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Edwards County, Texas (TX)


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County population in 2012: 1,968 (all rural); it was 2,162 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 228
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 451
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 638
Renter-occupied apartments: 160 (it was 163 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

36%

Land area: 2120 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 1 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Edwards County: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.3%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (18.4%), Retail trade (14.2%), Construction (14.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 21%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 15%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Edwards County, Texas:


Median resident age:  47.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years

Males: 1,021  (54.7%)
Females: 981  (45.3%)

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Average household size:
Edwards County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $30,577 ($25,298 in 1999)
This county:

$30577
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $344 (lower quartile is $183, upper quartile is $469)
This county:

$344
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $63,799 (it was $44,000 in 2000)
Edwards County:

$63,799
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $34,937 - $118,304

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $255,130
Here:

$255,130
State:

$177,060

Mobile homes: $395,103
Here:

$395,103
State:

$42,156
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,091
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $242

Institutionalized population: 5

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):


Edwards County, TX map from a distance

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $544 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $497 (0.9%)


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


Edwards County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 21.4%
(12.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 47 years old
(Males: 47 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 19 years old, American Indian residents: 44 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 35 years old, Other race residents: 36 years old)

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

31.6%
Whole state:

15.4%

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

13.2%
Whole state:

6.7%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Edwards 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: Rocksprings.


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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Edwards County: Adamson Ranch (A), Black Jack Windmill (B), Blair Windmill (C), Buffalo Windmill (D), Bundy-Ross Ranch (E), Camp Fawcett (F), Cowsert Ranch (G), Deer Leg Windmill (H), Double Round Tank Windmill (I), Double Tank Windmill (J), Earwood Ranch (K), Four Mills (L), Greer Ranch (M), Jack Turney Ranch (N), Jackson Ranch (O), Jetton Ranch (P), Kast Ranch (Q), Louise Windmill (R), Mayfield Ranch (S), Middle Buffalo Windmill (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Coalson Cemetery (1), Carta Valley Cemetery (2), Hackberry Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Wiley Waterhole (A), Van Buren Water Hole (B), Kalentine Hole (C), Cub Lake (D), Blue Hole (E), Green Lake (F), Cloudt Waterhole (G), Jade Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Blue Creek (A), Rough Sycamore Creek (B), Dutch Creek (C), Earwood Creek (D), Geronimo Creek (E), Hackberry Creek (F), Possum Creek (G), Polecat Creek (H), Indian Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Edwards County: Devils Sinkhole State Natural Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Kerr County , Kimble County , Kinney County , Real County , Sutton County , Uvalde County , Val Verde County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 44
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 67.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 233 (60% naturalized citizens)

Edwards County:

10.8%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 76.1%

Edwards County marital status for males
Edwards County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Edwards County with a mortgage: 102 (0 second mortgage, 11 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 257

Here:

28.4% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 79.28%
Here79.3%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 1,714
Total congregations: 9

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents762 (44.5%)528 (30.8%)172 (10.0%)169 (9.9%)83 (4.8%)
Congregations1 (11.1%)3 (33.3%)2 (22.2%)2 (22.2%)1 (11.1%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Edwards County - Rocksprings

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

5.17 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.



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

10.34 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.


Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.2%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.4%
Texas:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Edwards County:

29.4%
State:

15.7%


Agriculture in Edwards County:

Average size of farms: 2789 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $21,413
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $94.69
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: 97.66%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $29,492
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.19%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.36%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $34,182
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 81.66%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.77
Land in orchards: 655 acres

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Edwards County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (39%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (23%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (13%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)

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




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





Edwards County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 538 (67%)
  • Carpooled: 161 (20%)
  • Railroad: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 45 (6%)
  • Other means: 3 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 51 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


27 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
5 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $33,350.

6.86% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($49,644 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.86%
Texas average:

8.37%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties in Texas.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other states.

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



8.53% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,035 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.53%
Texas average:

7.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other counties in Texas.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other states.

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8

Births per 1000 population in Edwards County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Edwards County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 0.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Edwards County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,423 (1,310 aged, 113 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 32%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 33%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1006.540
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 402.620
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 50.33

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 150.980

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

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,997

Size of family households: 302 2-persons, 117 3-persons, 96 4-persons, 42 5-persons, 11 6-persons, 12 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 235 1-person, 20 2-persons, 3 3-persons, 1 5-persons.

53.3% of residents of Edwards County speak English at home.
46.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $18,608,000 ($9244 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $348,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $5,904,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $8,160,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $921,000
Federal grants: $2,743,000
Federal procurement contracts: $83,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $796,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $66,000
Federal Government insurance: $0,000

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

Births: 109
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 108
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -164
Here -83 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Edwards County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.25 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:

4.9
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Edwards County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 28
  • 3 rooms: 55
  • 4 rooms: 96
  • 5 rooms: 191
  • 6 rooms: 124
  • 7 rooms: 83
  • 8 rooms: 40
  • 9+ rooms: 21
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 15
  • 3 rooms: 16
  • 4 rooms: 31
  • 5 rooms: 43
  • 6 rooms: 28
  • 7 rooms: 24
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9+ rooms: 2
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Edwards County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 54
  • 2 bedrooms: 172
  • 3 bedrooms: 319
  • 4 bedrooms: 71
  • 5+ bedrooms: 17
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 21
  • 2 bedrooms: 54
  • 3 bedrooms: 67
  • 4 bedrooms: 13
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2
Cars and other vehicles available in Edwards County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 37
  • 1 vehicle: 181
  • 2 vehicles: 277
  • 3 vehicles: 96
  • 4 vehicles: 30
  • 5+ vehicles: 17
  • no vehicle: 17
  • 1 vehicle: 73
  • 2 vehicles: 53
  • 3 vehicles: 10
  • 4 vehicles: 8
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

71% of Edwards County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 88% lived in Texas.

Edwards County:

71.5%
State average:

51.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $18,100


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 Edwards County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (58.0%)
  • Electricity (25.5%)
  • Utility gas (10.2%)
  • Wood (5.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (51.5%)
  • Electricity (35.0%)
  • Utility gas (10.4%)
  • Wood (2.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


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

2.5%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3
Here:

8.3%
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

Edwards County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Edwards County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Edwards County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Edwards County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Edwards County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1475.2 years
John868.2 years
Robert769.2 years
Maria672.2 years
Mary684.8 years
Georgia583.8 years
Ida489.0 years
Alice480.5 years
Howard479.5 years
Johnnie486.3 years
Most common last names in Edwards County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Ruiz1169.8 years
Gonzales973.5 years
Brown883.2 years
Cloudt882.0 years
Smart780.5 years
Whitworth787.2 years
Taylor676.9 years
Shanklin676.7 years
Davis681.7 years
Avila573.0 years

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