Martin County, Texas (TX)

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County population in 2012: 5,017 (all rural); it was 4,746 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 509
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 692
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,206
Renter-occupied apartments: 448 (it was 418 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

36%

Land area: 915 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 5 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Martin County: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (37.3%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (25.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 60%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 35%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Martin County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (53.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (43.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 2,411  (48.3%)
Females: 2,388  (51.7%)
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Martin County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Martin County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,446 ($31,836 in 1999)

This county:

$42446
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $417 (lower quartile is $225, upper quartile is $548)
This county:

$417
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $73,936 (it was $50,700 in 2000)
Martin:

$73,936
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $50,154 - $148,416
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $874
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $349

Institutionalized population: 48

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):

Martin County, TX map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $147,000

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $931 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $712 (1.0%)

Martin County household income distribution in 2009 Martin County home values distribution Martin County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.8%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 83.5% for Black residents, 15.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.8% for American Indian residents, 23.3% for other race residents, 29.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.7%
Martin County:

15.7%
Texas:

17.5%
(14.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 84.1% for Black residents, 14.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.3% for American Indian residents, 21.8% for other race residents, 27.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 34 years old
(Males: 33 years old, Females: 35 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 45 years old, American Indian residents: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 33 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Martin County is $401 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $624 a month.

Cities in this county include: Stanton, Tarzan-Lenorah.

Martin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Martin County: Midland Pumping Station (A), Flynt Ranch (B), Big Lake Windmill (C), Billy Pees Windmill (D), Borrow Pit Windmill (E), Broke Leg Windmill (F), Budwizer Windmill (G), Bull Pasture Windmill (H), Bull Windmill (I), C M Windmill (J), China Grove Windmill (K), Cowden Ranch (L), Dickenson Ranch (M), Doggie Windmill (N), Dry Wells (O), Dynamite Windmill (P), East Mott Windmill (Q), East Windmill (R), Eastside Draw Windmill (S), Falkner Windmill (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Martin County include: West Nobel Mission (A), Lakeview Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Evergreen Cemetery (1), Fairhaven Cemetery (2), Knott Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Alkali Lake (A), Red Lake (B), North Lake (C), Salt Lake (D), Red Tank (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Martin County: Shelbourne Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Andrews County , Borden County , Dawson County , Gaines County , Glasscock County , Howard County , Midland County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.5%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 103
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 65.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 384 (24% naturalized citizens)

Martin County:

8.1%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 130
  • 1990 to 1994: 26
  • 1985 to 1989: 63
  • 1980 to 1984: 47
  • 1975 to 1979: 38
  • 1970 to 1974: 31
  • 1970 to 1974: 22
  • 1965 to 1969: 27

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 64.4%

Martin County marital status for males Martin County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Martin County with a mortgage: 273 (2 second mortgage, 8 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 491

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Martin County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,6419
Catholic1,0002
Mainline Protestant3411
Other611
None1,756-
Martin 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: 1
Martin County:

2.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

2.25 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Martin County:

4.51 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1
This county:

2.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Martin County:

9.1%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Martin County:

25.9%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.3%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Martin County:

Average size of farms: 1388 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $37,134
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $114.47
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 8.33%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $63,904
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 21.43%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 8.35%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $107,860
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.96%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.00
All wheat for grain: 4180 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 69084 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 46 acres

Tornado activity:

Martin County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 3778354.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/24/1957, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Martin County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 36% smaller 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 162.5 miles away from Martin 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 84.4 miles away from the 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 71.1 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 156.5 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 157.4 miles away from Martin County center
On 4/15/1995 at 14:33:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 161.6 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:


The number of natural disasters in Martin County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 5

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Mexico (92%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • Other Central America (2%)

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

  • United States or American (17%)
  • German (9%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)
  • Dutch (1%)

Martin County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,413 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 219 (12%)
  • Walked: 50 (3%)
  • Other means: 14 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 58 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Martin County, Texas in 2000:

  • 58 people in nursing homes
  • 17 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 8 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 2 people in religious group quarters
41 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
7 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $65,846.

