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:
Land area: 707 sq. mi. Water area: 1.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 2 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Foard County: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (28.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (25.8%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $452 (1.2%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $638 (2.4%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 27.8%
(25.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 42.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 43.8% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 46 years old
(Males: 46 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 26 years old, American Indian residents: 65 years old, Asian residents: 42 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30 years old, Other race residents: 33 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
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.
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
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
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
Foard County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 2.0 times above 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.
Foard County-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 97% 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 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 2/8/2002 at 16:07:13, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 94.9 miles away from the county center On 10/7/2007 at 13:54:21, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 2.7 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 42.5 miles away from Foard County center On 1/29/2008 at 10:24:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.8 miles away from the county center On 2/15/1997 at 09:08:55, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.4 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)
Most recent natural disasters:
Texas Hurricane Alex, Incident Period: June 30, 2010 to August 14, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1931): August 3, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1931, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Texas Wildfires, 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
Texas Hurricane 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
Texas Hurricane 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
Texas Hurricane 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
Texas Extreme 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
Texas Extreme Fire Hazard, Incident Period: August 30, 1993 to November 15, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3113): September 10, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3113, Natural disaster type: Fire
Texas SEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES, Incident Period: April 11, 1979, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-575): April 11, 1979, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-575, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
The number of natural disasters in Foard County (8) is smaller than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3 Emergencies Declared: 5
Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
Other Central America (12%)
United Kingdom (8%)
Most common first ancestries reported in Foard County (%):
United States or American (20%)
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 2005 was $31,427.
5.51% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,440 average adjusted gross income)
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
7.14% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($19,939 average adjusted gross income)
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 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:
In family households: 1,088 (292 male householders, 86 female householders)
306 spouses, 308 children (265 natural, 15 adopted, 28 stepchildren), 46 grandchildren, 7 brothers or sisters, 6 parents, 11 other relatives, 20 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 218 (98 male householders (87 living alone)), 97 female householders (85 living alone)), 23 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 30 (all institutionalized)
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.
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:
55 per 1000 residents
85 per 1000 residents
79 per 1000 residents
35 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: 0
0 per 1000 residents
+29 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -62
-41 per 1000 residents
+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)
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 1349
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