Mitchell County, Texas (TX)

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County population in 2012: 9,336 (63% urban, 37% rural); it was 9,698 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 751
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,293
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,156
Renter-occupied apartments: 765 (it was 681 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

36%

Land area: 910 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 10 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Mitchell County: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Retail trade (52.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (17.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 80%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 20%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Mitchell County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (50.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (37.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (11.1%)
Median resident age:  35.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 5,746  (63.4%)
Females: 3,657  (36.6%)
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Mitchell County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Mitchell County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,886 ($25,399 in 1999)

This county:

$41886
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $352 (lower quartile is $224, upper quartile is $410)
This county:

$352
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $46,901 (it was $32,300 in 2000)
Mitchell:

$46,901
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $21,608 - $84,327
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $861
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $304

Institutionalized population: 2,406

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):

Mitchell County, TX map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $42,900
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $86,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $48,000

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,013 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $593 (1.7%)

Mitchell County household income distribution in 2009 Mitchell County home values distribution Mitchell County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.7%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.6% for Black residents, 18.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.2% for American Indian residents, 24.4% for other race residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.6%
Mitchell County:

11.6%
Texas:

17.5%
(8.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.7% for Black residents, 17.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.3% for American Indian residents, 23.0% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 35 years old
(Males: 33 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 72 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29 years old, Other race residents: 29 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Mitchell County is $375 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $692 a month.

Cities in this county include: Colorado City, Loraine, Lake Colorado City, Westbrook.

Mitchell 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 Mitchell County: Butler Camp (A), Buzzard Windmill (B), Good Well Windmill (C), Jayhawk Windmill (D), Lucky Strike Windmill (E), Wolf Creek Golf Course (F), Mud Spring Windmill (G), Oil Well Windmill (H), Spade Ranch (I), Twin Windmill (J), Wildcat Windmill (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mitchell County include: Plainview Church (A), Dorn Church (B), Fairview Church (C), Faith Chapel (D), Northside Church (E), Payne Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Spade Cemetery (1), Handley Cemetery (2), Westbrook Cemetery (3), White Church Cemetery (4), Wallace Cemetery (5), McKenzie Cemetery (6), Iatan Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Little Blue Hole (A), Willow Tank (B), Wildcat Tank (C), Wheat Pasture Tank (D), Watson Tank (E), Walnut Creek Tank (F), Vowell Tank (G), Van Zandt Tanks (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Wildhorse Creek (A), Wildcat Creek (B), Walnut Creek (C), Renderbrook Creek (D), Red Bank Creek (E), Mustang Creek (F), Morgan Creek (G), Deep Creek (H), Beals Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Borden County , Coke County , Fisher County , Howard County , Nolan County , Scurry County , Sterling County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.4%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 248
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 71.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 272 (38% naturalized citizens)

Mitchell County:

2.8%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 26
  • 1990 to 1994: 48
  • 1985 to 1989: 71
  • 1980 to 1984: 39
  • 1975 to 1979: 32
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 12
  • 1965 to 1969: 44

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 74.9%

Mitchell County marital status for males Mitchell County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Mitchell County with a mortgage: 486 (12 second mortgage, 10 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,172

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Mitchell County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,30914
Catholic1,6502
Mainline Protestant6127
Other-2
None3,832-
Mitchell 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: 2
Mitchell County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Mitchell County:

5.39 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

6.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Mitchell County:

10.2%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Mitchell County:

29.1%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.7%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Mitchell County:

Average size of farms: 1082 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $27,371
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $86.30
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 42.79%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $32,471
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 16.77%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.33%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $55,944
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.92%
Average age of principal farm operators: 60 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.34
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.25%
All wheat for grain: 4487 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 61942 harvested acres
Vegetables: 70 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 28 acres

Tornado activity:

Mitchell County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 5669226.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 5 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/11/2004, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 3 people and caused $250,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mitchell County-area historical earthquake activity is above Texas state average. It is 53% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 48.0 miles away from Mitchell County center
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) earthquake occurred 204.4 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 129.0 miles away from the county center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 213.8 miles away from the county center
On 1/29/2008 at 10:24:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 38.4 miles away from Mitchell County center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 287.7 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 Mitchell County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
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 (65%)
  • Cuba (14%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Micronesia (3%)
  • United Kingdom (2%)

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

  • United States or American (14%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • German (7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Dutch West Indian (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Mitchell County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,322 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 417 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 34 (1%)
  • Other means: 16 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 53 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 2,523 people in state prisons
  • 137 people in nursing homes
  • 11 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 2,275 people in state prisons
  • 110 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 21 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,775.

