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Erath County, Texas (TX)


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County population in 2012: 39,321 (54% urban, 46% rural); it was 33,001 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,734
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,134
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,926
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,701 (it was 4,642 in 2000)
% of renters here:

37%
State:

36%

Land area: 1086 sq. mi.
Water area: 3.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 35 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Erath County: 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.3%), Retail trade (14.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.5%), Construction (10.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Erath County, Texas:


Median resident age:  31.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years

Males: 18,605  (43.1%)
Females: 19,285  (56.9%)

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Erath County,TX real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Erath County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $37,116 ($30,708 in 1999)
This county:

$37116
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $479 (lower quartile is $378, upper quartile is $575)
This county:

$479
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $113,209 (it was $68,200 in 2000)
Erath County:

$113,209
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $73,079 - $198,140

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $194,409
Here:

$194,409
State:

$177,060

Townhouses or other attached units: $433,737
Here:

$433,737
State:

$170,403

In 2-unit structures: $14,416
Here:

$14,416
State:

$137,980

Mobile homes: $78,202
Here:

$78,202
State:

$42,156

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $43,705
Here:

$43,705
State:

$34,447
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,283
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $334

Institutionalized population: 391

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):


Erath 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: $2,064 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,216 (1.3%)


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


Erath County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 21.7%
(19.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.2% for Black residents, 29.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.7% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 31.3% for other race residents, 33.7% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 31 years old
(Males: 30 years old, Females: 31 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 33 years old, Black residents: 21 years old, American Indian residents: 28 years old, Asian residents: 27 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

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

16.0%
Whole state:

15.4%

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

7.1%
Whole state:

6.7%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Erath County is $423 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $528 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $644 a month.

Cities in this county include: Stephenville, Dublin, Morgan Mill-Bluff Dale.

Erath 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 Erath County: Bowman Ridge (A), Camp Paluxy (B), Thurber Historic District (C), Houston Ranch (D), Surprise Valley Ranch (E), Three Way (F), Triangle Ranch (G), Hamilton Public Library (H), Guadalupe County Public Library (I), Schertz Public Library (J), Oak Dale Volunteer Fire Department (K), Lingleville Volunteer Fire Department (L), Morgan Mill Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (M), South Point Volunteer Fire and Rescue (N), Selden Volunteer Fire Department (O), Bluff Dale Volunteer Fire Department (P), Huckabay Volunteer Fire Department (Q), Wyatt-Hickie Ranch Complex (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Erath County include: Plainview Church (A), Pleasant Hill Church (B), Pony Creek Church (C), Provident Church (D), Cross Timbers Church of Christ (E), Rocky Point Church (F), Round Grove Church (G), Valley Grove Church (H), Cedar Point Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Acrea Cemetery (1), Millerville Cemetery (2), Allard Cemetery (3), Altman Cemetery (4), Smith Springs Cemetery (5), Aycock Cemetery (6), Morton Chapel Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Baileys Lake (A), Little Lake (B), Lesley Lake (C), Lake Tiberias (D), Stewart Lake (E), Stephenville Country Lake (F), Kiker Lake (G), Cross Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wolf Prong Creek (A), Wolf Creek (B), West Fork East Bosque River (C), Turkey Creek (D), Turkey Branch (E), Straight Creek (F), South Paluxy River (G), South Fork North Bosque River (H), Scarborough Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Erath County: Lone Star Over Texas Indoor Arena (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Bosque County , Comanche County , Eastland County , Hamilton County , Hood County , Palo Pinto County , Somervell County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 4,587
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 25.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,414 (35% naturalized citizens)

Erath County:

7.3%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 82.6%

Erath County marital status for males
Erath County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Erath County with a mortgage: 2,661 (59 second mortgage, 149 home equity loan, 1 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,196

Here:

54.8% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.38%
Here57.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 18,937
Total congregations: 64

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristCatholic ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents10,772 (56.9%)2,654 (14.0%)1,785 (9.4%)1,774 (9.4%)371 (2.0%)
Congregations24 (37.5%)9 (14.1%)12 (18.8%)2 (3.1%)4 (6.3%)
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Lutheran ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaOther
Adherents325 (1.7%)317 (1.7%)280 (1.5%)216 (1.1%)443 (2.3%)
Congregations1 (1.6%)2 (3.1%)1 (1.6%)1 (1.6%)8 (12.5%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Erath County - Stephenville, Dublin, Morgan Mill-Bluff Dale

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Erath County:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Erath County:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
This county:

4.22 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Erath County:

8.15 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.8%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.4%
Texas:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Erath County:

16.2%
State:

15.7%


Agriculture in Erath County:

Average size of farms: 294 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $105,065
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $115.36
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.90%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 95.20%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $92,370
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.88%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.48%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $43,820
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.42%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 28.19
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 40.73%
All wheat for grain: 1818 harvested acres
Vegetables: 167 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 2,336 acres

Tornado activity:

Erath County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 1.6 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/12/1982, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Erath County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/31/2008 at 05:01:54, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 82.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Erath 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 (16%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Personal and laundry services (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)

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




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





Erath County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 11,649 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 1,832 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 10 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 17 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 53 (0%)
  • Walked: 445 (3%)
  • Other means: 120 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 637 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $42,272.

