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. 2013 cost of living index in Edwards County: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (51.9%), Construction (36.7%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (11.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 33%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 67%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Edwards County, Texas:

  • Hispanic or Latino (51.3%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (47.3%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.5%)
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 2013: $43,673 ($25,298 in 1999)

This county:

$43673
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $294 (lower quartile is $125, upper quartile is $698)
This county:

$294
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $72,196 (it was $44,000 in 2000)
Edwards:

$72,196
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $41,828 - $130,708

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $171,927
Here:

$171,927
State:

$188,898

Mobile homes: $43,838
Here:

$43,838
State:

$60,009
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $828
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $372

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,144 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $611 (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 2013: 18.4%
(3.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 60.5% for other race residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.3%
Edwards County:

18.3%
Texas:

17.5%
(3.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 55.9% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 49 years old
(Males: 52 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 60 years old, Black residents: 41 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 34 years old, Other race residents: 64 years old)

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 .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.6%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 4
  • 1990 to 1994: 19
  • 1985 to 1989: 37
  • 1980 to 1984: 41
  • 1975 to 1979: 38
  • 1970 to 1974: 10
  • 1970 to 1974: 27
  • 1965 to 1969: 57

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Edwards County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7329
Catholic5331
Mainline Protestant2643
None473-
Edwards 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: 1
Edwards County:

5.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Edwards County:

10.34 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.


Adult diabetes rate:
Edwards County:

9.2%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Edwards County:

27.4%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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

Earthquake activity:

Edwards County-area historical earthquake activity is near Texas state average. It is 72% 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 187.3 miles away from Edwards 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 210.0 miles away from the 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 232.4 miles away from the 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 153.1 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 153.7 miles away from Edwards County center
On 4/15/1995 at 14:33:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 184.7 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 Edwards County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

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%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Spain (2%)
  • United Kingdom (1%)
  • Thailand (1%)

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

  • United States or American (13%)
  • English (9%)
  • German (9%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Dutch (1%)

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 2010 was $35,358.

7.33% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,440 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.33%
Texas average:

7.14%


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



7.87% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,667 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.87%
Texas average:

6.69%


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 from 2007 to 2013: 3.0

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 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.

424 married couples with children.
103 single-parent households (29 men, 74 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 15
  • 2000 to 2004: 375
  • 1990 to 1999: 95
  • 1980 to 1989: 198
  • 1970 to 1979: 101
  • 1960 to 1969: 138
  • 1950 to 1959: 158
  • 1940 to 1949: 118
  • 1939 or earlier: 446
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Edwards County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - General: $50,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $321,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $292,000
    Central Staff Services: $230,000
    Police Protection: $211,000
    Corrections - Other: $196,000
    Health Services - Other: $130,000
    Financial Administration: $95,000
    Libraries: $82,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $75,000
    General Public Buildings: $27,000
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000
    Fire Protection: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $50,000
    Corrections - Other: $11,000
    General - Other: $3,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
    Fire Protection: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $590,000

Edwards County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $265,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $50,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $174,000
    Interest Earnings: $72,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $59,000
    All Other: $27,000
    Highways: $19,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,189,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $118,000

Edwards County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $115,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $60,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $55,000

Edwards County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,318,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $17,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Edwards County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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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