8.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,594 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.21%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.12% relocated from other counties in Texas ($22,071 average AGI)
1.08% relocated from other states ($5,523 average AGI)
Mitchell County:

1.08%
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 Scurry County, TX  0.83% ($37,350 average AGI)
from Nolan County, TX  0.75% ($24,444)
from Howard County, TX  0.58% ($25,071)
from Lubbock County, TX  0.58% ($23,929)
from Taylor County, TX  0.50% ($17,833)


7.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,087 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.67%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.29% relocated to other counties in Texas ($28,306 average AGI)
1.38% relocated to other states ($3,781 average AGI)
Mitchell County:

1.38%
Texas average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Nolan County, TX  0.63% ($50,867 average AGI)
to Scurry County, TX  0.63% ($23,867)
to Howard County, TX  0.50% ($28,583)
to Lubbock County, TX  0.46% ($29,364)
to Tom Green County, TX  0.42% ($27,800)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.2

Births per 1000 population in Mitchell County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 10.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Mitchell County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 2.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Mitchell County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,478 (1,300 aged, 178 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 10.64
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7009.150
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 265.9
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 42108.06

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 988
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1115.480
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 21.25

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 10.3
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 74.37

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10.62

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,997

Size of family households: 925 2-persons, 384 3-persons, 289 4-persons, 175 5-persons, 100 6-persons, 47 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 793 1-person, 85 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 1 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

1,251 married couples with children.
413 single-parent households (89 men, 324 women).

72.4% of residents of Mitchell County speak English at home.
27.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $53,407,000 ($5680 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $494,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $19,453,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $13,935,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,682,000
Federal grants: $11,866,000
Federal procurement contracts: $282,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,189,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $239,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $992,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,744,000

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

Births: 500
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 648
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +14
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -131
Here -14 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Mitchell County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.21 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 27
  • 2000 to 2004: 212
  • 1990 to 1999: 307
  • 1980 to 1989: 431
  • 1970 to 1979: 687
  • 1960 to 1969: 636
  • 1950 to 1959: 774
  • 1940 to 1949: 399
  • 1939 or earlier: 546
Rooms in houses/apartments in Mitchell County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 29
  • 3 rooms: 112
  • 4 rooms: 360
  • 5 rooms: 661
  • 6 rooms: 493
  • 7 rooms: 282
  • 8 rooms: 180
  • 9+ rooms: 37
  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 119
  • 4 rooms: 140
  • 5 rooms: 241
  • 6 rooms: 125
  • 7 rooms: 33
  • 8 rooms: 12
  • 9+ rooms: 4
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Mitchell County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 77
  • 2 bedrooms: 696
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,219
  • 4 bedrooms: 138
  • 5+ bedrooms: 22
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 112
  • 2 bedrooms: 248
  • 3 bedrooms: 284
  • 4 bedrooms: 32
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Mitchell County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 118
  • 1 vehicle: 702
  • 2 vehicles: 935
  • 3 vehicles: 332
  • 4 vehicles: 61
  • 5+ vehicles: 8
  • no vehicle: 136
  • 1 vehicle: 297
  • 2 vehicles: 193
  • 3 vehicles: 43
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 12

52% of Mitchell County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 87% lived in Texas.

Mitchell County:

52.2%
State average:

51.6%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $16,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Mitchell County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (49.0%)
  • Electricity (31.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.0%)
  • Other fuel (2.3%)
  • Wood (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (49.9%)
  • Electricity (35.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.2%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 22
Here:

2.5%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 49
Here:

7.2%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7
Here:

2.9%
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)

Mitchell County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $170,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,102,000
    Police Protection: $523,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $458,000
    Financial Administration: $270,000
    Central Staff Services: $262,000
    General Public Buildings: $134,000
    Housing & Community Development: $127,000
    Libraries: $101,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $62,000
    Welfare - Other: $58,000
    Parks & Recreation: $43,000
    Fire Protection: $41,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $103,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,618,000

Mitchell County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $185,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $474,000
    Interest Earnings: $332,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $101,000
    All Other: $43,000
    Highways: $17,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,204,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $312,000
    Total General Sales: $173,000
    NEC: $4,000

Mitchell County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,163,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Mitchell County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James9075.3 years
John8976.1 years
William7677.0 years
Mary7479.2 years
Charles4574.2 years
George3875.6 years
Robert3674.7 years
Thomas3575.0 years
Frank2779.2 years
Roy2774.4 years
Most common last names in Mitchell County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5877.2 years
Jones4479.3 years
Brown3679.1 years
Davis3073.1 years
Williams2872.8 years
Taylor2777.9 years
Henderson2780.3 years
Green2671.0 years
Walker2573.9 years
Martin2479.8 years
Businesses in Mitchell County, TX
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2RadioShack1
Ace Hardware1SAS Shoes1
Alco Stores1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1UPS1