Dimmit County, Texas (TX)

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County population in 2012: 10,461 (61% urban, 39% rural); it was 10,248 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 791
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,687
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,446
Renter-occupied apartments: 943 (it was 862 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

36%

Land area: 1331 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 8 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Dimmit County: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (37.1%), Manufacturing (19.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.2%), Educational, health and social services (13.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 33%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 48%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Dimmit County, Texas:

  • Hispanic or Latino (86.2%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (12.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  35.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 4,839  (49.8%)
Females: 5,157  (50.2%)
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Average household size:
Dimmit County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,542 ($21,917 in 1999)

This county:

$36542
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $421 (lower quartile is $143, upper quartile is $556)
This county:

$421
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $51,100 (it was $29,300 in 2000)
Dimmit:

$51,100
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $29,339 - $88,544
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $849
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $333

Institutionalized population: 96

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):

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $68,600
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $108,000

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $746 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $470 (0.9%)

Dimmit County household income distribution in 2009 Dimmit County home values distribution Dimmit County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 26.5%
(38.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.4% for Black residents, 24.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.6% for other race residents, 11.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 26.3%
Dimmit County:

26.3%
Texas:

17.5%
(39.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.4% for Black residents, 24.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.1% for other race residents, 11.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 36 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 35 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 52 years old, American Indian residents: 25 years old, Asian residents: 60 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 35 years old, Other race residents: 34 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Dimmit County is $398 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $659 a month.

Cities in this county include: Carrizo Springs, Asherton, Big Wells, Carrizo Hill, Catarina, Brundage.

Dimmit 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 Dimmit County: County Line (A), Carrizo Springs Golf Course (B), AE Dahl (C), Adolf Shilling (D), Brauer Ranch (E), Briscoe Ranch (F), Briscoe Ranch Number 2 (G), C D Decken (H), C M Beazly (I), CW Bonham (J), Carl Ellengton (K), DK Moffatt (L), Diamond H Ranch (M), Dick Moffet (N), Dulding Ranch (O), E Meadows (P), E Smith (Q), EC Bennett (R), Eardly Farm (S), Erskine Rhodes (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Big Wells Cemetery (1), Saint Michaels Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Soldier Lake (A), Buckhorn Lake (B), Encina Lake (C), Farias Lake (D), Hamilton Lake (E), Harrison Lake Number 1 (F), Harrison Lake Number 2 (G), Harrison Lake Number 3 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bonito Creek (A), Cayetano Creek (B), Velenzuela Creek (C), San Roque Creek (D), San Pedro Creek (E), Arroyo Negro (F), Sage Creek (G), El Barrosa Creek (H), Las Tablas Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Dimmit County include: Presidio Park (1), Chaparral Wildlife Management Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Frio County , La Salle County , Maverick County , Webb County , Zavala County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.0%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 419
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 54.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 783 (54% naturalized citizens)

Dimmit County:

7.6%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 16
  • 1990 to 1994: 159
  • 1985 to 1989: 79
  • 1980 to 1984: 23
  • 1975 to 1979: 84
  • 1970 to 1974: 93
  • 1970 to 1974: 54
  • 1965 to 1969: 275

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 79.7%

Dimmit County marital status for males Dimmit County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Dimmit County with a mortgage: 519 (17 second mortgage, 36 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,297

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Dimmit County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9,1004
Evangelical Protestant1,06410
Other2162
Mainline Protestant2082
Black Protestant-1
None--
Dimmit 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
Dimmit County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

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

4.09 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

8.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Dimmit County:

9.0%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Dimmit County:

27.6%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

21.0%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Dimmit County:

Average size of farms: 2129 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $102,569
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $623.29
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: 90.81%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $105,342
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.71%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 36.17%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $23,446
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.30%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.49
Vegetables: 750 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 498 acres

Tornado activity:

Dimmit County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 44054408.1 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Dimmit County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 251.4 miles away from Dimmit County center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 101.9 miles away from the county center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 321.6 miles away from the county center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 109.0 miles away from the county center
On 4/3/2005 at 14:39:16, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 33.8 miles away from Dimmit 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 334.0 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 Dimmit County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
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 (93%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • Philippines (1%)
  • India (1%)
  • Pakistan (1%)
  • United Kingdom (1%)
  • Chile (0%)

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

  • United States or American (3%)
  • German (2%)
  • Irish (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • English (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (0%)

Dimmit County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,463 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 539 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 11 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 9 (0%)
  • Walked: 55 (2%)
  • Other means: 70 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 71 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 70 people in nursing homes
  • 20 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 15 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 55 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 29 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 12 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,959.

