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Gregg County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2014: 123,204 (87% urban, 13% rural); it was 111,379 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 15,945
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 11,996
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 27,366
Renter-occupied apartments: 17,857 (it was 15,321 in 2000)
% of renters here:

36%
State:

36%

Land area: 274 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 450 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Gregg County: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (22.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.8%), Wholesale trade (11.5%), Construction (11.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Gregg County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (60.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (19.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (16.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Asian alone (1.1%)
Median resident age:  35.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 60,188  (48.9%)
Females: 63,016  (51.1%)
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Gregg County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Gregg County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,461 ($35,006 in 1999)

This county:

$45461
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $621 (lower quartile is $501, upper quartile is $746)
This county:

$621
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $132,300 (it was $72,500 in 2000)
Gregg:

$132,300
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $79,600 - $190,200
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,232
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $375

Institutionalized population: 2,194

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

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 12
  • Robberies: 8
  • Assaults: 41
  • Burglaries: 191
  • Thefts: 578
  • Auto thefts: 68

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

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 17
  • Robberies: 10
  • Assaults: 40
  • Burglaries: 234
  • Thefts: 671
  • Auto thefts: 95
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 340 buildings, average cost: $165,500
  • 2008: 203 buildings, average cost: $159,000
  • 2009: 157 buildings, average cost: $163,500
  • 2010: 198 buildings, average cost: $148,000
  • 2011: 222 buildings, average cost: $161,600
  • 2012: 228 buildings, average cost: $141,800
  • 2013: 243 buildings, average cost: $142,000
  • 2014: 197 buildings, average cost: $174,500

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 2013: $2,384 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,372 (1.3%)

Gregg County household income distribution in 2009 Gregg County home values distribution Gregg County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.6%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.8% for Black residents, 28.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.6% for American Indian residents, 7.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 25.0% for other race residents, 15.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.6%
Gregg County:

16.6%
Texas:

17.5%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.8% for Black residents, 28.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.4% for American Indian residents, 6.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 23.6% for other race residents, 15.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 35 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 10 years old, Asian residents: 56 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 29 years old)

Area name: Longview, TX HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Gregg County is $466 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $535 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $732 a month.

Cities in this county include: Longview, Kilgore, Sabine, Gladewater, White Oak, Liberty City, Lakeport, Clarksville City, Warren City.

Gregg County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2012 air pollution in Gregg County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.030 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.002 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Dona Ana County, New Mexico , Macon County, Alabama , Dooly County, Georgia , Tensas Parish, Louisiana , Marion County, Georgia , Kaufman County , Shackelford County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.0%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 5,017
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 6,053 (28% naturalized citizens)

Gregg County:

5.4%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,787
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,615
  • 1985 to 1989: 815
  • 1980 to 1984: 574
  • 1975 to 1979: 569
  • 1970 to 1974: 217
  • 1970 to 1974: 120
  • 1965 to 1969: 356

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 85.4%

Gregg County marital status for males Gregg County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 30,572
  • One, attached: 1,165
  • Two: 2,309
  • 3 or 4: 1,851
  • 5 to 9: 2,139
  • 10 to 19: 794
  • 20 or more: 3,156
  • Mobile homes: 4,294
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 69

Housing units in Gregg County with a mortgage: 12,795 (344 second mortgage, 704 home equity loan, 46 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,321

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Gregg County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant64,326177
Catholic15,2714
Mainline Protestant12,58138
Black Protestant5,47924
Other1,82211
None22,251-
Gregg 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: 19
Gregg County:

1.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
This county:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 92
Gregg County:

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 91
This county:

7.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Gregg County:

10.2%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Gregg County:

29.1%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.2%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Gregg County:

Average size of farms: 105 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $5,441
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $78.94
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.63%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 77.25%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $11,550
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.92%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.86%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $30,057
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.40%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 19.10
Corn for grain: 52 harvested acres
Vegetables: 21 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 68 acres

Earthquake activity:

Gregg County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 177.1 miles away from Gregg County center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 237.7 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 240.1 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 348.9 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 336.2 miles away from Gregg County center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 225.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • TexasHurricane 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
  • TexasHurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 7, 2008 to October 2, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1791): September 13, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1791, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TexasHurricane 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
  • TexasHurricane 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
  • TexasHurricane 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
  • TexasLoss of the Space Shuttle Columbia, Incident Period: February 1, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3171): February 1, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3171, Natural disaster type: Other
  • TexasSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 15, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1356): January 8, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1356, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • TexasExtreme Fire Hazards, Incident Period: August 1, 1999 to December 10, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3142): September 1, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3142, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • TexasSevere Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 4, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1274): May 6, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1274, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • TexasFire Emergency, Incident Period: February 23, 1996 to September 19, 1996, Emergency Declared (EM-3117): February 23, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3117, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Gregg County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Fires: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (76%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (2%)
  • United Kingdom (2%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • Philippines (1%)
  • Canada (1%)
  • India (1%)

