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Irion County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2016: 1,685 (all rural); it was 1,771 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 203
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 302
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 539
Renter-occupied apartments: 148 (it was 155 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

36%

Land area: 1051 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 2 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Irion County: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (39.6%), Construction (24.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 5%
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Races in Irion County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (73.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (23.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.6%)
Median resident age:

42.9 years
Texas median age:

34.5 years
Males: 865  (51.4%)
Females: 820  (48.6%)
Average household size:
Irion County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $66,252 ($37,500 in 1999)

This county:

$66,252
Texas:

$56,565

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $581 (lower quartile is $451, upper quartile is $912)
This county:

$581
State:

$809


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $173,157 (it was $59,500 in 2000)
Irion:

$173,157
Texas:

$161,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $66,611 - $256,356

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $280,139
Here:

$280,139
State:

$230,570

Mobile homes: $46,834
Here:

$46,834
State:

$80,655
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,405
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $460

Institutionalized population: 0

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 7
  • Thefts: 9
  • Auto thefts: 2

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 5
  • Burglaries: 11
  • Thefts: 8
  • Auto thefts: 2
Irion County, TX map from a distance
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,287 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $942 (0.9%)

Irion County household income distribution in 2013 Irion County home values distribution in 2013 Irion County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 11.0%
Irion County:

11.0%
Texas:

15.6%
(10.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.1% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 42.9 years old
(Males: 43.5 years old, Females: 42.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.0 years old, Black residents: 28.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30.9 years old, Other race residents: 35.2 years old)

Area name: San Angelo, TX MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Irion County is $436 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $556 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $795 a month.

Cities in this county include: Mertzon.

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Neighboring counties: Appling County, Georgia , Adams County, Mississippi , George County, Mississippi , Dale County, Alabama , Holmes County, Florida , Houston County, Alabama , Pike County, Alabama , Miller County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 54
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 75 (90.0% naturalized citizens)

Irion County:

4.5%
Whole state:

17.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 151990 to 1999
  • 41980 to 1989
  • 101970 to 1979
  • 30Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 53.4%

Irion County marital status for males Irion County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 747
  • One, attached: 11
  • Mobile homes: 130

Housing units in Irion County with a mortgage: 182 (0 second mortgage, 9 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 311

Here:

36.9% with mortgage
State:

57.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Irion County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5001
Evangelical Protestant4232
Mainline Protestant2863
None390-
Irion 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
Irion County:

5.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.



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

11.61 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1
This county:

5.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Irion County:

9.4%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Irion County:

26.5%
State:

26.6%

Agriculture in Irion County:

Average size of farms: 3552 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $23,096
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $51.36
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: 96.67%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $41,643
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.42%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 35.12%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $33,412
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.43%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.55
All wheat for grain: 439 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 121 acres

Earthquake activity:

Irion County-area historical earthquake activity is above Texas state average. It is 58% smaller 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 158.3 miles away from Irion 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 121.3 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 144.6 miles away from the county center
On 4/15/1995 at 14:33:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 156.3 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) earthquake occurred 226.8 miles away from Irion County center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 241.6 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:

  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 01, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3284: March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1606: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3261: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3216: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Extreme Fire Hazards, Incident Period: August 01, 1999 to December 10, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3142: September 01, 1999, FEMA Id: 3142, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Extreme Fire Hazard, Incident Period: August 30, 1993 to November 15, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3113: September 10, 1993, FEMA Id: 3113, Natural disaster type: Fire

The number of natural disasters in Irion County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 5
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (2%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Management occupations (23%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (4%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (31%)
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (3%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (88%)
  • Morocco (12%)
  • Scotland (0%)
  • Ireland (0%)
  • Denmark (0%)
  • Norway (0%)
  • Sweden (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Irion County


  • Irish (7%)
  • German (6%)
  • American (4%)
  • English (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Welsh (1%)
  • European (1%)

Irion County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,228 (84.7%)
  • Carpooled: 81 (5.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 14 (1.0%)
  • Walked: 14 (1.0%)
  • Worked at home: 116 (8.0%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $61,981.

