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Ellis County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2014: 159,317 (68% urban, 32% rural); it was 111,360 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 27,249
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 10,333
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 28,226
Renter-occupied apartments: 12,921 (it was 8,794 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

36%

Land area: 940 sq. mi.

Water area: 11.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 170 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ellis County: 93.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (21.3%), Educational, health and social services (16.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Ellis County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (65.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (23.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (8.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Asian alone (0.5%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.4%)
Median resident age:  35.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 78,662  (49.4%)
Females: 80,655  (50.6%)

Ellis County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Ellis County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $57,880 ($50,350 in 1999)

This county:

$57880
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $677 (lower quartile is $541, upper quartile is $855)
This county:

$677
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $137,600 (it was $88,000 in 2000)
Ellis:

$137,600
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $91,100 - $190,300
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,336
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $466

Institutionalized population: 1,098

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 10
  • Assaults: 133
  • Burglaries: 394
  • Thefts: 582
  • Auto thefts: 124

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 80
  • Burglaries: 368
  • Thefts: 553
  • Auto thefts: 111
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 669 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 2001: 628 buildings, average cost: $125,400
  • 2002: 786 buildings, average cost: $106,500
  • 2003: 903 buildings, average cost: $111,200
  • 2004: 1798 buildings, average cost: $122,600
  • 2005: 1810 buildings, average cost: $135,600
  • 2006: 1666 buildings, average cost: $148,000
  • 2007: 1205 buildings, average cost: $153,200
  • 2008: 643 buildings, average cost: $156,400
  • 2009: 475 buildings, average cost: $147,700
  • 2010: 487 buildings, average cost: $145,100
  • 2011: 503 buildings, average cost: $150,900
  • 2012: 643 buildings, average cost: $160,700
  • 2013: 868 buildings, average cost: $165,800
  • 2014: 1096 buildings, average cost: $174,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,773 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,717 (1.5%)

Ellis County household income distribution in 2009 Ellis County home values distribution Ellis County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.2%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.7% for Black residents, 28.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.7% for American Indian residents, 28.1% for other race residents, 11.3% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.2%
Ellis County:

14.2%
Texas:

17.5%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.5% for Black residents, 28.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.5% for American Indian residents, 26.5% for other race residents, 11.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 36 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 21 years old, Asian residents: 28 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Area name: Dallas, TX HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Ellis County is $607 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $733 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $954 a month.

Cities in this county include: Waxahachie, Ennis, Midlothian, Red Oak, Ovilla, Ferris, Italy, Palmer, Oak Leaf, Maypearl.

Ellis County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2012 air pollution in Ellis County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.00 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.031 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Allendale County, South Carolina , Caldwell Parish, Louisiana , Lee County, Alabama , Quitman County, Georgia , Upson County, Georgia , Marion County , Palo Pinto County , Somervell County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.9%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 4,799
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 7,907 (26% naturalized citizens)

Ellis County:

7.1%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 2,426
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,767
  • 1985 to 1989: 848
  • 1980 to 1984: 1,058
  • 1975 to 1979: 539
  • 1970 to 1974: 554
  • 1970 to 1974: 287
  • 1965 to 1969: 428

Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 48.6%

Ellis County marital status for males Ellis County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 29,064
  • One, attached: 716
  • Two: 827
  • 3 or 4: 820
  • 5 to 9: 711
  • 10 to 19: 429
  • 20 or more: 902
  • Mobile homes: 5,526
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 76

Housing units in Ellis County with a mortgage: 14,376 (702 second mortgage, 705 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,088

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Ellis County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant47,380167
Catholic17,3814
Mainline Protestant9,20134
Black Protestant2,01513
Other1,7697
None71,864-
Ellis 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: 17
Ellis County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
This county:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
Ellis County:

3.92 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 65
This county:

4.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Ellis County:

8.3%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Ellis County:

29.1%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.4%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Ellis County:

Average size of farms: 222 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $20,793
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $156.62
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 12.22%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 37.95%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $23,257
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 37.08%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.49%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $37,287
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.87%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.52
Corn for grain: 36399 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 29916 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 26066 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 3706 harvested acres
Vegetables: 63 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,062 acres

Earthquake activity:

Ellis County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 235.1 miles away from Ellis County center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 158.3 miles away from the county center
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) earthquake occurred 414.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 171.1 miles away from the county center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 189.8 miles away from Ellis County center
On 5/31/1997 at 03:26:41, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 73.0 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:

  • TexasHurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 7, 2008 to September 26, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3294): September 10, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3294, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TexasWildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 1, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3284): March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • TexasSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 16, 2007 to August 3, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1709): June 29, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1709, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • TexasVenus Fire Complex, Incident Period: February 5, 2006, Fire Management Assistance Declared: February 5, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2629, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • TexasHurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1606): September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TexasHurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3261): September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TexasHurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3216): September 2, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TexasLoss of the Space Shuttle Columbia, Incident Period: February 1, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3171): February 1, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3171, Natural disaster type: Other
  • TexasMidlothian Fire, Incident Period: August 31, 1999, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • TexasExtreme Fire Hazards, Incident Period: August 1, 1999 to December 10, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3142): September 1, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3142, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Ellis County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

