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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. 2012 cost of living index in Dimmit County: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (28.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (23.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 27%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Dimmit County, Texas:


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 2009: $26,490 ($21,917 in 1999)
This county:

$26490
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $299 (lower quartile is $178, upper quartile is $445)
This county:

$299
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $49,939 (it was $29,300 in 2000)
Dimmit County:

$49,939
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $27,992 - $92,086

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $98,001
Here:

$98,001
State:

$177,060

Townhouses or other attached units: $82,099
Here:

$82,099
State:

$170,403

Mobile homes: $39,673
Here:

$39,673
State:

$42,156

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $51,263
Here:

$51,263
State:

$34,447
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $941
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $236

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):


Dimmit County, TX map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $626 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $346 (0.8%)


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 2009: 37.2%
(16.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 41.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.6% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 35 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 36 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 35 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 55 years old, Asian residents: 29 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 34 years old, Other race residents: 34 years old)

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

33.2%
Whole state:

15.4%

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

12.5%
Whole state:

6.7%

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 .

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


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:

28.6% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 111.42%
Here111.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 11,418
Total congregations: 12

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents9,703 (85.0%)1,325 (11.6%)232 (2.0%)50 (0.4%)108 (0.9%)
Congregations2 (16.7%)3 (25.0%)2 (16.7%)1 (8.3%)4 (33.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Dimmit County - Carrizo Springs, Asherton, Big Wells, Carrizo Hill, Catarina

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Dimmit County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
This county:

4.09 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Dimmit County:

8.17 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.0%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.6%
Texas:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Dimmit County:

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 7.2 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Dimmit County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/2005 at 14:39:16, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 33.8 miles away from the county center
On 5/16/1993 at 15:30:19, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Truck transportation (10%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Health care (24%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)

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




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





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:

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $35,398.

6.30% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($22,172 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
Texas average:

8.37%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.57% relocated from other counties in Texas ($17,328 average AGI)
1.73% relocated from other states ($4,844 average AGI)
Dimmit County:

1.73%
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 Bexar County, TX  1.05% ($17,516 average AGI)
from Zavala County, TX  0.68% ($28,250)


8.34% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($23,913 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.34%
Texas average:

7.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.92% relocated to other counties in Texas ($20,278 average AGI)
1.42% relocated to other states ($3,631 average AGI)
Dimmit County:

1.42%
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 Bexar County, TX  1.92% ($20,293 average AGI)
to Zavala County, TX  0.96% ($18,448)
to Uvalde County, TX  0.46% ($32,071)
to Hays County, TX  0.36% ($18,000)
to Webb County, TX  0.36% ($30,091)

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 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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Dimmit County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Dimmit County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Dimmit County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Dimmit County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Dimmit County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
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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