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Milam County, Texas (TX)


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County population in 2012: 24,157 (44% urban, 56% rural); it was 24,238 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,991
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,757
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,717
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,660 (it was 2,482 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

36%

Land area: 1017 sq. mi.
Water area: 5.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 24 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Milam County: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.7%), Manufacturing (12.6%), Retail trade (11.9%), Construction (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 11%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Milam County, Texas:


Median resident age:  40.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years

Males: 12,225  (48.0%)
Females: 12,532  (52.0%)

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Milam County,TX real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Milam County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $40,111 ($33,186 in 1999)
This county:

$40111
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $352 (lower quartile is $223, upper quartile is $474)
This county:

$352
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $85,806 (it was $53,600 in 2000)
Milam County:

$85,806
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $52,993 - $161,822

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $160,971
Here:

$160,971
State:

$177,060

Townhouses or other attached units: $353,071
Here:

$353,071
State:

$170,403

Mobile homes: $86,462
Here:

$86,462
State:

$42,156

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $45,974
Here:

$45,974
State:

$34,447
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,110
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $302

Institutionalized population: 405

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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Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,350 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $836 (1.2%)


Milam County household income distribution in 2009 Milam County home values distribution


Milam County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 17.7%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.5% for Black residents, 35.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 66.4% for American Indian residents, 49.6% for other race residents, 35.9% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 42 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

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

15.9%
Whole state:

15.4%

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

6.6%
Whole state:

6.7%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Milam County is $389 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $626 a month.

Cities in this county include: Cameron, Rockdale, Thorndale, Milano, Buckholts, Burlington, Davilla, Gause-Milano.

Milam County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Milam County: Smith Ranch (A), M and M Minnow Farm (B), Minerva Substation (C), Watson Branch (D), Handy (E), Black (F), A H Meadows Library (G), Ferris Public Library (H), Fayette Public Library (I), Marlin Public Library (J), Nicholas P Sims Library (K), Schulenburg Public Library (L), Milam County Historical Museum (M), Minerva Volunteer Fire Department (N), Burlington Volunteer Fire Department (O), Gause Volunteer Fire Department (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Milam County include: Val Verde Church (A), Union Ridge Church (B), Sand Grove Church (C), Pleasant Grove Church (D), Pleasant Retreat Church (E), Port Sullivan Church (F), Sweet Home Church (G), Church of God and Christ (H), Clarkson Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Riddle Cemetery (1), Little River Baptist Cemetery (2), Allday-Jones Cemetery (3), Bingham Cemetery (4), Richards Cemetery (5), McCann Cemetery (6), Coxes Providence Community Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Randle Lake (A), Hanke Lake (B), Mumford Lake (C), Green Lake (D), Ellett Camp and Glaser Lake (E), Green Lake (F), Young Lake (G), Voss Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Elm Creek (A), Big Briary Creek (B), Berry Branch (C), Bee Branch (D), Beaver Creek (E), Beaver Branch (F), Bear Creek (G), Anderson Branch (H), Ackerman Slough (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 

Neighboring counties: Bell County , Burleson County , Falls County , Lee County , Robertson County , Williamson County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 647
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 70.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,347 (36% naturalized citizens)

Milam County:

5.6%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 66.8%

Milam County marital status for males
Milam County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Milam County with a mortgage: 1,751 (61 second mortgage, 65 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,372

Here:

42.5% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.15%
Here67.1%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 16,275
Total congregations: 69

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran Church
Adherents5,464 (33.6%)5,330 (32.7%)1,385 (8.5%)853 (5.2%)811 (5.0%)
Congregations16 (23.2%)5 (7.2%)10 (14.5%)4 (5.8%)2 (2.9%)
NameChurches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents809 (5.0%)375 (2.3%)367 (2.3%)276 (1.7%)605 (3.7%)
Congregations13 (18.8%)3 (4.3%)2 (2.9%)3 (4.3%)11 (15.9%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Milam County - Cameron, Rockdale, Thorndale, Milano, Buckholts

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

2.42 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Milam County:

1.21 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
This county:

4.44 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Milam County:

4.85 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.0%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.0%
Texas:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Milam County:

18.7%
State:

15.7%


Agriculture in Milam County:

Average size of farms: 290 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $36,338
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $138.15
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.17%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 75.60%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $34,909
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 22.16%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.95%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $34,531
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.48%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 19.74
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.06%
Corn for grain: 57326 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3008 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 5482 harvested acres
Vegetables: 104 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 2,475 acres

Tornado activity:

Milam County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 1.5 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 fatalities and 19 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/15/1987, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Milam County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Metal and metal products (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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




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





Milam County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,954 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 1,477 (15%)
  • Bicycle: 17 (0%)
  • Walked: 231 (2%)
  • Other means: 122 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 327 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Milam County, Texas in 2000:

People in group quarters in Milam County, Texas in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $40,333.

7.17% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,771 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.17%
Texas average:

8.37%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.24% relocated from other counties in Texas ($29,070 average AGI)
0.93% relocated from other states ($3,701 average AGI)
Milam County:

0.93%
Texas average:

3.06%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Williamson County, TX  1.07% ($37,729 average AGI)
from Bell County, TX  0.87% ($28,913)
from Harris County, TX  0.54% ($30,837)
from Travis County, TX  0.48% ($44,921)
from Brazos County, TX  0.38% ($34,133)
from Robertson County, TX  0.26% ($35,476)
from McLennan County, TX  0.18% ($27,286)


7.38% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,358 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.38%
Texas average:

7.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.34% relocated to other counties in Texas ($29,431 average AGI)
1.04% relocated to other states ($3,927 average AGI)
Milam County:

1.04%
Texas average:

2.17%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Bell County, TX  1.25% ($30,300 average AGI)
to Williamson County, TX  1.04% ($33,470)
to Travis County, TX  0.65% ($34,385)
to Brazos County, TX  0.48% ($30,684)
to Harris County, TX  0.45% ($27,083)
to Burleson County, TX  0.20% ($29,875)
to Robertson County, TX  0.18% ($28,929)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.4

Births per 1000 population in Milam County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Milam County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Milam County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 4,484 (3,959 aged, 525 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.94
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7550.390
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 234.090
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 39938.11

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1648.660
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1206.910
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3.94

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20.59
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 55.22

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7.89

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 121.4. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 24,352

Size of family households: 2,895 2-persons, 1,372 3-persons, 1,159 4-persons, 665 5-persons, 301 6-persons, 185 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,493 1-person, 289 2-persons, 35 3-persons, 9 4-persons, 5 5-persons.

82.7% of residents of Milam County speak English at home.
14.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 55% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $148,803,000 ($5904 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,303,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $66,464,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $29,291,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,622,000
Federal grants: $42,004,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,118,000 ($281,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,304,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,086,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,631,000
Federal Government insurance: $12,479,000

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

Births: 1,916
Here:

76 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,496
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +159
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +574
Here:

+23 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Milam County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.95 millions of gallons per day (94% from ground, 6% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Milam County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 28
  • 2 rooms: 104
  • 3 rooms: 324
  • 4 rooms: 848
  • 5 rooms: 1,819
  • 6 rooms: 1,804
  • 7 rooms: 1,030
  • 8 rooms: 498
  • 9+ rooms: 262
  • 1 room: 55
  • 2 rooms: 129
  • 3 rooms: 449
  • 4 rooms: 570
  • 5 rooms: 682
  • 6 rooms: 307
  • 7 rooms: 191
  • 8 rooms: 52
  • 9+ rooms: 47
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Milam County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 62
  • 1 bedroom: 239
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,811
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,673
  • 4 bedrooms: 837
  • 5+ bedrooms: 95
  • no bedroom: 77
  • 1 bedroom: 526
  • 2 bedrooms: 924
  • 3 bedrooms: 788
  • 4 bedrooms: 151
  • 5+ bedrooms: 16
Cars and other vehicles available in Milam County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 330
  • 1 vehicle: 1,918
  • 2 vehicles: 2,854
  • 3 vehicles: 1,174
  • 4 vehicles: 344
  • 5+ vehicles: 97
  • no vehicle: 413
  • 1 vehicle: 1,204
  • 2 vehicles: 667
  • 3 vehicles: 172
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 26

60% of Milam County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 83% lived in Texas.

Milam County:

59.8%
State average:

51.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $34,300


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 Milam County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (43.3%)
  • Utility gas (30.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23.1%)
  • Wood (2.9%)
  • Utility gas (40.1%)
  • Electricity (39.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.6%)
  • Wood (1.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 114
Here:

3.7%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 54
Here:

3.0%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 30
Here:

5.0%
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

Milam County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Milam County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Milam County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Milam County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Milam County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Milam County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John22177.5 years
Mary18480.2 years
William18276.0 years
James15372.5 years
Willie12078.7 years
Annie10683.7 years
Robert10273.4 years
Joe9876.9 years
Frank9879.6 years
Henry7676.3 years
Most common last names in Milam County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9975.3 years
Williams9878.7 years
Johnson6678.9 years
Jones5274.6 years
Brown4873.8 years
Davis4574.9 years
Miller4175.3 years
Morgan4078.2 years
Wilson3580.3 years
Moore3375.5 years
Businesses in Milam County, TX
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Nike1
CVS1Pizza Hut2
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In2
FedEx3Subway2
H&R Block2True Value1
Jimmy Jazz1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy2UPS2
McDonald's1Walmart1
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