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

  • United States or American (17%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • English (9%)
  • German (8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Gregg County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 40,175 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 5,725 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 60 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 10 (0%)
  • Taxi: 33 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 40 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 65 (0%)
  • Walked: 625 (1%)
  • Other means: 498 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,079 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 991 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 954 people in nursing homes
  • 426 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 269 people in state prisons
  • 118 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 50 people in halfway houses
  • 50 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 49 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 47 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 27 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 27 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 24 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 22 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 13 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 10 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 10 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 3 people in other group homes

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

  • 1,488 people in college/university student housing
  • 955 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 747 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 396 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 279 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 206 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 189 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 54 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 49 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 26 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 9 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $54,624.

8.17% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,756 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.17%
Texas average:

7.14%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($189 average AGI)
Gregg County:

0.03%
Texas average:

0.08%

6.03% relocated from other counties in Texas ($27,432 average AGI)
2.11% relocated from other states ($11,135 average AGI)
Gregg County:

2.11%
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 Harrison County, TX  1.00% ($35,287 average AGI)
from Upshur County, TX  0.84% ($34,077)
from Rusk County, TX  0.78% ($41,048)
from Smith County, TX  0.56% ($36,469)
from Dallas County, TX  0.40% ($33,211)
from Harris County, TX  0.23% ($37,960)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.18% ($42,987)


8.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,019 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.08%
Texas average:

6.69%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($104 average AGI)
Gregg County:

0.03%
Texas average:

0.10%

6.35% relocated to other counties in Texas ($30,165 average AGI)
1.70% relocated to other states ($8,751 average AGI)
Gregg County:

1.70%
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 Upshur County, TX  0.96% ($36,809 average AGI)
to Harrison County, TX  0.93% ($39,915)
to Rusk County, TX  0.81% ($42,040)
to Smith County, TX  0.65% ($35,741)
to Dallas County, TX  0.37% ($31,744)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.26% ($37,541)
to Harris County, TX  0.26% ($40,721)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.5
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 16.1

Births per 1000 population in Gregg County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Gregg County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Gregg County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 24.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Gregg County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Gregg County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 19,162 (15,872 aged, 3,290 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 6,563 (21%)

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 Gregg County, Texas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2059)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1237)
  • Unspecified dementia (1085)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (993)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (754)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (683)
  • Congestive heart failure (480)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (472)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (467)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (341)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.61
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 21810.75
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 520.710
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 99792.24

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1678.350
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1109.390
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 17.29

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 63.53
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 122.790

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9.51

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 75.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 47.9
  • Other - 27.8

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 147.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 108.5
  • Other - 39.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 117,316
  • In family households: 99,813 (21,144 male householders, 10,044 female householders)
    22,022 spouses, 35,026 children (31,861 natural, 776 adopted, 2,389 stepchildren), 3,792 grandchildren, 1,355 brothers or sisters, 930 parents, 2,032 other relatives, 2,686 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 17,503 (6,685 male householders (5,324 living alone)), 7,925 female householders (7,039 living alone)), 2,893 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,414 (2,194 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 13,045 2-persons, 7,361 3-persons, 5,805 4-persons, 2,990 5-persons, 1,156 6-persons, 831 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 12,363 1-person, 1,821 2-persons, 279 3-persons, 100 4-persons, 27 5-persons, 16 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons.

18,548 married couples with children.
7,554 single-parent households (1,466 men, 6,088 women).

90.7% of residents of Gregg County speak English at home.
8.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (45% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $630,439,000 ($5480 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $16,227,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $313,925,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $166,356,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $256,000
Federal grants: $120,629,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,889,000 ($1,428,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $23,384,000 ($864,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $319,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $37,533,000
Federal Government insurance: $30,184,000

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

Births: 9,766
Here:

84 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,326
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,486
Here:

+13 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -515
Here -4 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Gregg County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 28.02 millions of gallons per day (3% from ground, 97% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,635
  • 2000 to 2004: 5,505
  • 1990 to 1999: 5,697
  • 1980 to 1989: 8,115
  • 1970 to 1979: 14,411
  • 1960 to 1969: 8,074
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,875
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,055
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,241
Rooms in houses/apartments in Gregg County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 44
  • 2 rooms: 352
  • 3 rooms: 910
  • 4 rooms: 2,485
  • 5 rooms: 7,486
  • 6 rooms: 7,612
  • 7 rooms: 4,461
  • 8 rooms: 2,244
  • 9+ rooms: 1,772
  • 1 room: 494
  • 2 rooms: 1,588
  • 3 rooms: 2,844
  • 4 rooms: 5,018
  • 5 rooms: 3,043
  • 6 rooms: 1,577
  • 7 rooms: 513
  • 8 rooms: 137
  • 9+ rooms: 107
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Gregg County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 148
  • 1 bedroom: 857
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,481
  • 3 bedrooms: 16,781
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,730
  • 5+ bedrooms: 369
  • no bedroom: 664
  • 1 bedroom: 4,544
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,760
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,999
  • 4 bedrooms: 280
  • 5+ bedrooms: 74
Cars and other vehicles available in Gregg County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,031
  • 1 vehicle: 7,878
  • 2 vehicles: 12,950
  • 3 vehicles: 4,132
  • 4 vehicles: 1,145
  • 5+ vehicles: 230
  • no vehicle: 2,030
  • 1 vehicle: 8,374
  • 2 vehicles: 4,084
  • 3 vehicles: 619
  • 4 vehicles: 134
  • 5+ vehicles: 80

