it was 800 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

36%

Land area: 898 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 9 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Castro County: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (27.4%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (24.2%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (16.1%), Construction (10.5%), Retail trade (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 55%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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Races in Castro County, Texas:

  • Hispanic or Latino (59.9%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (37.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.8%)
Median resident age:  33.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 3,941  (50.7%)
Females: 3,840  (49.3%)
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Castro County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Castro County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,264 ($30,619 in 1999)

This county:

$36264
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $542 (lower quartile is $427, upper quartile is $651)
This county:

$542
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $70,147 (it was $50,300 in 2000)
Castro:

$70,147
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $40,243 - $105,093
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $888
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $358

Institutionalized population: 64

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 7
  • Burglaries: 11
  • Thefts: 22
  • Auto thefts: 4

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 18
  • Thefts: 25
  • Auto thefts: 5
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $219,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $20,000
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,262 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,133 (1.7%)

Castro County household income distribution in 2009 Castro County home values distribution Castro County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 24.1%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.1% for Black residents, 30.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 38.5% for other race residents, 31.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.9%
Castro County:

23.9%
Texas:

17.5%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.8% for Black residents, 29.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 36.1% for other race residents, 31.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 34 years old
(Males: 33 years old, Females: 34 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50 years old, Black residents: 25 years old, American Indian residents: 39 years old, Asian residents: 52 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 35 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Castro County is $396 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $645 a month.

Cities in this county include: Dimmitt, Hart, Nazareth.

Castro 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 Castro County: Hub (A), Hub Community Hall (B), Oklahoma Lane (C), Oklahoma Lane Community Center (D), Rhea Hollene Volunteer Fire Department (E), Lazbuddie Fire Department (F), Lazbuddie Emergency Medical Service (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Castro County: Rhea Emmanuel Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Lazbuddie Cemetery (1), Lariat Cemetery (2), Old Farwell Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Black Lake (A), Mustang Lake (B), Twin Lakes (C), Flynt Lake Number 2 (D), Flynt Lake Number 1 (E), Frye Lake (F), Williams Lake (G), Hartzog Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Cullman County, Alabama , Valencia County, New Mexico , Duplin County, North Carolina , Hale County , Swisher County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 140
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 65.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,000 (39% naturalized citizens)

Castro County:

12.1%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 130
  • 1990 to 1994: 112
  • 1985 to 1989: 180
  • 1980 to 1984: 168
  • 1975 to 1979: 149
  • 1970 to 1974: 89
  • 1970 to 1974: 64
  • 1965 to 1969: 108

Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 76.4%

Castro County marital status for males Castro County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,546
  • One, attached: 26
  • Two: 61
  • 3 or 4: 36
  • 5 to 9: 64
  • 10 to 19: 95
  • 20 or more: 9
  • Mobile homes: 354
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Housing units in Castro County with a mortgage: 670 (11 second mortgage, 17 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 829

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Castro County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,60515
Catholic2,3223
Mainline Protestant4522
None2,683-
Castro 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
Castro County:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Castro County:

8.35 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

8.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Castro County:

9.9%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Castro County:

26.6%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.3%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Castro County:

Average size of farms: 1053 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $1,107,742
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $329.11
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 87.34%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $1,025,280
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 40.44%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 82.35%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $157,311
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 78.13%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 64.91
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.38%
Corn for grain: 48034 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 55498 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 74422 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 318 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Castro County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 1855537.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 30 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/17/1970, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 13 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Castro County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 13% 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 135.5 miles away from Castro 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 159.0 miles away from the county center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 300.8 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 216.3 miles away from the 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 163.0 miles away from Castro County center
On 8/17/2000 at 01:08:05, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 65.1 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
  • 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

The number of natural disasters in Castro County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 4

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

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

  • Mexico (99%)
  • Austria (1%)
  • United Kingdom (1%)
  • Netherlands (0%)

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

  • United States or American (12%)
  • German (11%)
  • English (4%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Dutch (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Castro County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,518 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 522 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 5 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 80 (2%)
  • Other means: 75 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 110 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 51 people in nursing homes
  • 11 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 2 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
50 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
14 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $39,224.

8.12% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($21,010 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.12%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.12% relocated from other counties in Texas ($25,911 average AGI)
2.00% relocated from other states ($-4,901 average AGI)
Castro County:

2.00%
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 Deaf Smith County, TX  1.66% ($25,333 average AGI)
from Lubbock County, TX  0.94% ($30,773)
from Lamb County, TX  0.47% ($111,000)
from Potter County, TX  0.43% ($17,700)
from Randall County, TX  0.43% ($25,400)


8.93% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,179 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.93%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.50% relocated to other counties in Texas ($31,759 average AGI)
1.43% relocated to other states ($4,415 average AGI)
Castro County:

1.43%
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 Randall County, TX  1.18% ($20,250 average AGI)
to Deaf Smith County, TX  0.88% ($26,333)
to Hale County, TX  0.88% ($23,143)
to Lubbock County, TX  0.51% ($109,667)
to Potter County, TX  0.51% ($23,750)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.2

