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Gaines County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2019: 21,244 (37% urban, 63% rural); it was 14,467 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,934
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,390
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,679
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,282 (it was 1,002 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

36%

Land area: 1502 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 14 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Gaines County: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Construction (20.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (18.2%), Educational, health and social services (17.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 12%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Gaines County, TX (2019)
    • 11,56354.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 8,90642.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4652.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1080.5%Asian alone
    • 620.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 80.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 40.02%Two or more races
Median resident age:

28.2 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years
Males: 10,820  (50.9%)
Females: 10,424  (49.1%)
Average household size:
Gaines County:

3.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $65,255 ($30,432 in 1999)
This county:

$65,255
Texas:

$64,034

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $607 (lower quartile is $418, upper quartile is $753)
This county:

$607
State:

$929


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $175,306 (it was $42,300 in 2000)
Gaines:

$175,306
Texas:

$200,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $97,197 - $233,159
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,320
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $424

Institutionalized population: 85

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 17
  • Thefts: 24
  • Auto thefts: 6

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 8
  • Thefts: 42
  • Auto thefts: 2
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $130,200
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $228,300
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $138,500
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $176,700
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $93,400
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $104,800
  • 2005: 17 buildings, average cost: $74,500
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $192,900
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $135,200
  • 2008: 28 buildings, average cost: $143,700
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $169,100
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $169,100
  • 2011: 17 buildings, average cost: $167,100
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $170,200
  • 2013: 16 buildings, average cost: $151,700
  • 2014: 15 buildings, average cost: $159,500
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $360,200
  • 2016: 0 buildings
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $650,000
  • 2019: 2 buildings, average cost: $329,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Gaines, TX residents
Average permit cost in Gaines, TX
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,749 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,585 (1.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Gaines, TX in 2019
Distribution of house value in Gaines, TX in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Gaines, TX in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 14.1%
Gaines County:

14.1%
Texas:

13.6%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.1% for Black residents, 15.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.6% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 28.2 years old
(Males: 27.9 years old, Females: 28.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 29.6 years old, Black residents: 25.6 years old, Asian residents: 36.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.1 years old, Other race residents: 52.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Gaines County is $428 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $628 a month.

Cities in this county include: Seminole, Seagraves, Loop.

Gaines 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 Gaines County: La Casa Valley Boys Ranch (A), Museum of Aircraft Perservation (B), Community Building (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Gaines County include: Union Hill Church (A), Church of God (B), Little Flock Church (C), New Hope Church (D), Oak Grove Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Acker Cemetery (1), Veale Creek Cemetery (2), Moon Cemetery (3), Baker Cemetery (4), Snake Den Cemetery (5), Battle Creek Cemetery (6), Bee Branch Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Hubbard Creek Lake (A), Henslee Lake Number 3 (B), Union Lake (C), Twin Lakes (D), Carey Lake (E), Pitzer Lake (F), T P Lake (G), Lake Necessity (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Buck Branch (A), Yellow Branch (B), Wagon Timber Creek (C), Veale Creek (D), Turner Branch (E), Sow Branch (F), Six Shooter Creek (G), Rush Branch (H), Post Oak Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Gaines County: Joe K Boyce Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Morehouse Parish, Louisiana , Haskell County , Taylor County, Georgia , Stephens County , Titus County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.2%
Texas:

8.0%

Unemployment by year in Gaines, TX
County total employment by year in Gaines, TX
County average yearly wages by year in Gaines, TX

Current college students: 268
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 62.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 5,566 (40.1% naturalized citizens)

Gaines County:

26.2%
Whole state:

17.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,6352010 or later
  • 1,3892000 to 2009
  • 9061990 to 1999
  • 1,0541980 to 1989
  • 6271970 to 1979
  • 251Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 80.6%

Gaines County marital status for males Gaines County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,721
  • One, attached: 2
  • Two: 83
  • 3 or 4: 130
  • 5 to 9: 88
  • 10 to 19: 19
  • 20 to 49: 24
  • 50 or more: 32
  • Mobile homes: 1,466
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 61

Housing units in Gaines County with a mortgage: 2,012 (0 second mortgage, 31 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,643

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

56.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Gaines County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,09725
Catholic2,1702
Mainline Protestant5553
Other1221
None6,582-
Gaines 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: 4
Gaines County:

2.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Gaines County:

6.08 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Gaines County:

8.4%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Gaines County:

28.3%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.9%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Gaines County:

Average size of farms: 1048 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $199,744
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $333.96
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 26.95%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $177,517
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 41.68%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 63.97%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $142,036
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 83.01%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.81
All wheat for grain: 27026 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 187676 harvested acres
Vegetables: 2,779 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 499 acres

Tornado activity:

