Goliad County, Texas (TX)

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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:

20%
State:

36%

Land area: 854 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 8 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Goliad County: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (23.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.8%), Retail trade (17.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.5%), Educational, health and social services (13.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 37%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Goliad County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (60.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (34.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (4.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 3,596  (47.8%)
Females: 3,614  (52.2%)
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Average household size:
Goliad County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $50,730 ($34,201 in 1999)

This county:

$50730
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $438 (lower quartile is $269, upper quartile is $547)
This county:

$438
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $114,284 (it was $61,800 in 2000)
Goliad:

$114,284
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $73,943 - $229,055
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,038
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $335

Institutionalized population: 88

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):

Goliad County, TX map from a distance

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,477 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $843 (0.8%)

Goliad County household income distribution in 2009 Goliad County home values distribution Goliad County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.7%
(12.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.6% for Black residents, 17.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.7% for other race residents, 26.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.6%
Goliad County:

14.6%
Texas:

17.5%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.3% for Black residents, 16.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.4% for other race residents, 26.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 45 years old
(Males: 45 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 51 years old, Black residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 28 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 39 years old, Other race residents: 38 years old)

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.

Cities in this county include: Goliad, Weesatche-Ander.

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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

Parks in Goliad County include: Goliad State Park (1), Fannin State Park (2), Goliad County Fairgound (3), Coleto Creek Regional Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Bee County , DeWitt County , Karnes County , Refugio County , Victoria County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.4%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 159
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 72.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 197 (35% naturalized citizens)

Goliad County:

2.8%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 23
  • 1990 to 1994: 68
  • 1985 to 1989: 14
  • 1980 to 1984: 21
  • 1975 to 1979: 33
  • 1970 to 1974: 9
  • 1970 to 1974: 10
  • 1965 to 1969: 19

Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 54.3%

Goliad County marital status for males Goliad County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Goliad County with a mortgage: 343 (3 second mortgage, 27 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 631

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Goliad County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,2713
Evangelical Protestant1,31210
Mainline Protestant8807
Other31
None2,744-
Goliad 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
Goliad County:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.



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

7.04 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

8.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Goliad County:

9.8%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Goliad County:

25.9%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.0%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Goliad County:

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

Tornado activity:

Goliad County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 7092259.8 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

Earthquake activity:

Goliad County-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 85% 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 Goliad 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 375.9 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 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 360.9 miles away from Goliad 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 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 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, Fire: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

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 (71%)
  • Germany (11%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Netherlands (4%)
  • Cuba (2%)
  • Russia (2%)
  • Canada (2%)

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

  • German (28%)
  • English (6%)
  • United States or American (6%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Czech (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Goliad County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,158 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 411 (14%)
  • Subway or elevated: 9 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 94 (3%)
  • Other means: 27 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 177 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 71 people in nursing homes
  • 18 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 14 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 12 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 8 people in state prisons

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

  • 49 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 30 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 9 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,026.

7.70% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,834 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.70%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.73% relocated from other counties in Texas ($36,531 average AGI)
0.97% relocated from other states ($6,303 average AGI)
Goliad County:

0.97%
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 Victoria County, TX  2.46% ($47,411 average AGI)
from Nueces County, TX  0.44% ($28,600)


7.82% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,781 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.82%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.03% relocated to other counties in Texas ($36,826 average AGI)
0.79% relocated to other states ($3,955 average AGI)
Goliad County:

0.79%
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 Victoria County, TX  2.55% ($34,759 average AGI)
to DeWitt County, TX  0.57% ($48,923)

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 from 2007 to 2013: 9.4

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 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:

Households: 7,117

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.

Size of nonfamily households: 711 1-person, 85 2-persons, 8 3-persons, 2 4-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

1,282 married couples with children.
301 single-parent households (80 men, 221 women).

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:

Births: 405
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 387
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +14
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +155
Here:

+22 per 1000 residents
State:

+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:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 7
  • 2000 to 2004: 578
  • 1990 to 1999: 618
  • 1980 to 1989: 552
  • 1970 to 1979: 445
  • 1960 to 1969: 369
  • 1950 to 1959: 329
  • 1940 to 1949: 242
  • 1939 or earlier: 532
Rooms in houses/apartments in Goliad County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 61
  • 3 rooms: 125
  • 4 rooms: 241
  • 5 rooms: 644
  • 6 rooms: 499
  • 7 rooms: 275
  • 8 rooms: 145
  • 9+ rooms: 119
  • 1 room: 14
  • 2 rooms: 66
  • 3 rooms: 75
  • 4 rooms: 134
  • 5 rooms: 105
  • 6 rooms: 82
  • 7 rooms: 42
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9+ rooms: 2
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Goliad County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 139
  • 2 bedrooms: 584
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,100
  • 4 bedrooms: 254
  • 5+ bedrooms: 32
  • no bedroom: 14
  • 1 bedroom: 118
  • 2 bedrooms: 222
  • 3 bedrooms: 148
  • 4 bedrooms: 20
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Goliad County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 78
  • 1 vehicle: 543
  • 2 vehicles: 1,076
  • 3 vehicles: 286
  • 4 vehicles: 97
  • 5+ vehicles: 42
  • no vehicle: 73
  • 1 vehicle: 243
  • 2 vehicles: 168
  • 3 vehicles: 30
  • 4 vehicles: 8
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

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.

Goliad County:

61.1%
State average:

51.6%

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

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
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (63.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25.9%)
  • Utility gas (8.4%)
  • Wood (1.7%)
  • Electricity (50.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.9%)
  • Utility gas (22.8%)
  • Wood (1.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 41
Here:

4.9%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 39
Here:

7.4%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 20
Here:

13.8%
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)

Goliad County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Corrections - Other: $248,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,242,000
    Regular Highways: $935,000
    Health Services - Other: $515,000
    General - Other: $405,000
    Corrections - Other: $374,000
    Central Staff Services: $372,000
    Libraries: $351,000
    Financial Administration: $342,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $251,000
    General Public Buildings: $149,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $77,000
    Welfare - Other: $53,000
    Solid Waste Management: $35,000
    Parks & Recreation: $22,000
    Fire Protection: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $74,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Financial Administration: $51,000
    Welfare: $15,000
    Natural Resources: $8,000
    Health: $3,000
    General: $2,000
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $496,000
    Police Protection: $55,000
    Financial Administration: $11,000
    Libraries: $10,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $5,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
    Judicial: $2,000
    Central Staff: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,463,000

Goliad County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $387,000
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $102,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $658,000
    Interest Earnings: $243,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $411,000
    Highways: $17,000
    General Support: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,274,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $320,000

Goliad County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,490,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,315,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $175,000

Goliad County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $343,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,675,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $5,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Goliad County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Goliad County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3369.7 years
John3074.8 years
Mary2684.5 years
William2279.9 years
Robert1870.9 years
Frank1574.9 years
Charles1476.3 years
Joe1475.4 years
Annie1385.7 years
Elizabeth1283.1 years
Most common last names in Goliad County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Flores3670.1 years
Garcia3476.5 years
Albrecht3181.4 years
Williams3074.5 years
Martinez2173.5 years
Hernandez1877.1 years
Garza1770.0 years
Lott1773.9 years
Perez1773.4 years
Smith1476.7 years

Businesses in Goliad County, TX