Foard County, Texas (TX)

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County population in 2012: 1,307 (all rural); it was 1,622 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 165
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 277
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 498
Renter-occupied apartments: 131 (it was 166 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

36%

Land area: 707 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 2 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Foard County: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (75.0%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (25.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 100%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 0%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Foard County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (81.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (14.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (4.0%)
Median resident age:  46.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 637  (56.3%)
Females: 699  (43.7%)
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Average household size:
Foard County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $33,622 ($25,812 in 1999)

This county:

$33622
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $284 (lower quartile is $219, upper quartile is $533)
This county:

$284
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $38,402 (it was $27,300 in 2000)
Foard:

$38,402
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $17,742 - $73,470
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $704
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $372

Institutionalized population: 30

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):

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Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $818 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $594 (1.6%)

Foard County household income distribution in 2009 Foard County home values distribution Foard County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.4%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 53.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.3%
Foard County:

15.3%
Texas:

17.5%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 45 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 60 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 17 years old, Other race residents: 35 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Foard County is $389 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $617 a month.

Cities in this county include: Crowell, Thalia.

Foard 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 Foard County: Halsell Ranch (A), K Camp (B), North Fork Pens (C), Oil Well Windmill (D), Pen Windmill (E), Polk Hole Windmill (F), Reservoir Windmill (G), Slay Camp (H), West Camp (I), Y L Ranch (J), Y Ranch (K), Crowell Water Supply (L), Foard County Museum (M), Fire Hall Museum (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Margaret Cemetery (1), Crowell Cemetery (2), Thalia Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Halsell Lake (A), Brown Lake (B), Long Lake (C), Carroll Lake (D), McCoy Lake (E), Willow Tank (F), Three-Quarter Tank (G), Mare Pasture Tank (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Blue Hole Creek (A), Blacks Branch Creek (B), Black Top Creek (C), Spring Creek (D), Mule Creek (E), Cedar Creek (F), Canal Creek (G), Raggedy Creek (H), Mud Dauber Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Foard County include: Pease River Battlefield (1), Historical Marker (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Baylor County , Cottle County , Hardeman County , King County , Knox County , Wilbarger County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.8%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 40
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 70.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 26 (54% naturalized citizens)

Foard County:

1.6%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 2
  • 1990 to 1994: 2
  • 1985 to 1989: 4
  • 1980 to 1984: 8
  • 1975 to 1979: 7
  • 1970 to 1974: 1
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1965 to 1969: 0

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 72.3%

Foard County marital status for males Foard County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Foard County with a mortgage: 140 (0 second mortgage, 5 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 250

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Foard County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,1726
Mainline Protestant1882
Catholic321
None--
Foard County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Foard County:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Foard County:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
This county:

14.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Foard County:

11.0%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Foard County:

26.0%
State:

26.6%

Agriculture in Foard County:

Average size of farms: 1411 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $46,630
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $81.14
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 56.09%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $49,756
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.88%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $69,643
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.19%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.38
All wheat for grain: 37841 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 3464 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Foard County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 3047279.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/1/1954, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Foard County-area historical earthquake activity is above Texas state average. It is 62% 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 88.0 miles away from Foard 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 332.2 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 224.7 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 94.4 miles away from the county center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 181.7 miles away from Foard 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 135.0 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:


The number of natural disasters in Foard County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
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 (62%)
  • Vietnam (12%)
  • Other Central America (12%)
  • United Kingdom (8%)
  • Germany (8%)

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

  • United States or American (20%)
  • German (10%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • Dutch (3%)
  • Czech (2%)

Foard County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 460 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 167 (25%)
  • Walked: 9 (1%)
  • Other means: 14 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 21 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

40 people in nursing homes
30 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $37,616.

8.33% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,200 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.33%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties in Texas.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other states.

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



7.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,030 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.89%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other counties in Texas.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other states.

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.2

Births per 1000 population in Foard County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 7.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Foard County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Foard County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 377 (340 aged, 37 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1054.020
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 263.5

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 65.88

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,306

Size of family households: 208 2-persons, 75 3-persons, 58 4-persons, 23 5-persons, 6 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 172 1-person, 23 2-persons.

296 married couples with children.
95 single-parent households (22 men, 73 women).

87.5% of residents of Foard County speak English at home.
11.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 40% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $18,845,000 ($12150 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $103,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $5,272,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $3,442,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,787,000
Federal grants: $4,908,000
Federal procurement contracts: $76,000 ($10,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $360,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $159,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $40,000
Federal Government insurance: $5,824,000

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

Births: 84
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 120
Here:

79 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -62
Here -41 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Foard County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.00 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.3
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 7
  • 2000 to 2004: 34
  • 1990 to 1999: 44
  • 1980 to 1989: 40
  • 1970 to 1979: 81
  • 1960 to 1969: 62
  • 1950 to 1959: 99
  • 1940 to 1949: 172
  • 1939 or earlier: 203
Rooms in houses/apartments in Foard County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 17
  • 4 rooms: 73
  • 5 rooms: 184
  • 6 rooms: 128
  • 7 rooms: 52
  • 8 rooms: 27
  • 9+ rooms: 13
  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 10
  • 3 rooms: 28
  • 4 rooms: 45
  • 5 rooms: 37
  • 6 rooms: 27
  • 7 rooms: 15
  • 8 rooms: 1
  • 9+ rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Foard County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 20
  • 2 bedrooms: 167
  • 3 bedrooms: 255
  • 4 bedrooms: 46
  • 5+ bedrooms: 8
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 38
  • 2 bedrooms: 64
  • 3 bedrooms: 51
  • 4 bedrooms: 8
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Foard County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 21
  • 1 vehicle: 134
  • 2 vehicles: 229
  • 3 vehicles: 70
  • 4 vehicles: 34
  • 5+ vehicles: 10
  • no vehicle: 29
  • 1 vehicle: 74
  • 2 vehicles: 46
  • 3 vehicles: 10
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5+ vehicles: 3

63% of Foard 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, 84% lived in Texas.

Foard 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: $11,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Foard County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (67.5%)
  • Electricity (21.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.6%)
  • Utility gas (74.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.1%)
  • Electricity (10.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2
Here:

1.0%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2
Here:

1.8%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3
Here:

8.1%
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)

Foard County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $335,000
    Regular Highways: $215,000
    Police Protection: $133,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $110,000
    General Public Buildings: $67,000
    Fire Protection: $28,000
    Libraries: $5,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $376,000

Foard County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $13,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $90,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $80,000
    Interest Earnings: $31,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $13,000
  • Tax - Property: $554,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $78,000

Foard County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $474,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Foard County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Foard County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William2878.4 years
James2776.0 years
Robert2271.0 years
Mary2082.3 years
John1880.4 years
George1775.4 years
Charles1378.2 years
Roy1181.4 years
Charlie980.5 years
Edna984.0 years
Most common last names in Foard County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2185.2 years
Davis1276.3 years
Bell1278.8 years
Cates1278.0 years
Jones1274.2 years
Brown1273.8 years
Fox1172.5 years
Black1180.6 years
Owens1184.6 years
Carroll1078.6 years

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