Hudspeth County, Texas (TX)

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County population in 2012: 3,337 (all rural); it was 3,344 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 263
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 642
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 884
Renter-occupied apartments: 269 (it was 208 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

36%

Land area: 4571 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 1 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Hudspeth County: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (66.7%), Educational, health and social services (16.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 30%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 67%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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Races in Hudspeth County, Texas:

  • Hispanic or Latino (79.6%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (18.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 1,750  (48.8%)
Females: 1,726  (51.2%)
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Hudspeth County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Hudspeth County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $22,459 ($21,045 in 1999)

This county:

$22459
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $366 (lower quartile is $272, upper quartile is $466)
This county:

$366
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $42,396 (it was $26,300 in 2000)
Hudspeth:

$42,396
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $19,328 - $67,567
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $744
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $301

Institutionalized population: 86

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):

Hudspeth County, TX map from a distance

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $873 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $474 (1.3%)

Hudspeth County household income distribution in 2009 Hudspeth County home values distribution Hudspeth County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 44.1%
(27.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.3% for other race residents, 12.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 43.8%
Hudspeth County:

43.8%
Texas:

17.5%
(27.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.6% for other race residents, 12.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 37 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 36 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 54 years old, Black residents: 39 years old, Asian residents: 25 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33 years old, Other race residents: 60 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hudspeth County is $425 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $628 a month.

Cities in this county include: Fort Hancock, Sierra Blanca, Dell City.

Hudspeth 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 Hudspeth County: Carrizo Spring Windmill (A), Cavender Windmill (B), Cedar Windmill (C), Circle Ranch (D), Cornudas Ranch (E), Cottonwood Windmill (F), Cummings Ranch (G), Cummins Windmill (H), Dagger Camp (I), Dees Ranch (J), Double U Ranch (K), Dullnig Ranch (L), Eagle Mountain Ranch (M), Salt Flat Windmill (N), East Windmill (O), Eightmile Windmill (P), El Cuervo Windmill (Q), Espy Ranch (R), Faskin Ranch (S), Flattop Windmill (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Helm Cemetery (1), Quitman Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Antelope Tanks (A), Drag Tank (B), Sailt Lake (C), Linda Lake (D), Grayton Lake (E), Milner Lake (F), Linda Lake (G), Indian Water Hole (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wasson Draw (A), Squaw Creek (B), Mineral Creek (C), Green River (D), Count Draw (E), Lasca Branch (F), Buckhorn Draw (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Otero County, New Mexico , Culberson County , El Paso County , Jeff Davis County , Presidio County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.1%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 69
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 46.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,110 (28% naturalized citizens)

Hudspeth County:

33.2%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 173
  • 1990 to 1994: 245
  • 1985 to 1989: 173
  • 1980 to 1984: 118
  • 1975 to 1979: 82
  • 1970 to 1974: 136
  • 1970 to 1974: 41
  • 1965 to 1969: 142

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 75.2%

Hudspeth County marital status for males Hudspeth County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Hudspeth County with a mortgage: 97 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 355

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hudspeth County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,4603
Evangelical Protestant2626
Mainline Protestant441
Other2-
None1,708-
Hudspeth 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: 2
Hudspeth County:

6.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

6.17 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Hudspeth County:

9.25 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

9.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Hudspeth County:

9.5%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Hudspeth County:

26.1%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.4%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Hudspeth County:

Average size of farms: 16196 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $207,458
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $624.55
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 20.26%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $176,490
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.64%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 98.33%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $154,278
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 77.10%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.05
Vegetables: 1,959 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 218 acres

Tornado activity:

Hudspeth County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 150930063.9 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Hudspeth County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 51% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 147.1 miles away from Hudspeth 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 147.1 miles away from the county center
On 1/4/2006 at 08:32:32, a magnitude 6.7 (6.1 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.6 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 463.9 miles away from the county center
On 3/12/2003 at 23:41:32, a magnitude 6.5 (5.5 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.4 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 463.4 miles away from the county center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 87.4 miles away from Hudspeth County center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 291.2 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 Hudspeth County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
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 (99%)
  • Spain (0%)
  • Korea (0%)

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

  • United States or American (6%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • English (2%)
  • German (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Hudspeth County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 804 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 174 (16%)
  • Subway or elevated: 1 (0%)
  • Walked: 91 (8%)
  • Other means: 20 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 15 (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

32 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
86 people in federal detention centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $27,274.