Births per 1000 population in Castro County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Castro County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Castro County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 37.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 24.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Castro County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Castro County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,111 (998 aged, 113 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 467 (22%)

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 Castro County, Texas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (63)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (11)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (10)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 27%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 28%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 13.01
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9002.210
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 325.220
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 23871.47

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1767.020
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 824.610
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 52.36

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 23.93
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 52.36

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13.09

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,998
  • In family households: 7,262 (1,640 male householders, 451 female householders)
    1,651 spouses, 2,710 children (2,489 natural, 69 adopted, 152 stepchildren), 316 grandchildren, 76 brothers or sisters, 55 parents, 127 other relatives, 183 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 736 (372 male householders (318 living alone)), 281 female householders (271 living alone)), 83 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 64 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 809 2-persons, 384 3-persons, 398 4-persons, 270 5-persons, 131 6-persons, 99 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 589 1-person, 50 2-persons, 10 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

1,967 married couples with children.
424 single-parent households (130 men, 294 women).

55.1% of residents of Castro County speak English at home.
44.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.3% 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 (86% speak English very well, 14% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $64,410,000 ($8379 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $161,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $13,075,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $9,857,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $29,238,000
Federal grants: $11,064,000
Federal procurement contracts: $199,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $977,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,084,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,227,000
Federal Government insurance: $47,090,000

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

Births: 684
Here:

90 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 356
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +95
Here:

+12 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,055
Here -138 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Castro County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.70 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 25
  • 2000 to 2004: 201
  • 1990 to 1999: 150
  • 1980 to 1989: 287
  • 1970 to 1979: 435
  • 1960 to 1969: 667
  • 1950 to 1959: 621
  • 1940 to 1949: 542
  • 1939 or earlier: 237
Rooms in houses/apartments in Castro County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 42
  • 3 rooms: 109
  • 4 rooms: 338
  • 5 rooms: 498
  • 6 rooms: 443
  • 7 rooms: 266
  • 8 rooms: 141
  • 9+ rooms: 120
  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 47
  • 3 rooms: 144
  • 4 rooms: 162
  • 5 rooms: 253
  • 6 rooms: 107
  • 7 rooms: 38
  • 8 rooms: 30
  • 9+ rooms: 14
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Castro County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 16
  • 1 bedroom: 77
  • 2 bedrooms: 487
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,070
  • 4 bedrooms: 269
  • 5+ bedrooms: 42
  • no bedroom: 39
  • 1 bedroom: 132
  • 2 bedrooms: 272
  • 3 bedrooms: 316
  • 4 bedrooms: 32
  • 5+ bedrooms: 9
Cars and other vehicles available in Castro County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 74
  • 1 vehicle: 576
  • 2 vehicles: 822
  • 3 vehicles: 353
  • 4 vehicles: 90
  • 5+ vehicles: 46
  • no vehicle: 99
  • 1 vehicle: 334
  • 2 vehicles: 278
  • 3 vehicles: 69
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5+ vehicles: 13

64% of Castro County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 87% lived in Texas.

Castro County:

64.2%
State average:

51.6%

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

  • This state: 6439
  • Northeast: 28
  • Midwest: 171
  • South: 352
  • West: 257

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $12,500


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 Castro County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (77.5%)
  • Electricity (15.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • Utility gas (75.0%)
  • Electricity (13.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.3%)
  • Other fuel (1.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 16
Here:

2.3%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8
Here:

6.4%
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)

Castro County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $202,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $737,000
    Police Protection: $707,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $470,000
    Corrections - Other: $368,000
    General Public Buildings: $280,000
    Financial Administration: $248,000
    Libraries: $126,000
    General - Other: $107,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $100,000
    Fire Protection: $43,000
    Health Services - Other: $17,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $149,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $92,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $44,000
    General Public Building: $42,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $9,000
    Financial Administration: $8,000
    Libraries: $7,000
    Judicial: $4,000
    General - Other: $4,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,075,000

Castro County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $109,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $18,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $584,000
    Interest Earnings: $248,000
    Rents: $18,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $525,000
    All Other: $209,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,549,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $446,000
    Total General Sales: $136,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $4,000

Castro County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $2,137,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,831,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $306,000

Castro County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,331,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,831,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 154
  • Number of aged recipients: 58
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 96
  • Number of recipients under 18: 17
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 58
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 79
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 88
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 49
Castro County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Castro County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Castro County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3871.3 years
Mary3777.5 years
John3676.3 years
William2879.2 years
Robert2173.6 years
George2073.5 years
Charles1666.5 years
Clarence1479.3 years
Frank1472.2 years
Maria1467.9 years
Most common last names in Castro County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1873.6 years
Martinez1870.3 years
Davis1773.8 years
Garcia1674.3 years
Rodriguez1268.2 years
Schulte1177.6 years
Mclain1172.6 years
Birkenfeld1174.6 years
Acker1075.4 years
Jones1076.7 years
Businesses in Castro County, TX
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1Subway1
H&R Block1True Value2
Pizza Hut1U-Haul1
RadioShack1UPS1
SONIC Drive-In1