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

  • Mexico (84%)
  • El Salvador (1%)
  • United Kingdom (1%)
  • Canada (1%)
  • Germany (1%)
  • Philippines (1%)
  • Korea (1%)

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

  • United States or American (16%)
  • German (10%)
  • English (8%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • Czech (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Ellis County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 42,308 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 7,436 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 343 (1%)
  • Railroad: 13 (0%)
  • Taxi: 48 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 83 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 27 (0%)
  • Walked: 491 (1%)
  • Other means: 475 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,156 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 763 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 657 people in nursing homes
  • 260 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 93 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 78 people in other group homes
  • 69 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally retarded

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

  • 615 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 413 people in college/university student housing
  • 306 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 177 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 39 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 32 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 20 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,385.

7.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,620 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.80%
Texas average:

7.14%


0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($277 average AGI)
Ellis County:

0.05%
Texas average:

0.08%

6.21% relocated from other counties in Texas ($33,544 average AGI)
1.54% relocated from other states ($7,799 average AGI)
Ellis County:

1.54%
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 Dallas County, TX  2.76% ($43,020 average AGI)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.97% ($50,494)
from Navarro County, TX  0.30% ($32,193)
from Johnson County, TX  0.25% ($36,488)
from Denton County, TX  0.21% ($37,259)
from Collin County, TX  0.19% ($42,622)
from Kaufman County, TX  0.10% ($36,472)


7.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,177 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.42%
Texas average:

6.69%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($199 average AGI)
Ellis County:

0.05%
Texas average:

0.10%

6.02% relocated to other counties in Texas ($28,853 average AGI)
1.34% relocated to other states ($7,125 average AGI)
Ellis County:

1.34%
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 Dallas County, TX  2.38% ($33,353 average AGI)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.93% ($35,879)
to Navarro County, TX  0.32% ($32,049)
to Denton County, TX  0.27% ($41,213)
to Collin County, TX  0.21% ($48,415)
to Johnson County, TX  0.21% ($38,790)
to Kaufman County, TX  0.12% ($40,767)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.8

Births per 1000 population in Ellis County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Ellis County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Ellis County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 22.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Ellis County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Ellis County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 15,288 (12,631 aged, 2,657 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 8,448 (20%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Ellis County, Texas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1015)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (850)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (832)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (680)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (641)
  • Unspecified dementia (583)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (533)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (478)
  • Congestive heart failure (324)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (288)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.55
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4461.190
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 73.81
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 35217.15

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1514.900
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 743.970
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2.25

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 25.09
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 66.68

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5.99
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 49.6. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 30.0
  • Other - 19.6

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 101.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 62.3
  • Other - 39.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 148,000
  • In family households: 134,640 (29,481 male householders, 10,240 female householders)
    30,909 spouses, 49,386 children (44,655 natural, 1,330 adopted, 3,401 stepchildren), 4,892 grandchildren, 1,441 brothers or sisters, 1,365 parents, 2,233 other relatives, 3,233 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 13,360 (5,130 male householders (3,916 living alone)), 5,652 female householders (4,913 living alone)), 2,578 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,610 (1,098 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 14,398 2-persons, 9,052 3-persons, 8,470 4-persons, 4,536 5-persons, 1,905 6-persons, 1,360 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,829 1-person, 1,588 2-persons, 212 3-persons, 87 4-persons, 42 5-persons, 16 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

23,986 married couples with children.
5,619 single-parent households (1,373 men, 4,246 women).

83.2% of residents of Ellis County speak English at home.
15.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (64% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (86% speak English very well, 14% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $468,376,000 ($3639 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $15,558,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $223,411,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $107,400,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,191,000
Federal grants: $109,951,000
Federal procurement contracts: $6,319,000 ($2,720,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $15,103,000 ($741,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,279,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $141,812,000
Federal Government insurance: $49,155,000

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

Births: 9,870
Here:

74 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,740
Here:

36 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,054
Here:

+15 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +15,176
Here:

