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Montague County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2014: 19,416 (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. 2016 cost of living index in Montague County: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Construction (21.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.5%), Educational, health and social services (18.0%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (15.2%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (12.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 51%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 35%
  • Unpaid family work: 11%
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Races in Montague County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (88.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (9.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 9,516  (49.0%)
Females: 9,900  (51.0%)
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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 2013: $44,063 ($31,048 in 1999)

This county:

$44063
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $469 (lower quartile is $286, upper quartile is $627)
This county:

$469
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $88,068 (it was $56,300 in 2000)
Montague:

$88,068
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $53,227 - $166,336
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $973
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $415

Institutionalized population: 234

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 19
  • Burglaries: 64
  • Thefts: 87
  • Auto thefts: 15

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 7
  • Burglaries: 54
  • Thefts: 84
  • Auto thefts: 13
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $170,500
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $144,000
  • 2014: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,194 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,093 (1.3%)

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 2013: 15.6%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 78.3% for Black residents, 34.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.1% for other race residents, 50.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.5%
Montague County:

15.5%
Texas:

17.5%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 78.3% for Black residents, 33.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.8% for other race residents, 51.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 43 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 51 years old, American Indian residents: 56 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 19 years old)

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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Neighboring counties: Maricopa County, Arizona , Carroll County, Mississippi , Jefferson County, Oklahoma , Miller County, Arkansas , Sunflower County, Mississippi , Webster County, Mississippi .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.3%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 108
  • 1990 to 1994: 95
  • 1985 to 1989: 32
  • 1980 to 1984: 76
  • 1975 to 1979: 43
  • 1970 to 1974: 19
  • 1970 to 1974: 36
  • 1965 to 1969: 59

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:

  • One, detached: 7,425
  • One, attached: 46
  • Two: 151
  • 3 or 4: 58
  • 5 to 9: 95
  • 10 to 19: 20
  • 20 or more: 97
  • Mobile homes: 1,871
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 99

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Montague County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,60256
Catholic1,1103
Mainline Protestant1,08110
Other11
None9,925-
Montague 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: 4
Montague County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Montague County:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Montague County:

10.8%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Montague County:

26.4%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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

Earthquake activity:

Montague County-area historical earthquake activity is near Texas state average. It is 75% 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 180.1 miles away from Montague County center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 101.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) 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 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 404.5 miles away from Montague 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
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:

  • TexasWildfires, 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
  • TexasSevere 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
  • TexasRinggold Fire, Incident Period: January 1, 2006, Fire Management Assistance Declared: January 1, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2598, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • TexasExtreme Wildfire Threat, Incident Period: November 27, 2005 to May 14, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1624): January 11, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1624, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • TexasHurricane 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
  • TexasHurricane 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
  • TexasHurricane 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
  • TexasSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 15, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1356): January 8, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1356, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • TexasExtreme 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
  • TexasExtreme 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
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

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

  • Mexico (79%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • United Kingdom (3%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Venezuela (2%)
  • Australia (1%)

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

  • United States or American (31%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • German (12%)
  • English (11%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

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:

  • 331 people in nursing homes
  • 38 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 34 people in homes for the mentally retarded

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

  • 183 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 51 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 30 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,669.

6.65% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,195 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.65%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.19% relocated from other counties in Texas ($29,848 average AGI)
1.47% relocated from other states ($6,348 average AGI)
Montague County:

1.47%
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 Wise County, TX  0.73% ($36,313 average AGI)
from Cooke County, TX  0.57% ($33,553)
from Denton County, TX  0.54% ($36,056)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.51% ($36,265)
from Wichita County, TX  0.45% ($29,433)
from Dallas County, TX  0.27% ($43,389)
from Clay County, TX  0.26% ($43,824)


6.62% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,692 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.62%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.41% relocated to other counties in Texas ($29,699 average AGI)
1.21% relocated to other states ($5,993 average AGI)
Montague County:

1.21%
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 Wise County, TX  0.86% ($45,684 average AGI)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.77% ($42,000)
to Denton County, TX  0.62% ($39,366)
to Wichita County, TX  0.60% ($26,375)
to Cooke County, TX  0.51% ($26,324)
to Clay County, TX  0.20% ($34,000)

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 from 2007 to 2014: 14.0

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

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 24.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Montague County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Montague County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,325 (3,651 aged, 674 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 799 (17%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Montague County, Texas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (453)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (295)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (226)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (217)
  • Congestive heart failure (195)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (194)
  • Unspecified dementia (133)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (131)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (129)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (75)

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
  • In family households: 16,653 (4,146 male householders, 1,402 female householders)
    4,410 spouses, 5,110 children (4,616 natural, 118 adopted, 376 stepchildren), 571 grandchildren, 127 brothers or sisters, 134 parents, 200 other relatives, 415 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,800 (1,163 male householders (977 living alone)), 1,278 female householders (1,176 living alone)), 359 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 266 (234 institutionalized population)

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.

3,159 married couples with children.
938 single-parent households (265 men, 673 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 211
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,512
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,322
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,546
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,912
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,447
  • 1950 to 1959: 796
  • 1940 to 1949: 422
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,018
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:

  • This state: 14850
  • Northeast: 240
  • Midwest: 736
  • South: 1910
  • West: 880

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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Montague County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,440,000
    Police Protection: $1,113,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $728,000
    Financial Administration: $586,000
    Central Staff Services: $341,000
    General Public Buildings: $170,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $127,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $58,000
    Welfare - Other: $24,000
    General - Other: $0
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Welfare: $46,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $341,000
    General Public Building: $55,000
    Police Protection: $34,000
    Central Staff: $8,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
    Judicial: $1,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $1,000
    General - Other: $0
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,010,000

Montague County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $453,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $60,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $336,000
    General Support: $46,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $409,000
    Interest Earnings: $77,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $72,000
    Health & Hospitals: $35,000
    Highways: $29,000
    All Other: $9,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,729,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $647,000
    NEC: $0

Montague County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $862,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 468
  • Number of aged recipients: 68
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 400
  • Number of recipients under 18: 48
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 309
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 111
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 213
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 199
Montague County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Montague County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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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&T1La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware2McDonald's1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
CVS1SONIC Drive-In1
Chevrolet1Subway2
Dairy Queen2U-Haul1
FedEx2UPS1
Ford1Walmart1
H&R Block1

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