7.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,813 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.11%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.36% relocated from other counties in Texas ($18,187 average AGI)
2.75% relocated from other states ($13,627 average AGI)
Hudspeth County:

2.75%
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 El Paso County, TX  1.90% ($26,450 average AGI)


8.84% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,947 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.84%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.33% relocated to other counties in Texas ($26,526 average AGI)
2.51% relocated to other states ($8,421 average AGI)
Hudspeth County:

2.51%
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 El Paso County, TX  2.23% ($33,292 average AGI)

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

Births per 1000 population in Hudspeth County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 2.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Hudspeth County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 3.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Hudspeth County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 354 (307 aged, 47 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 38%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 40%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 971.170
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 576.630

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 30.35

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,390

Size of family households: 310 2-persons, 178 3-persons, 169 4-persons, 116 5-persons, 54 6-persons, 40 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 279 1-person, 27 2-persons, 1 5-persons.

823 married couples with children.
160 single-parent households (26 men, 134 women).

25.9% of residents of Hudspeth County speak English at home.
73.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (46% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 19% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (40% speak English very well, 60% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $35,959,000 ($10897 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $389,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $5,792,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $3,287,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,257,000
Federal grants: $14,352,000
Federal procurement contracts: $423,000 ($175,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,847,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $521,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $290,000
Federal Government insurance: $8,410,000

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

Births: 251
Here:

76 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 83
Here:

25 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +148
Here:

+45 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -359
Here -109 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Hudspeth County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.19 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.0
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 94
  • 2000 to 2004: 311
  • 1990 to 1999: 228
  • 1980 to 1989: 319
  • 1970 to 1979: 191
  • 1960 to 1969: 107
  • 1950 to 1959: 115
  • 1940 to 1949: 98
  • 1939 or earlier: 114
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hudspeth County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 11
  • 2 rooms: 24
  • 3 rooms: 58
  • 4 rooms: 203
  • 5 rooms: 302
  • 6 rooms: 149
  • 7 rooms: 58
  • 8 rooms: 57
  • 9+ rooms: 22
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 18
  • 4 rooms: 62
  • 5 rooms: 57
  • 6 rooms: 33
  • 7 rooms: 15
  • 8 rooms: 3
  • 9+ rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hudspeth County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 11
  • 1 bedroom: 70
  • 2 bedrooms: 288
  • 3 bedrooms: 431
  • 4 bedrooms: 70
  • 5+ bedrooms: 14
  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 28
  • 2 bedrooms: 69
  • 3 bedrooms: 89
  • 4 bedrooms: 9
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Hudspeth County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 57
  • 1 vehicle: 273
  • 2 vehicles: 425
  • 3 vehicles: 84
  • 4 vehicles: 26
  • 5+ vehicles: 19
  • no vehicle: 22
  • 1 vehicle: 86
  • 2 vehicles: 72
  • 3 vehicles: 17
  • 4 vehicles: 9
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

69% of Hudspeth County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Texas.

Hudspeth County:

68.6%
State average:

51.6%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $18,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 9%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 8%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hudspeth County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (71.0%)
  • Utility gas (17.8%)
  • Electricity (8.0%)
  • Wood (1.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (67.3%)
  • Utility gas (21.6%)
  • Electricity (7.7%)
  • No fuel used (1.9%)
  • Wood (1.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


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

1.9%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 8
Here:

2.9%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 22
Here:

33.8%
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:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Hudspeth County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Maria1277.5 years
James1273.2 years
Jose1170.2 years
John872.5 years
Manuel776.9 years
Francisco673.8 years
Manuela674.8 years
Juan657.8 years
Frank575.2 years
George577.0 years
Most common last names in Hudspeth County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Ramirez1575.5 years
Lewis1081.9 years
Gonzalez863.1 years
Sanchez881.0 years
Esparza780.6 years
Lopez773.8 years
Love679.8 years
Gomez580.0 years
Hernandez573.4 years
Flores572.8 years

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