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Kenedy County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2014: 400 (all rural); it was 414 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 9
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 43
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 56
Renter-occupied apartments: 95 (it was 82 in 2000)
% of renters here:

59%
State:

36%

Land area: 1457 sq. mi.

Water area: 488.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 0 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Kenedy County: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 22%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 13%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Kenedy County, Texas:

  • Hispanic or Latino (76.7%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (20.7%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.4%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 203  (51.0%)
Females: 197  (49.0%)
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Average household size:
Kenedy County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,273 ($25,000 in 1999)

This county:

$43273
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $470 (lower quartile is $411, upper quartile is $531)
This county:

$470
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $57,552 (it was $53,300 in 2000)
Kenedy:

$57,552
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $38,458 - $197,643
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $609
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $324

Institutionalized population: 0

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 1
  • Thefts: 0
  • Auto thefts: 1

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 0
  • Auto thefts: 0
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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 in 2000:

Kenedy County:  0.4% ($217)
Texas:  1.8% ($1,393)
Kenedy County household income distribution in 2009 Kenedy County home values distribution Kenedy County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 32.8%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 32.6%
Kenedy County:

32.6%
Texas:

17.5%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 32 years old
(Males: 32 years old, Females: 36 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49 years old, Black residents: 56 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kenedy County is $432 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: Sarita.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Kenedy County: Agua Dulce Windmill (A), Agua Nueva Windmill (B), Avispa Windmill (C), Blanco Windmill (D), Certificad Windmill (E), Chivo Windmill (F), Chocolate Windmill (G), Cograge Windmill (H), El Baño Windmill (I), Gragenitos Windmill (J), La Colcha Windmill (K), La Javalina Windmill (L), Las Burras Windmill (M), Las Coyotas Windmill (N), Las Hormigas Windmill (O), Lindero Windmill (P), Madrigueras Windmill (Q), Mota Chica Windmill (R), Northe Windmill (S), Perdido Windmill (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Longoria Cemetery (1), Old Town Cemetery (2), Pedro Jaramillo Cemetery (3), Perez Cemetery (4), Rancho Nuevo Cemetery (5), La Mesa Cemetery (6), Perez Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Quiteria Lake (A), Burro Lake (B), Cayetano Lake (C), Laguna Salada (D), Mesquite Lake (E), La Redonda Lake (F), La Hedionda Lake (G), Round Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Una de Gato Creek (A), Arroyo Baluarte (B), Laborcitas Creek (C), Cibolo Creek (D), Calosa Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Kenedy County: La Colonia Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Lee County, Florida , Okeechobee County, Florida , Pinellas County, Florida , Sarasota County, Florida , Duval County , Starr County , Zapata County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.2%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 6
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 57.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 55 (58% naturalized citizens)

Kenedy County:

13.3%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 7
  • 1990 to 1994: 8
  • 1985 to 1989: 5
  • 1980 to 1984: 8
  • 1975 to 1979: 6
  • 1970 to 1974: 7
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 14

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 69.5%

Kenedy County marital status for males Kenedy County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 199
  • One, attached: 3
  • Two: 8
  • 3 or 4: 34
  • 5 to 9: 6
  • 10 to 19: 2
  • Mobile homes: 29

Housing units in Kenedy County with a mortgage: 7 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 15

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Kenedy County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1252
Evangelical Protestant--
None291-
Kenedy 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:






Adult diabetes rate:
Kenedy County:

9.5%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Kenedy County:

26.9%
State:

26.6%

Agriculture in Kenedy County:

Average size of farms: 16931 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $320,785
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: 100.00%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $381,327
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $79,148
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 57.14%
Average age of principal farm operators: 63 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.87
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.01%

Tornado activity:

Kenedy County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 38537253.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 1/26/1950, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 2 people

Earthquake activity:

