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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. 2012 cost of living index in Menard County: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (16.0%), Educational,health and social services (15.4%), Retail trade (14.9%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (14.3%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 56%
  • Government: 22%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Menard County, Texas:


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 2009: $29,929 ($24,762 in 1999)
This county:

$29929
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $300 (lower quartile is $224, upper quartile is $367)
This county:

$300
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $64,223 (it was $34,400 in 2000)
Menard County:

$64,223
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $41,668 - $116,692

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $312,831
Here:

$312,831
State:

$177,060

Townhouses or other attached units: $34,602
Here:

$34,602
State:

$170,403

Mobile homes: $135,850
Here:

$135,850
State:

$42,156

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $5,696
Here:

$5,696
State:

$34,447
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $913
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $224

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 2009: $975 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $609 (1.1%)


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 2009: 20.4%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 33.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.6% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 50 years old
(Males: 49 years old, Females: 51 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 52 years old, Black residents: 41 years old, American Indian residents: 28 years old, Asian residents: 49 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 36 years old, Other race residents: 36 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

25.8%
Whole state:

15.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

9.1%
Whole state:

6.7%

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 .

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


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:

34.2% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.52%
Here58.5%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 1,381
Total congregations: 8

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents564 (40.8%)390 (28.2%)216 (15.6%)73 (5.3%)138 (10.0%)
Congregations1 (12.5%)1 (12.5%)1 (12.5%)2 (25.0%)3 (37.5%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Menard County - Menard

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

4.73 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
This county:

9.47 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Menard County:

18.93 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.2%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.3%
Texas:

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

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 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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




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





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 2005 was $36,167.

8.31% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,525 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.31%
Texas average:

8.37%


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



7.92% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,089 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.92%
Texas average:

7.44%


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 in Menard County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 0.0

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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Menard County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Menard County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Menard County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Menard County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Menard County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
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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