Haskell County, Texas (TX)

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County population in 2012: 5,901 (52% urban, 48% rural); it was 6,093 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 543
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,236
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,028
Renter-occupied apartments: 518 (it was 541 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

36%

Land area: 903 sq. mi.

Water area: 7.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 7 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Haskell County: 78.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (43.3%), Educational, health and social services (20.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (19.4%), Retail trade (13.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 34%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 66%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Haskell County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (70.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (24.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Asian alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  44.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 3,104  (48.6%)
Females: 2,795  (51.4%)
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Average household size:
Haskell County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,717 ($23,690 in 1999)

This county:

$36717
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $263 (lower quartile is $116, upper quartile is $386)
This county:

$263
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $46,287 (it was $34,000 in 2000)
Haskell:

$46,287
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $16,355 - $81,165
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $768
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $316

Institutionalized population: 540

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):

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $50,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $913 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $496 (1.5%)

Haskell County household income distribution in 2009 Haskell County home values distribution Haskell County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.9%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.3% for Black residents, 31.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.8% for other race residents, 41.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.8%
Haskell County:

18.8%
Texas:

17.5%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.0% for Black residents, 30.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.7% for other race residents, 41.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 43 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 49 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, Asian residents: 68 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31 years old, Other race residents: 19 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Haskell County is $375 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $692 a month.

Cities in this county include: Haskell, Rule, Rochester, Sagerton, Weinert, O'Brien.

Haskell 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 Haskell County: West Camp (A), Flat Top Ranch (B), Paint Creek Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Haskell County include: Rockdale Church (A), Lindsay Chapel (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Brushy Cemetery (1), Pleasant Valley Cemetery (2), Weinert Cemetery (3), Capron Cemetery (4), Rule Cemetery (5), Pinkerton Cemetery (6), Stamford Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Mitchell Lake (A), Thompson Lake (B), Zahn Lake (C), Griffin Lake (D), Hester Lake (E), Reid Lake (F), Winchester Lake (G), Russell Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Turkey Paint Creek (A), Stink Creek (B), Spring Creek (C), Red Paint Creek (D), Dudleys Creek (E), Willow Creek (F), Tonk Creek (G), Flat Paint Creek (H), Gyp Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Haskell County: Scott Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Baylor County , Jones County , King County , Knox County , Shackelford County , Stonewall County , Throckmorton County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.6%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 90
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 71.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 220 (28% naturalized citizens)

Haskell County:

3.6%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 39
  • 1990 to 1994: 31
  • 1985 to 1989: 10
  • 1980 to 1984: 21
  • 1975 to 1979: 63
  • 1970 to 1974: 20
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1965 to 1969: 34

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 73.3%

Haskell County marital status for males Haskell County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Haskell County with a mortgage: 486 (2 second mortgage, 24 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,072

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Haskell County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,92125
Catholic5771
Mainline Protestant5574
Other1-
None--
Haskell County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Haskell County:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Haskell County:

3.83 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

11.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Haskell County:

11.6%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Haskell County:

27.1%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.2%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Haskell County:

Average size of farms: 850 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $70,460
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $115.28
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 35.01%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $67,534
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 46.75%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 12.93%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $74,962
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.46%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.59
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.15%
All wheat for grain: 107486 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 95227 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Haskell County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 1802974.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 18 fatalities and 34 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/13/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 17 people and injured 25 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Haskell County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 64% 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 58.1 miles away from Haskell 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 292.1 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 202.0 miles away from the county center
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 134.4 miles away from the county center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 233.6 miles away from Haskell County center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 217.0 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:


The number of natural disasters in Haskell County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Mexico (89%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Italy (2%)
  • India (1%)
  • Vietnam (1%)
  • Venezuela (1%)

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

  • United States or American (20%)
  • German (11%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • English (8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)
  • Dutch (1%)

Haskell County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,018 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 185 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 49 (2%)
  • Other means: 28 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 71 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 90 people in nursing homes
  • 7 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 4 people in other group homes
  • 3 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 3 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

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

  • 491 people in federal detention centers
  • 49 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $35,830.

