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Frio County, Texas (TX)


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County population in 2012: 17,702 (78% urban, 22% rural); it was 16,252 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,218
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,069
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,272
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,567 (it was 1,471 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

36%

Land area: 1133 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 15 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Frio County: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.1%), Public administration (15.5%), Retail trade (14.5%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.2%), Construction (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 25%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Frio County, Texas:


Median resident age:  32.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years

Males: 10,032  (51.8%)
Females: 7,185  (48.2%)

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Average household size:
Frio County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $29,617 ($24,504 in 1999)
This county:

$29617
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $283 (lower quartile is $167, upper quartile is $429)
This county:

$283
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $50,574 (it was $34,200 in 2000)
Frio County:

$50,574
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $25,962 - $82,523

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $102,056
Here:

$102,056
State:

$177,060

Townhouses or other attached units: $51,175
Here:

$51,175
State:

$170,403

In 2-unit structures: $58,045
Here:

$58,045
State:

$137,980

Mobile homes: $42,620
Here:

$42,620
State:

$42,156

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $42,201
Here:

$42,201
State:

$34,447
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,054
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $260

Institutionalized population: 3,246

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):


Frio 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: $832 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $570 (1.3%)


Frio County household income distribution in 2009 Frio County home values distribution


Frio County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 21.1%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 24.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 43.7% for other race residents, 37.7% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 32 years old
(Males: 30 years old, Females: 36 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 34 years old, Black residents: 28 years old, American Indian residents: 27 years old, Asian residents: 29 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30 years old, Other race residents: 28 years old)

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

29.0%
Whole state:

15.4%

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

11.2%
Whole state:

6.7%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Frio County is $476 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $579 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $733 a month.

Cities in this county include: Pearsall, Dilley, Moore, North Pearsall, West Pearsall, Bigfoot, Hilltop.

Frio 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 Frio County: Cattail Windmill (A), Chain Windmill (B), Chivo Windmill (C), Cocklebur Windmill (D), Cow Pasture Windmill (E), Crawford Windmill (F), Creek Windmill (G), Cude Windmill (H), El Rancho Quien Sabe (I), Forest Windmill (J), Frio Windmill (K), Gillman Windmill (L), Gracey Ranch (M), H and B Ranch (N), Halff Ranch (O), Headquarters Windmill (P), Herbert Windmill (Q), Hill Windmill (R), Honeymoon Windmill (S), Hunters Camp Windmill (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Frio County: Saint Mary Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Covey Chapel Cemetery (1), Miguel Cemetery (2), Hugo Cemetery (3), Buckhorn Cemetery (4), Diller Cemetery (5), Tehuacana Cemetery (6), Derby Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Buzzard Roost Lake (A), Howard Lake (B), Jewel Lake (C), Burns Reservoir (D), Thompson Lake (E), Bennett Reservoir (F), Morrow Lake Number 2 (G), Morrow Lake Number 1 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Black Creek (A), Big Hollow Creek (B), Berry Creek (C), Becerro Creek (D), West Fork Ellis Branch (E), Yoledigo Creek (F), Todos Santos Creek (G), Tehuacana Creek (H), Seco Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Frio County include: Longhorn Athletic Field (1), Gosch Athletic Field (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Atascosa County , Dimmit County , La Salle County , Medina County , Uvalde County , Zavala County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 584
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 57.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 946 (47% naturalized citizens)

Frio County:

5.8%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 76.6%

Frio County marital status for males
Frio County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Frio County with a mortgage: 729 (8 second mortgage, 8 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,394

Here:

34.3% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 82.68%
Here82.7%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 13,437
Total congregations: 19

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents9,820 (73.1%)2,065 (15.4%)1,094 (8.1%)197 (1.5%)261 (1.9%)
Congregations2 (10.5%)6 (31.6%)4 (21.1%)2 (10.5%)5 (26.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Frio County - Pearsall, Dilley, Moore, North Pearsall, West Pearsall

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Frio County:

2.49 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

5.60 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Frio County:

3.73 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.2%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.5%
Texas:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Frio County:

20.1%
State:

15.7%


Agriculture in Frio County:

Average size of farms: 1123 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $132,153
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $700.18
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 54.86%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $114,373
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 7.59%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 53.75%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $59,255
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.54%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.54
Corn for grain: 2485 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2488 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 1132 harvested acres
Vegetables: 4,235 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,169 acres

Tornado activity:

Frio County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 1.1 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 8 fatalities and 19 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/15/1973, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 5 people and injured 12 people

Earthquake activity:

Frio County-area historical earthquake activity is above Texas state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 60.1 miles away from the 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 65.3 miles away from the county center
On 7/20/1991 at 23:38:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 64.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/3/2005 at 14:39:16, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.0 miles away from Frio County center
On 5/16/1993 at 15:30:19, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Frio County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 4

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

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




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





Frio County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,603 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 1,164 (22%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 171 (3%)
  • Other means: 158 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 100 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $30,937.