6.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,606 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.69%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.01% relocated from other counties in Texas ($23,745 average AGI)
1.67% relocated from other states ($6,861 average AGI)
Dimmit County:

1.67%
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 Zavala County, TX  0.80% ($24,560 average AGI)
from Bexar County, TX  0.68% ($23,905)
from Uvalde County, TX  0.32% ($22,500)


6.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($62,990 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.67% relocated to other counties in Texas ($60,095 average AGI)
0.74% relocated to other states ($2,899 average AGI)
Dimmit County:

0.74%
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 Bexar County, TX  1.16% ($25,028 average AGI)
to Zavala County, TX  0.93% ($18,724)
to Webb County, TX  0.58% ($33,667)
to Uvalde County, TX  0.52% ($31,563)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.3

Births per 1000 population in Dimmit County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 8.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Dimmit County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Dimmit County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,429 (1,196 aged, 233 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 32%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 32%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 9.78
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10869.78
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 342.430
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 70188.83

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 2049.060
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 423.280

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 9.65
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 67.34

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,892

Size of family households: 886 2-persons, 610 3-persons, 474 4-persons, 333 5-persons, 147 6-persons, 106 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 753 1-person, 98 2-persons, 6 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

2,078 married couples with children.
848 single-parent households (195 men, 653 women).

23.5% of residents of Dimmit County speak English at home.
76.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (59% speak English very well, 41% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $87,569,000 ($8568 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $420,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $17,175,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $16,104,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $946,000
Federal grants: $41,787,000
Federal procurement contracts: $293,000 ($17,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,264,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $865,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,184,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,391,000

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

Births: 920
Here:

89 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 388
Here:

37 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +11
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -368
Here -35 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Dimmit County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.09 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.0
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 30
  • 2000 to 2004: 670
  • 1990 to 1999: 536
  • 1980 to 1989: 487
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,160
  • 1960 to 1969: 751
  • 1950 to 1959: 355
  • 1940 to 1949: 190
  • 1939 or earlier: 170
Rooms in houses/apartments in Dimmit County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 27
  • 2 rooms: 148
  • 3 rooms: 384
  • 4 rooms: 351
  • 5 rooms: 631
  • 6 rooms: 410
  • 7 rooms: 286
  • 8 rooms: 129
  • 9+ rooms: 80
  • 1 room: 26
  • 2 rooms: 47
  • 3 rooms: 230
  • 4 rooms: 143
  • 5 rooms: 246
  • 6 rooms: 95
  • 7 rooms: 40
  • 8 rooms: 12
  • 9+ rooms: 23
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Dimmit County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 63
  • 1 bedroom: 314
  • 2 bedrooms: 628
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,078
  • 4 bedrooms: 275
  • 5+ bedrooms: 88
  • no bedroom: 41
  • 1 bedroom: 227
  • 2 bedrooms: 218
  • 3 bedrooms: 303
  • 4 bedrooms: 73
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Dimmit County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 235
  • 1 vehicle: 857
  • 2 vehicles: 986
  • 3 vehicles: 323
  • 4 vehicles: 43
  • 5+ vehicles: 2
  • no vehicle: 145
  • 1 vehicle: 413
  • 2 vehicles: 204
  • 3 vehicles: 100
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

69% of Dimmit County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 68% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Texas.

Dimmit County:

69.0%
State average:

51.6%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $16,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 6%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Dimmit County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (47.5%)
  • Utility gas (28.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23.3%)
  • Electricity (54.9%)
  • Utility gas (28.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.7%)
  • No fuel used (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 42
Here:

2.6%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 26
Here:

3.2%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 43
Here:

11.6%
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)

Dimmit County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Corrections - Other: $592,000
    Housing & Community Development: $140,000
  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $8,034,000
    Financial Administration: $727,000
    Police Protection: $509,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $493,000
    Regular Highways: $409,000
    Corrections - Other: $269,000
    General - Other: $265,000
    Central Staff Services: $167,000
    Parks & Recreation: $68,000
    Fire Protection: $46,000
    General Public Buildings: $42,000
    Libraries: $35,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Own Hospitals: $200,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,564,000

Dimmit County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $1,896,000
    All Other: $380,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $2,643,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $316,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $367,000
    Interest Earnings: $18,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $2,246,000
    Housing & Community Development: $704,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,965,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $330,000
    Total General Sales: $228,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $49,000

Dimmit County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $243,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $250,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $415,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $78,000

Dimmit County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $290,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Dimmit 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 Dimmit County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Jose7874.5 years
Maria7475.7 years
Juan5673.4 years
Manuel3776.0 years
Francisco3174.6 years
Jesus3176.6 years
Pedro3069.7 years
Guadalupe2973.4 years
John2672.3 years
Francisca2576.7 years
Most common last names in Dimmit County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martinez7674.1 years
Garcia6773.4 years
Rodriguez5477.3 years
Hernandez4874.7 years
Perez4574.4 years
Garza4174.3 years
Lopez3574.2 years
Vargas3374.7 years
Villarreal3173.0 years
Sanchez3076.2 years
Businesses in Dimmit County, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Church's Chicken1Pizza Hut1
Cricket Wireless1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx1True Value1
H&R Block1Walmart1

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