Gaines County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 12403071.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 7 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/9/2008, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 6 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gaines County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 368% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 177.6 miles away from Gaines 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 39.7 miles away from the county center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 111.7 miles away from the county center
On 3/26/2020 at 15:16:27, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 5.9 mi) earthquake occurred 108.9 miles away from the county center
On 9/11/2011 at 12:27:44, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 110.4 miles away from Gaines County center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 387.7 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:

  • Texas Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4485, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2015 to June 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4223: May 29, 2015, FEMA Id: 4223, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 01, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3284: March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 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: 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: 3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3216: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 15, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1356: January 08, 2001, FEMA Id: 1356, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Texas Extreme Fire Hazards, Incident Period: August 01, 1999 to December 10, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3142: September 01, 1999, FEMA Id: 3142, Natural disaster type: Fire

The number of natural disasters in Gaines County (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Gaines

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,337 (72.0%)
  • Carpooled: 1,439 (19.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 61 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 19 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 381 (5.1%)
  • Worked at home: 176 (2.4%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Educational services (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Construction (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Educational services (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Construction (6%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (23%)
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (84%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Belize (2%)
  • India (1%)
  • Philippines (1%)
  • El Salvador (1%)
  • Vietnam (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Gaines County


  • American (12%)
  • German (9%)
  • Canadian (5%)
  • Pennsylvania German (4%)
  • European (4%)
  • English (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 68 people in nursing homes
  • 25 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 65 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 20 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $57,658.

5.56% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($53,375 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
Texas average:

7.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.03% relocated from other counties in Texas ($38,354 average AGI)
1.53% relocated from other states ($15,021 average AGI)
Gaines County:

1.53%
Texas average:

2.52%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lea County, NM  0.80% ($66,939 average AGI)
from Yoakum County, TX  0.67% ($54,220)
from Lubbock County, TX  0.61% ($43,757)


6.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($55,557 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
Texas average:

7.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.34% relocated to other counties in Texas ($41,079 average AGI)
1.66% relocated to other states ($14,478 average AGI)
Gaines County:

1.66%
Texas average:

2.32%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lubbock County, TX  0.77% ($46,468 average AGI)
to Lea County, NM  0.60% ($57,865)
to Yoakum County, TX  0.42% ($47,500)
to Midland County, TX  0.39% ($74,917)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 18.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 19.7

Births per 1000 population in Gaines County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 6.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Gaines County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Gaines County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 32.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 24.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Gaines County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Gaines County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Gaines County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Gaines County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Gaines County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Gaines County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,662 (1,414 aged, 248 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,239 (26%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Gaines County, Texas in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (150)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (69)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (32)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (21)

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: 6.87
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,626
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 254
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 31,099

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 2,134
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 829

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 13
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 102

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 21,244
  • Male householders: 3,514 (621 living alone), Female householders: 2,471 (563 living alone)
  • 3,836 spouses (3,836 opposite-sex spouses), 240 unmarried partners, (240 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 8,813 children (8,392 natural, 113 adopted, 301 stepchildren), 1,000 grandchildren, 67 brothers or sisters, 228 parents, 0 foster children, 467 other relatives, 444 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 114

Size of family households: 1,554 2-persons, 814 3-persons, 973 4-persons, 517 5-persons, 472 6-persons, 317 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,183 1-person, 131 2-persons, 13 3-persons.

5,233 married couples with children.
1,288 single-parent households (588 men, 700 women).

42.2% of residents of Gaines speak English at home.
30.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
28.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (59% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (36% speak English very well, 64% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $124,148,000 ($8,525 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $342,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $21,839,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $17,514,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $59,681,000
Federal grants: $23,455,000
Federal procurement contracts: $265,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,394,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,951,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,251,000
Federal Government insurance: $85,132,000

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

Births: 1,398
Here:

95 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 510
Here:

35 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +366
Here:

+25 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -985
Here -67 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Gaines County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.07 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.1

Year house built in Gaines County, Texas
  • Year house built in Gaines County, Texas
  • 4862014 or later
  • 5532010 to 2013
  • 8732000 to 2009
  • 6581990 to 1999
  • 1,0051980 to 1989
  • 1,0541970 to 1979
  • 8971960 to 1969
  • 8031950 to 1959
  • 2751940 to 1949
  • 711939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Gaines County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Gaines County, Texas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Gaines County, Texas
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 2063 rooms
  • 6274 rooms
  • 1,2025 rooms
  • 1,1886 rooms
  • 6727 rooms
  • 3198 rooms
  • 4119+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gaines County, Texas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gaines County, Texas
  • 651 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 2063 rooms
  • 3304 rooms
  • 5175 rooms
  • 1436 rooms
  • 497 rooms
  • 08 rooms
  • 219+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Gaines County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Gaines County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Gaines County, Texas
  • 0no bedroom
  • 511 bedroom
  • 8382 bedrooms
  • 2,6323 bedrooms
  • 8284 bedrooms
  • 2565+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gaines County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gaines County, Texas
  • 64no bedroom
  • 711 bedroom
  • 6292 bedrooms
  • 5413 bedrooms
  • 374 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Gaines County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Gaines County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Gaines County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 125no vehicle
  • 9811 vehicle
  • 1,9002 vehicles
  • 1,0113 vehicles
  • 3154 vehicles
  • 3095+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Gaines County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Gaines County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 218no vehicle
  • 4991 vehicle
  • 4532 vehicles
  • 1433 vehicles
  • 244 vehicles
  • 325+ vehicles

88.1% of Gaines County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 41% lived in Texas.