8.49% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,539 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.49%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.28% relocated from other counties in Texas ($27,721 average AGI)
1.21% relocated from other states ($3,812 average AGI)
Haskell County:

1.21%
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 Taylor County, TX  1.32% ($23,542 average AGI)
from Knox County, TX  0.88% ($29,125)
from Jones County, TX  0.61% ($37,636)


7.05% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,786 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.05%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.33% relocated to other counties in Texas ($24,651 average AGI)
0.73% relocated to other states ($3,135 average AGI)
Haskell County:

0.73%
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 Taylor County, TX  1.12% ($22,000 average AGI)
to Jones County, TX  0.67% ($30,000)
to Knox County, TX  0.56% ($27,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.8

Births per 1000 population in Haskell County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 15.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Haskell County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Haskell County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,460 (1,342 aged, 118 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 24%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 25%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 17.88
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5364.810
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 447.070
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 38948.5

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1263.310
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1588.160
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 36.09

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 32.48
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 54.14

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,355

Size of family households: 825 2-persons, 301 3-persons, 216 4-persons, 106 5-persons, 54 6-persons, 31 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 695 1-person, 60 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 2 4-persons, 3 5-persons.

1,018 married couples with children.
297 single-parent households (59 men, 238 women).

82.7% of residents of Haskell County speak English at home.
17.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 29% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $60,704,000 ($10856 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $836,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $18,397,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $13,186,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $14,244,000
Federal grants: $12,768,000
Federal procurement contracts: $381,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,727,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $474,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,294,000
Federal Government insurance: $19,082,000

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

Births: 336
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 472
Here:

85 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +28
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -422
Here -76 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Haskell County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 9.46 millions of gallons per day (3% from ground, 97% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 10
  • 2000 to 2004: 113
  • 1990 to 1999: 149
  • 1980 to 1989: 397
  • 1970 to 1979: 497
  • 1960 to 1969: 472
  • 1950 to 1959: 832
  • 1940 to 1949: 425
  • 1939 or earlier: 495
Rooms in houses/apartments in Haskell County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 33
  • 3 rooms: 97
  • 4 rooms: 292
  • 5 rooms: 675
  • 6 rooms: 565
  • 7 rooms: 206
  • 8 rooms: 101
  • 9+ rooms: 55
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 29
  • 3 rooms: 70
  • 4 rooms: 123
  • 5 rooms: 137
  • 6 rooms: 129
  • 7 rooms: 27
  • 8 rooms: 24
  • 9+ rooms: 2
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Haskell County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 91
  • 2 bedrooms: 614
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,141
  • 4 bedrooms: 162
  • 5+ bedrooms: 14
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 78
  • 2 bedrooms: 218
  • 3 bedrooms: 200
  • 4 bedrooms: 41
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Haskell County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 77
  • 1 vehicle: 662
  • 2 vehicles: 944
  • 3 vehicles: 285
  • 4 vehicles: 45
  • 5+ vehicles: 15
  • no vehicle: 82
  • 1 vehicle: 251
  • 2 vehicles: 148
  • 3 vehicles: 47
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5+ vehicles: 11

63% of Haskell County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 91% lived in Texas.

Haskell County:

63.5%
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: 6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 6%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Haskell County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (54.9%)
  • Electricity (23.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.2%)
  • Wood (1.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • Utility gas (58.8%)
  • Electricity (23.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.7%)
  • Other fuel (1.3%)
  • Wood (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 10
Here:

1.5%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6
Here:

1.3%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 14
Here:

18.2%
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)

Haskell County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $564,000
    General - Other: $393,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $273,000
    Central Staff Services: $190,000
    Financial Administration: $177,000
    General Public Buildings: $165,000
    Police Protection: $138,000
    Corrections - Other: $133,000
    Libraries: $54,000
    Health Services - Other: $23,000
    Parks & Recreation: $23,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $9,000
    Fire Protection: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $772,000
    Police Protection: $37,000
    Libraries: $25,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,054,000

Haskell County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $23,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $37,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $212,000
    Interest Earnings: $15,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $107,000
    Highways: $34,000
    General Support: $1,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,517,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $396,000
    NEC: $1,000

Haskell County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $89,000

Haskell County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $254,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Haskell County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Haskell County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Haskell County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9078.5 years
James7578.2 years
William7076.8 years
Mary6783.0 years
Robert4374.7 years
Willie3679.0 years
Joe3077.8 years
George2979.1 years
Walter2677.5 years
Minnie2486.0 years
Most common last names in Haskell County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3285.0 years
Williams3078.9 years
Jones2880.0 years
Brown2481.6 years
Davis2380.0 years
Lewis2177.9 years
Strickland1975.9 years
Wilson1977.2 years
Cox1784.6 years
Miller1782.5 years
Businesses in Haskell County, TX
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1Subway1
H&R Block1True Value1
Lane Furniture1U-Haul1
RadioShack1UPS1
SONIC Drive-In1

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