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Montague County, Texas (TX)


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County population in 2012: 19,565 (41% urban, 59% rural); it was 19,117 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,792
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,454
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,118
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,743 (it was 1,652 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

36%

Land area: 931 sq. mi.
Water area: 7.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 21 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Montague County: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.3%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (11.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 12%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Montague County, Texas:


Median resident age:  43.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years

Males: 9,665  (46.6%)
Females: 10,054  (53.4%)

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Montague County,TX real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Montague County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $37,527 ($31,048 in 1999)
This county:

$37527
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $366 (lower quartile is $264, upper quartile is $488)
This county:

$366
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $83,056 (it was $56,300 in 2000)
Montague County:

$83,056
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $50,001 - $150,110

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $182,184
Here:

$182,184
State:

$177,060

Townhouses or other attached units: $61,439
Here:

$61,439
State:

$170,403

Mobile homes: $52,171
Here:

$52,171
State:

$42,156

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $55,863
Here:

$55,863
State:

$34,447
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,265
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $293

Institutionalized population: 234

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):


Montague 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: $1,162 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $832 (1.1%)


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


Montague County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 12.9%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 28.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 21.3% for other race residents, 5.2% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 43 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 15 years old, American Indian residents: 39 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

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

14.0%
Whole state:

15.4%

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

5.0%
Whole state:

6.7%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Montague County is $468 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $522 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $659 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bowie, Nocona, Montague-Forestburg, St. Jo, Nocona Hills, Sunset, Montague.

Montague 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 Montague County: Mallard (A), Texas Agricultural Experimental Station (B), Camp Letoli (C), Fort Worth and Denver City Depot (D), Kenedy Public Library (E), Karnes City Public Library (F), Ringgold Volunteer Fire Department (G), Forestburg Volunteer Fire Department (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Montague County include: Pleasant Hill Church (A), Pleasant Ridge Church (B), Pleasant Hill Church (C), Carter Lake Chapel (D), Dewey Church (E), Dye Church (F), Spencer Church (G), Lone Star Church (H), Victory Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Fairview Cemetery (1), Brushy Cemetery (2), Antioch Cemetery (3), Shady Grove Cemetery (4), Mayfield Cemetery (5), Lake Valley Cemetery (6), Prairie Branch Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Walker Lake (A), Sediment Control Structure 2-9 Reservoir (B), Sediment Control Structure 7-6 Reservoir (C), Sediment Control Structure 112 Reservoir (D), Gaylord Lake Number 1 (E), Gaylord Lake Number 2 (F), Lake Nocona (G), Hinds Clark Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Brier Creek (A), Boardtree Creek (B), Beaver Creek (C), Barrel Springs Creek (D), West Valley Branch (E), Beechman Branch (F), Victoria Creek (G), Village Creek (H), Braden Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 

Neighboring counties: Jefferson County, Oklahoma , Clay County , Love County, Oklahoma , Cooke County , Jack County , Wise County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 446
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 73.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 468 (19% naturalized citizens)

Montague County:

2.4%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 64.1%

Montague County marital status for males
Montague County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Montague County with a mortgage: 1,517 (27 second mortgage, 61 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,329

Here:

39.4% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.04%
Here63.0%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 12,051
Total congregations: 58

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristCatholic Church Non-Charismatic Churches Independent
Adherents7,295 (60.5%)1,048 (8.7%)721 (6.0%)623 (5.2%)500 (4.1%)
Congregations17 (29.3%)6 (10.3%)8 (13.8%)3 (5.2%)1 (1.7%)
NameAssemblies of GodChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Pentecostal Church of GodBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaOther
Adherents412 (3.4%)293 (2.4%)255 (2.1%)191 (1.6%)713 (5.9%)
Congregations6 (10.3%)2 (3.4%)2 (3.4%)3 (5.2%)10 (17.2%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Montague County - Bowie, Nocona, Montague-Forestburg, St. Jo, Nocona Hills

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Montague County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
This county:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Montague County:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.8%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.4%
Texas:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Montague County:

12.4%
State:

15.7%


Agriculture in Montague County:

Average size of farms: 360 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $22,782
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $75.47
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.85%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 88.22%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $22,737
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 9.88%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.04%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $33,400
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.57%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.96
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.23%
Corn for grain: 220 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 5820 harvested acres
Vegetables: 343 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 2,885 acres

Tornado activity:

Montague County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 2.2 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 17 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/7/1995, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Montague County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 77.2 miles away from the county center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.3 miles away from the county center
On 11/15/1990 at 11:44:41, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 LG, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 76.3 miles away from the county center
On 2/8/2002 at 16:07:13, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.6 miles away from Montague County center
On 10/6/2006 at 22:13:16, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 32.4 miles away from the county center
On 6/8/2004 at 00:15:09, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 48.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Montague County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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




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





Montague County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,124 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 1,266 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 45 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 155 (2%)
  • Other means: 56 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 320 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $43,781.