10.64% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,194 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.64%
Texas average:

8.37%


0.16% of residents moved from foreign countries ($255 average AGI)
Erath County:

0.16%
Texas average:

0.20%

8.48% relocated from other counties in Texas ($24,339 average AGI)
2.00% relocated from other states ($6,600 average AGI)
Erath County:

2.00%
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 Tarrant County, TX  0.97% ($38,640 average AGI)
from Comanche County, TX  0.64% ($27,227)
from Hood County, TX  0.59% ($37,639)
from Hamilton County, TX  0.33% ($28,441)
from Dallas County, TX  0.31% ($25,563)
from Parker County, TX  0.30% ($31,032)
from Eastland County, TX  0.29% ($30,067)


9.29% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,166 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.29%
Texas average:

7.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.66% relocated to other counties in Texas ($26,584 average AGI)
1.63% relocated to other states ($6,582 average AGI)
Erath County:

1.63%
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 Tarrant County, TX  1.09% ($37,364 average AGI)
to Comanche County, TX  0.54% ($26,582)
to Hood County, TX  0.52% ($42,321)
to Dallas County, TX  0.36% ($27,194)
to Parker County, TX  0.31% ($30,613)
to Johnson County, TX  0.28% ($34,929)
to Hamilton County, TX  0.28% ($32,893)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.6

Births per 1000 population in Erath County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Erath County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Erath County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 4,992 (4,389 aged, 603 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.97
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8387.730
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 163.190
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 42947.42

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1209.060
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1050.590
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2.93

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 38.02
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 99.78

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8.8

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 101.3. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 36,002

Size of family households: 4,015 2-persons, 1,977 3-persons, 1,679 4-persons, 811 5-persons, 325 6-persons, 196 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,927 1-person, 1,179 2-persons, 360 3-persons, 87 4-persons, 10 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

85.2% of residents of Erath County speak English at home.
13.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (48% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (89% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (73% speak English very well, 27% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $157,994,000 ($4688 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,650,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $76,514,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $46,844,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,367,000
Federal grants: $25,751,000
Federal procurement contracts: $992,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,526,000 ($1,073,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $250,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $8,623,000
Federal Government insurance: $7,385,000

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

Births: 2,346
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,628
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +495
Here:

+15 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -92
Here -3 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Erath County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.67 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Erath County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 18
  • 2 rooms: 141
  • 3 rooms: 480
  • 4 rooms: 911
  • 5 rooms: 2,466
  • 6 rooms: 1,930
  • 7 rooms: 1,009
  • 8 rooms: 531
  • 9+ rooms: 440
  • 1 room: 188
  • 2 rooms: 488
  • 3 rooms: 926
  • 4 rooms: 1,400
  • 5 rooms: 908
  • 6 rooms: 502
  • 7 rooms: 138
  • 8 rooms: 63
  • 9+ rooms: 29
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Erath County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 58
  • 1 bedroom: 352
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,836
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,568
  • 4 bedrooms: 909
  • 5+ bedrooms: 203
  • no bedroom: 275
  • 1 bedroom: 1,182
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,826
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,151
  • 4 bedrooms: 200
  • 5+ bedrooms: 8
Cars and other vehicles available in Erath County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 268
  • 1 vehicle: 2,088
  • 2 vehicles: 3,608
  • 3 vehicles: 1,532
  • 4 vehicles: 363
  • 5+ vehicles: 67
  • no vehicle: 499
  • 1 vehicle: 2,151
  • 2 vehicles: 1,602
  • 3 vehicles: 329
  • 4 vehicles: 53
  • 5+ vehicles: 8

49% of Erath County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 81% lived in Texas.

Erath County:

48.8%
State average:

51.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $39,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Erath County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (47.6%)
  • Utility gas (28.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.6%)
  • Wood (1.5%)
  • Electricity (55.2%)
  • Utility gas (29.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.5%)
  • Wood (0.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 187
Here:

4.9%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 56
Here:

3.3%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 196
Here:

4.8%
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

Erath County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Erath County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Erath County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Erath County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Erath 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 Erath County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William23678.1 years
James22375.7 years
Mary21280.4 years
John19677.8 years
Robert12776.9 years
Charles11573.3 years
George10177.5 years
Thomas8875.7 years
Willie7280.2 years
Ruby6182.2 years
Most common last names in Erath County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones11481.6 years
Smith7576.8 years
Davis6878.0 years
Williams6582.0 years
Pack6276.0 years
Brown5781.1 years
Martin5479.5 years
Cox5378.7 years
Miller5081.3 years
Johnson4679.7 years
Businesses in Erath County, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Maurices1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's2
Arby's1Payless1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
CVS1Quiznos1
Chick-Fil-A1RadioShack1
Cold Stone Creamery1Rue211
Curves1SONIC Drive-In3
DHL1Sears1
Days Inn1Sprint Nextel1
Domino's Pizza1Staples1
Econo Lodge1Starbucks1
FedEx5Subway1
GameStop1Super 81
H&R Block3T-Mobile2
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
JCPenney1True Value2
Jack In The Box1U-Haul5
KFC1UPS5
La Quinta1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1

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