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Hardeman County, Texas (TX)


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County population in 2012: 4,082 (all rural); it was 4,724 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 479
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 756
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,423
Renter-occupied apartments: 487 (it was 520 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

36%

Land area: 695 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 6 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hardeman County: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (31.8%), Manufacturing (11.0%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 56%
  • Government: 34%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 10%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Hardeman County, Texas:


Median resident age:  42.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years

Males: 2,051  (53.9%)
Females: 2,088  (46.1%)

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Average household size:
Hardeman County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $34,220 ($28,312 in 1999)
This county:

$34220
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $297 (lower quartile is $184, upper quartile is $394)
This county:

$297
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $46,871 (it was $31,000 in 2000)
Hardeman County:

$46,871
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $25,535 - $88,110

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $116,476
Here:

$116,476
State:

$177,060

Townhouses or other attached units: $94,700
Here:

$94,700
State:

$170,403

Mobile homes: $228,105
Here:

$228,105
State:

$42,156
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,222
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $245

Institutionalized population: 6

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):


Hardeman 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: $1,400 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $499 (1.4%)


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


Hardeman County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 12.8%
(10.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.2% for Black residents, 21.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 26.9% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 32 years old, Asian residents: 52 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)

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

17.8%
Whole state:

15.4%

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

5.8%
Whole state:

6.7%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hardeman County is $389 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $617 a month.

Cities in this county include: Quanah, Chillicothe, Goodlett.

Hardeman 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 Hardeman County: Liberty Community Hall (A), Moffett Ranch (B), Lake Pauline Powerplant (C), Quanah Country Club (D), Kimble County Library (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hardeman County include: Prairie View Church (A), Hooleyan Church (B), Patterson Street Church of Christ (C), Macedonia Baptist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Big Valley Cemetery (1), Elba Cemetery (2), Johnson Cemetery (3), Scott Cemetery (4), Goodlett Cemetery (5), Chillicothe Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Quanah Country Club North Lake (A), Quanah Country Club South Lake (B), Williams Lake (C), Lake Copper Breaks (D), Canyon Tank (E), Big Pond Reservoir (F), Lake Copper Breaks (G), Lake Pauline (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Arkansas Creek (A), South Fork Wanderers Creek (B), Kid Creek (C), Devils Creek (D), Yampalita Creek (E), Talking John Creek (F), Clear Creek (G), Squaw Creek (H), Papoose Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Hardeman County: Copper Breaks State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Harmon County, Oklahoma , Jackson County, Oklahoma , Childress County , Cottle County , Foard County , Wilbarger County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 99
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 70.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 119 (46% naturalized citizens)

Hardeman County:

2.5%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 72.3%

Hardeman County marital status for males
Hardeman County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Hardeman County with a mortgage: 341 (0 second mortgage, 15 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 787

Here:

30.2% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 122.33%
Here122.3%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 5,779
Total congregations: 17

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents3,982 (68.9%)649 (11.2%)478 (8.3%)341 (5.9%)329 (5.7%)
Congregations5 (29.4%)2 (11.8%)4 (23.5%)1 (5.9%)5 (29.4%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Hardeman County - Quanah, Chillicothe, Goodlett

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

4.88 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
This county:

9.76 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Hardeman County:

12.20 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.5%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.4%
Texas:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hardeman County:

14.2%
State:

15.7%


Agriculture in Hardeman County:

Average size of farms: 1006 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $48,979
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $100.35
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: 59.42%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $44,439
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 19.70%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $44,772
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.47%
Average age of principal farm operators: 60 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.38
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.11%
All wheat for grain: 47910 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 6294 harvested acres
Vegetables: 570 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 66 acres

Tornado activity:

Hardeman County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 1.4 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 8/18/1970, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hardeman County-area historical earthquake activity is near Texas state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 82.0 miles away from the county center
On 2/8/2002 at 16:07:13, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 83.4 miles away from the county center
On 10/7/2007 at 13:54:21, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 2.7 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 28.8 miles away from the county center
On 2/15/1997 at 09:08:55, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.7 miles away from Hardeman County center
On 11/23/1996 at 10:54:18, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.6 miles away from the county center
On 4/5/1995 at 05:31:16, a magnitude 3.0 (2.8 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Hardeman County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 6

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (14%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Apparel (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

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




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





Hardeman County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,683 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 296 (14%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 58 (3%)
  • Other means: 17 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 27 (1%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

15 people in group homes intended for adults
6 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $33,710.

