County population in 2012: 726 (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:
Land area: 1113 sq. mi. Water area: 29.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 1 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in McMullen County: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (22.8%), Public administration (22.6%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (19.0%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $850 (0.8%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $617 (0.8%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 3.5%
(5.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 14.3% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 49 years old
(Males: 51 years old, Females: 49 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 51 years old, Black residents: 36 years old, Asian residents: 44 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 38 years old, Other race residents: 39 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 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.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in McMullen County: Cross (A), Franklin Ranch (B), San Fernando Windmill (C), Bartlett Windmills (D), Big Well Windmill (E), Briscoe Ranch (F), Buckhorn Windmill (G), Chusa Windmill (H), Encino Ranch (I), Gueydan House Windmill (J), LaChusa Ranch (K), Little Windmill (L), Magnolia Windmill (M), New Well Windmill (N), Novia Windmill (O), Racon Windmill (P), Rhode Ranch (Q), Three Corners Windmill (R), Walker Ranch (S), White Windmill (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and reservoirs: Alligator Lake (A), Hals Lake (B), Lowe Lake (C), Devils Waterhole (D), Wiley Tank (E), Kurkendall Lake (F), Whitmire Lake (G), Hindes Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Black Creek (A), Winn Lake Slue (B), Bill Walker Creek (C), Spur Creek (D), Salt Creek (E), Richardson Creek (F), Outside Slue (G), Mule Creek (H), Muerto Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
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
McMullen County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 6.2 times below overall U.S. average.
McMullen County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 89% 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 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 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 McMullen County center On 5/16/1993 at 15:30:19, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 38.5 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
Most recent natural disasters:
Texas Tropical 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
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 Hurricane 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
Texas Severe 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
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 HURRICANE 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
Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
Plant and system operators (7%)
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
Other construction workers and helpers (6%)
Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
Farmers and farm managers (7%)
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
Legal support workers (6%)
Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
Most common first ancestries reported in McMullen County (%):
United States or American (11%)
French (except Basque) (1%)
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 2005 was $40,488.
8.90% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,640 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.
Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries
9.22% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($48,269 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.
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
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 0.0 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 0.0
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 139 (0 aged, 0 disabled) 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:
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.
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:
20 per 1000 residents
85 per 1000 residents
33 per 1000 residents
35 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +4
+5 per 1000 residents
+29 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +44
+50 per 1000 residents
+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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 11
2000 to 2004: 51
1990 to 1999: 84
1980 to 1989: 142
1970 to 1979: 102
1960 to 1969: 50
1950 to 1959: 41
1940 to 1949: 71
1939 or earlier: 47
Rooms in houses/apartments in McMullen County, Texas
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 756
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