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:
Land area: 902 sq. mi. Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 3 people per square mile
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%).
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%)
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:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
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.
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
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
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:
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 Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 16, 2007 to August 3, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1709): June 29, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1709, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
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 Extreme Fire Hazards, Incident Period: August 1, 1999 to December 10, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3142): September 1, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3142, Natural disaster type: Fire
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
The number of natural disasters in Menard County (7) is smaller than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2 Emergencies Declared: 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 (%):
United States or American (15%)
French (except Basque) (1%)
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)
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)
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:
In family households: 1,821 (479 male householders, 164 female householders)
516 spouses, 498 children (446 natural, 19 adopted, 33 stepchildren), 79 grandchildren, 13 brothers or sisters, 15 parents, 11 other relatives, 35 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 383 (164 male householders (149 living alone)), 187 female householders (172 living alone)), 32 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 38 (all institutionalized)
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:
45 per 1000 residents
85 per 1000 residents
84 per 1000 residents
35 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: 0
0 per 1000 residents
+29 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -66
-30 per 1000 residents
+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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 12
2000 to 2004: 24
1990 to 1999: 168
1980 to 1989: 158
1970 to 1979: 242
1960 to 1969: 133
1950 to 1959: 162
1940 to 1949: 185
1939 or earlier: 538
Rooms in houses/apartments in Menard County, Texas
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 1965
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