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Gray County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2016: 23,802 (81% urban, 19% rural); it was 22,744 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,543
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,732
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,810
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,168 (it was 1,983 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

36%

Land area: 928 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 26 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Gray County: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (25.0%), Information (20.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (13.2%), Retail trade (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 26%
  • Unpaid family work: 7%
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Races in Gray County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (64.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (27.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (4.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.8%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  37.1 years
Texas median age:  34.5 years
Males: 12,551  (52.7%)
Females: 11,251  (47.3%)

Gray County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Gray County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $46,784 ($31,368 in 1999)

This county:

$46,784
Texas:

$56,565

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $537 (lower quartile is $420, upper quartile is $745)
This county:

$537
State:

$809


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $83,410 (it was $36,900 in 2000)
Gray:

$83,410
Texas:

$161,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $42,666 - $159,892

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $118,373
Here:

$118,373
State:

$230,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $97,520
Here:

$97,520
State:

$227,239

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $55,171
Here:

$55,171
State:

$253,158

Mobile homes: $43,302
Here:

$43,302
State:

$80,655
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,095
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $351

Institutionalized population: 1,606

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

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 30
  • Thefts: 59
  • Auto thefts: 5

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 7
  • Burglaries: 36
  • Thefts: 38
  • Auto thefts: 5
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $160,500
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $160,500
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $160,500
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $357,500
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $357,500
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $256,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,914 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $845 (1.2%)

Gray County household income distribution in 2009 Gray County home values distribution Gray County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.7%
Gray County:

14.7%
Texas:

15.6%
(11.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.3% for Black residents, 24.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.0% for American Indian residents, 11.5% for other race residents, 19.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 37.1 years old
(Males: 36.7 years old, Females: 38.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.0 years old, Black residents: 39.9 years old, American Indian residents: 29.0 years old, Asian residents: 28.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.9 years old, Other race residents: 30.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Gray County is $375 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $607 a month.

Cities in this county include: Pampa, McLean, Lefors.

Gray 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 Gray County: Cliffside Gas Field Camp (A), Creek Windmill (B), Cross Bar Ranch (C), Fain Ranch (D), Fryingpan Ranch (E), Fuqua A Bar Ranch (F), Highway Windmill (G), Kiwanis Camp (H), Kritser Ranch (I), L X Ranch (J), McCollum Dairy (K), McBride Ranch Historical Site (L), Plum Creek Ramp (M), Southwest Windmill (N), Storage Tank Windmill (O), Turkey Creek Plant (P), Wesley Dairy (Q), Wilkins Ranch (R), Amarillo Rifle and Pistol Club Firing Range (S), Amarillo Speed Bowl (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Gray County include: River Road Church (A), Cliffside Baptist Church (B), Pleasant Valley Pentecostal Church of God (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Francis Cemetery (1), Townsend Cemetery (2), Arnot Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: McGee Lake (A), Ida Lake (B), Stalanaker Lake (C), Southwestern Public Service Lake (D), 6 Section Lake (E), Whale Pond (F), Ranch Marsh Lake (G), Tecovas Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Bonita Creek (A), Alibates Creek (B), Windmill Creek (C), West Amarillo Creek (D), Sierrita de la Cruz Creek (E), Spring Creek (F), Horse Creek (G), Tecovas Creek (H), Chicken Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Gray County include: Sanford Recreation Area (1), Lake Meredith National Recreation Area (2), Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Duplin County, North Carolina , Collingsworth County , Lee County, North Carolina , Richmond County, North Carolina , Hemphill County , Oldham County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.6%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 920
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,406 (35.5% naturalized citizens)

Gray County:

10.1%
Whole state:

17.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 170
  • 2000 to 2009: 794
  • 1990 to 1999: 541
  • 1980 to 1989: 324
  • 1970 to 1979: 176
  • Before 1970: 83
Note: State values scaled to Gray County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 86.5%

Gray County marital status for males Gray County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,576
  • One, attached: 116
  • Two: 188
  • 3 or 4: 272
  • 5 to 9: 119
  • 10 to 19: 140
  • 20 to 49: 88
  • 50 or more: 180
  • Mobile homes: 654
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 35

Housing units in Gray County with a mortgage: 2,274 (0 second mortgage, 37 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,842

Here:

40.0% with mortgage
State:

57.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Gray County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,15942
Catholic2,3581
Mainline Protestant1,7876
Black Protestant5583
Other4232
None2,250-
Gray 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: 3
Gray County:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.91 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Gray County:

5.91 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 16
This county:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Gray County:

10.2%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Gray County:

28.2%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.6%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Gray County:

Average size of farms: 1290 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $270,276
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $129.38
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 92.07%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $267,290
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 12.85%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 27.27%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $89,312
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.46%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 17.65
Corn for grain: 5986 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 21638 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 883 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 896 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 44 acres

Tornado activity:

Gray County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 3408519.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 6 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/21/1972, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gray County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 37% 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 166.6 miles away from Gray 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 74.1 miles away from the 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 241.2 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 250.3 miles away from the county center
On 12/16/2000 at 22:08:54, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 53.3 miles away from Gray County center
On 8/17/2000 at 01:08:05, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 54.1 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 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 Extreme Wildfire Threat, Incident Period: November 27, 2005 to May 14, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1624: January 11, 2006, FEMA Id: 1624, 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
  • Texas TORNADOES, Incident Period: April 01, 1975, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-462: April 01, 1975, FEMA Id: 462, Natural disaster type: Tornado
  • Texas Tornadoes, Windstorms, Flooding, Incident Period: May 13, 1970, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-286: May 13, 1970, FEMA Id: 286, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind

The number of natural disasters in Gray County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (22%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (85%)
  • Cuba (3%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • El Salvador (1%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (1%)
  • Honduras (1%)
  • Taiwan (1%)

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

  • English (10%)
  • American (10%)
  • German (10%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • European (1%)

Gray County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,988 (85.7%)
  • Carpooled: 940 (10.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 133 (1.4%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 140 (1.5%)
  • Worked at home: 73 (0.8%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 1,395 people in state prisons
  • 263 people in nursing homes
  • 41 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children

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

  • 978 people in state prisons
  • 393 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 157 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 74 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $52,303.

7.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,806 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.48%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.96% relocated from other counties in Texas ($23,757 average AGI)
2.51% relocated from other states ($12,051 average AGI)
Gray County:

2.51%
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 Randall County, TX  0.72% ($32,510 average AGI)
from Potter County, TX  0.57% ($27,225)
from Hutchinson County, TX  0.35% ($40,640)
from Carson County, TX  0.30% ($30,190)
from Lubbock County, TX  0.24% ($41,235)
from Roberts County, TX  0.24% ($45,294)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.20% ($18,357)


6.56% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,083 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.56%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.34% relocated to other counties in Texas ($28,690 average AGI)
2.22% relocated to other states ($12,393 average AGI)
Gray County:

2.22%
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 Randall County, TX  0.93% ($48,215 average AGI)
to Potter County, TX  0.60% ($28,452)
to Carson County, TX  0.33% ($48,261)
to Hutchinson County, TX  0.29% ($27,400)
to Lubbock County, TX  0.27% ($58,526)
to Roberts County, TX  0.17% ($46,083)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1

Births per 1000 population in Gray County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Gray County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Gray County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 25.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Gray County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Gray County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,132 (3,605 aged, 527 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 937 (17%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Gray County, Texas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (379)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (301)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (294)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (261)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (192)
  • Unspecified dementia (140)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (135)
  • Congestive heart failure (100)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (84)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (74)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.67
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 14,111
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 425
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 42,870

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,425
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,355
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 14

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 25
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 79

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 210.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 137.9
  • Other - 72.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 23,802
  • In family households: 18,801 (2,848 male householders, 2,719 female householders)
    4,328 spouses, 6,654 children (6,232 natural, 97 adopted, 321 stepchildren), 677 grandchildren, 125 brothers or sisters, 267 parents, 490 other relatives, 662 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,374 (1,465 male householders (1,179 living alone)), 1,390 female householders (1,235 living alone)), 513 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,603

Size of family households: 2,610 2-persons, 1,223 3-persons, 837 4-persons, 559 5-persons, 235 6-persons, 103 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,413 1-person, 411 2-persons, 8 3-persons, 12 4-persons, 5 5-persons.

3,514 married couples with children.
1,604 single-parent households (368 men, 1,236 women).

