County population in 2014: 1,275 (all rural); it was 1,622 in 2000County 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 (very low).
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Foard County: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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%)
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%
(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.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Foard County: Rathgeber Ranch (A), Seventy-seven Ranch (B), Vogtsberger Ranch (C), Burkburnett Water Supply (D), Electra Water Supply (E), Boerne Public Library (F), Kendall County Library System (G), Lake Kickapoo Volunteer Fire Department (H), Cameron Gardens Volunteer Fire Department (I), Kamay Volunteer Fire and Emergency Medical Services (J), Wichita East Volunteer Fire Department (K), Wichita West Volunteer Fire Department (L), Wichita Valley Community House (M). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Foard County include: Clara Church (A), Friberg Cooper Church (B), Hillside Baptist Church (C), Pecanway Baptist Church (D), Cornerstone Pentecostal Church of God (E), Camp Chaparral Baptist Assembly Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Evart Cemetery (1), Beaver Creek Cemetery (2), East Lawn Cemetery (3), Highland Memorial Gardens (4), Mount Carmel Cemetery (5), Clara Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map
Reservoirs: Crumpler Lake (A), Netherly Lake (B), Kay-Bub Lake (C), Twin Lakes (D), North Fork Buffalo Creek Reservoir (E), Reilly Lake (F), Barbour-Kitchell Lake (G), Dickinson Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Creeks: Bluff Creek (A), Blackberry Creek (B), Antelope Creek (C), Beaver Creek (D), Wolf Creek (E), Stevens Creek (F), West Fork Pond Creek (G), Whisky Creek (H), Adams Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
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)
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%
Housing units in structures:
One, detached: 750
One, attached: 10
3 or 4: 15
10 to 19: 2
20 or more: 10
Mobile homes: 43
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
0.0% with mortgage
64.2% with mortgage
Religion statistics for Foard County
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
7.15 / 10,000 pop.
1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
7.15 / 10,000 pop.
3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
14.31 / 10,000 pop.
6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
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
Foard County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 1297915.5 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 9 fatalities and 148 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 4/3/1964, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado killed 7 people and injured 111 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
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:
TexasHurricane 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
TexasWildfires, 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
TexasHurricane 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
TexasHurricane 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
TexasHurricane 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
TexasExtreme 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
TexasExtreme 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
TexasSEVERE 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
Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
Management occupations (12%)
Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
Personal care and service occupations (10%)
Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
Production occupations (7%)
Life, physical, and social science occupations (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 facilitiesAverage 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)
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)
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 2014: 9.3
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
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 30.5% Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 20.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Foard County
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Foard County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 343 (295 aged, 48 disabled) Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 62 (22%)
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
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.
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:
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