Falls County, Texas (TX)

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County population in 2012: 17,610 (33% urban, 67% rural); it was 18,576 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,753
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,714
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,656
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,835 (it was 1,840 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

36%

Land area: 769 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 23 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Falls County: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (36.0%), Construction (23.8%), Educational, health and social services (16.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Falls County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (52.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (25.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (20.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 8,494  (48.0%)
Females: 9,372  (52.0%)
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Falls County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Falls County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,783 ($26,589 in 1999)

This county:

$32783
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $344 (lower quartile is $204, upper quartile is $492)
This county:

$344
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $62,262 (it was $41,900 in 2000)
Falls:

$62,262
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $33,007 - $110,574
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $889
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $356

Institutionalized population: 2,053

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):

Falls County, TX map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $57,300
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $78,900

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,130 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $664 (1.1%)

Falls County household income distribution in 2009 Falls County home values distribution Falls County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.9%
(11.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.4% for Black residents, 27.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 46.2% for American Indian residents, 20.2% for other race residents, 30.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.8%
Falls County:

20.8%
Texas:

17.5%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.9% for Black residents, 26.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.3% for American Indian residents, 19.0% for other race residents, 30.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 39 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 37 years old, American Indian residents: 28 years old, Asian residents: 12 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 31 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Falls County is $434 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $489 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $624 a month.

Cities in this county include: Marlin, Chilton, Rosebud, Perry, Reagan, Lott, Golinda.

Falls 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 Falls County: Terry Chapel (A), Brushy Bluff Church (B), Dott (C), Eureka School (D), Marlin Country Club (E), Westphalia Rural Historic District (F), Westphalia Fire Department (G), Reagan Volunteer Fire Department (H), Marlin Volunteer Fire Department (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Falls County include: Perry Church (A), Trinity Church (B), Pleasant Grove Church (C), Antioch Church (D), Powers Chapel (E), Bowman Chapel (F), Shady Grove Church (G), Carter Munsch Church (H), Cedar Springs Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Facieo Cemetery (1), Stallworth Cemetery (2), Powell Cemetery (3), Erskine Cemetery (4), Sacred Heart Cemetery (5), Live Oak Cemetery (6), Waite Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Buie Lake (A), Big Creek (B), Flag Lake (C), McCullough Slough (D), New City Lake (E), Rosebud Lake (F), Phillips Lake (G), Soil Conservation Service Site 27 Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bone Branch (A), Boggy Branch (B), Bell Branch (C), Bee Branch (D), Bean Branch (E), Barganier Slough (F), Banky Branch (G), Big Creek (H), Cottonmouth Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Falls County: McLennans Bluff Historical Marker (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Bell County , Limestone County , McLennan County , Milam County , Robertson County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.8%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 539
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 66.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 862 (36% naturalized citizens)

Falls County:

4.6%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 211
  • 1990 to 1994: 220
  • 1985 to 1989: 136
  • 1980 to 1984: 84
  • 1975 to 1979: 73
  • 1970 to 1974: 31
  • 1970 to 1974: 76
  • 1965 to 1969: 31

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 54.7%

Falls County marital status for males Falls County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Falls County with a mortgage: 1,209 (32 second mortgage, 27 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,016

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Falls County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,25130
Catholic2,1795
Mainline Protestant1,46716
Black Protestant5403
Other31
None9,426-
Falls 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: 3
Falls County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Falls County:

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 10
This county:

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Falls County:

10.8%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Falls County:

29.3%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.7%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Falls County:

Average size of farms: 341 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $56,709
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $129.55
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 74.29%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $52,757
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 33.01%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.89%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $53,342
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.08%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 28.16
Corn for grain: 74311 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 8454 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1593 harvested acres
Vegetables: 107 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 695 acres

Tornado activity:

Falls County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 15327103.0 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Falls County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 82% 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 253.9 miles away from Falls 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 386.6 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 183.4 miles away from the county center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 236.8 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 368.2 miles away from Falls 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 174.5 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 Falls County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
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 (2%)
  • Other Central America (1%)
  • Canada (1%)
  • El Salvador (1%)
  • United Kingdom (1%)
  • Honduras (1%)

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

  • German (17%)
  • United States or American (9%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • Czech (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Polish (1%)

Falls County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,923 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 900 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 9 (0%)
  • Taxi: 6 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 14 (0%)
  • Walked: 160 (3%)
  • Other means: 37 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 216 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 1,312 people in state prisons
  • 411 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 258 people in nursing homes
  • 32 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 18 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 16 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 14 people in other group homes
  • 13 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally ill

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

  • 1,324 people in state prisons
  • 597 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 132 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 15 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $36,545.

