County population in 2012: 7,351 (all rural); it was 6,928 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 914 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,381 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,122 Renter-occupied apartments: 573 (it was 522 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 854 sq. mi. Water area: 5.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 8 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Goliad County: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.2%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (13.3%), Manufacturing (12.6%), Public administration (10.4%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $831 (0.8%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $477 (0.6%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 12.9%
(6.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.4% for Black residents, 22.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 55.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 19.3% for other race residents, 15.8% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 45 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 43 years old, American Indian residents: 40 years old, Asian residents: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 36 years old, Other race residents: 37 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Area name: Victoria, TX HUD Metro FMR Area Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Goliad County is $460 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $589 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $733 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Goliad County: Clip Ranch (A), Coyote Windmill (B), Dial Ranch (C), Dutch Trap Windmill (D), Elkins Windmill (E), Farley Windmill (F), Gin Windmill (G), Henke Windmill (H), Irby Ranch (I), Lake Windmill (J), Lazy F Ranch (K), Little Sarco Windmill (L), Lott Windmill (M), Lower Buzzard Windmill (N), Matt Windmill (O), Melo Ranch (P), Mission Nuestra Senora del Rosario (Q), Mulley Windmill (R), Number One Windmill (S), Number Two Windmill (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Goliad County include: Mallahau Church (A), Saint Andrews Church (B), Zion Hill Church (C), Saint Lukes Church (D), Minnehulla Church (E), Mission Espiritu Santo (F). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Mucorrera Cemetery (1), Lott Pettus Cemetery (2), Lott Cemetery (3), Killebrew Cemetery (4), John Pettus Cemetery (5), Mistletoe Cemetery (6), Woodlawn Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and reservoirs: Gibson Lake (A), Onderdunk Lake (B), Redding Lake (C), Milinda Lake (D), Hardaman Lake (E), Horseshoe Lake (F), Flat Lake (G), Fulcrod Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Blue Branch (A), Alligator Creek (B), Arroyocita Creek (C), Manahuilla Creek (D), Cabeza Creek (E), Sarco Creek (F), Salt Creek (G), Road Creek (H), Chicken Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 514 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $17,209 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $64.19 The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 89.83% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $18,888 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.30% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.42% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $24,007 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.09% Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.53 Corn for grain: 6469 harvested acres Upland cotton: 1994 harvested acres Vegetables: 12 harvested acres Land in orchards: 40 acres
Goliad County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is below Texas state average. It is 1.2 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 9/22/1967, a tornado injured 2 people
Goliad County-area historical earthquake activity is above Texas state average. It is 91% 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 44.9 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 41.9 miles away from the county center On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.0 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 42.0 miles away from Goliad County center On 5/16/1993 at 15:30:19, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.6 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
Most recent natural disasters:
Texas Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 7, 2008 to September 26, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3294): September 10, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3294, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Texas Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 27, 2008 to September 7, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3290): August 29, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3290, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Texas Hurricane Dean, Incident Period: August 17, 2007 to September 5, 2007, Emergency Declared (EM-3277): August 18, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3277, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
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 Hurricane Claudette, Incident Period: July 15, 2003 to July 28, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1479): July 17, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1479, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Texas Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 29, 2002 to July 31, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1425): July 4, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1425, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Texas Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes, Incident Period: October 17, 1998 to November 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1257): October 21, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1257, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Texas Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: June 21, 1997 to July 15, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1179): July 7, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1179, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Goliad County (12) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6 Emergencies Declared: 6
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tornado: 1, Fire: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.2 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6
Births per 1000 population in Goliad County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population in Goliad County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.0 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 0.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Goliad County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,133 (1,003 aged, 130 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1013.800 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1182.770
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 28.58 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 28.16
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14.08
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 6,196 (1,534 male householders, 527 female householders)
1,623 spouses, 1,946 children (1,774 natural, 57 adopted, 115 stepchildren), 221 grandchildren, 38 brothers or sisters, 50 parents, 60 other relatives, 140 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 921 (410 male householders (359 living alone)), 397 female householders (352 living alone)), 114 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 93 (88 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 1,050 2-persons, 409 3-persons, 332 4-persons, 163 5-persons, 60 6-persons, 47 7-or-more-persons.
70.8% of residents of Goliad County speak English at home.
27.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $39,761,000 ($5597 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $1,133,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $17,067,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $10,190,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $940,000 Federal grants: $10,229,000 Federal procurement contracts: $264,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $1,072,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $153,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,414,000 Federal Government insurance: $1,663,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
57 per 1000 residents
85 per 1000 residents
54 per 1000 residents
35 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +14
+2 per 1000 residents
+29 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +155
+22 per 1000 residents
+10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Goliad County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.33 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 58
2000 to 2004: 252
1990 to 1999: 552
1980 to 1989: 591
1970 to 1979: 534
1960 to 1969: 397
1950 to 1959: 315
1940 to 1949: 376
1939 or earlier: 520
Rooms in houses/apartments in Goliad County, Texas
61% of Goliad County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 89% lived in Texas.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 6014
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $25,900
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 6%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Goliad County