County population in 2014: 16,861 (all rural); it was 15,335 in 2000County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,269 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,334 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,125 Renter-occupied apartments: 1,293 (it was 1,064 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 1072 sq. mi.
Water area: 8.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 16 people per square mile (low).
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Leon County: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (39.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (18.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.0%).
Estimated median household income in 2015: $52,091 ($30,981 in 1999)
Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $462 (lower quartile is $364, upper quartile is $656)
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $114,894 (it was $60,800 in 2000)
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $57,422 - $193,350 Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,110 Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $417
Institutionalized population: 90
Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):
Auto thefts: 10
Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,392 (1.2%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $906 (0.8%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 13.9%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.1% for Black residents, 28.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.7% for American Indian residents, 21.3% for other race residents, 27.3% for two or more races residents)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 12.8%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.6% for Black residents, 25.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.3% for American Indian residents, 17.9% for other race residents, 24.7% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2015: 45 years old
(Males: 45 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50 years old, Black residents: 45 years old, American Indian residents: 22 years old, Asian residents: 51 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 20 years old)
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Leon County is $471 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $525 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $684 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Leon County: Harvey Creek Recreation Site (A), San Augustine Park Campground (B), Powell Park (C), Bayou Boat Launch (D), Rayburn Park Campground (E), Powell Park Campground (F), High Point Lookout (G), Veach (H), Fairway Hunt Club (I), Townsend Recreation Site (J), Jackson Hill Lookout (K), Millertown (L), Powell Town Volunteer Fire Department (M), Attoyac Property Owners Volunteer Fire Department (N), Denning New Hope Volunteer Fire Department (O), Texas Forest Service San Augustine Office (P), Captain Thomas William Blount House (Q), William Garrett Plantation House (R). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Leon County include: Black Ankle Church (A), Pleasant Hill Church (B), Apostolic Church (C), Shiloh Church (D), Bethel Church (E), Attoyac Church (F), Antioch Church (G), Ratcliff Church (H), China Chapel Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Price Cemetery (1), Liberty Hill Church (2), Cartwright Cemetery (3), Chumley Cemetery (4), McCadley Cemetery (5), Clay Cemetery (6), Crooker Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and reservoirs: Cattail Pond (A), Highland Pond (B), Hunts Lake (C), City Lake (D), Spring Lake (E), Lilly Lake (F), Spring Lake (G), San Augustine City Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bridge Creek (A), Boggy Creek (B), Bog Creek (C), Blue Creek (D), Blackland Branch (E), Black Branch (F), Wash Branch (G), Blackbum Branch (H), Couchatana Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Current college students: 338 People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 73.8% People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.1%
Number of foreign born residents: 651 (23% naturalized citizens)
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
1995 to March 2000: 154
1990 to 1994: 165
1985 to 1989: 85
1980 to 1984: 135
1975 to 1979: 53
1970 to 1974: 18
1970 to 1974: 11
1965 to 1969: 30
Note: State values scaled to Leon County population
Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.0 minutes
Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 70.0%
Housing units in structures:
One, detached: 5,326
One, attached: 82
3 or 4: 125
5 to 9: 48
10 to 19: 12
20 or more: 29
Mobile homes: 2,457
Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 113
Housing units in Leon County with a mortgage: 859 (30 second mortgage, 49 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan) Houses without a mortgage: 1,465
37.0% with mortgage
64.2% with mortgage
Religion statistics for Leon County
Leon 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: 7
4.27 / 10,000 pop.
1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
1.83 / 10,000 pop.
1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
9.75 / 10,000 pop.
3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
4.88 / 10,000 pop.
6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Agriculture in Leon County:
Average size of farms: 295 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $26,883 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $54.32 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.35% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 94.17% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $27,835 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 9.79% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.02% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $33,584 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.97% Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 18.57 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.03% Vegetables: 236 harvested acres Land in orchards: 302 acres
Leon County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 3689562.5 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 42 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 4/30/1954, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 25 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Leon County-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 82% 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 300.9 miles away from Leon 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 439.4 miles away from the county center On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 235.1 miles away from the 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 210.4 miles away from the county center On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 425.2 miles away from Leon 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 201.2 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:
Texas Severe Winter Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 26, 2016 to January 21, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4255: February 09, 2016, FEMA Id: 4255, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
Texas Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 22, 2016 to June 24, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4272: June 11, 2016, FEMA Id: 4272, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2015 to June 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4223: May 29, 2015, FEMA Id: 4223, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: August 30, 2011 to December 31, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4029: September 09, 2011, FEMA Id: 4029, Natural disaster type: Fire
Texas Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 07, 2008 to October 02, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1791: September 13, 2008, FEMA Id: 1791, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
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 Loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia, Incident Period: February 01, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3171: February 01, 2003, FEMA Id: 3171, Natural disaster type: Other
9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Leon County (19) is greater than the US average (13). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13 Emergencies Declared: 6
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Fires: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Leon County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,008 (3,425 aged, 583 disabled) Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 803 (21%)
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Most common underlying causes of death in Leon County, Texas in 1999 - 2014:
Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (265)
2,567 married couples with children.
734 single-parent households (176 men, 558 women).
91.4% of residents of Leon County speak English at home.
7.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (88% speak English very well, 13% speak English well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $127,815,000 ($7,936 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $2,317,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $57,976,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $27,905,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $159,000 Federal grants: $37,992,000 Federal procurement contracts: $786,000 ($25,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $2,996,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $104,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,430,000 Federal Government insurance: $407,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
60 per 1000 residents
85 per 1000 residents
63 per 1000 residents
35 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +113
+7 per 1000 residents
+29 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +977
+60 per 1000 residents
+10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Leon County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.59 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)
Note: State values scaled to Leon County population
no vehicle: 278
1 vehicle: 1,575
2 vehicles: 2,284
3 vehicles: 754
4 vehicles: 181
5+ vehicles: 53
no vehicle: 180
1 vehicle: 520
2 vehicles: 301
3 vehicles: 46
4 vehicles: 6
5+ vehicles: 11
58% of Leon County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 85% lived in Texas.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 12,122
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $52,800
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Leon County