Garza County, Texas (TX)

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County population in 2012: 6,412 (78% urban, 22% rural); it was 4,872 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 450
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 710
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,179
Renter-occupied apartments: 511 (it was 484 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

36%

Land area: 896 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 7 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Garza County: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (24.1%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (13.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.6%), Wholesale trade (11.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 26%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 57%
  • Unpaid family work: 17%
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Races in Garza County, Texas:

  • Hispanic or Latino (47.1%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (45.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (6.1%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.4%)
Median resident age:  33.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 4,092  (39.9%)
Females: 2,369  (60.1%)
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Garza County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Garza County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $47,360 ($27,206 in 1999)

This county:

$47360
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $415 (lower quartile is $211, upper quartile is $529)
This county:

$415
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $73,732 (it was $41,500 in 2000)
Garza:

$73,732
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $36,377 - $128,283
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $748
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $302

Institutionalized population: 2,096

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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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $192,000
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $21,300
  • 2009: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $900 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $593 (0.9%)

Garza County household income distribution in 2009 Garza County home values distribution Garza County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.5%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.6% for Black residents, 28.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.7% for other race residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.4%
Garza County:

15.4%
Texas:

17.5%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.6% for Black residents, 27.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.6% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 38 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 34 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 46 years old, American Indian residents: 61 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 36 years old, Other race residents: 40 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Garza County is $416 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $630 a month.

Cities in this county include: Post.

Garza County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Garza County: Center Windmill (A), Cottonwood Windmill (B), Coyote Windmill (C), Cross H Ranch (D), Dick Woods Windmill (E), Dutchman Windmill (F), George Windmill (G), Holly Windmill (H), Horseshoe Windmill (I), Kirkpatrick Ranch (J), Lazy K Ranch (K), McCrary Ranch (L), Red Tower Windmill (M), Round Mountain Windmill (N), Schoolhouse Windmill (O), Shinnery Windmill (P), Slicknasty Windmill (Q), Swenson Ranch (R), Cow Spur (S), U Lazy S Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Resthaven Cemetery (1), Terrace Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Alan Henry (A), Sandy Creek Lake (B), Rood Tank (C), Rock Tank (D), Pit Tank (E), Pipe Tank (F), Kildugan Tank (G), Kelly Tank (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: McDonald Creek (A), Salt Creek (B), Salt Branch (C), Rocky Creek (D), Red Branch (E), Middle Creek (F), Gobbler Creek (G), Grape Creek (H), Griffin Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Borden County , Crosby County , Dickens County , Kent County , Lubbock County , Lynn County , Scurry County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.6%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 164
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 70.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 307 (53% naturalized citizens)

Garza County:

6.3%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 17
  • 1990 to 1994: 40
  • 1985 to 1989: 94
  • 1980 to 1984: 51
  • 1975 to 1979: 46
  • 1970 to 1974: 22
  • 1970 to 1974: 8
  • 1965 to 1969: 29

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.9 minutes

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

Garza County marital status for males Garza County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Garza County with a mortgage: 268 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 586

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Garza County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,83714
Mainline Protestant5494
Catholic4081
None3,667-
Garza 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
Garza County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Garza County:

10.65 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
This county:

10.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Garza County:

9.4%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Garza County:

27.9%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.1%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Garza County:

Average size of farms: 2031 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $39,585
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $150.46
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 35.40%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $43,181
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 8.37%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 27.00%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $61,429
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.06%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.13
All wheat for grain: 427 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 35577 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Garza County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 9861732.6 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Garza County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 41% 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 34.0 miles away from Garza 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 233.8 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 118.7 miles away from the county center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 232.4 miles away from the county center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 192.6 miles away from Garza County center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 323.9 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 Garza 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 (90%)
  • Panama (6%)
  • United Kingdom (2%)
  • Philippines (2%)
  • Other Australian and New Zealand Subregion (1%)

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

  • United States or American (11%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • German (8%)
  • English (5%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Dutch (1%)

Garza County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,449 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 273 (15%)
  • Motorcycle: 9 (0%)
  • Walked: 21 (1%)
  • Other means: 25 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 57 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 351 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 45 people in nursing homes
  • 41 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 20 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 1,920 people in federal prisons
  • 75 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 61 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 40 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $52,557.

