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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. 2012 cost of living index in Mitchell County: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.4%), Retail trade (10.7%), Public administration (10.6%), Manufacturing (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 29%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 10%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Mitchell County, Texas:


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 2009: $30,699 ($25,399 in 1999)
This county:

$30699
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $341 (lower quartile is $202, upper quartile is $452)
This county:

$341
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $59,567 (it was $32,300 in 2000)
Mitchell County:

$59,567
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $36,112 - $86,176

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $91,176
Here:

$91,176
State:

$177,060

Townhouses or other attached units: $164,852
Here:

$164,852
State:

$170,403

Mobile homes: $47,429
Here:

$47,429
State:

$42,156
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,129
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $257

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:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,155 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $877 (1.9%)


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 2009: 15.6%
(12.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 60.4% for Black residents, 20.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.3% for American Indian residents, 24.6% for other race residents, 9.2% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 35 years old
(Males: 32 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 28 years old, American Indian residents: 42 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29 years old, Other race residents: 29 years old)

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

17.7%
Whole state:

15.4%

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

6.0%
Whole state:

6.7%

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 .

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


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:

29.3% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.21%
Here56.2%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 5,451
Total congregations: 25

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents3,169 (58.1%)1,140 (20.9%)541 (9.9%)424 (7.8%)177 (3.2%)
Congregations7 (28.0%)2 (8.0%)5 (20.0%)5 (20.0%)6 (24.0%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Mitchell County - Colorado City, Loraine, Lake Colorado City, Westbrook

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Mitchell County:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

5.39 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Mitchell County:

6.47 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.2%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.1%
Texas:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Mitchell County:

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 slightly below Texas state average. It is 1.1 times above 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 91% 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 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 the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

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 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (10%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Extraction workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)

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




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





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:

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $39,237.

7.39% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,478 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.39%
Texas average:

8.37%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.01% relocated from other counties in Texas ($24,304 average AGI)
1.38% relocated from other states ($6,174 average AGI)
Mitchell County:

1.38%
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 Scurry County, TX  0.92% ($29,000 average AGI)
from Howard County, TX  0.73% ($33,500)
from Nolan County, TX  0.51% ($30,818)


8.23% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,431 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.23%
Texas average:

7.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.14% relocated to other counties in Texas ($25,807 average AGI)
1.09% relocated to other states ($3,624 average AGI)
Mitchell County:

1.09%
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 Scurry County, TX  1.14% ($24,120 average AGI)
to Lubbock County, TX  0.77% ($25,471)
to Howard County, TX  0.73% ($33,063)
to Nolan County, TX  0.64% ($24,929)
to Taylor County, TX  0.59% ($28,692)
to Tom Green County, TX  0.59% ($18,462)

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 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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Mitchell County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Mitchell County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Mitchell County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

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-Eleven2SAS Shoes1
Ace Hardware1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1UPS1
RadioShack1

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