6.24% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,169 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.24%
Texas average:

8.37%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.18% relocated from other counties in Texas ($27,575 average AGI)
1.05% relocated from other states ($4,594 average AGI)
Frio County:

1.05%
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 Bexar County, TX  1.55% ($31,955 average AGI)
from Medina County, TX  0.59% ($38,120)
from La Salle County, TX  0.30% ($18,692)


7.73% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,442 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.73%
Texas average:

7.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.85% relocated to other counties in Texas ($22,260 average AGI)
0.88% relocated to other states ($2,182 average AGI)
Frio County:

0.88%
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 Bexar County, TX  2.33% ($23,287 average AGI)
to Medina County, TX  0.95% ($25,366)
to Atascosa County, TX  0.35% ($20,067)
to Uvalde County, TX  0.28% ($25,250)
to Travis County, TX  0.25% ($20,909)
to Harris County, TX  0.23% ($23,900)
to La Salle County, TX  0.23% ($31,300)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.7

Births per 1000 population in Frio County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Frio County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Frio County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,913 (1,580 aged, 333 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 29%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 30%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 12.21
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9410.470
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 244.110
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 50720.13

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1611.030
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 793.310
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12.2

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 19.04
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 67.13

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,946

Size of family households: 1,213 2-persons, 806 3-persons, 682 4-persons, 472 5-persons, 187 6-persons, 169 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,141 1-person, 155 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

38.8% of residents of Frio County speak English at home.
61.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (69% speak English very well, 31% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $86,876,000 ($5302 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,940,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $26,310,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $17,891,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,854,000
Federal grants: $31,413,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,029,000 ($712,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,379,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $387,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,527,000
Federal Government insurance: $16,352,000

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

Births: 1,298
Here:

79 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 581
Here:

35 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +66
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -623
Here -38 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Frio County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.38 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.0
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Frio County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 28
  • 2 rooms: 216
  • 3 rooms: 373
  • 4 rooms: 488
  • 5 rooms: 983
  • 6 rooms: 646
  • 7 rooms: 262
  • 8 rooms: 154
  • 9+ rooms: 122
  • 1 room: 75
  • 2 rooms: 149
  • 3 rooms: 303
  • 4 rooms: 395
  • 5 rooms: 383
  • 6 rooms: 123
  • 7 rooms: 36
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9+ rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Frio County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 72
  • 1 bedroom: 420
  • 2 bedrooms: 814
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,604
  • 4 bedrooms: 307
  • 5+ bedrooms: 55
  • no bedroom: 89
  • 1 bedroom: 416
  • 2 bedrooms: 511
  • 3 bedrooms: 435
  • 4 bedrooms: 16
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4
Cars and other vehicles available in Frio County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 232
  • 1 vehicle: 1,099
  • 2 vehicles: 1,313
  • 3 vehicles: 486
  • 4 vehicles: 111
  • 5+ vehicles: 31
  • no vehicle: 340
  • 1 vehicle: 779
  • 2 vehicles: 312
  • 3 vehicles: 40
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

65% of Frio County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 72% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 85% lived in Texas.

Frio County:

65.1%
State average:

51.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $14,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Frio County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (47.2%)
  • Utility gas (35.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.0%)
  • Wood (2.0%)
  • Electricity (58.3%)
  • Utility gas (31.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.0%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 48
Here:

2.2%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 40
Here:

3.2%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 75
Here:

13.0%
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

Frio County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Frio County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Frio County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Frio County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Frio 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 Frio County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Maria8276.2 years
Jose6272.9 years
John4477.6 years
Juan4275.0 years
Manuel3775.9 years
Mary3579.1 years
Pedro3572.7 years
Guadalupe3274.7 years
Juanita3276.6 years
William3072.0 years
Most common last names in Frio County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Rodriguez7874.8 years
Martinez7372.6 years
Garcia7077.0 years
Hernandez6472.9 years
Trevino4874.5 years
Gonzales4271.9 years
Ramirez4073.5 years
Perez3674.8 years
Villarreal3674.8 years
Garza3672.1 years
Businesses in Frio County, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2FedEx3
Ace Hardware1H&R Block1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Blockbuster1RadioShack1
Burger King1SONIC Drive-In1
Church's Chicken1U-Haul1
Cricket Wireless4UPS3
Dairy Queen1Walmart1
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