Hemphill County, Texas (TX)

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
County population in 2012: 4,080 (73% urban, 27% rural); it was 3,351 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 409
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 618
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 990
Renter-occupied apartments: 355 (it was 290 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

36%

Land area: 910 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 4 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Hemphill County: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

We are giving away a $200 prize - enter simply by sending us your own pictures of this county!
Click here to upload your Hemphill County photos (outside city limits)

Industries providing employment: Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (34.7%), Educational, health and social services (21.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 35%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 59%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
Options
X
Data:
Options
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2013 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Hemphill County races chart

Races in Hemphill County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (69.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (28.5%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • Asian alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  35.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 1,928  (44.3%)
Females: 1,879  (55.7%)
Hemphill County, TX forum
Recent posts about Hemphill County, Texas on our local forum with over 1,800,000 registered users:
Fun Friday Factoid  (14 replies)
Info on Canadian Tx and nearby towns  (9 replies)
Average household size:
Hemphill County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $56,166 ($35,456 in 1999)

This county:

$56166
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $446 (lower quartile is $366, upper quartile is $675)
This county:

$446
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $100,152 (it was $55,800 in 2000)
Hemphill:

$100,152
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $59,472 - $175,717

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $149,606
Here:

$149,606
State:

$188,898

Mobile homes: $36,244
Here:

$36,244
State:

$60,009
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,104
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $383

Institutionalized population: 40

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):

Hemphill County, TX map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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: $2,205 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,162 (1.2%)

Hemphill County household income distribution in 2009 Hemphill County home values distribution Hemphill County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.7%
(7.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 67.5% for other race residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.6%
Hemphill County:

11.6%
Texas:

17.5%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 63.6% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 36 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 38 years old, American Indian residents: 53 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 18 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hemphill County is $396 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $645 a month.

Cities in this county include: Canadian.

Hemphill County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Click to draw/clear Hemphill County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Hemphill County: McQuiddy Curves (A), Mendota Siding (B), Urschell Ranch (C), Young Ranch (D), Old Military Road Campground (E), Lake Marvin Campground (F), Anvil Park (G), Arrington Ranch (H), Canadian Feedyards (I), Briscoe Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (J), Gem City Fire Department (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Hemphill County: Gageby Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Cataline Cemetery (1), Washita Cemetery (2), Prairie Dell Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Timber Lakes (A), Lake Marvin (B), Lake Kiowa (C), Arrington Lake (D), Lake Sharon (E), Oasis Lake (F), Soil Conservation Service Site 13 Reservoir (G), Soil Conservation Service Site 14 Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Persimmon Creek (A), Boggy Creek (B), Gageby Creek (C), Spring Creek (D), Simmons Creek (E), Clear Creek (F), Red Deer Creek (G), Morgan Creek (H), White Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Hemphill County: Gene Howe Wildlife Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Ellis County, Oklahoma , Roger Mills County, Oklahoma , Gray County , Lipscomb County , Roberts County , Wheeler County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

2.2%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 59
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 218 (32% naturalized citizens)

Hemphill County:

6.5%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 43
  • 1990 to 1994: 41
  • 1985 to 1989: 15
  • 1980 to 1984: 39
  • 1975 to 1979: 55
  • 1970 to 1974: 12
  • 1970 to 1974: 6
  • 1965 to 1969: 7

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 84.2%

Hemphill County marital status for males Hemphill County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Hemphill County with a mortgage: 275 (0 second mortgage, 11 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 403

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hemphill County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,0458
Mainline Protestant6182
Catholic3211
Other--
None823-
Hemphill 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: 1
Hemphill County:

2.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Hemphill County:

14.90 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

17.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Hemphill County:

10.4%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Hemphill County:

26.3%
State:

26.6%

Agriculture in Hemphill County:

Average size of farms: 2286 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $386,988
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $28.33
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: 99.50%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $370,575
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.99%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.42%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $47,390
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.77%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.98
All wheat for grain: 7220 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Hemphill County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 2822730.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/28/2007, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured one person and caused $3 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hemphill County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 46% 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 194.7 miles away from Hemphill 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 52.9 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 261.8 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) earthquake occurred 126.8 miles away from the county center
On 10/14/2008 at 03:07:28, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 25.1 miles away from Hemphill County center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 114.4 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 Hemphill County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 4

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 (95%)
  • Poland (2%)
  • United Kingdom (1%)
  • Germany (1%)

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

  • United States or American (17%)
  • German (12%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • English (10%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • European (2%)

Hemphill County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,165 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 235 (15%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 45 (3%)
  • Other means: 17 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 81 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

98 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
46 people in nursing homes
36 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
4 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $86,555.

