Menard County, Texas (TX)

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County population in 2012: 2,240 (all rural); it was 2,360 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 210
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 530
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 746
Renter-occupied apartments: 254 (it was 244 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

36%

Land area: 902 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 3 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Menard County: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Retail trade (44.4%).

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 Menard County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (63.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (35.2%)
Median resident age:  50.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 1,133  (52.5%)
Females: 1,109  (47.5%)
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Average household size:
Menard County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,097 ($24,762 in 1999)

This county:

$31097
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $373 (lower quartile is $266, upper quartile is $523)
This county:

$373
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $57,756 (it was $34,400 in 2000)
Menard:

$57,756
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $36,079 - $100,877
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $699
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $357

Institutionalized population: 38

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):

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $909 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $806 (1.4%)

Menard County household income distribution in 2009 Menard County home values distribution Menard County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.5%
(19.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 28.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 4.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.3%
Menard County:

23.3%
Texas:

17.5%
(20.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 28.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 88.9% for American Indian residents, 4.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 43 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 21 years old, American Indian residents: 56 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 36 years old, Other race residents: 53 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Menard 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: Menard.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Menard County: Del Venado Ranch (A), Eaker Windmill (B), High Lonesome Windmill (C), J D Murr Ranch (D), Lehne Ranch (E), Lopez Ranch (F), Morales Ranch (G), Nooksie Windmill (H), Old Sampson Windmill (I), Plum Thicket Windmill (J), Russell Ranch (K), San Saba Mission (L), Stinking Windmill (M), White Ranch (N), Whitehead Ranch (O), Womac Ranch (P), Camp Sol Mayer (Q), Menard County Museum (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ellis Cemetery (1), Jacoby Cemetery (2), Hext Cemetery (3), Waddell Cemetery (4), Opp Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Calistro Hole (A), Gobal Hole (B), Ninemile Waterhole (C), Little Lake (D), Billy Hole (E), Gravel Hole (F), Baptism Hole (G), Soil Conservation Service Site 18a Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bois D'Arc Creek (A), Twomile Creek (B), Clear Creek (C), Scalp Creek (D), Silver Mine Creek (E), Taylor Branch (F), Rocky Creek (G), Pecan Creek (H), North Valley Prong (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Menard County include: Mission San Saba (1), Fort McKavett State Historical Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Concho County , Kimble County , McCulloch County , Mason County , Schleicher County , Sutton County , Tom Green County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.9%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 33
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 69.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 114 (43% naturalized citizens)

Menard County:

4.8%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 16
  • 1990 to 1994: 22
  • 1985 to 1989: 15
  • 1980 to 1984: 5
  • 1975 to 1979: 8
  • 1970 to 1974: 20
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 28

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 74.0%

Menard County marital status for males Menard County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Menard County with a mortgage: 150 (8 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 288

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Menard County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5001
Evangelical Protestant3575
Mainline Protestant3084
None1,077-
Menard 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
Menard County:

4.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.



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

9.47 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

18.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Menard County:

11.2%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Menard County:

26.3%
State:

26.6%

Agriculture in Menard County:

Average size of farms: 1633 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $22,099
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $103.77
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: 89.53%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $28,574
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.36%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 19.24%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $29,552
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.86%
Average age of principal farm operators: 61 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.56
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.12%
All wheat for grain: 3055 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,384 acres

Earthquake activity:

Menard County-area historical earthquake activity is near Texas state average. It is 73% 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 216.0 miles away from Menard 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 157.8 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 217.8 miles away from the county center
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 176.2 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 173.3 miles away from Menard County center
On 4/15/1995 at 14:33:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 213.7 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 Menard County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
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 (98%)
  • India (2%)

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

  • United States or American (15%)
  • German (11%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • English (10%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Menard County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 717 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 178 (18%)
  • Ferryboat: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 16 (2%)
  • Other means: 18 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 53 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

37 people in nursing homes
4 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
33 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
5 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $36,598.

