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Grimes County, Texas (TX)


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County population in 2012: 26,783 (31% urban, 69% rural); it was 23,552 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,264
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,568
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,032
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,070 (it was 1,721 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

36%

Land area: 794 sq. mi.
Water area: 7.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 34 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Grimes County: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.6%), Manufacturing (12.2%), Retail trade (11.8%), Construction (11.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 11%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Grimes County, Texas:


Median resident age:  40.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years

Males: 14,487  (47.8%)
Females: 12,117  (52.2%)

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Grimes County,TX real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Grimes County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $39,016 ($32,280 in 1999)
This county:

$39016
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $395 (lower quartile is $249, upper quartile is $557)
This county:

$395
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $94,482 (it was $57,100 in 2000)
Grimes County:

$94,482
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $50,322 - $172,997

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $191,818
Here:

$191,818
State:

$177,060

Townhouses or other attached units: $46,687
Here:

$46,687
State:

$170,403

In 2-unit structures: $20,471
Here:

$20,471
State:

$137,980

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $138,701
Here:

$138,701
State:

$168,745

Mobile homes: $77,699
Here:

$77,699
State:

$42,156

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $36,120
Here:

$36,120
State:

$34,447
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,185
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $290

Institutionalized population: 2,943

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):


Grimes County, TX map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,038 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $742 (0.8%)


Grimes County household income distribution in 2009 Grimes County home values distribution


Grimes County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 15.1%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.1% for Black residents, 19.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 4.7% for other race residents, 20.5% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 37 years old, American Indian residents: 41 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

16.6%
Whole state:

15.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

8.4%
Whole state:

6.7%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Grimes County is $471 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $525 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $684 a month.

Cities in this county include: Anderson-Bedias, Navasota, Bedias, Iola, Anderson, Todd Mission.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Grimes County: Flying J Ranch (A), Binford Park (B), West Academy (C), Wood (D), Foster House (E), Shiro Volunteer Fire Department (F), Richards Volunteer Fire Department (G), Iola Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (H), Plantersville - Stoneham Volunteer Fire Department (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Grimes County include: Pleasant Hill Church (A), Rose Hill Church (B), Saint Joseph Church (C), Saint Martinville Church (D), Saint Mary Church (E), Saint Paul Church (F), Salem Church (G), Stonehamville Church (H), Union Grove Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bethel Cemetery (1), Berryman Cemetery (2), Mason Cemetery (3), Evergreen Cemetery (4), Allen Cemetery (5), Erwin Cemetery (6), Sommerford Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Blue Lake (A), Frances Lake (B), Johnson Lake (C), Stewart Lake (D), Yarboro Lake (E), Prescott Lake (F), Moon Lake (G), Weaver Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bryant Branch (A), Bowman Creek (B), Big Branch (C), Anderson Creek (D), Alum Creek (E), Bishop Creek (F), Bedias Creek (G), Sand Creek (H), Madden Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Grimes County: Fanthorp Inn State Historical Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Brazos County , Madison County , Montgomery County , Walker County , Waller County , Washington County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 787
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 67.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,188 (30% naturalized citizens)

Grimes County:

5.0%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 55.3%

Grimes County marital status for males
Grimes County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Grimes County with a mortgage: 1,239 (35 second mortgage, 40 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,630

Here:

43.2% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.42%
Here47.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 11,168
Total congregations: 49

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchBaptist Missionary Association of America
Adherents4,512 (40.4%)3,162 (28.3%)1,023 (9.2%)943 (8.4%)384 (3.4%)
Congregations4 (8.2%)12 (24.5%)12 (24.5%)3 (6.1%)3 (6.1%)
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Seventh-Day Adventist ChurchChurches of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents382 (3.4%)246 (2.2%)174 (1.6%)113 (1.0%)229 (2.1%)
Congregations2 (4.1%)1 (2.0%)6 (12.2%)1 (2.0%)5 (10.2%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Grimes County - Anderson-Bedias, Navasota, Bedias, Iola, Anderson

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Grimes County:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
This county:

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Grimes County:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.6%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.0%
Texas:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Grimes County:

15.7%
State:

15.7%


Agriculture in Grimes County:

Average size of farms: 243 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $18,659
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $112.75
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.05%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 85.81%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $21,483
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 9.65%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.76%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $28,559
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.72%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 20.95
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.51%
Vegetables: 274 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 237 acres

Tornado activity:

Grimes County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 1.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 5 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 12/29/2006, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 3 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Grimes County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Metal and metal products (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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




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





Grimes County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,604 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 1,391 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 15 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 14 (0%)
  • Walked: 166 (2%)
  • Other means: 115 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 417 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $39,363.