78.6% of residents of Gray speak English at home.
19.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (88% speak English very well, 12% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (95% speak English very well, 5% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $132,597,000 ($6,194 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,505,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $60,031,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $46,931,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,332,000
Federal grants: $16,611,000
Federal procurement contracts: $813,000 ($2,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,878,000 ($282,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $82,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,584,000
Federal Government insurance: $10,164,000

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

Births: 1,364
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,395
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +257
Here:

+12 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,444
Here -67 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Gray County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.77 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 40
  • 2010 to 2013: 71
  • 2000 to 2009: 368
  • 1990 to 1999: 487
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,170
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,202
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,599
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,436
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,420
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,370
Note: State values scaled to Gray population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Gray County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Gray County population
  • 1 room: 11
  • 2 rooms: 51
  • 3 rooms: 89
  • 4 rooms: 883
  • 5 rooms: 1,725
  • 6 rooms: 1,381
  • 7 rooms: 771
  • 8 rooms: 514
  • 9+ rooms: 609
  • 1 room: 178
  • 2 rooms: 123
  • 3 rooms: 218
  • 4 rooms: 600
  • 5 rooms: 666
  • 6 rooms: 340
  • 7 rooms: 94
  • 8 rooms: 53
  • 9+ rooms: 71
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Gray County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Gray County population
  • no bedroom: 29
  • 1 bedroom: 224
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,421
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,307
  • 4 bedrooms: 848
  • 5+ bedrooms: 174
  • no bedroom: 195
  • 1 bedroom: 361
  • 2 bedrooms: 782
  • 3 bedrooms: 805
  • 4 bedrooms: 180
  • 5+ bedrooms: 30
Cars and other vehicles available in Gray County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Gray County population
  • no vehicle: 173
  • 1 vehicle: 1,470
  • 2 vehicles: 2,663
  • 3 vehicles: 1,043
  • 4 vehicles: 512
  • 5+ vehicles: 206
  • no vehicle: 224
  • 1 vehicle: 1,098
  • 2 vehicles: 715
  • 3 vehicles: 238
  • 4 vehicles: 55
  • 5+ vehicles: 12

84% of Gray County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 85% lived in Texas.

Gray County:

84.2%
State average:

84.1%

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

  • This state: 15,681
  • Other state: 5,391
  • Northeast: 365
  • Midwest: 1,303
  • South: 2,156
  • West: 1,585

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Gray County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (72.3%)
  • Electricity (24.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • Wood (0.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Utility gas (49.6%)
  • Electricity (46.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Wood (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 174
Here:

6.5%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 18
Here:

1.7%
Texas:

6.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 61
Here:

8.4%
Texas:

15.1%

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)

Gray County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $662,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,352,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,007,000
    Police Protection: $878,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $862,000
    Financial Administration: $711,000
    Central Staff Services: $549,000
    General - Other: $262,000
    Fire Protection: $219,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $134,000
    General Public Buildings: $121,000
    Parks & Recreation: $92,000
    Health Services - Other: $61,000
    Air Transportation: $33,000
    Welfare - Other: $13,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $41,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $10,000
    General: $9,000
    Police Protection: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $197,000
    Regular Highways: $172,000
    Police Protection: $55,000
    Central Staff: $17,000
    Financial Administration: $14,000
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000
    Judicial: $2,000
    Air Transportation: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,970,000

Gray County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $472,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $571,000
    Highways: $7,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,431,000
    Interest Earnings: $251,000
    Rents: $33,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $41,000
    Highways: $21,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,809,000
    NEC: $10,000

Gray County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $589,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $478,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $111,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $1,469,000

Gray County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,863,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $478,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 421
  • Number of aged recipients: 53
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 368
  • Number of recipients under 18: 74
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 251
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 96
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 184
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 168
Gray County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Gray County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Gray County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James21374.1 years
William20875.8 years
Mary18178.9 years
John17174.9 years
Robert13773.6 years
Charles10475.7 years
George10378.2 years
Ruby7680.3 years
Thomas6578.1 years
Ruth6281.3 years
Most common last names in Gray County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith12477.2 years
Jones9478.3 years
Brown7376.3 years
Williams6774.3 years
Miller6678.2 years
Davis6478.5 years
Johnson6274.6 years
Moore5474.8 years
Taylor5474.8 years
Thompson4778.4 years
Businesses in Gray County, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
AmericInn1Nike2
AutoZone1Pizza Hut2
Best Western1RadioShack1
CVS1SAS Shoes1
Chevrolet1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx2Taco Bell1
H&R Block1Toyota1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul3
KFC1UPS5
La-Z-Boy1Verizon Wireless1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1

Gray County on our top lists:

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