Kenedy County-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/23/2007 at 19:09:15, a magnitude 5.6 (5.4 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 354.5 miles away from Kenedy County center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 136.9 miles away from the county center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 62.3 miles away from the 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 415.6 miles away from the county center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 143.5 miles away from Kenedy County center
On 7/20/1991 at 23:38:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 142.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • TexasTropical Storm Alex, Incident Period: June 27, 2010 to August 14, 2010, Emergency Declared (EM-3313): June 29, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3313, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • TexasHurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 7, 2008 to September 26, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3294): September 10, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3294, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TexasHurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 27, 2008 to September 7, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3290): August 29, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3290, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TexasHurricane Dolly, Incident Period: July 22, 2008 to August 1, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1780): July 24, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1780, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TexasWildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 1, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3284): March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • TexasHurricane Dean, Incident Period: August 17, 2007 to September 5, 2007, Emergency Declared (EM-3277): August 18, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3277, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TexasHurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1606): September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TexasHurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3261): September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TexasHurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3216): September 2, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TexasHurricane Bret, Incident Period: August 21, 1999 to August 26, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1287): August 22, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1287, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Kenedy County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Fire: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Educational services (39%)
  • Public administration (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (33%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Legal occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (35%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Community and social service occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Legal occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (4%)
  • Management occupations (0%)

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

  • Mexico (95%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)

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

  • Irish (5%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Czech (1%)
  • English (1%)
  • German (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • French Canadian (1%)

Kenedy County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 89 (48%)
  • Carpooled: 41 (22%)
  • Walked: 32 (17%)
  • Other means: 7 (4%)
  • Worked at home: 18 (10%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

4 people in religious group quarters
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $1,000.

10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties between 2010 and 2011.1,000 average adjusted gross income)


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties in Texas.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other states.

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other counties between 2010 and 2011.1,000 average adjusted gross income)


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.

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.3

Births per 1000 population in Kenedy County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Kenedy County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 35.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Kenedy County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 20.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Kenedy County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Kenedy County


Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 37 (39%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 59 (0 aged, 0 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 30%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 32%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 479.620
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 479.620

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 416
  • In family households: 366 (80 male householders, 24 female householders)
    76 spouses, 128 children (116 natural, 7 adopted, 5 stepchildren), 12 grandchildren, 5 brothers or sisters, 6 parents, 16 other relatives, 17 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 50 (24 male householders (21 living alone)), 19 female householders (16 living alone)), 7 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 31 2-persons, 28 3-persons, 26 4-persons, 7 5-persons, 6 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 37 1-person, 5 2-persons, 1 3-persons.

68 married couples with children.
26 single-parent households (21 men, 5 women).

14.6% of residents of Kenedy County speak English at home.
85.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,531,000 ($3762 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $0,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $526,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $385,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,000
Federal grants: $321,000
Federal procurement contracts: $166,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $126,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $0,000
Federal Government insurance: $285,000

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

Births: 38
Here:

91 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 15
Here:

36 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4
Here:

+10 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -20
Here -48 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Kenedy 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:

4.9
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 22
  • 1990 to 1999: 20
  • 1980 to 1989: 19
  • 1970 to 1979: 108
  • 1960 to 1969: 23
  • 1950 to 1959: 58
  • 1940 to 1949: 41
  • 1939 or earlier: 48
Rooms in houses/apartments in Kenedy County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 14
  • 5 rooms: 20
  • 6 rooms: 2
  • 7 rooms: 2
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9+ rooms: 11
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 14
  • 4 rooms: 32
  • 5 rooms: 14
  • 6 rooms: 17
  • 7 rooms: 3
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9+ rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Kenedy County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 8
  • 2 bedrooms: 17
  • 3 bedrooms: 18
  • 4 bedrooms: 6
  • 5+ bedrooms: 7
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 12
  • 2 bedrooms: 40
  • 3 bedrooms: 19
  • 4 bedrooms: 9
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Kenedy County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 9
  • 1 vehicle: 19
  • 2 vehicles: 15
  • 3 vehicles: 4
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5+ vehicles: 4
  • no vehicle: 14
  • 1 vehicle: 33
  • 2 vehicles: 27
  • 3 vehicles: 4
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

73% of Kenedy County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 20% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 84% lived in Texas.

Kenedy County:

73.3%
State average:

51.6%

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

  • This state: 334
  • Northeast: 4
  • Midwest: 9
  • South: 6
  • West: 6

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: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Kenedy County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (44.6%)
  • Electricity (32.1%)
  • Utility gas (19.6%)
  • No fuel used (3.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (79.3%)
  • Electricity (14.6%)
  • No fuel used (3.7%)
  • Utility gas (2.4%)

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: 0
Here:

0.0%
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:

  • Total number of recipients: 7
  • Number of aged recipients: 0
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 0
  • Number of recipients under 18: 0
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 0
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 0
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 0
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2
Kenedy County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Kenedy County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Kenedy County on our top lists:

  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"