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:
Land area: 902 sq. mi. Water area: 0.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 1 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kent County: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (20.9%), Retail trade (12.2%), Public administration (11.3%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $763 (1.2%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $345 (0.6%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 8.8%
(7.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 9.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 90.9% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 48 years old
(Males: 46 years old, Females: 50 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30 years old, Other race residents: 38 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
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.
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
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
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
Kent County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 2.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Kent County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 89% 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 the county center On 1/29/2008 at 10:24:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 24.7 miles away from the county center On 10/7/2007 at 13:54:21, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 2.7 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.8 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)
Most recent natural disasters:
Texas Wildfires, 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
Texas Hurricane 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
Texas Hurricane 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
Texas Hurricane 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
Texas Extreme Fire Hazards, Incident Period: August 1, 1999 to December 10, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3142): September 1, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-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: FEMA-EM-3113, Natural disaster type: Fire
The number of natural disasters in Kent County (6) is smaller than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1 Emergencies Declared: 5
Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5%)
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (14%)
Farmers and farm managers (8%)
Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
Health technologists and technicians (6%)
Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
United Kingdom (13%)
Most common first ancestries reported in Kent County (%):
United States or American (19%)
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 2005 was $44,684.
7.75% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,238 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
7.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($19,333 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: 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 from 2000 to 2006: 0.0
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:
In family households: 599 (159 male householders, 50 female householders)
164 spouses, 196 children (167 natural, 11 adopted, 18 stepchildren), 11 grandchildren, 5 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 1 other relatives, 9 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 157 (74 male householders (65 living alone)), 67 female householders (65 living alone)), 16 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 52 (all institutionalized)
Size of family households: 110 2-persons, 41 3-persons, 43 4-persons, 10 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.
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:
50 per 1000 residents
85 per 1000 residents
82 per 1000 residents
35 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: 0
0 per 1000 residents
+29 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -49
-63 per 1000 residents
+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)
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 734
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