Gaines County:

88.1%
State average:

84.4%

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

  • This state: 12,285
  • Other state: 3,099
  • Northeast: 62
  • Midwest: 707
  • South: 955
  • West: 1,399
Year householders moved into unit in Gaines County, TX
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Gaines County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 65.3%Electricity
  • 28.3%Utility gas
  • 5.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 69.0%Electricity
  • 31.0%Utility gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,062
Here:

31.4%
Texas:

7.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 8
Here:

0.8%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 25
Here:

6.3%
Texas:

14.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Gaines County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,132,000
    Regular Highways: $461,000
    Parks and Recreation: $314,000
    Air Transportation: $7,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $5,856,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,076,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,185,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,097,000
    Police Protection: $2,062,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,751,000
    Financial Administration: $1,362,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,136,000
    Parks and Recreation: $975,000
    Health - Other: $726,000
    Libraries: $478,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $254,000
    Local Fire Protection: $186,000
    Air Transportation: $99,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $83,000
    Solid Waste Management: $31,000
    General - Other: $29,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $351,000
    General Revenue - Other: $102,000
    Interest Earnings: $32,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $22,000
    Sale of Property: $17,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $254,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,362,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $155,000
  • Tax - Property: $24,966,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $522,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,163,000

Gaines County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,132,000
    Regular Highways: $461,000
    Parks and Recreation: $314,000
    Air Transportation: $7,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $5,856,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,076,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,185,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,097,000
    Police Protection: $2,062,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,751,000
    Financial Administration: $1,362,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,136,000
    Parks and Recreation: $975,000
    Health - Other: $726,000
    Libraries: $478,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $254,000
    Local Fire Protection: $186,000
    Air Transportation: $99,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $83,000
    Solid Waste Management: $31,000
    General - Other: $29,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $351,000
    General Revenue - Other: $102,000
    Interest Earnings: $32,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $22,000
    Sale of Property: $17,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $254,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,362,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $155,000
  • Tax - Property: $24,966,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $522,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,163,000

Gaines County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,132,000
    Regular Highways: $461,000
    Parks and Recreation: $314,000
    Air Transportation: $7,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $5,856,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,076,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,185,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,097,000
    Police Protection: $2,062,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,751,000
    Financial Administration: $1,362,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,136,000
    Parks and Recreation: $975,000
    Health - Other: $726,000
    Libraries: $478,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $254,000
    Local Fire Protection: $186,000
    Air Transportation: $99,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $83,000
    Solid Waste Management: $31,000
    General - Other: $29,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $351,000
    General Revenue - Other: $102,000
    Interest Earnings: $32,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $22,000
    Sale of Property: $17,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $254,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,362,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $155,000
  • Tax - Property: $24,966,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $522,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,163,000

Gaines County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,132,000
    Regular Highways: $461,000
    Parks and Recreation: $314,000
    Air Transportation: $7,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $5,856,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,076,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,185,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,097,000
    Police Protection: $2,062,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,751,000
    Financial Administration: $1,362,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,136,000
    Parks and Recreation: $975,000
    Health - Other: $726,000
    Libraries: $478,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $254,000
    Local Fire Protection: $186,000
    Air Transportation: $99,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $83,000
    Solid Waste Management: $31,000
    General - Other: $29,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $351,000
    General Revenue - Other: $102,000
    Interest Earnings: $32,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $22,000
    Sale of Property: $17,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $254,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,362,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $155,000
  • Tax - Property: $24,966,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $522,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,163,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 342
  • Number of aged recipients: 70
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 272
  • Number of recipients under 18: 45
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 159
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 138
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 181
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 135
Most common first names in Gaines County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William6176.6 years
James5870.5 years
Mary5278.9 years
John4569.8 years
Robert2771.6 years
Ruby2581.5 years
Charles2472.2 years
George2076.1 years
Joe2075.4 years
Roy1675.8 years
Most common last names in Gaines County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3877.2 years
Jones3373.9 years
Williams2576.0 years
Brown1976.9 years
Allen1776.6 years
Johnson1667.7 years
Bingham1473.0 years
Moore1476.1 years
Lewis1378.4 years
Gonzales1274.3 years
Businesses in Gaines County, TX
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Subway1
FedEx2True Value2
H&R Block1UPS1
McDonald's1Walmart1
SONIC Drive-In1

Gaines County on our top lists:

  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election"