7.78% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,631 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.78%
Texas average:

8.37%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.47% relocated from other counties in Texas ($20,063 average AGI)
2.31% relocated from other states ($8,568 average AGI)
Hardeman County:

2.31%
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 Wilbarger County, TX  1.05% ($24,600 average AGI)


8.30% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,950 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.30%
Texas average:

7.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.83% relocated to other counties in Texas ($24,227 average AGI)
1.46% relocated to other states ($4,723 average AGI)
Hardeman County:

1.46%
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 Wilbarger County, TX  1.74% ($27,600 average AGI)
to Wichita County, TX  0.98% ($27,571)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7

Births per 1000 population in Hardeman County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Hardeman County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 16.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Hardeman County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 991 (887 aged, 104 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 45.72
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5326.930
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 1028.810
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 40534.98

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1514.800
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 629.220

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 21.78
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 116.520

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 23.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,118

Size of family households: 563 2-persons, 244 3-persons, 182 4-persons, 101 5-persons, 30 6-persons, 19 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 504 1-person, 64 2-persons, 9 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

88.1% of residents of Hardeman County speak English at home.
11.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $41,731,000 ($9541 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $491,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $13,784,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $9,288,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,862,000
Federal grants: $12,788,000
Federal procurement contracts: $182,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $826,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $178,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $561,000
Federal Government insurance: $5,163,000

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

Births: 274
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 348
Here:

81 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +26
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -373
Here -87 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Hardeman County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.15 millions of gallons per day (80% from ground, 20% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Hardeman County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 30
  • 4 rooms: 196
  • 5 rooms: 425
  • 6 rooms: 418
  • 7 rooms: 188
  • 8 rooms: 105
  • 9+ rooms: 53
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 9
  • 3 rooms: 74
  • 4 rooms: 135
  • 5 rooms: 165
  • 6 rooms: 93
  • 7 rooms: 23
  • 8 rooms: 4
  • 9+ rooms: 8
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hardeman County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 28
  • 2 bedrooms: 427
  • 3 bedrooms: 797
  • 4 bedrooms: 133
  • 5+ bedrooms: 33
  • no bedroom: 11
  • 1 bedroom: 82
  • 2 bedrooms: 223
  • 3 bedrooms: 188
  • 4 bedrooms: 11
  • 5+ bedrooms: 5
Cars and other vehicles available in Hardeman County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 81
  • 1 vehicle: 386
  • 2 vehicles: 589
  • 3 vehicles: 252
  • 4 vehicles: 87
  • 5+ vehicles: 28
  • no vehicle: 76
  • 1 vehicle: 245
  • 2 vehicles: 158
  • 3 vehicles: 38
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

60% of Hardeman 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, 68% lived in Texas.

Hardeman County:

60.1%
State average:

51.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999


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 Hardeman County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (72.9%)
  • Electricity (16.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.2%)
  • Utility gas (78.1%)
  • Electricity (13.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.3%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5
Here:

5.3%
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.)


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Hardeman County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William9079.7 years
James7674.1 years
John6576.7 years
Mary6381.8 years
Robert4075.1 years
Ruby3181.8 years
George2777.8 years
Joe2674.6 years
Annie2683.5 years
Thomas2677.1 years
Most common last names in Hardeman County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones3479.2 years
Davis3180.0 years
Brown2878.5 years
Smith2677.5 years
Morris2172.0 years
Williams2078.9 years
Jackson2073.9 years
White1875.6 years
Johnson1776.2 years
Brandon1781.0 years
Businesses in Hardeman County, TX
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1U.S. Cellular1
H&R Block1UPS1
U-Haul1

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