8.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,432 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.96%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.80% relocated from other counties in Texas ($35,554 average AGI)
1.16% relocated from other states ($4,871 average AGI)
Martin County:

1.16%
Texas average:

2.49%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Midland County, TX  3.35% ($44,692 average AGI)
from Howard County, TX  0.77% ($33,417)
from Ector County, TX  0.64% ($30,000)


8.43% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($59,877 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.43%
Texas average:

6.69%


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: 15.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.3

Births per 1000 population in Martin County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 8.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Martin County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Martin County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 625 (531 aged, 94 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 22.48
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6632.190
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 449.640
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 39366.01

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1844.680
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1343.660

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 19.83
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 45.55

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,751

Size of family households: 448 2-persons, 280 3-persons, 274 4-persons, 150 5-persons, 66 6-persons, 44 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 350 1-person, 33 2-persons, 3 3-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

1,137 married couples with children.
321 single-parent households (92 men, 229 women).

60.7% of residents of Martin County speak English at home.
35.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
3.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (58% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 17% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $46,314,000 ($10412 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $148,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $8,551,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $6,360,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $16,131,000
Federal grants: $14,250,000
Federal procurement contracts: $151,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $871,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $276,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $267,000
Federal Government insurance: $18,695,000

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

Births: 345
Here:

79 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 275
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +86
Here:

+20 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -500
Here -114 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Martin County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.18 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

  • 2005 or later: 32
  • 2000 to 2004: 119
  • 1990 to 1999: 299
  • 1980 to 1989: 217
  • 1970 to 1979: 226
  • 1960 to 1969: 366
  • 1950 to 1959: 363
  • 1940 to 1949: 164
  • 1939 or earlier: 124
Rooms in houses/apartments in Martin County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 18
  • 3 rooms: 41
  • 4 rooms: 174
  • 5 rooms: 393
  • 6 rooms: 298
  • 7 rooms: 160
  • 8 rooms: 80
  • 9+ rooms: 42
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 14
  • 3 rooms: 59
  • 4 rooms: 132
  • 5 rooms: 115
  • 6 rooms: 67
  • 7 rooms: 21
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9+ rooms: 6
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Martin County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 37
  • 2 bedrooms: 280
  • 3 bedrooms: 713
  • 4 bedrooms: 161
  • 5+ bedrooms: 10
  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 55
  • 2 bedrooms: 153
  • 3 bedrooms: 180
  • 4 bedrooms: 18
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2
Cars and other vehicles available in Martin County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 54
  • 1 vehicle: 329
  • 2 vehicles: 542
  • 3 vehicles: 214
  • 4 vehicles: 60
  • 5+ vehicles: 7
  • no vehicle: 70
  • 1 vehicle: 202
  • 2 vehicles: 112
  • 3 vehicles: 27
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5+ vehicles: 5

68% of Martin County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 91% lived in Texas.

Martin County:

67.6%
State average:

51.6%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $18,200


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 Martin County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (44.3%)
  • Electricity (41.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.2%)
  • Utility gas (44.7%)
  • Electricity (31.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 11
Here:

1.4%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6
Here:

1.7%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 14
Here:

14.4%
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)

Martin County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $53,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $539,000
    Regular Highways: $447,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $173,000
    Central Staff Services: $142,000
    Financial Administration: $134,000
    Police Protection: $117,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $86,000
    Corrections - Other: $52,000
    Libraries: $43,000
    General Public Buildings: $36,000
    Welfare - Other: $22,000
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000
    Fire Protection: $4,000
    Health Services - Other: $3,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $130,000
    Police Protection: $28,000
    General Public Building: $3,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,178,000

Martin County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $4,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $282,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $110,000
    Special Assessments: $10,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $17,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,607,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $287,000
    NEC: $1,000

Martin County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $5,384,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Martin County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Martin County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Martin County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3077.8 years
John2476.9 years
William2076.0 years
Mary2082.3 years
George1281.2 years
Robert1175.7 years
Manuel765.0 years
Joe773.2 years
Irene781.3 years
Minnie780.3 years
Most common last names in Martin County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
White1778.4 years
Jones1681.8 years
Kelly1478.8 years
Graves1172.3 years
Wilson1081.3 years
Rodriguez1074.2 years
Brown985.1 years
Smith977.5 years
Martin973.0 years
Henson983.1 years
Businesses in Martin County, TX
NameCountNameCount
Baymont Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Chevrolet1Subway1
Ford1UPS1

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