53% of Gregg County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Texas.

Gregg County:

52.8%
State average:

51.6%

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

  • This state: 76863
  • Northeast: 1841
  • Midwest: 6076
  • South: 15226
  • West: 4622

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $53,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Gregg County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (53.3%)
  • Electricity (42.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.9%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • Electricity (66.0%)
  • Utility gas (31.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 765
Here:

5.5%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 328
Here:

4.5%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,240
Here:

27.4%
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)

Gregg County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $918,000
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $7,379,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,023,000
    Regular Highways: $3,526,000
    Financial Administration: $2,719,000
    General - Other: $2,013,000
    Health - Other: $1,750,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,731,000
    Air Transportation: $1,226,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,042,000
    Police Protection: $927,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $144,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $144,000
    Corrections - Other: $110,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $14,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,776,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $986,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $180,000
    Financial Administration: $117,000
    Regular Highways: $61,000
    General Public Building: $28,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,425,000

Gregg County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $3,557,000
    Air Transportation: $147,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $838,000
    All Other: $77,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $226,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $10,037,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,074,000
    Rents: $637,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $358,000
    Royalties: $11,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $824,000
    Health and Hospitals: $378,000
    Highways: $25,000
    Public Welfare: $14,000
  • Tax - Property: $15,267,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,855,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,107,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $151,000
    Amusements Sales: $78,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $45,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $26,000

Gregg County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $137,526,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $130,107,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,419,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,232,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,575,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $657,000

Gregg County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $661,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,387,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $130,827,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,428
  • Number of aged recipients: 310
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,118
  • Number of recipients under 18: 745
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,085
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 598
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,173
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,416
Gregg County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Gregg County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 23 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED492$133,768805$131,0731,201$122,430226$48,19013$864,308398$90,09365$50,046
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED34$124,17681$137,420119$129,66416$33,0630$023$74,60916$45,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED94$118,798170$112,324376$120,247124$28,6690$028$147,21452$52,788
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN59$134,20385$146,494267$135,66719$32,4210$022$99,5916$66,167
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS22$117,18226$195,15471$133,0709$26,7780$01$198,0004$57,750
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 18 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED88$166,85246$215,7391$41,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED28$171,96414$202,2142$71,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED23$206,34814$158,0001$93,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$314,3333$287,3330$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$156,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Gregg County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James96771.8 years
William79375.2 years
Mary79378.2 years
John74274.2 years
Robert54570.9 years
Charles39870.9 years
George35775.5 years
Willie33875.9 years
Thomas28673.7 years
Dorothy25775.2 years
Most common last names in Gregg County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith57575.3 years
Williams43573.5 years
Jones43375.0 years
Johnson38174.4 years
Davis27774.7 years
Brown25573.6 years
Moore22073.5 years
Jackson21770.8 years
Wilson19575.0 years
Taylor17874.4 years
Businesses in Gregg County, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Lane Furniture2
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza2
Advance Auto Parts2Mazda1
Arby's1McDonald's8
AutoZone3Microtel1
Baymont Inn1Motel 61
Best Western2New Balance1
Burger King4Nike5
CVS3Nissan1
Chevrolet2Papa John's Pizza2
Chick-Fil-A1Penske1
Church's Chicken4Pier 1 Imports1
Circle K1Pizza Hut4
Comfort Suites1Popeyes2
Dairy Queen5Quality1
Days Inn2RadioShack2
Dennys1Ramada2
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In13
FedEx20Sears1
Finish Line1Spencer Gifts1
GameStop2Subway6
Goodwill2Super 81
H&R Block6T-Mobile3
Havertys Furniture1T.J.Maxx1
Hilton3Taco Bell5
Holiday Inn2Toyota1
Honda1Toys"R"Us1
Jack In The Box3U-Haul7
Jones New York2UPS24
Justice1Verizon Wireless1
KFC3Volkswagen1
Kmart1Waffle House1
Kroger1Walgreens3
La Quinta1Walmart3
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's2

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