8.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,323 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.51%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.79% relocated from other counties in Texas ($24,637 average AGI)
1.72% relocated from other states ($6,685 average AGI)
Garza County:

1.72%
Texas average:

2.49%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lubbock County, TX  3.02% ($28,568 average AGI)


7.49% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,870 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.49%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.80% relocated to other counties in Texas ($31,639 average AGI)
0.69% relocated to other states ($4,231 average AGI)
Garza County:

0.69%
Texas average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lubbock County, TX  2.91% ($38,405 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.6

Births per 1000 population in Garza County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 8.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Garza County

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

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Garza County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 772 (680 aged, 92 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: 1479.410
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 839.660
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 39.98

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 21.7
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 99.96

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

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,352

Size of family households: 540 2-persons, 230 3-persons, 213 4-persons, 135 5-persons, 47 6-persons, 32 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 426 1-person, 43 2-persons, 2 3-persons, 3 4-persons.

929 married couples with children.
257 single-parent households (71 men, 186 women).

69.9% of residents of Garza County speak English at home.
30.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $38,305,000 ($7520 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $225,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $10,007,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $9,795,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,338,000
Federal grants: $13,118,000
Federal procurement contracts: $182,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $864,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $185,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $990,000
Federal Government insurance: $5,655,000

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

Births: 350
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 295
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +5
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +78
Here:

+16 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Garza 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:

5.5
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 269
  • 1990 to 1999: 260
  • 1980 to 1989: 209
  • 1970 to 1979: 180
  • 1960 to 1969: 203
  • 1950 to 1959: 628
  • 1940 to 1949: 166
  • 1939 or earlier: 166
Rooms in houses/apartments in Garza County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 13
  • 3 rooms: 20
  • 4 rooms: 205
  • 5 rooms: 350
  • 6 rooms: 312
  • 7 rooms: 168
  • 8 rooms: 72
  • 9+ rooms: 39
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 28
  • 3 rooms: 121
  • 4 rooms: 107
  • 5 rooms: 122
  • 6 rooms: 62
  • 7 rooms: 16
  • 8 rooms: 12
  • 9+ rooms: 7
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Garza County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 37
  • 2 bedrooms: 298
  • 3 bedrooms: 707
  • 4 bedrooms: 121
  • 5+ bedrooms: 16
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 150
  • 2 bedrooms: 144
  • 3 bedrooms: 162
  • 4 bedrooms: 19
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Garza County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 66
  • 1 vehicle: 419
  • 2 vehicles: 466
  • 3 vehicles: 172
  • 4 vehicles: 29
  • 5+ vehicles: 27
  • no vehicle: 69
  • 1 vehicle: 273
  • 2 vehicles: 100
  • 3 vehicles: 19
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 5+ vehicles: 9

59% of Garza County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 83% lived in Texas.

Garza County:

59.5%
State average:

51.6%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999


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 Garza County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (61.1%)
  • Electricity (24.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.5%)
  • Utility gas (43.2%)
  • Electricity (39.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.1%)
  • Wood (1.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7
Here:

1.0%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 27
Here:

7.0%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7
Here:

5.1%
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)

Garza County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $613,000
    Financial Administration: $573,000
    General - Other: $557,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $551,000
    Regular Highways: $452,000
    Central Staff Services: $138,000
    Welfare - Other: $129,000
    Corrections - Other: $72,000
    Solid Waste Management: $37,000
    Health Services - Other: $34,000
    Parks & Recreation: $32,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $18,000
    Fire Protection: $14,000
    Libraries: $10,000
    Air Transportation: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $80,000
    Police Protection: $79,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $28,000
    Judicial: $27,000
    General - Other: $10,000
    General Public Building: $9,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
    Welfare - Other: $3,000
    Central Staff: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,252,000

Garza County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $260,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $119,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $365,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $307,000
    Interest Earnings: $57,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $791,000
    Public Welfare: $11,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,286,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $194,000
    NEC: $24,000

Garza County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $89,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $128,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $182,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $35,000

Garza County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $65,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $846,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Garza County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Garza County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James4671.4 years
William3876.1 years
John3276.7 years
Mary3278.6 years
Willie1785.0 years
George1674.2 years
Ruby1481.0 years
Charles1472.3 years
Robert1470.9 years
Thomas1475.0 years
Most common last names in Garza County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams2978.3 years
Smith2378.6 years
Jones1678.2 years
Brown1381.5 years
Davis1282.1 years
Warren1275.5 years
Moore1279.7 years
Morris1276.6 years
Mathis1181.3 years
Thomas1179.6 years
Businesses in Garza County, TX
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
La-Z-Boy1Subway1
McDonald's1True Value1