+114 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Ellis County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 18.24 millions of gallons per day (24% from ground, 76% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,161
  • 2000 to 2004: 16,701
  • 1990 to 1999: 11,479
  • 1980 to 1989: 8,468
  • 1970 to 1979: 6,814
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,087
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,051
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,755
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,489
Rooms in houses/apartments in Ellis County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 40
  • 2 rooms: 213
  • 3 rooms: 1,145
  • 4 rooms: 2,228
  • 5 rooms: 7,360
  • 6 rooms: 7,675
  • 7 rooms: 4,883
  • 8 rooms: 2,530
  • 9+ rooms: 2,152
  • 1 room: 165
  • 2 rooms: 805
  • 3 rooms: 1,426
  • 4 rooms: 2,451
  • 5 rooms: 2,165
  • 6 rooms: 1,025
  • 7 rooms: 489
  • 8 rooms: 169
  • 9+ rooms: 99
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Ellis County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 199
  • 1 bedroom: 635
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,532
  • 3 bedrooms: 17,561
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,587
  • 5+ bedrooms: 712
  • no bedroom: 211
  • 1 bedroom: 2,041
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,590
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,440
  • 4 bedrooms: 463
  • 5+ bedrooms: 49
Cars and other vehicles available in Ellis County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 807
  • 1 vehicle: 5,656
  • 2 vehicles: 13,577
  • 3 vehicles: 5,973
  • 4 vehicles: 1,640
  • 5+ vehicles: 573
  • no vehicle: 930
  • 1 vehicle: 4,014
  • 2 vehicles: 2,985
  • 3 vehicles: 670
  • 4 vehicles: 164
  • 5+ vehicles: 31

52% of Ellis County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 80% lived in Texas.

Ellis County:

52.0%
State average:

51.6%

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

  • This state: 79834
  • Northeast: 1855
  • Midwest: 7616
  • South: 9320
  • West: 4104

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $91,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Ellis County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (54.5%)
  • Utility gas (32.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.9%)
  • Electricity (54.8%)
  • Utility gas (35.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,283
Here:

8.0%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 448
Here:

5.9%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 750
Here:

17.1%
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)

Ellis County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Construction - General: $2,716,000
    Regular Highways: $62,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,581,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,960,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,838,000
    Police Protection: $4,083,000
    General - Other: $2,126,000
    Financial Administration: $1,453,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,443,000
    Welfare - Other: $1,000,000
    Central Staff Services: $650,000
    General Public Buildings: $599,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $145,000
    Health Services - Other: $100,000
    Solid Waste Management: $58,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $867,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $506,000
    Regular Highways: $429,000
    Judicial: $128,000
    General - Other: $43,000
    Financial Administration: $42,000
    Corrections - Other: $32,000
    Central Staff: $7,000
    General Public Building: $2,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $12,150,000

Ellis County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,920,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,703,000
    Interest Earnings: $228,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $164,000
    All Other: $148,000
    Health & Hospitals: $107,000
    General Support: $66,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,806,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,026,000

Ellis County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $23,856,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $22,801,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,055,000

Ellis County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,960,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $8,476,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $528,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,928
  • Number of aged recipients: 277
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,651
  • Number of recipients under 18: 438
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,078
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 412
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 680
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 827
Ellis County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Ellis County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 22 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED876$144,864665$139,5911,808$156,884216$44,6676$1,357,500209$91,18273$66,959
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED55$140,49168$135,103218$146,60130$28,5670$014$101,07121$67,190
APPLICATIONS DENIED171$135,269182$120,000900$148,522196$47,1122$1,652,50061$89,86980$58,025
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN92$152,815113$157,628468$158,19039$63,8721$3,080,00029$101,27612$66,833
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS23$128,17426$121,385116$159,88816$93,3130$09$88,0007$53,857
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 21 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED137$164,489103$178,2141$178,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED49$176,28635$199,2294$186,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED38$219,21136$213,1672$150,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN13$229,1549$156,5560$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$233,6673$141,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Ellis County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary58380.0 years
James55772.8 years
John48576.2 years
William46374.9 years
Robert31972.1 years
Willie25277.5 years
Joe23173.8 years
Charles21273.1 years
George20576.5 years
Annie17883.7 years
Most common last names in Ellis County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith25575.3 years
Williams20974.4 years
Jones18773.8 years
Davis17876.0 years
Brown17677.3 years
Johnson17672.9 years
Moore12675.6 years
Wilson11177.6 years
Jackson11076.3 years
Taylor11075.2 years
Businesses in Ellis County, TX
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Lane Furniture3
AT&T3Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1Lowe's1
AutoZone3MasterBrand Cabinets4
Baymont Inn1Maurices1
Blockbuster1McDonald's6
Burger King2Nike4
CVS3Office Depot1
Chevrolet2Olive Garden1
Chick-Fil-A1Panda Express1
Church's Chicken2Papa John's Pizza1
Circle K3Payless1
ColorTyme2Penske1
Curves1PetSmart1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut3
Days Inn1Quality1
Dennys1Quiznos1
Discount Tire1RadioShack3
Domino's Pizza1Rue211
Famous Footwear1Ryan's Grill1
FedEx12SONIC Drive-In5
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sears1
Ford2Sprint Nextel2
GNC1Starbucks3
GameStop3Subway7
H&R Block3Super 82
Holiday Inn2T-Mobile7
Home Depot2Taco Bell3
IHOP3Target1
JCPenney1U-Haul8
Jack In The Box4UPS9
Jones New York1Waffle House3
KFC2Walgreens3
Knights Inn1Walmart3
La Quinta2Wendy's2

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