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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. 2012 cost of living index in Falls County: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (27.6%), Manufacturing (11.1%), Public administration (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 29%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Falls County, Texas:


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 2009: $32,137 ($26,589 in 1999)
This county:

$32137
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $326 (lower quartile is $184, upper quartile is $429)
This county:

$326
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $63,799 (it was $41,900 in 2000)
Falls County:

$63,799
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $37,180 - $97,673

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $168,509
Here:

$168,509
State:

$177,060

Townhouses or other attached units: $193,615
Here:

$193,615
State:

$170,403

In 2-unit structures: $45,923
Here:

$45,923
State:

$137,980

Mobile homes: $65,285
Here:

$65,285
State:

$42,156

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $43,496
Here:

$43,496
State:

$34,447
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,068
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $246

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:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $942 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $538 (1.0%)


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 2009: 23.1%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.1% for Black residents, 31.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 19.6% for other race residents, 69.9% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 39 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 45 years old, Asian residents: 41 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

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

22.6%
Whole state:

15.4%

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

9.5%
Whole state:

6.7%

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, Rosebud, Lott, Golinda, Chilton, Perry, Reagan.

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), Chilton Volunteer Fire Department (H), Reagan Volunteer Fire Department (I), Marlin Volunteer Fire Department (J). 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 .

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


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:

37.5% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.51%
Here56.5%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 10,497
Total congregations: 55

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchChurches of Christ
Adherents4,306 (41.0%)2,969 (28.3%)1,186 (11.3%)590 (5.6%)431 (4.1%)
Congregations16 (29.1%)4 (7.3%)12 (21.8%)3 (5.5%)9 (16.4%)
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents244 (2.3%)219 (2.1%)167 (1.6%)108 (1.0%)277 (2.6%)
Congregations2 (3.6%)3 (5.5%)1 (1.8%)1 (1.8%)4 (7.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Falls County - Marlin, Rosebud, Lott, Golinda, Chilton

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Falls County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
This county:

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Falls County:

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.8%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.3%
Texas:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Falls County:

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 2.5 times below overall U.S. average.

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 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Health care (22%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (3%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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




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





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:

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $34,041.

7.53% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,466 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.53%
Texas average:

8.37%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.33% relocated from other counties in Texas ($29,248 average AGI)
1.20% relocated from other states ($4,218 average AGI)
Falls County:

1.20%
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 McLennan County, TX  2.31% ($28,816 average AGI)
from Bell County, TX  1.26% ($30,129)
from Dallas County, TX  0.28% ($18,429)
from Robertson County, TX  0.20% ($21,200)


8.24% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,707 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.24%
Texas average:

7.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.13% relocated to other counties in Texas ($22,753 average AGI)
1.11% relocated to other states ($2,954 average AGI)
Falls County:

1.11%
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 McLennan County, TX  2.96% ($26,966 average AGI)
to Bell County, TX  1.21% ($24,350)
to Dallas County, TX  0.36% ($27,333)
to Robertson County, TX  0.26% ($16,462)
to Travis County, TX  0.22% ($22,545)
to Limestone County, TX  0.20% ($13,600)

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 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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Falls County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Falls County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Falls County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Falls County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Falls 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 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 Hardware1McDonald's1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Church's Chicken1SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen2True Value1
FedEx1UPS1
H&R Block1Walmart1
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