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Leon County, Texas (TX)


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County population in 2012: 16,803 (all rural); it was 15,335 in 2000
County 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:

17%
State:

36%

Land area: 1072 sq. mi.
Water area: 8.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 16 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Leon County: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (16.0%), Educational,health and social services (16.0%), Construction (12.5%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (11.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 11%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Leon County, Texas:


Median resident age:  45.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years

Males: 8,385  (44.8%)
Females: 8,416  (55.2%)

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Leon County,TX real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Leon County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $37,446 ($30,981 in 1999)
This county:

$37446
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $377 (lower quartile is $248, upper quartile is $464)
This county:

$377
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $83,902 (it was $60,800 in 2000)
Leon County:

$83,902
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $49,467 - $148,713

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $218,858
Here:

$218,858
State:

$177,060

Townhouses or other attached units: $559,431
Here:

$559,431
State:

$170,403

Mobile homes: $74,267
Here:

$74,267
State:

$42,156

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $32,751
Here:

$32,751
State:

$34,447
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,288
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $316

Institutionalized population: 90

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):


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $712 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $522 (0.7%)


Leon County household income distribution in 2009 Leon County home values distribution


Leon County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 19.3%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.5% for Black residents, 23.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.7% for American Indian residents, 16.5% for other race residents, 56.2% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 45 years old
(Males: 45 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 47 years old, American Indian residents: 45 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

15.6%
Whole state:

15.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

6.2%
Whole state:

6.7%

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.

Cities in this county include: Buffalo, Hilltop Lakes, Centerville, Jewett, Normangee, Oakwood, Marquez, Leona.


Click to draw/clear Leon County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Leon County: Centerview (A), Guys Store (B), Pleasant Ridge Church (C), Spillers Store (D), Cairomiss (E), Albert George Branch Library (F), George Memorial Library (G), Fort Bend County Libraries (H), Fort Bend County Law Library (I), Katy Library (J), Flynn Volunteer Fire Department (K), Jewett Emergency Medical Services (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Leon County include: Victory Church (A), Twomile Church (B), Pine Top Church (C), African Church (D), Bethanna Church (E), Shiloh Church (F), Cairo Church (G), Cedar Creek Church (H), Cedar Grove Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Brushy Cemetery (1), Mays Cemetery (2), Bateman Cemetery (3), McMillin Cemetery (4), Lummus Cemetery (5), Liberty Cemetery (6), Beaver Dam Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Buzzard Lake (A), Swindler Pond (B), Black Lake (C), Field Lake (D), Duck Pond (E), Wood Lake (F), Horseshoe Lake (G), Alligator Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Boyd Branch (A), Bob Branch (B), Bliss Creek (C), Browns Creek (D), Black Branch (E), Big Branch (F), Beaver Dam Creek (G), Beaver Creek (H), Bear Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Leon County include: Keechi Creek Wildlife Management Area (1), Normangee City Park (2), Fort Boggy State Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Anderson County , Brazos County , Freestone County , Houston County , Limestone County , Madison County , Robertson County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


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)

Leon County:

4.2%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 70.0%

Leon County marital status for males
Leon County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


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

Here:

37.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.15%
Here62.1%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 9,530
Total congregations: 59

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents4,251 (44.6%)1,752 (18.4%)1,494 (15.7%)773 (8.1%)1,260 (13.2%)
Congregations10 (16.9%)12 (20.3%)18 (30.5%)3 (5.1%)16 (27.1%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Leon County - Buffalo, Hilltop Lakes, Centerville, Jewett, Normangee

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
This county:

4.27 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Leon County:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
This county:

9.75 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Leon County:

4.88 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.3%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.1%
Texas:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Leon County:

18.9%
State:

15.7%


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

Tornado activity:

Leon County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 1.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 fatalities and 15 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/15/1987, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed 3 people and injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Leon County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Fires: 3, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Metal and metal products (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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




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





Leon County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,612 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 743 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (0%)
  • Taxi: 4 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 5 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 24 (0%)
  • Walked: 95 (2%)
  • Other means: 27 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 394 (7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


87 people in nursing homes
23 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

People in group quarters in Leon County, Texas in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $42,394.