9.06% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,745 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.06%
Texas average:

8.37%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.73% relocated from other counties in Texas ($31,459 average AGI)
1.33% relocated from other states ($5,284 average AGI)
Grimes County:

1.33%
Texas average:

3.06%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Harris County, TX  1.72% ($40,806 average AGI)
from Brazos County, TX  1.68% ($40,524)
from Montgomery County, TX  1.32% ($36,232)
from Walker County, TX  0.32% ($32,875)
from Waller County, TX  0.31% ($30,130)
from Madison County, TX  0.19% ($30,071)
from Washington County, TX  0.17% ($31,769)


8.77% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,348 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.77%
Texas average:

7.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.59% relocated to other counties in Texas ($23,794 average AGI)
1.18% relocated to other states ($3,554 average AGI)
Grimes County:

1.18%
Texas average:

2.17%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Brazos County, TX  2.42% ($21,392 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  1.14% ($31,788)
to Montgomery County, TX  0.87% ($31,108)
to Walker County, TX  0.33% ($26,120)
to Washington County, TX  0.24% ($31,000)
to Waller County, TX  0.23% ($22,824)
to Madison County, TX  0.19% ($29,714)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.6

Births per 1000 population in Grimes County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Grimes County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Grimes County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,318 (2,894 aged, 424 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.96
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 2955.510
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 99.05
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 22752.66

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1329.790
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 825.660
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7.94

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 17.17
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 55.57

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3.97

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 162.2. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 23,592

Size of family households: 2,659 2-persons, 1,497 3-persons, 1,109 4-persons, 623 5-persons, 264 6-persons, 209 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,149 1-person, 331 2-persons, 41 3-persons, 12 4-persons, 8 5-persons.

85.9% of residents of Grimes County speak English at home.
12.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (69% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $117,053,000 ($4637 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,975,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $50,061,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $26,640,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $169,000
Federal grants: $34,882,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,114,000 ($888,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,186,000 ($72,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $27,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,811,000
Federal Government insurance: $9,463,000

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

Births: 1,714
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,275
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +155
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,088
Here:

+43 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Grimes County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.41 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.3
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Grimes County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 37
  • 2 rooms: 120
  • 3 rooms: 482
  • 4 rooms: 964
  • 5 rooms: 1,679
  • 6 rooms: 1,366
  • 7 rooms: 781
  • 8 rooms: 341
  • 9+ rooms: 262
  • 1 room: 66
  • 2 rooms: 164
  • 3 rooms: 188
  • 4 rooms: 439
  • 5 rooms: 403
  • 6 rooms: 254
  • 7 rooms: 121
  • 8 rooms: 78
  • 9+ rooms: 8
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Grimes County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 49
  • 1 bedroom: 300
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,811
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,305
  • 4 bedrooms: 511
  • 5+ bedrooms: 56
  • no bedroom: 109
  • 1 bedroom: 284
  • 2 bedrooms: 657
  • 3 bedrooms: 589
  • 4 bedrooms: 80
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2
Cars and other vehicles available in Grimes County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 391
  • 1 vehicle: 1,843
  • 2 vehicles: 2,485
  • 3 vehicles: 1,037
  • 4 vehicles: 201
  • 5+ vehicles: 75
  • no vehicle: 340
  • 1 vehicle: 735
  • 2 vehicles: 457
  • 3 vehicles: 148
  • 4 vehicles: 26
  • 5+ vehicles: 15

59% of Grimes County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 82% lived in Texas.

Grimes County:

58.7%
State average:

51.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $13,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Grimes County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (48.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30.9%)
  • Utility gas (17.7%)
  • Wood (1.8%)
  • Electricity (44.6%)
  • Utility gas (31.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.6%)
  • Wood (2.0%)
  • No fuel used (1.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 43
Here:

1.5%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 51
Here:

3.2%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 103
Here:

14.9%
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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Grimes County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Grimes County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Grimes County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Grimes County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Grimes County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Grimes County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Grimes County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary11280.0 years
John9272.6 years
James8572.2 years
William8074.0 years
Willie8076.6 years
Robert7472.0 years
George4974.8 years
Joe4673.7 years
Charles4671.6 years
Annie4381.3 years
Most common last names in Grimes County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams8276.0 years
Smith6574.4 years
Davis4378.4 years
Johnson4076.1 years
Schroeder3875.5 years
Jones3176.5 years
Taylor2871.8 years
Harris2677.0 years
White2674.4 years
Mitchell2571.1 years
Businesses in Grimes County, TX
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Pizza Hut1
Best Western1Popeyes1
Church's Chicken1SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
FedEx1Super 81
H&R Block2U-Haul2
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
McDonald's1

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