8.08% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,293 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.08%
Texas average:

8.37%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.48% relocated from other counties in Texas ($31,693 average AGI)
1.59% relocated from other states ($5,600 average AGI)
Montague County:

1.59%
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 Wise County, TX  1.05% ($33,147 average AGI)
from Tarrant County, TX  1.01% ($43,046)
from Denton County, TX  0.77% ($60,740)
from Cooke County, TX  0.54% ($32,457)
from Wichita County, TX  0.54% ($40,286)
from Dallas County, TX  0.26% ($93,412)
from Clay County, TX  0.23% ($23,600)


7.20% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,924 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.20%
Texas average:

7.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.75% relocated to other counties in Texas ($27,106 average AGI)
1.45% relocated to other states ($4,820 average AGI)
Montague County:

1.45%
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 Wise County, TX  0.95% ($37,967 average AGI)
to Denton County, TX  0.75% ($33,271)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.69% ($31,955)
to Wichita County, TX  0.69% ($38,386)
to Cooke County, TX  0.56% ($30,278)
to Clay County, TX  0.28% ($32,000)
to Dallas County, TX  0.25% ($23,688)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8

Births per 1000 population in Montague County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Montague County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Montague County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 4,317 (3,773 aged, 544 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 10.25
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 14418.29
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 394.810
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 43424.09

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1255.270
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1387.410

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 26.97
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 60.98

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15.25

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 185.2. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 19,453

Size of family households: 2,813 2-persons, 1,126 3-persons, 869 4-persons, 440 5-persons, 196 6-persons, 104 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,153 1-person, 238 2-persons, 34 3-persons, 13 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

94.1% of residents of Montague County speak English at home.
5.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 37% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $122,575,000 ($6285 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,072,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $65,860,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $32,818,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $878,000
Federal grants: $18,289,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,010,000 ($82,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,721,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,570,000
Federal Government insurance: $5,087,000

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

Births: 1,308
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,482
Here:

75 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +72
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +699
Here:

+36 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Montague County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.87 millions of gallons per day (17% from ground, 83% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Montague County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 41
  • 2 rooms: 55
  • 3 rooms: 215
  • 4 rooms: 1,024
  • 5 rooms: 1,972
  • 6 rooms: 1,517
  • 7 rooms: 789
  • 8 rooms: 251
  • 9+ rooms: 254
  • 1 room: 35
  • 2 rooms: 89
  • 3 rooms: 243
  • 4 rooms: 481
  • 5 rooms: 427
  • 6 rooms: 238
  • 7 rooms: 80
  • 8 rooms: 37
  • 9+ rooms: 22
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Montague County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 44
  • 1 bedroom: 234
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,761
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,394
  • 4 bedrooms: 614
  • 5+ bedrooms: 71
  • no bedroom: 70
  • 1 bedroom: 300
  • 2 bedrooms: 742
  • 3 bedrooms: 470
  • 4 bedrooms: 66
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4
Cars and other vehicles available in Montague County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 224
  • 1 vehicle: 1,626
  • 2 vehicles: 2,870
  • 3 vehicles: 1,058
  • 4 vehicles: 245
  • 5+ vehicles: 95
  • no vehicle: 179
  • 1 vehicle: 820
  • 2 vehicles: 482
  • 3 vehicles: 128
  • 4 vehicles: 34
  • 5+ vehicles: 9

58% of Montague 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, 74% lived in Texas.

Montague County:

58.5%
State average:

51.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $31,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Montague County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (41.8%)
  • Electricity (30.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25.3%)
  • Wood (1.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (52.8%)
  • Electricity (26.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.2%)
  • Wood (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 17
Here:

0.8%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 58
Here:

5.4%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 23
Here:

6.0%
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

Montague County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Montague County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Montague County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Montague 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 Montague County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James24174.0 years
William21576.3 years
John17977.4 years
Mary17181.3 years
Robert10972.1 years
Charles9172.4 years
Ruby7580.0 years
George7176.9 years
Willie6382.6 years
Thomas5975.1 years
Most common last names in Montague County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7178.4 years
Williams7075.0 years
Jones6177.8 years
Johnson6075.7 years
Brown5978.5 years
Miller5576.5 years
Davis5378.1 years
Martin5075.2 years
Thompson4977.3 years
Moore4976.3 years
Businesses in Montague County, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Ace Hardware2Pizza Hut1
Best Western1SONIC Drive-In1
CVS1Subway2
Dairy Queen2U-Haul1
FedEx2UPS1
H&R Block1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1
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