8.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,449 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.60%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.03% relocated from other counties in Texas ($37,243 average AGI)
2.57% relocated from other states ($9,206 average AGI)
Hemphill County:

2.57%
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 Potter County, TX  1.05% ($50,692 average AGI)


7.18% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,830 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.18%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.98% relocated to other counties in Texas ($20,614 average AGI)
2.20% relocated to other states ($13,216 average AGI)
Hemphill County:

2.20%
Texas average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.9

Births per 1000 population in Hemphill County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 8.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Hemphill County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Hemphill County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 464 (429 aged, 35 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 29.98
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4406.470
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 569.540
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 32374.1

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1315.020
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 993.570

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 87.67

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 29.22

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,767

Size of family households: 461 2-persons, 172 3-persons, 215 4-persons, 120 5-persons, 43 6-persons, 28 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 305 1-person, 31 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 2 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

674 married couples with children.
119 single-parent households (40 men, 79 women).

86.7% of residents of Hemphill County speak English at home.
13.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 22% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $13,574,000 ($4069 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $40,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $6,423,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $4,534,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $985,000
Federal grants: $1,091,000
Federal procurement contracts: $99,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $442,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $355,000
Federal Government insurance: $550,000

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

Births: 246
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 147
Here:

43 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +16
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -38
Here -11 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Hemphill County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.43 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 141
  • 1990 to 1999: 68
  • 1980 to 1989: 270
  • 1970 to 1979: 328
  • 1960 to 1969: 139
  • 1950 to 1959: 168
  • 1940 to 1949: 177
  • 1939 or earlier: 429
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hemphill County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 14
  • 3 rooms: 32
  • 4 rooms: 124
  • 5 rooms: 272
  • 6 rooms: 196
  • 7 rooms: 163
  • 8 rooms: 103
  • 9+ rooms: 86
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 20
  • 3 rooms: 33
  • 4 rooms: 92
  • 5 rooms: 62
  • 6 rooms: 45
  • 7 rooms: 27
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9+ rooms: 4
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hemphill County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 36
  • 2 bedrooms: 242
  • 3 bedrooms: 509
  • 4 bedrooms: 157
  • 5+ bedrooms: 46
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 46
  • 2 bedrooms: 139
  • 3 bedrooms: 78
  • 4 bedrooms: 19
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6
Cars and other vehicles available in Hemphill County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 19
  • 1 vehicle: 265
  • 2 vehicles: 422
  • 3 vehicles: 230
  • 4 vehicles: 45
  • 5+ vehicles: 9
  • no vehicle: 15
  • 1 vehicle: 138
  • 2 vehicles: 87
  • 3 vehicles: 37
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5+ vehicles: 8

61% of Hemphill County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in Texas.

Hemphill County:

61.0%
State average:

51.6%

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

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


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hemphill County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (61.8%)
  • Electricity (24.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.3%)
  • Wood (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (56.2%)
  • Electricity (27.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.6%)

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: 9
Here:

16.7%
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)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Hemphill County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3273.3 years
William2372.4 years
Mary2278.2 years
John2177.9 years
George1779.7 years
Charles1281.4 years
Robert1270.2 years
Walter1176.1 years
Roy980.4 years
Thomas975.4 years
Most common last names in Hemphill County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams1177.4 years
Wright1076.3 years
Hill1085.4 years
Adcock974.0 years
Rogers884.6 years
Smith872.2 years
Morris879.1 years
Waters778.4 years
Porter781.9 years
Johnson776.6 years
Businesses in Hemphill County, TX
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1True Value1
Best Western1U-Haul1
FedEx1UPS1
Pizza Hut1

Hemphill County on our top lists: