Kent County, Texas (TX)

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County population in 2012: 839 (all rural); it was 859 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 71
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 183
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 277
Renter-occupied apartments: 96 (it was 76 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

36%

Land area: 902 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.6 sq. mi.

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Kent County: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (76.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 37%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 63%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Kent County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (82.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (14.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.7%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  48.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 392  (50.9%)
Females: 416  (49.1%)
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Average household size:
Kent County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $46,697 ($30,433 in 1999)

This county:

$46697
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $361 (lower quartile is $244, upper quartile is $444)
This county:

$361
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $65,846 (it was $30,600 in 2000)
Kent:

$65,846
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $25,771 - $92,128
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $782
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $337

Institutionalized population: 52

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):

Kent County, TX map from a distance

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $687 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $476 (0.8%)

Kent County household income distribution in 2009 Kent County home values distribution Kent County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.6%
(5.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.5%
Kent County:

8.5%
Texas:

17.5%
(5.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 46 years old
(Males: 45 years old, Females: 49 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, American Indian residents: 40 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19 years old, Other race residents: 39 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kent 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: Jayton, Girard.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Kent County: Cottonwood Windmill (A), Godfrey Ranch (B), Hole-in-Wall Windmill (C), Johnson Ranch (D), Mare Windmill (E), Morrison Ranch (F), North Floyd Windmill (G), North Whatley Windmill (H), O Bar O Ranch (I), Pursley House (J), Red Arroyo Camp (K), Red Arroyo Tank (L), South Whatley Windmill (M), White Camp (N), Bowden Ranch (O), Furr Ranch (P), Iron Trap Windmill (Q), Connell Ranch (R), South Camp (S), Williams Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Cemeteries: Polar Cemetery (1), Jayton Cemetery (2), Riverdale Cemetery (3), Red Mud Cemetery (4), Clairemont Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: SoRelle Lake (A), Taylor Tank (B), ABC Tanks (C), Salt Fork Tank (D), Top Tank (E), Trap Tank (F), Bilby Wallace Ranch Lake (G), Cogdell Ranch Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Twomile Creek (A), South Sage Creek (B), Sand Creek (C), A B C Creek (D), McKenzie Creek (E), Maverick Creek (F), Goldstens Branch (G), Short Croton Creek (H), Spring Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Kent County: Jayton Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Crosby County , Dickens County , Fisher County , Garza County , King County , Scurry County , Stonewall 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: 12
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 15 (60% naturalized citizens)

Kent County:

1.7%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 3
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 5
  • 1970 to 1974: 3
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 4

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 82.1%

Kent County marital status for males Kent County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Kent County with a mortgage: 53 (2 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 116

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Kent County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6303
Catholic731
Mainline Protestant551
None50-
Kent 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
Kent County:

13.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.




Number of full-service restaurants: 2
This county:

27.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Kent County:

11.1%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Kent County:

25.9%
State:

26.6%

Agriculture in Kent County:

Average size of farms: 3081 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $29,016
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: 87.13%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $32,800
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $31,158
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.56%
Average age of principal farm operators: 60 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.12
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.22%
All wheat for grain: 4723 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 2171 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Kent County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 17884217.9 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Kent County-area historical earthquake activity is above Texas state average. It is 51% 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 14.7 miles away from Kent 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 257.2 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 152.0 miles away from the 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 225.5 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 169.7 miles away from Kent 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 342.5 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 Kent County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
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 (87%)
  • United Kingdom (13%)

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

  • English (21%)
  • United States or American (19%)
  • German (12%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • British (3%)
  • Scottish (3%)

Kent County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 328 (87%)
  • Carpooled: 23 (6%)
  • Walked: 9 (2%)
  • Other means: 2 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 13 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

38 people in nursing homes
42 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
10 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,496.

9.16% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,640 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.16%
Texas average:

7.14%


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



7.81% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,238 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.81%
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.

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.3

Births per 1000 population in Kent County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 22.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Kent County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 0.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Kent County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 206 (191 aged, 15 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 511.510
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 3708.440

Household type by relationship:

Households: 756

Size of family households: 110 2-persons, 41 3-persons, 43 4-persons, 10 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 130 1-person, 8 2-persons, 1 3-persons, 2 4-persons.

142 married couples with children.
25 single-parent households (9 men, 16 women).

88.6% of residents of Kent County speak English at home.
11.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $8,795,000 ($11821 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $205,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $2,845,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,568,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,141,000
Federal grants: $1,663,000
Federal procurement contracts: $66,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $511,000 ($149,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $91,000
Federal Government insurance: $700,000

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

Births: 39
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 64
Here:

82 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -49
Here -63 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Kent County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.13 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 7
  • 2000 to 2004: 22
  • 1990 to 1999: 35
  • 1980 to 1989: 23
  • 1970 to 1979: 100
  • 1960 to 1969: 120
  • 1950 to 1959: 101
  • 1940 to 1949: 42
  • 1939 or earlier: 98
Rooms in houses/apartments in Kent County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 9
  • 4 rooms: 33
  • 5 rooms: 104
  • 6 rooms: 80
  • 7 rooms: 26
  • 8 rooms: 11
  • 9+ rooms: 6
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 24
  • 5 rooms: 16
  • 6 rooms: 18
  • 7 rooms: 3
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9+ rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Kent County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 17
  • 2 bedrooms: 78
  • 3 bedrooms: 156
  • 4 bedrooms: 20
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 13
  • 2 bedrooms: 32
  • 3 bedrooms: 28
  • 4 bedrooms: 3
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Kent County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 66
  • 2 vehicles: 151
  • 3 vehicles: 49
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5+ vehicles: 6
  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 35
  • 2 vehicles: 29
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

63% of Kent County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 89% lived in Texas.

Kent County:

62.7%
State average:

51.6%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $17,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 8%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 13%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Kent County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (59.9%)
  • Electricity (33.9%)
  • Wood (4.0%)
  • Utility gas (2.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (69.7%)
  • Electricity (14.5%)
  • Utility gas (11.8%)
  • Wood (3.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2
Here:

2.0%
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:

Kent County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Kent County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1369.4 years
William883.9 years
John777.4 years
Robert674.3 years
Joe679.6 years
Mary584.4 years
Walter482.2 years
Willie483.7 years
Jack473.7 years
Thomas475.5 years
Most common last names in Kent County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1981.0 years
Cheyne1073.7 years
Johnson1083.0 years
Hall979.2 years
Jones885.0 years
Harrison876.7 years
Grice676.2 years
Williams662.2 years
Stanaland570.8 years
Long576.4 years

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