9.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,855 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.58%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.49% relocated from other counties in Texas ($38,655 average AGI)
2.09% relocated from other states ($9,200 average AGI)
Irion County:

2.09%
Texas average:

2.49%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Tom Green County, TX  3.66% ($34,000 average AGI)


11.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($49,523 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.13%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other counties in Texas.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other states.
Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.2

Births per 1000 population in Irion County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 1.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Irion County
Infant deaths per 1000 population in Irion County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Irion County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Irion County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Irion County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Irion County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Irion County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Irion County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 300 (263 aged, 37 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 72 (21%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 456
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,196

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 57

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,685
  • In family households: 1,516 (220 male householders, 278 female householders)
    424 spouses, 489 children (455 natural, 0 adopted, 33 stepchildren), 29 grandchildren, 4 brothers or sisters, 20 parents, 17 other relatives, 27 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 168 (86 male householders (84 living alone)), 64 female householders (49 living alone)), 16 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1

Size of family households: 275 2-persons, 80 3-persons, 77 4-persons, 26 5-persons, 17 6-persons, 21 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 132 1-person, 17 2-persons.

270 married couples with children.
119 single-parent households (61 men, 58 women).

85.5% of residents of Irion speak English at home.
14.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (93% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $7,909,000 ($4,551 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $200,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $3,950,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $2,090,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $494,000
Federal grants: $1,057,000
Federal procurement contracts: $66,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $251,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $154,000
Federal Government insurance: $157,000

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

Births: 69
Here:

39 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 65
Here:

37 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -15
Here -9 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Irion County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.09 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.3
State:

4.1

Year house built in Irion County, Texas
  • Year house built in Irion County, Texas
  • 02014 or later
  • 112010 to 2013
  • 372000 to 2009
  • 1361990 to 1999
  • 1391980 to 1989
  • 1221970 to 1979
  • 701960 to 1969
  • 711950 to 1959
  • 1181940 to 1949
  • 1631939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Irion County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Irion County, Texas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Irion County, Texas
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 183 rooms
  • 464 rooms
  • 1315 rooms
  • 1536 rooms
  • 827 rooms
  • 198 rooms
  • 409+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Irion County, Texas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Irion County, Texas
  • 61 room
  • 92 rooms
  • 03 rooms
  • 234 rooms
  • 505 rooms
  • 406 rooms
  • 287 rooms
  • 08 rooms
  • 09+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Irion County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Irion County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Irion County, Texas
  • 0no bedroom
  • 291 bedroom
  • 1032 bedrooms
  • 2743 bedrooms
  • 564 bedrooms
  • 225+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Irion County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Irion County, Texas
  • 6no bedroom
  • 141 bedroom
  • 322 bedrooms
  • 723 bedrooms
  • 334 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Irion County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Irion County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Irion County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 15no vehicle
  • 971 vehicle
  • 2002 vehicles
  • 1103 vehicles
  • 344 vehicles
  • 395+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Irion County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Irion County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 5no vehicle
  • 581 vehicle
  • 772 vehicles
  • 143 vehicles
  • 44 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

82.2% of Irion County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 11% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Texas.

Irion County:

82.2%
State average:

84.1%

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

  • This state: 1,254
  • Other state: 337
  • Northeast: 27
  • Midwest: 29
  • South: 85
  • West: 200
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Irion County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 64.0%Electricity
  • 25.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.7%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 59.6%Electricity
  • 23.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.5%Utility gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7
Here:

3.1%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4
Here:

4.4%
Texas:

6.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Texas:

15.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Irion County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $424,000
    Police Protection: $227,000
    Regular Highways: $184,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $182,000
    General Public Buildings: $78,000
    Financial Administration: $32,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $17,000
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000
    Fire Protection: $7,000
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000
    Private Transit Subsidies: $4,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $668,000

Irion County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Local Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $4,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $38,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $7,000
    Rents: $3,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $28,000
    Highways: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $895,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $120,000

Irion County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,272,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 20
  • Number of aged recipients: 8
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 12
  • Number of recipients under 18: 0
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 10
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 0
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 15
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 5
Irion County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Irion County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Most common first names in Irion County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1076.5 years
Mary884.0 years
James677.0 years
William676.8 years
Robert677.2 years
Ruby582.0 years
George475.8 years
Frank470.1 years
Henry387.7 years
Gertrude388.3 years
Most common last names in Irion County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lindley779.9 years
Smith779.7 years
Martinez682.2 years
Davis578.6 years
Baze576.2 years
Molina567.0 years
Farrington475.8 years
James469.2 years
Lawdermilk470.0 years
Hargrave487.8 years

Businesses in Irion County, TX

  • Domino's Pizza: 1
  • True Value: 1

Irion County on our top lists:

  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election"