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Hale County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2014: 34,720 (77% urban, 23% rural); it was 36,602 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,816
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,832
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,765
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,198 (it was 4,210 in 2000)
% of renters here:

35%
State:

36%

Land area: 1005 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 35 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Hale County: 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (16.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (15.1%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (11.5%), Construction (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 35%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Hale County, Texas:

  • Hispanic or Latino (55.9%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (37.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (5.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
Median resident age:  32.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 17,934  (51.7%)
Females: 16,786  (48.3%)
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Hale County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Hale County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,685 ($31,280 in 1999)

This county:

$40685
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $424 (lower quartile is $347, upper quartile is $552)
This county:

$424
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $72,503 (it was $53,300 in 2000)
Hale:

$72,503
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $41,432 - $118,269
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $877
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $328

Institutionalized population: 2,344

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 33
  • Thefts: 62
  • Auto thefts: 11

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 46
  • Thefts: 53
  • Auto thefts: 6
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $275,000
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $191,300
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $119,200
  • 2010: 13 buildings, average cost: $118,300
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $67,100
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $157,500
  • 2013: 12 buildings, average cost: $173,600
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $238,900

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: $1,347 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $807 (1.3%)

Hale County household income distribution in 2009 Hale County home values distribution Hale County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 25.4%
(9.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.7% for Black residents, 33.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.4% for American Indian residents, 19.0% for other race residents, 27.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 24.8%
Hale County:

24.8%
Texas:

17.5%
(9.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.2% for Black residents, 32.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.6% for American Indian residents, 17.9% for other race residents, 27.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 32 years old
(Males: 31 years old, Females: 33 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 30 years old, American Indian residents: 31 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 42 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hale County is $411 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $593 a month.

Cities in this county include: Plainview, Hale Center, Seth Ward, Petersburg, Edmonson.

Hale 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 Hale County: Circle Back (A), Golden Ranch (B), Mill (C), Refuge Headquarters (D), West Camp (E), Birdwell Ranch (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hale County include: Hicks Chapel (A), Longview Church (B), Y-L Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: West Camp Cemetery (1), Bailey County Memorial Park (2), Muleshoe Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lower Pauls Lake (A), Baileyboro Lake (B), Willow Lake (C), Coyote Lake (D), Upper Goose Lake (E), Upper Pauls Lake (F), Upper White Lake (G), Lower White Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Hale County include: Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge (1), Babe Ruth Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Cullman County, Alabama , Kershaw County, South Carolina , Valencia County, New Mexico , Castro County , Cochran County , Lubbock County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.8%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,730
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 65.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,004 (35% naturalized citizens)

Hale County:

8.2%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 556
  • 1990 to 1994: 515
  • 1985 to 1989: 500
  • 1980 to 1984: 397
  • 1975 to 1979: 296
  • 1970 to 1974: 328
  • 1970 to 1974: 133
  • 1965 to 1969: 279

Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 86.1%

Hale County marital status for males Hale County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,649
  • One, attached: 332
  • Two: 304
  • 3 or 4: 457
  • 5 to 9: 258
  • 10 to 19: 162
  • 20 or more: 305
  • Mobile homes: 1,031
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 28

Housing units in Hale County with a mortgage: 3,081 (44 second mortgage, 166 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,517

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hale County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant21,75069
Catholic9,0945
Mainline Protestant2,12210
Other5344
None2,773-
Hale 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: 5
Hale County:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Hale County:

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 24
This county:

6.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Hale County:

9.7%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Hale County:

27.8%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.4%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Hale County:

Average size of farms: 661 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $246,171
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $297.89
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 54.34%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $223,344
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 57.07%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 81.30%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $108,456
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 80.87%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.52
Corn for grain: 15553 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 30581 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 221719 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 5563 harvested acres
Vegetables: 4,453 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 221 acres

Tornado activity:

Hale County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 3015434.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/24/1957, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hale County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 27% 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 94.4 miles away from Hale 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) earthquake occurred 279.6 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 143.4 miles away from the 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 177.5 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 257.5 miles away from Hale County center
On 8/17/2000 at 01:08:05, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 89.6 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:

  • TexasWildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 1, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3284): March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 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
  • 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, TORNADOES, FLOODING, Incident Period: May 4, 1989 to June 7, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-828): May 19, 1989, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-828, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • TexasTornadoes, Windstorms, Flooding, Incident Period: May 13, 1970, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-286): May 13, 1970, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-286, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • TexasTORNADOES, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 19, 1965, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-199): June 19, 1965, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-199, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Hale County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 4

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (89%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Pakistan (1%)
  • Vietnam (1%)
  • Canada (1%)
  • India (1%)
  • Japan (1%)

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

  • United States or American (11%)
  • English (6%)
  • German (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Hale County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 11,407 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 2,081 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 27 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 4 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 27 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 379 (3%)
  • Other means: 116 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 279 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 1,515 people in state prisons
  • 385 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 329 people in nursing homes
  • 136 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 21 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 9 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

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

  • 1,937 people in state prisons
  • 412 people in college/university student housing
  • 237 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 160 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 26 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 14 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $40,330.

6.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,333 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.13%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.76% relocated from other counties in Texas ($21,289 average AGI)
1.37% relocated from other states ($7,044 average AGI)
Hale County:

1.37%
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 Lubbock County, TX  1.40% ($28,906 average AGI)
from Floyd County, TX  0.33% ($25,816)
from Potter County, TX  0.27% ($19,387)
from Swisher County, TX  0.27% ($31,839)
from Randall County, TX  0.19% ($28,182)
from Castro County, TX  0.18% ($23,143)
from Lamb County, TX  0.18% ($28,619)


7.39% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,688 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.39%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.93% relocated to other counties in Texas ($24,998 average AGI)
1.46% relocated to other states ($6,690 average AGI)
Hale County:

1.46%
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 Lubbock County, TX  1.97% ($32,197 average AGI)
to Randall County, TX  0.34% ($34,333)
to Floyd County, TX  0.33% ($29,026)
to Potter County, TX  0.26% ($23,767)
to Swisher County, TX  0.21% ($26,625)
to Bexar County, TX  0.19% ($23,818)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.17% ($28,050)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 18.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.6

Births per 1000 population in Hale County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Hale County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Hale County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 26.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Hale County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Hale County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,085 (4,345 aged, 740 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,894 (18%)

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 Hale County, Texas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (365)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (296)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (235)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (216)
  • Unspecified dementia (172)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (171)
  • Congestive heart failure (166)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (155)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (97)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (97)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 24%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.78
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6417.050
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 86.04
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 33267.65

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1647.670
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 996.330

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 19.09
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 102.120

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 16.56

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 33,471
  • In family households: 29,850 (6,313 male householders, 2,468 female householders)
    6,381 spouses, 11,159 children (10,179 natural, 234 adopted, 746 stepchildren), 1,469 grandchildren, 321 brothers or sisters, 247 parents, 443 other relatives, 779 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,621 (1,476 male householders (1,206 living alone)), 1,589 female householders (1,427 living alone)), 556 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,802 (2,344 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,347 2-persons, 1,842 3-persons, 1,766 4-persons, 1,017 5-persons, 482 6-persons, 327 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,633 1-person, 350 2-persons, 53 3-persons, 19 4-persons, 7 5-persons, 3 6-persons.

7,362 married couples with children.
2,305 single-parent households (539 men, 1,766 women).

