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Coke County, Texas (TX)


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County population in 2012: 3,231 (all rural); it was 3,864 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 389
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 779
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,216
Renter-occupied apartments: 298 (it was 328 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

36%

Land area: 899 sq. mi.
Water area: 29.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 4 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Coke County: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (11.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 21%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 14%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Coke County, Texas:


Median resident age:  48.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years

Males: 1,626  (58.2%)
Females: 1,694  (41.8%)

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Average household size:
Coke County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $35,154 ($29,085 in 1999)
This county:

$35154
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $259 (lower quartile is $159, upper quartile is $375)
This county:

$259
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $53,113 (it was $47,000 in 2000)
Coke County:

$53,113
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $39,424 - $92,945

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $179,399
Here:

$179,399
State:

$177,060

Mobile homes: $72,894
Here:

$72,894
State:

$42,156
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,105
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $276

Institutionalized population: 35

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):


Coke County, TX map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $774 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $592 (1.2%)


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


Coke County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 18.9%
(13.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.5% for American Indian residents, 12.3% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 48 years old
(Males: 47 years old, Females: 49 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49 years old, Black residents: 27 years old, American Indian residents: 44 years old, Asian residents: 24 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33 years old, Other race residents: 42 years old)

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

13.0%
Whole state:

15.4%

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

3.8%
Whole state:

6.7%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Coke County is $435 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $553 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $796 a month.

Cities in this county include: Robert Lee, Bronte.

Coke County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Local government website: www.co.coke.tx.us

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Coke County: Big Windmill (A), Bull Pasture Windmill (B), Divide (C), Green Mountain Community Center (D), Hatley Windmill (E), Head of the Creek Windmill (F), Peter L Windmill (G), Schooler Windmill (H), Scrub Oak Ranch (I), Sterman Windmill (J), Valley View (K), Whiteside Ranch (L), Williams Windmill (M), Perkins Plant (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Coke County: Pecan Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Mule Creek Cemetery (1), Hayrick Cemetery (2), Cedar Hill Cemetery (3), Fort Chadbourne Cemetery (4), Ross Cemetery (5), Indian Creek Cemetery (6), Paint Creek Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Wildcat Tank (A), Scudday Tank (B), Pyramid Tank (C), Oscar Tank (D), Old City Lake (E), Oak Creek Reservoir (F), Nan Hatty Tank (G), Mountain Creek Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Yellow Wolf Creek (A), Williams Branch (B), Wildcat Creek (C), Turkey Creek (D), Storey Creek (E), Sandy Creek (F), Sand Creek (G), Ross Creek (H), Liveoak Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Coke County include: Lake View Park (1), Gladney Field (2), Rough Creek Park (3), Paint Creek Park (4), Wildcat Creek Park (5), Fort Chadbourne (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Mitchell County , Nolan County , Runnels County , Sterling County , Tom Green County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 80
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 74.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 107 (44% naturalized citizens)

Coke County:

2.8%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 62.9%

Coke County marital status for males
Coke County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Coke County with a mortgage: 282 (9 second mortgage, 14 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 517

Here:

35.3% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.19%
Here73.2%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 2,828
Total congregations: 15

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents1,778 (62.9%)338 (12.0%)333 (11.8%)293 (10.4%)86 (3.0%)
Congregations5 (33.3%)2 (13.3%)2 (13.3%)3 (20.0%)3 (20.0%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Coke County - Robert Lee, Bronte

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

5.77 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
This county:

5.77 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Coke County:

14.42 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.1%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

25.8%
Texas:

26.6%



Agriculture in Coke County:

Average size of farms: 1449 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $38,041
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $48.84
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: 95.48%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $44,031
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.43%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.27%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $35,373
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.45%
Average age of principal farm operators: 60 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.20
All wheat for grain: 4003 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 325 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 49 acres

Tornado activity:

Coke County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 2.1 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Coke County-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 97% 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 79.7 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 71.8 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 Coke County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 5

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)

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




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





Coke County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,171 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 160 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 31 (2%)
  • Other means: 1 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 49 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


198 people in unknown juvenile institutions
95 people in nursing homes
35 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $38,446.

9.67% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,654 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.67%
Texas average:

8.37%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.77% relocated from other counties in Texas ($25,860 average AGI)
1.90% relocated from other states ($7,794 average AGI)
Coke County:

1.90%
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 Tom Green County, TX  3.25% ($32,139 average AGI)


11.03% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,250 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.03%
Texas average:

7.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
9.52% relocated to other counties in Texas ($26,573 average AGI)
1.51% relocated to other states ($4,677 average AGI)
Coke County:

1.51%
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 Tom Green County, TX  3.20% ($26,417 average AGI)
to Taylor County, TX  1.16% ($35,846)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.4

Births per 1000 population in Coke County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Coke County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 3.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Coke County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 777 (715 aged, 62 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1079.730
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1162.790

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,285

Size of family households: 550 2-persons, 189 3-persons, 137 4-persons, 60 5-persons, 26 6-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 458 1-person, 33 2-persons, 3 3-persons, 1 5-persons.

85.6% of residents of Coke County speak English at home.
14.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 33% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $20,124,000 ($5417 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $467,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $10,329,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $5,458,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $868,000
Federal grants: $2,379,000
Federal procurement contracts: $199,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $891,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $525,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,023,000

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

Births: 155
Here:

43 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 294
Here:

81 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -108
Here -30 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Coke County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 11.42 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.3
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Coke County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 22
  • 3 rooms: 53
  • 4 rooms: 234
  • 5 rooms: 366
  • 6 rooms: 297
  • 7 rooms: 161
  • 8 rooms: 51
  • 9+ rooms: 27
  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 19
  • 3 rooms: 58
  • 4 rooms: 113
  • 5 rooms: 80
  • 6 rooms: 27
  • 7 rooms: 11
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9+ rooms: 8
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Coke County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 58
  • 2 bedrooms: 371
  • 3 bedrooms: 652
  • 4 bedrooms: 106
  • 5+ bedrooms: 22
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 59
  • 2 bedrooms: 159
  • 3 bedrooms: 95
  • 4 bedrooms: 5
  • 5+ bedrooms: 5
Cars and other vehicles available in Coke County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 43
  • 1 vehicle: 368
  • 2 vehicles: 530
  • 3 vehicles: 204
  • 4 vehicles: 61
  • 5+ vehicles: 10
  • no vehicle: 36
  • 1 vehicle: 159
  • 2 vehicles: 103
  • 3 vehicles: 28
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

58% of Coke County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 88% lived in Texas.

Coke County:

58.3%
State average:

51.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $32,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Coke County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (43.1%)
  • Utility gas (30.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.0%)
  • Wood (1.7%)
  • Utility gas (45.7%)
  • Electricity (34.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.5%)
  • Wood (3.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5
Here:

1.3%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 8
Here:

2.1%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8
Here:

11.1%
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

Coke County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Coke County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Coke County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Coke County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Coke County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3178.7 years
Mary3078.9 years
John2876.7 years
William2877.3 years
Robert2176.3 years
Thomas1878.8 years
Joe1678.5 years
George1675.6 years
Willie1581.2 years
Frank1374.5 years
Most common last names in Coke County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3078.5 years
Walker1772.3 years
Brown1477.4 years
Mccutchen1382.4 years
Scott1271.0 years
Allen1080.2 years
Pruitt1080.0 years
Phillips1077.6 years
Eubanks1075.7 years
Ivey983.0 years

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