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Duval County, Texas (TX)


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County population in 2012: 11,717 (33% urban, 67% rural); it was 13,120 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 859
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,313
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,515
Renter-occupied apartments: 918 (it was 835 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

36%

Land area: 1793 sq. mi.
Water area: 3.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 7 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Duval County: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (30.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (18.7%), Construction (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 21%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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Races in Duval County, Texas:


Median resident age:  37.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years

Males: 6,077  (55.9%)
Females: 5,705  (44.1%)

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Duval County,TX real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Duval County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $27,093 ($22,416 in 1999)
This county:

$27093
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $247 (lower quartile is $163, upper quartile is $398)
This county:

$247
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $52,584 (it was $28,900 in 2000)
Duval County:

$52,584
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $26,176 - $99,393

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $91,581
Here:

$91,581
State:

$177,060

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,072,620
Here:

$1,072,620
State:

$170,403

Mobile homes: $74,967
Here:

$74,967
State:

$42,156

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $12,657
Here:

$12,657
State:

$34,447
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $899
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $227

Institutionalized population: 576

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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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $746 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $280 (0.6%)


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


Duval County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 29.8%
(20.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.3% for Black residents, 31.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 29.7% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 37 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 37 years old, Black residents: 41 years old, American Indian residents: 33 years old, Asian residents: 43 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 36 years old, Other race residents: 35 years old)

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

27.2%
Whole state:

15.4%

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

11.0%
Whole state:

6.7%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Duval County is $420 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: San Diego, Freer, Rosita, Benavides, Realitos, Concepcion.


Click to draw/clear Duval County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Duval County: Agua Negra Windmill (A), Aguacalosa Windmill (B), Alto Bonito Windmill (C), Antonio Windmill (D), Artesian Pen Windmill (E), Barronena Ranch (F), Benado Windmill (G), Blanca Windmill (H), Bobbies Windmill (I), Buena Suerte Windmill (J), Buena Vista Windmill (K), Callejon Windmill (L), Camp Windmill (M), Canejo Windmill (N), Canoga Windmill (O), Canogas Windmill (P), Cardenas Windmill (Q), Castor Windmill (R), Cavazos Windmill (S), Chapote Windmill (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Duval County include: Santa Pentecostes Church (A), Iglesia Adventista del Septimo Dia (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Santo Niño Cemetery (1), Alaniz Cemetery (2), Velas Cemetery (3), Bazan Cemetery (4), Vera Cruz Cemetery (5), Longoria Cemetery (6), Vicinity Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Laguna Grande (A), Yegua Tank (B), Valders Tank (C), Thomas Tank (D), Sentinela Tank (E), Rincon Tank (F), Retima Tank (G), Presa Tank (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Soledad Creek (A), Rosita Creek (B), Agua Poquita Creek (C), Concepcion Creek (D), Piedras Pintas Creek (E), Parrilla Creek (F), Palo Amarillo Creek (G), Macho Creek (H), Arroyo de los Angles (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Brooks County , Jim Hogg County , Jim Wells County , La Salle County , Live Oak County , McMullen County , Webb County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 583
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 59.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 452 (49% naturalized citizens)

Duval County:

3.4%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 62.3%

Duval County marital status for males
Duval County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Duval County with a mortgage: 598 (0 second mortgage, 14 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,755

Here:

25.4% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 71.24%
Here71.2%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 9,347
Total congregations: 16

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents7,800 (83.4%)1,335 (14.3%)128 (1.4%)46 (0.5%)38 (0.4%)
Congregations8 (50.0%)4 (25.0%)2 (12.5%)1 (6.3%)1 (6.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Duval County - San Diego, Freer, Rosita, Benavides, Realitos

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


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

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Duval County:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.3%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

25.9%
Texas:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Duval County:

11.6%
State:

15.7%


Agriculture in Duval County:

Average size of farms: 692 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $10,546
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $57.48
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 85.98%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $14,912
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.71%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $25,333
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.88%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.30
Corn for grain: 684 harvested acres
Vegetables: 206 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 103 acres

Tornado activity:

Duval County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 5.8 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Duval County-area historical earthquake activity is near Texas state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 79.6 miles away from the county center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 28.2 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) earthquake occurred 88.4 miles away from the county center
On 7/20/1991 at 23:38:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 87.5 miles away from Duval County center
On 5/16/1993 at 15:30:19, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Duval County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Fires: 2, Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (23%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Health care (25%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Extraction workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (13%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)

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




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





Duval County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,002 (71%)
  • Carpooled: 861 (20%)
  • Walked: 138 (3%)
  • Other means: 89 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 136 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $34,649.

