County population in 2012: 23,585 (46% urban, 54% rural); it was 22,051 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,935 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,296 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,922 Renter-occupied apartments: 2,268 (it was 1,984 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 909 sq. mi. Water area: 24.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 26 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Limestone County: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (34.0%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $879 (1.2%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $609 (0.8%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 20.3%
(15.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.5% for Black residents, 36.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.0% for American Indian residents, 6.6% for other race residents, 50.7% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 39 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 35 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 24 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 Limestone County is $438 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $620 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Limestone County: Twin Bridges (A), Box Car Center (B), Center (C), Mexia Country Club (D), Limestone (E), Joseph E Johnston Confederate Reunion Grounds (F), Box Church (G), Buffalo Mop (H), Denison Public Library (I), Howe Community Library (J), Mexia State School Fire Brigade (K), West Lake Limestone Volunteer Fire Department (L), Lake Mexia Volunteer Fire Department (M), Prairie Hill Volunteer Fire Department (N), East Lake Limestone Volunteer Fire Department (O). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Limestone County include: Old Union Church (A), Bethesda Church (B), Bethlehem Church (C), Billington Church (D), Primitive Church (E), Shady Grove Church (F), Canaan Chapel (G), Sandy Church (H), Davis Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Bethel Cemetery (1), Capps Cemetery (2), Masters Cemetery (3), Eutaw Cemetery (4), Gunter Cemetery (5), Billington Cemetery (6), Cox Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Brier Creek (A), Board Creek (B), Barger Branch (C), Baines Creek (D), Acuff Branch (E), Munger Branch (F), West Fork Chambers Creek (G), Spring Creek (H), Sassafras Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Limestone County include: Old Fort Parker State Historical Park (1), Booker T Washington Emancipation Proclamation Park (2), Fort Parker State Park (3), Washington Park (4), Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historical Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 371 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $22,922 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $68.84 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.22% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 87.36% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $23,868 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 11.35% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.51% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $33,592 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.45% Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 22.13 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.20% Corn for grain: 11786 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 1037 harvested acres Upland cotton: 1467 harvested acres Vegetables: 286 harvested acres Land in orchards: 736 acres
Limestone County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 1.3 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 30 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 12/29/2006, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 20 people and caused $1 million in damages.
Limestone County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 10/31/2008 at 05:01:54, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 91.6 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
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 Loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia, Incident Period: February 1, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3171): February 1, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3171, Natural disaster type: Other
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
Texas Severe Storm, Thunderstorms, Incident Period: December 20, 1991 to January 14, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-930): December 26, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-930, Natural disaster type: Storm
Texas Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: April 15, 1990 to May 29, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-863): May 2, 1990, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-863, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Texas SEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES, FLOODING, Incident Period: May 4, 1989 to June 7, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-828): May 19, 1989, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-828, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Limestone County (11) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5 Emergencies Declared: 6
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Wind: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1
Births per 1000 population in Limestone County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.7 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8
Deaths per 1000 population in Limestone County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.3 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Limestone County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 4,175 (3,257 aged, 918 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 8.79 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13772.35 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 329.480 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 73514.04
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1150.990 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1199.310 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4.39
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 14.33 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 57.11
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4.39
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 18,721 (4,038 male householders, 1,862 female householders)
4,312 spouses, 6,127 children (5,534 natural, 128 adopted, 465 stepchildren), 841 grandchildren, 253 brothers or sisters, 170 parents, 375 other relatives, 544 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 3,071 (1,259 male householders (1,042 living alone)), 1,340 female householders (1,197 living alone)), 472 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 1,592 (1,542 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 2,651 2-persons, 1,263 3-persons, 1,026 4-persons, 550 5-persons, 244 6-persons, 166 7-or-more-persons.
88.0% of residents of Limestone County speak English at home.
11.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (51% speak English very well, 40% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $137,791,000 ($6053 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $3,935,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $59,451,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $32,030,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,545,000 Federal grants: $38,331,000 Federal procurement contracts: $2,655,000 ($1,554,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $3,780,000 ($180,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $159,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,863,000 Federal Government insurance: $7,945,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
69 per 1000 residents
85 per 1000 residents
64 per 1000 residents
35 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +369
+16 per 1000 residents
+29 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +252
+11 per 1000 residents
+10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Limestone County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.72 millions of gallons per day (77% from ground, 23% from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 168
2000 to 2004: 705
1990 to 1999: 1,453
1980 to 1989: 1,728
1970 to 1979: 2,105
1960 to 1969: 1,313
1950 to 1959: 1,287
1940 to 1949: 467
1939 or earlier: 860
Rooms in houses/apartments in Limestone County, Texas
60% of Limestone County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 87% lived in Texas.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 17906
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $26,600
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Limestone County