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Loving County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2014: 86 (all rural); it was 67 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 18
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 25
Renter-occupied apartments: 14 (it was 6 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

36%

Land area: 673 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 0 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Loving County: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Construction (37.5%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (37.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 100%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 0%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Loving County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (73.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (22.0%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (4.9%)
Median resident age:  52.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 48  (56.1%)
Females: 38  (43.9%)
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Average household size:
Loving County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $68,490 ($40,000 in 1999)

This county:

$68490
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $542 (lower quartile is $252, upper quartile is $670)
This county:

$542
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $88,068 (it was $12,500 in 2000)
Loving:

$88,068
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $0 - $0

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $179,148
Here:

$179,148
State:

$188,898

Mobile homes: $307,284
Here:

$307,284
State:

$60,009
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $678
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $464

Institutionalized population: 0

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 5
  • Auto thefts: 1

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 1
  • Thefts: 0
  • Auto thefts: 0
Loving County, TX map from a distance

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,106 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,529 (0.5%)

Loving County household income distribution in 2009 Loving County home values distribution Loving County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.0%
(11.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.8%
Loving County:

11.8%
Texas:

17.5%
(11.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 88.9% for American Indian residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 44 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 48 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 54 years old, American Indian residents: 44 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33 years old, Other race residents: 34 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Loving County is $425 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $628 a month.

Cities in this county include: Mentone.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Loving County: Castile Ranch (A), Center Windmill (B), Chico Ranch (C), Collier Windmill (D), Corn Ranch (E), County Line Windmill (F), Crow Windmill (G), D Ranch (H), Dagger Windmill (I), Dallas Windmill (J), Deep Well Windmill (K), Delaware River Ranch (L), Delaware Windmill (M), Digger Windmill (N), Division Windmill (O), Dog Canyon Ranger Station (P), Down-in-the-Hole Windmill (Q), Durrill Camp (R), East Windmill (S), Farmer Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Tank Number Twelve (A), Baylor Pond (B), Goat Shed Waterhole (C), Bronco Mule Pond (D), Middle Tank (E), Rock Water Hole (F), White Tank (G), Cowden Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sacaton Creek (A), Wild Horse Creek (B), Sulphur Creek (C), Hackberry Creek (D), Carrizo Creek (E), Panther Seep (F), Nickel Creek (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Loving County include: Sierra Diablo Wildlife Management Area (1), Wallace Pratt Lodge (2), Toolen Field (3), Guadalupe Mountains National Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Culberson County , El Paso County , Lynn County , Milam County , Scurry County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.2%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 11
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 5.9%

Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 81.6%

Loving County marital status for males Loving County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 46
  • One, attached: 3
  • Mobile homes: 21

Religion statistics for Loving County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant61
None76-
Loving 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:






Adult diabetes rate:
Loving County:

9.1%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Loving County:

24.7%
State:

26.6%

Agriculture in Loving County:

Average size of farms: 36799 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $37,392
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: 100.00%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $54,771
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $22,645
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 71.43%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.33

Tornado activity:

Loving County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 22344388.6 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Loving County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 1% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 107.1 miles away from Loving 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 46.7 miles away from the county center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 186.0 miles away from the county center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 74.0 miles away from the county center
On 5/23/2004 at 09:22:05, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.6 miles away from Loving County center
On 3/14/1999 at 22:43:17, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MD, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 80.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • TexasWildfires, 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
  • TexasHurricane 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
  • TexasHurricane 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
  • TexasHurricane 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
  • TexasExtreme 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

The number of natural disasters in Loving County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 4

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Public administration (32%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (27%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (48%)
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Transportation occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

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

  • Irish (30%)
  • English (24%)
  • United States or American (13%)
  • Scotch-Irish (7%)

Loving County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 26 (68%)
  • Carpooled: 4 (11%)
  • Walked: 8 (21%)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $1,000.

10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties between 2010 and 2011.1,000 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.


10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other counties between 2010 and 2011.1,000 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.

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 4.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.0

Births per 1000 population in Loving County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 4.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Loving County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Loving County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Loving County


Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1 (25%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 21 (0 aged, 0 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 82
  • In family households: 67 (21 male householders, 5 female householders)
    18 spouses, 19 children (17 natural, 0 adopted, 2 stepchildren), 4 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 15 (11 male householders (10 living alone)), 2 female householders (2 living alone)), 2 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 19 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 1 4-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 12 1-person, 1 3-persons.

9 married couples with children.
2 single-parent households (0 men, 2 women).

67.2% of residents of Loving County speak English at home.
32.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (27% speak English very well, 73% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $595,000 ($11442 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $18,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $280,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $52,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $86,000
Federal grants: $17,000
Federal procurement contracts: $33,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $126,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $0,000
Federal Government insurance: $0,000

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

Births: 2
Here:

32 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3
Here:

48 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: -3
Here -48 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Loving County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.00 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 12
  • 1990 to 1999: 19
  • 1980 to 1989: 2
  • 1970 to 1979: 5
  • 1960 to 1969: 14
  • 1950 to 1959: 0
  • 1940 to 1949: 2
  • 1939 or earlier: 9
Rooms in houses/apartments in Loving County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 11
  • 6 rooms: 0
  • 7 rooms: 5
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9+ rooms: 3
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 3
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 3
  • 6 rooms: 0
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9+ rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Loving County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 5
  • 3 bedrooms: 17
  • 4 bedrooms: 3
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 3
  • 2 bedrooms: 3
  • 3 bedrooms: 0
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Loving County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 6
  • 2 vehicles: 10
  • 3 vehicles: 3
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5+ vehicles: 0
  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 3
  • 2 vehicles: 0
  • 3 vehicles: 3
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

66% of Loving County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 9% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 86% lived in Texas.

Loving County:

65.7%
State average:

51.6%

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

  • This state: 59
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 0
  • South: 3
  • West: 5
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 33%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 33%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (52.0%)
  • Electricity (48.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
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: 4
Here:

50.0%
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)

Loving County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $63,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $230,000
    Financial Administration: $229,000
    General - Other: $229,000
    Police Protection: $187,000
    Central Staff Services: $78,000
    General Public Buildings: $66,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $49,000
    Local Fire Protection: $26,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $452,000

Loving County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $89,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $86,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $15,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,479,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $13,000

Loving County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,831,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 0
  • Number of aged recipients: 0
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 0
  • Number of recipients under 18: 0
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 0
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 0
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 0
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 0
Loving County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Loving County on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election"