8.84% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,672 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.84%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.18% relocated from other counties in Texas ($24,703 average AGI)
1.66% relocated from other states ($8,969 average AGI)
Menard County:

1.66%
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 Tom Green County, TX  1.66% ($31,083 average AGI)


8.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,741 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.08%
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: 11.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6

Births per 1000 population in Menard County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 15.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Menard County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Menard County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 544 (496 aged, 48 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 27%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 27%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1272.150
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 954.110

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 85.62

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,204

Size of family households: 381 2-persons, 118 3-persons, 67 4-persons, 44 5-persons, 24 6-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 321 1-person, 28 2-persons, 2 3-persons.

365 married couples with children.
138 single-parent households (29 men, 109 women).

72.9% of residents of Menard County speak English at home.
26.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $18,177,000 ($7955 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $439,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $6,929,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $5,094,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $569,000
Federal grants: $4,964,000
Federal procurement contracts: $116,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $505,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $621,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $230,000
Federal Government insurance: $7,514,000

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

Births: 98
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 184
Here:

84 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: -66
Here -30 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Menard County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.34 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.1
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 57
  • 2000 to 2004: 57
  • 1990 to 1999: 148
  • 1980 to 1989: 166
  • 1970 to 1979: 236
  • 1960 to 1969: 175
  • 1950 to 1959: 226
  • 1940 to 1949: 181
  • 1939 or earlier: 421
Rooms in houses/apartments in Menard County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 18
  • 3 rooms: 56
  • 4 rooms: 141
  • 5 rooms: 232
  • 6 rooms: 152
  • 7 rooms: 62
  • 8 rooms: 40
  • 9+ rooms: 33
  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 54
  • 4 rooms: 65
  • 5 rooms: 64
  • 6 rooms: 31
  • 7 rooms: 11
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9+ rooms: 2
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Menard County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 51
  • 2 bedrooms: 278
  • 3 bedrooms: 323
  • 4 bedrooms: 64
  • 5+ bedrooms: 18
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 53
  • 2 bedrooms: 99
  • 3 bedrooms: 70
  • 4 bedrooms: 13
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4
Cars and other vehicles available in Menard County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 41
  • 1 vehicle: 257
  • 2 vehicles: 290
  • 3 vehicles: 128
  • 4 vehicles: 27
  • 5+ vehicles: 3
  • no vehicle: 29
  • 1 vehicle: 123
  • 2 vehicles: 57
  • 3 vehicles: 35
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

57% of Menard County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 84% lived in Texas.

Menard County:

57.5%
State average:

51.6%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $25,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 9%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Menard County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (37.5%)
  • Electricity (36.5%)
  • Utility gas (20.1%)
  • Wood (5.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)
  • Electricity (41.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36.5%)
  • Utility gas (18.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.0%)
  • Wood (1.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5
Here:

1.8%
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: 0
Here:

0.0%
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)

Menard County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $205,000
    Regular Highways: $196,000
    Financial Administration: $157,000
    Central Staff Services: $91,000
    Corrections - Other: $90,000
    Welfare - Other: $59,000
    Parks & Recreation: $47,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $41,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $23,000
    Libraries: $21,000
    General Public Buildings: $13,000
    Fire Protection: $10,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $471,000

Menard County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $208,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $17,000
    Highways: $8,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $138,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $199,000
    Interest Earnings: $14,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $27,000
    Highways: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $594,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $122,000
    NEC: $2,000

Menard County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $219,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Menard County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3177.1 years
William2577.2 years
Mary2480.1 years
John2378.8 years
Robert1875.8 years
Willie1680.9 years
George1379.8 years
Joe1378.4 years
Edna1179.0 years
Henry1177.2 years
Most common last names in Menard County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bradford2082.2 years
Kothmann1976.6 years
Gonzales1963.5 years
Crisp1676.0 years
Hernandez1577.3 years
Simmons1568.4 years
Smith1577.3 years
Wilkinson1480.9 years
White1376.5 years
Martin1276.8 years

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