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McMullen County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2014: 805 (all rural); it was 851 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 54
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 200
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 287
Renter-occupied apartments: 56 (it was 68 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

36%

Land area: 1113 sq. mi.

Water area: 29.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 1 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in McMullen County: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Wholesale trade (100.0%).

Type of workers:

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

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (61.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (36.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.1%)
Median resident age:  49.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 417  (51.9%)
Females: 388  (48.1%)
Average household size:
McMullen County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,350 ($32,500 in 1999)

This county:

$39350
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $568 (lower quartile is $521, upper quartile is $598)
This county:

$568
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $64,720 (it was $47,400 in 2000)
McMullen:

$64,720
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $36,575 - $117,848

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $203,189
Here:

$203,189
State:

$188,898

Mobile homes: $109,919
Here:

$109,919
State:

$60,009
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $757
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $293

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: 4
  • Thefts: 3
  • 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: 0
  • Burglaries: 6
  • Thefts: 1
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $564 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $553 (0.8%)

McMullen County household income distribution in 2009 McMullen County home values distribution McMullen County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.2%
(18.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.1%
McMullen County:

19.1%
Texas:

17.5%
(18.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 33 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32 years old, Other race residents: 47 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in McMullen County is $420 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $645 a month.

Cities in this county include: Tilden.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in McMullen County: Alders Camp Windmill (A), Lambert Ranch (B), Oak School (C), Roche Ranch (D), Rooke Ranch (E), Welder Ranch (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in McMullen County include: Saint Dennis Church (A), Trinity Lutheran Church (B), Mount Salem Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Nicholas Fagan Memorial Cemetery (1), Austwell Cemetery (2), Mount Calvary Cemetery (3), Heard Cemetery (4), O'Connor Cemetery (5), Oakwood Cemetery (6), Williams Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Big Bayou (A), Willow Lake (B), Twin Mott Lake (C), Duck Lake (D), Hamilton Lake (E), Lucas Lake (F), Horseshoe Lake (G), North Saint Nicholas Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Blanco Creek (A), Willow Creek (B), Townsend Bayou (C), Spring Creek (D), Sous Creek (E), Papalote Creek (F), Mullens Bayou (G), Monkey Slough (H), Mission River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Neighboring counties: Bee County , Calhoun County , Osceola County, Florida , Sumter County, Florida , Karnes County , Webb County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

1.6%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 19
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 74.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 36 (6% naturalized citizens)

McMullen County:

4.2%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 5
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 15
  • 1980 to 1984: 8
  • 1975 to 1979: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1965 to 1969: 4

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes

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

McMullen County marital status for males McMullen County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 404
  • One, attached: 5
  • Mobile homes: 160
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 18

Housing units in McMullen County with a mortgage: 35 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 79

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for McMullen County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2191
Evangelical Protestant2141
None274-
McMullen 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
McMullen County:

11.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.



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

22.94 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1
This county:

11.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
McMullen County:

10.3%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
McMullen County:

27.8%
State:

26.6%

Agriculture in McMullen County:

Average size of farms: 2677 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $28,692
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $24.72
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 97.25%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $44,493
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.19%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.12%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $41,900
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 81.61%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.43
All wheat for grain: 2401 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

McMullen County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 8082864.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 27 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 10/22/1954, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 25 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

McMullen County-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 40.3 miles away from McMullen 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 320.1 miles away from the 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 49.5 miles away from the county center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.2 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 349.4 miles away from McMullen County center
On 7/20/1991 at 23:38:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 48.6 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:

  • TexasTropical Storm Alex, Incident Period: June 27, 2010 to August 14, 2010, Emergency Declared (EM-3313): June 29, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3313, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • 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
  • TexasHurricane Claudette, Incident Period: July 15, 2003 to July 28, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1479): July 17, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1479, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TexasSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 29, 2002 to July 31, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1425): July 4, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1425, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • TexasExtreme 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
  • TexasHURRICANE BEULAH, Incident Period: September 28, 1967, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-232): September 28, 1967, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-232, Natural disaster type: Hurricane

The number of natural disasters in McMullen County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (2%)
  • Public administration (21%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (19%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (18%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

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

  • Mexico (94%)
  • Germany (6%)

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

  • United States or American (11%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • German (8%)
  • Czech (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

McMullen County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 250 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 56 (16%)
  • Ferryboat: 5 (1%)
  • Walked: 7 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 22 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $106,405.

8.71% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,800 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.71%
Texas average:

7.14%


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.

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



8.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,130 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.07%
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: 8.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.7

Births per 1000 population in McMullen County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.7

Deaths per 1000 population in McMullen County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in McMullen County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in McMullen County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 156 (144 aged, 12 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 32 (23%)

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)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1585.500
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1132.500

Household type by relationship:

Households: 707
  • In family households: 589 (177 male householders, 32 female householders)
    174 spouses, 168 children (146 natural, 3 adopted, 19 stepchildren), 11 grandchildren, 3 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 6 other relatives, 15 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 118 (61 male householders (52 living alone)), 40 female householders (35 living alone)), 17 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 116 2-persons, 44 3-persons, 30 4-persons, 14 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 87 1-person, 13 2-persons, 1 5-persons.

157 married couples with children.
25 single-parent households (5 men, 20 women).

72.6% of residents of McMullen County speak English at home.
26.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (50% speak English very well, 50% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $3,586,000 ($4204 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $107,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,797,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $667,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $123,000
Federal grants: $702,000
Federal procurement contracts: $50,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $247,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $10,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $128,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,165,000

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

Births: 18
Here:

20 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 29
Here:

33 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +44
Here:

+50 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in McMullen County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.51 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.0
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 55
  • 1990 to 1999: 24
  • 1980 to 1989: 45
  • 1970 to 1979: 132
  • 1960 to 1969: 47
  • 1950 to 1959: 38
  • 1940 to 1949: 40
  • 1939 or earlier: 79
Rooms in houses/apartments in McMullen County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 36
  • 4 rooms: 56
  • 5 rooms: 77
  • 6 rooms: 66
  • 7 rooms: 24
  • 8 rooms: 12
  • 9+ rooms: 6
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 7
  • 4 rooms: 16
  • 5 rooms: 17
  • 6 rooms: 10
  • 7 rooms: 3
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9+ rooms: 4
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in McMullen County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 28
  • 2 bedrooms: 88
  • 3 bedrooms: 142
  • 4 bedrooms: 25
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 17
  • 2 bedrooms: 20
  • 3 bedrooms: 21
  • 4 bedrooms: 4
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4
Cars and other vehicles available in McMullen County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 34
  • 1 vehicle: 78
  • 2 vehicles: 107
  • 3 vehicles: 43
  • 4 vehicles: 18
  • 5+ vehicles: 7
  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 34
  • 2 vehicles: 21
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

72% of McMullen County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 94% lived in Texas.

McMullen County:

72.1%
State average:

51.6%

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

  • This state: 756
  • Northeast: 5
  • Midwest: 17
  • South: 32
  • West: 5

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $55,000


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 McMullen County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (69.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29.6%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • Electricity (48.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36.8%)
  • Wood (8.8%)
  • Utility gas (2.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.9%)

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): 5
Here:

10.2%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

14.3%
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)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 16
  • Number of aged recipients: 5
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 11
  • Number of recipients under 18: 0
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 10
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 6
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 9
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 5
McMullen County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

McMullen County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

McMullen County on our top lists:

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