60.7% of residents of Hale County speak English at home.
38.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (73% speak English very well, 27% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $228,573,000 ($6344 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,395,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $70,110,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $56,466,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $46,107,000
Federal grants: $47,146,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,646,000 ($7,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,098,000 ($718,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,774,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $23,032,000
Federal Government insurance: $89,297,000

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

Births: 3,366
Here:

93 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,542
Here:

43 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +475
Here:

+13 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -2,619
Here -72 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Hale County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.40 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: 69
  • 2000 to 2004: 332
  • 1990 to 1999: 928
  • 1980 to 1989: 818
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,104
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,091
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,245
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,700
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,215
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hale County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 27
  • 2 rooms: 169
  • 3 rooms: 400
  • 4 rooms: 861
  • 5 rooms: 2,368
  • 6 rooms: 2,008
  • 7 rooms: 956
  • 8 rooms: 521
  • 9+ rooms: 455
  • 1 room: 95
  • 2 rooms: 424
  • 3 rooms: 680
  • 4 rooms: 1,166
  • 5 rooms: 1,040
  • 6 rooms: 517
  • 7 rooms: 165
  • 8 rooms: 79
  • 9+ rooms: 44
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hale County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 86
  • 1 bedroom: 447
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,842
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,580
  • 4 bedrooms: 683
  • 5+ bedrooms: 127
  • no bedroom: 216
  • 1 bedroom: 887
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,750
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,185
  • 4 bedrooms: 133
  • 5+ bedrooms: 39
Cars and other vehicles available in Hale County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 336
  • 1 vehicle: 2,039
  • 2 vehicles: 3,811
  • 3 vehicles: 1,246
  • 4 vehicles: 280
  • 5+ vehicles: 53
  • no vehicle: 504
  • 1 vehicle: 2,186
  • 2 vehicles: 1,230
  • 3 vehicles: 222
  • 4 vehicles: 48
  • 5+ vehicles: 20

52% of Hale County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 82% lived in Texas.

Hale County:

51.7%
State average:

51.6%

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

  • This state: 28778
  • Northeast: 132
  • Midwest: 927
  • South: 2153
  • West: 1471

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $26,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hale County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (75.3%)
  • Electricity (21.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.9%)
  • Utility gas (79.2%)
  • Electricity (16.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 171
Here:

3.3%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 105
Here:

4.0%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 746
Here:

46.4%
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)

Hale County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,478,000
    Regular Highways: $1,791,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,724,000
    Central Staff Services: $877,000
    Financial Administration: $589,000
    Welfare - Other: $364,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $197,000
    General Public Buildings: $156,000
    Health Services - Other: $128,000
    Parks & Recreation: $25,000
    General - Other: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $398,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $468,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,752,000

Hale County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,073,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,279,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $164,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,037,000
    General Support: $69,000
    All Other: $46,000
    Highways: $42,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,909,000
    Total General Sales: $1,428,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $952,000
    NEC: $774,000

Hale County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $5,263,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $795,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $530,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $4,877,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $386,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $265,000

Hale County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $41,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $11,015,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $5,121,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 911
  • Number of aged recipients: 184
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 727
  • Number of recipients under 18: 126
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 483
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 302
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 435
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 327
Hale County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Hale County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John19076.0 years
William17676.7 years
James17576.1 years
Mary15980.9 years
Robert9972.6 years
George7676.8 years
Charles7473.6 years
Joe7368.1 years
Roy6674.7 years
Willie6576.5 years
Most common last names in Hale County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith11077.8 years
Williams8474.9 years
Jones7578.3 years
Davis7375.9 years
Johnson6675.1 years
Brown6179.3 years
Garcia5269.9 years
Martinez5270.2 years
Rodriguez4671.2 years
King4178.5 years
Businesses in Hale County, TX
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Long John Silver's1
Best Western1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Burger King1Maurices1
CVS1McDonald's2
Chevrolet1Nike4
Comfort Suites1Payless1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In2
FedEx3Sears1
GNC1Sprint Nextel1
GameStop1Subway1
Goodwill2Super 81
H&R Block1T-Mobile1
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
IHOP1Toyota1
JCPenney1U-Haul4
Jimmy John's3UPS7
KFC1Verizon Wireless1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1