6.73% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,276 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.73%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.72% relocated from other counties in Texas ($25,541 average AGI)
1.01% relocated from other states ($3,732 average AGI)
Falls County:

1.01%
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 McLennan County, TX  2.26% ($26,596 average AGI)
from Bell County, TX  0.79% ($36,975)
from Harris County, TX  0.26% ($15,769)
from Brazos County, TX  0.24% ($18,833)
from Dallas County, TX  0.24% ($21,417)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.22% ($45,273)


6.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,489 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.31%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.63% relocated to other counties in Texas ($28,284 average AGI)
0.68% relocated to other states ($2,205 average AGI)
Falls County:

0.68%
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 McLennan County, TX  2.29% ($28,130 average AGI)
to Bell County, TX  1.01% ($38,000)
to Dallas County, TX  0.20% ($24,100)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4

Births per 1000 population in Falls County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 10.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Falls County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 13.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Falls County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,878 (2,435 aged, 443 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.63
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7345.900
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 180.130
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30081.62

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1212.740
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1093.730
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11.33

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 22.94
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 39.67

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,798

Size of family households: 1,898 2-persons, 941 3-persons, 666 4-persons, 396 5-persons, 167 6-persons, 146 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,822 1-person, 235 2-persons, 20 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

2,655 married couples with children.
1,318 single-parent households (224 men, 1,094 women).

86.1% of residents of Falls County speak English at home.
12.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (47% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 14% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $128,234,000 ($7218 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,058,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $44,515,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $27,764,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,164,000
Federal grants: $47,213,000
Federal procurement contracts: $554,000 ($7,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,024,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,215,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,975,000
Federal Government insurance: $13,769,000

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

Births: 1,086
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,167
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +131
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -954
Here -54 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Falls County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.97 millions of gallons per day (18% from ground, 82% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 7
  • 2000 to 2004: 527
  • 1990 to 1999: 824
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,112
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,210
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,096
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,249
  • 1940 to 1949: 591
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,032
Rooms in houses/apartments in Falls County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 51
  • 3 rooms: 204
  • 4 rooms: 609
  • 5 rooms: 1,411
  • 6 rooms: 1,127
  • 7 rooms: 675
  • 8 rooms: 361
  • 9+ rooms: 209
  • 1 room: 68
  • 2 rooms: 100
  • 3 rooms: 331
  • 4 rooms: 411
  • 5 rooms: 477
  • 6 rooms: 271
  • 7 rooms: 91
  • 8 rooms: 64
  • 9+ rooms: 27
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Falls County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 18
  • 1 bedroom: 194
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,451
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,379
  • 4 bedrooms: 567
  • 5+ bedrooms: 47
  • no bedroom: 86
  • 1 bedroom: 425
  • 2 bedrooms: 748
  • 3 bedrooms: 520
  • 4 bedrooms: 53
  • 5+ bedrooms: 8
Cars and other vehicles available in Falls County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 369
  • 1 vehicle: 1,472
  • 2 vehicles: 1,831
  • 3 vehicles: 691
  • 4 vehicles: 205
  • 5+ vehicles: 88
  • no vehicle: 423
  • 1 vehicle: 858
  • 2 vehicles: 463
  • 3 vehicles: 53
  • 4 vehicles: 34
  • 5+ vehicles: 9

63% of Falls County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 83% lived in Texas.

Falls County:

63.4%
State average:

51.6%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $16,900


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 Falls County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (41.8%)
  • Electricity (30.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.5%)
  • Wood (2.4%)
  • Utility gas (51.1%)
  • Electricity (31.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 162
Here:

6.5%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 66
Here:

4.4%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 89
Here:

17.5%
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)

Falls County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,880,000
    Central Staff Services: $879,000
    Police Protection: $605,000
    General Public Buildings: $521,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $361,000
    Financial Administration: $291,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $213,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $69,000
    Fire Protection: $20,000
    Parks & Recreation: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $169,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,589,000

Falls County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $680,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $58,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $11,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $209,000
    Highways: $30,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,772,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $548,000
    NEC: $460,000
    Total General Sales: $265,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $4,000

Falls County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,390,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,275,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $115,000

Falls County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $38,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Falls County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Falls County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James18872.7 years
John18375.9 years
Mary18082.6 years
William16577.7 years
Robert12374.4 years
Willie10476.5 years
Henry8977.1 years
George8477.8 years
Annie7982.3 years
Charles7372.9 years
Most common last names in Falls County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith11077.7 years
Williams9376.6 years
Johnson8472.6 years
Jones8074.3 years
Davis7975.4 years
Jackson6975.3 years
Brown5473.4 years
Moore5279.9 years
White5180.0 years
Washington4777.8 years
Businesses in Falls County, TX
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1H&R Block1
Best Western1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Church's Chicken1SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen2True Value1
FedEx1UPS1
Ford1Walmart1