9.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,522 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.22%
Texas average:

8.37%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.57% relocated from other counties in Texas ($31,652 average AGI)
1.64% relocated from other states ($5,870 average AGI)
Leon County:

1.64%
Texas average:

3.06%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Harris County, TX  1.57% ($53,250 average AGI)
from Montgomery County, TX  0.60% ($34,031)
from Anderson County, TX  0.56% ($33,367)
from Freestone County, TX  0.43% ($28,783)
from Dallas County, TX  0.39% ($33,381)
from Brazos County, TX  0.37% ($34,000)
from Brazoria County, TX  0.22% ($69,417)


8.26% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,155 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.26%
Texas average:

7.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.24% relocated to other counties in Texas ($30,066 average AGI)
1.02% relocated to other states ($5,089 average AGI)
Leon County:

1.02%
Texas average:

2.17%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Brazos County, TX  0.77% ($33,073 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.75% ($37,850)
to Anderson County, TX  0.58% ($31,516)
to Freestone County, TX  0.58% ($35,935)
to Madison County, TX  0.41% ($22,545)
to Montgomery County, TX  0.34% ($40,000)
to Walker County, TX  0.30% ($29,875)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1

Births per 1000 population in Leon County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Leon County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Leon County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,984 (3,495 aged, 489 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1266.520
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1321.590
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 30.59

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20.71
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 61.18

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6.12

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 189.7. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,697

Size of family households: 2,609 2-persons, 916 3-persons, 747 4-persons, 362 5-persons, 165 6-persons, 82 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,779 1-person, 199 2-persons, 24 3-persons, 11 4-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

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 ($7936 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:

Births: 978
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,030
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +113
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +977
Here:

+60 per 1000 residents
State:

+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)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Leon County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 20
  • 2 rooms: 96
  • 3 rooms: 299
  • 4 rooms: 706
  • 5 rooms: 1,644
  • 6 rooms: 1,275
  • 7 rooms: 563
  • 8 rooms: 303
  • 9+ rooms: 219
  • 1 room: 35
  • 2 rooms: 59
  • 3 rooms: 131
  • 4 rooms: 305
  • 5 rooms: 302
  • 6 rooms: 139
  • 7 rooms: 56
  • 8 rooms: 8
  • 9+ rooms: 29
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Leon County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 36
  • 1 bedroom: 249
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,338
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,814
  • 4 bedrooms: 569
  • 5+ bedrooms: 119
  • no bedroom: 50
  • 1 bedroom: 139
  • 2 bedrooms: 433
  • 3 bedrooms: 387
  • 4 bedrooms: 53
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2
Cars and other vehicles available in Leon County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 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.

Leon County:

57.8%
State average:

51.6%


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


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
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (49.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31.5%)
  • Utility gas (12.9%)
  • Wood (5.4%)
  • Electricity (49.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27.7%)
  • Utility gas (19.5%)
  • Wood (2.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 32
Here:

1.8%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 46
Here:

4.9%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 40
Here:

14.0%
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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Leon County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Leon County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Leon County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Leon County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Leon County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Leon County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James16771.1 years
Mary13378.9 years
William12574.9 years
John12476.0 years
Robert11573.2 years
George7075.8 years
Willie6475.8 years
Charles4874.9 years
Joe4676.0 years
Henry4678.7 years
Most common last names in Leon County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson13178.4 years
Smith9077.4 years
Jones7875.3 years
Williams7675.5 years
Davis6377.8 years
Brown5272.2 years
Watson5179.2 years
Robinson4179.1 years
Taylor4073.8 years
Moore3877.7 years
Businesses in Leon County, TX
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Pizza Hut1
Church's Chicken1SONIC Drive-In1
Comfort Inn1Subway3
Days Inn2True Value1
FedEx2U-Haul3
H&R Block1UPS2
Jack In The Box1
Browse common businesses in Leon County, TX

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