6.45% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($19,870 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.45%
Texas average:

8.37%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.80% relocated from other counties in Texas ($17,728 average AGI)
0.65% relocated from other states ($2,142 average AGI)
Duval County:

0.65%
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 Jim Wells County, TX  1.86% ($5,899 average AGI)
from Nueces County, TX  0.92% ($24,588)
from Kleberg County, TX  0.43% ($22,313)
from Bexar County, TX  0.30% ($24,545)
from Hidalgo County, TX  0.27% ($25,000)


7.77% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,503 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.77%
Texas average:

7.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.21% relocated to other counties in Texas ($29,705 average AGI)
0.56% relocated to other states ($1,798 average AGI)
Duval County:

0.56%
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 Jim Wells County, TX  2.55% ($31,688 average AGI)
to Nueces County, TX  1.38% ($28,192)
to Bexar County, TX  0.32% ($21,083)
to Kleberg County, TX  0.29% ($19,091)
to Webb County, TX  0.27% ($48,100)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.5

Births per 1000 population in Duval County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Duval County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Duval County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,061 (1,734 aged, 327 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 25%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 26%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1884.240
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 818.890
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7.95

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 55.65

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,204

Size of family households: 1,127 2-persons, 678 3-persons, 551 4-persons, 305 5-persons, 155 6-persons, 123 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,021 1-person, 114 2-persons, 11 3-persons, 2 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

21.6% of residents of Duval County speak English at home.
78.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 22% speak English 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: $115,382,000 ($9107 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,635,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $28,177,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $29,241,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,340,000
Federal grants: $48,278,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,510,000 ($834,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,837,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $327,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,781,000
Federal Government insurance: $6,445,000

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

Births: 971
Here:

77 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 614
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +24
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -894
Here -71 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Duval County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.70 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.2
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Duval County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 11
  • 2 rooms: 99
  • 3 rooms: 337
  • 4 rooms: 567
  • 5 rooms: 1,123
  • 6 rooms: 686
  • 7 rooms: 315
  • 8 rooms: 232
  • 9+ rooms: 145
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 100
  • 3 rooms: 146
  • 4 rooms: 220
  • 5 rooms: 183
  • 6 rooms: 99
  • 7 rooms: 67
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9+ rooms: 12
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Duval County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 38
  • 1 bedroom: 259
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,051
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,725
  • 4 bedrooms: 342
  • 5+ bedrooms: 100
  • no bedroom: 24
  • 1 bedroom: 218
  • 2 bedrooms: 312
  • 3 bedrooms: 227
  • 4 bedrooms: 38
  • 5+ bedrooms: 16
Cars and other vehicles available in Duval County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 373
  • 1 vehicle: 1,424
  • 2 vehicles: 1,090
  • 3 vehicles: 491
  • 4 vehicles: 125
  • 5+ vehicles: 12
  • no vehicle: 187
  • 1 vehicle: 404
  • 2 vehicles: 210
  • 3 vehicles: 29
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 5

71% of Duval County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 85% lived in Texas.

Duval County:

70.9%
State average:

51.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $18,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 9%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 9%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Duval County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (43.2%)
  • Utility gas (39.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Electricity (57.2%)
  • Utility gas (37.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.3%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 52
Here:

2.9%
Texas:

6.8%

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

0.9%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 51
Here:

9.7%
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 Debt

Duval County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Duval County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Duval County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Duval County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Duval 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 Duval County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Maria13176.6 years
Jose8571.1 years
Juan6672.7 years
Guadalupe5076.7 years
Jesus4073.8 years
Pedro3975.3 years
Manuel3572.4 years
Francisco2975.2 years
Antonio2975.9 years
Ramon2468.1 years
Most common last names in Duval County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Garcia25076.8 years
Perez11972.8 years
Garza11172.8 years
Gonzalez10675.7 years
Salinas7374.5 years
Cantu6275.9 years
Trevino5971.4 years
Saenz5576.4 years
Alaniz5074.2 years
Hinojosa4875.1 years
Businesses in Duval County, TX
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1FedEx1
Dairy Queen1U-Haul1
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