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Nolan County, Texas (TX)


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County population in 2012: 14,924 (67% urban, 33% rural); it was 15,802 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,591
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,513
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,157
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,895 (it was 2,013 in 2000)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

36%

Land area: 912 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 17 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Nolan County: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.3%), Retail trade (12.5%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (11.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 25%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 10%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Nolan County, Texas:


Median resident age:  39.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years

Males: 7,561  (50.5%)
Females: 7,655  (49.5%)

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Nolan County,TX real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Nolan County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $31,678 ($26,209 in 1999)
This county:

$31678
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $330 (lower quartile is $228, upper quartile is $436)
This county:

$330
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $52,373 (it was $35,800 in 2000)
Nolan County:

$52,373
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $27,885 - $94,772

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $100,895
Here:

$100,895
State:

$177,060

Townhouses or other attached units: $438,305
Here:

$438,305
State:

$170,403

In 2-unit structures: $37,938
Here:

$37,938
State:

$137,980

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $104,814
Here:

$104,814
State:

$142,391

Mobile homes: $48,789
Here:

$48,789
State:

$42,156
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,030
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $279

Institutionalized population: 177

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


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


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Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,112 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $421 (1.0%)


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


Nolan County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 19.3%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.0% for Black residents, 29.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 53.1% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 23.1% for other race residents, 23.6% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 39 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 30 years old, American Indian residents: 34 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)

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

21.7%
Whole state:

15.4%

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

10.7%
Whole state:

6.7%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Nolan County is $377 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $624 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sweetwater, Roscoe, Blackwell, Blackwell-Nolan.

Nolan 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 Nolan County: Tecific (A), Adrian Ranch (B), Double Heart Ranch (C), Bankhead Highway Historic District (D), High Lonesome Windmill (E), Sixtynine Ranch (F), White Hall Ranch (G), Memphis Public Library (H), Nolan Volunteer Fire Department (I), Maryneal Volunteer Fire Department (J), Lake Sweetwater Volunteer Fire Department (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Slater Chapel Cemetery (1), Blackwell Cemetery (2), Campbell Cemetery (3), Nolan Cemetery (4), Champion Cemetery (5), Coffee Cemetery (6), Decker Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Willow Tank (A), Lake Sweetwater (B), Silver Lake (C), Boothe Lake (D), Santa Fe Lake (E), Nolan Divide Lake (F), Lake Trammell (G), Soil Conservation Service Site 1 Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wilson Creek (A), Town Creek (B), Spring Creek (C), South Fork Valley Creek (D), Seale Creek (E), Salt Branch (F), Rough Creek (G), Rock Creek (H), Robertson Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Nolan County include: Lake Sweetwater Municipal Park (1), Sweetwater Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Coke County , Fisher County , Jones County , Mitchell County , Runnels County , Scurry County , Taylor County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 559
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 69.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 669 (57% naturalized citizens)

Nolan County:

4.2%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 87.9%

Nolan County marital status for males
Nolan County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Nolan County with a mortgage: 1,196 (42 second mortgage, 27 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,312

Here:

34.1% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.62%
Here74.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 11,792
Total congregations: 41

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents6,441 (54.6%)1,680 (14.2%)1,236 (10.5%)1,079 (9.2%)250 (2.1%)
Congregations13 (31.7%)3 (7.3%)5 (12.2%)8 (19.5%)1 (2.4%)
NameAssemblies of GodChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Baptist Missionary Association of AmericaChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents245 (2.1%)196 (1.7%)136 (1.2%)135 (1.1%)394 (3.3%)
Congregations2 (4.9%)1 (2.4%)1 (2.4%)1 (2.4%)6 (14.6%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Nolan County - Sweetwater, Roscoe, Blackwell, Blackwell-Nolan

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Nolan County:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

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

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
This county:

8.25 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Nolan County:

8.25 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.6%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.9%
Texas:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Nolan County:

11.9%
State:

15.7%


Agriculture in Nolan County:

Average size of farms: 933 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $25,956
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $103.10
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.50%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 46.95%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $31,400
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.32%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.29%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $58,798
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.73%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.79
All wheat for grain: 5247 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 49668 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 55 acres

Tornado activity:

Nolan County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 1.2 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 104 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/19/1986, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 100 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Nolan County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 93% 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 49.9 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 44.2 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 Nolan County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (11%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

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




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





Nolan County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,093 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 896 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 22 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 9 (0%)
  • Walked: 110 (2%)
  • Other means: 49 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 148 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $37,053.

7.77% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,678 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.77%
Texas average:

8.37%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.41% relocated from other counties in Texas ($23,070 average AGI)
1.36% relocated from other states ($6,608 average AGI)
Nolan County:

1.36%
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 Taylor County, TX  0.94% ($22,809 average AGI)
from Lubbock County, TX  0.48% ($31,208)
from Fisher County, TX  0.40% ($21,900)
from Tom Green County, TX  0.34% ($22,882)
from Howard County, TX  0.28% ($24,571)
from Mitchell County, TX  0.28% ($24,929)
from Jones County, TX  0.24% ($42,083)


8.74% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,612 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.74%
Texas average:

7.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.39% relocated to other counties in Texas ($26,222 average AGI)
1.35% relocated to other states ($4,390 average AGI)
Nolan County:

1.35%
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 Taylor County, TX  1.35% ($28,456 average AGI)
to Tom Green County, TX  0.52% ($20,808)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.40% ($29,150)
to Lubbock County, TX  0.32% ($31,375)
to Dallas County, TX  0.30% ($34,267)
to Fisher County, TX  0.26% ($32,308)
to Howard County, TX  0.24% ($25,083)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.2

Births per 1000 population in Nolan County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Nolan County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Nolan County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,024 (2,647 aged, 377 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.61
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13854.19
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 356.930
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 69687.36

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1666.890
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1519.020
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 26.89

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 30.3
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 100.820

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 14,806

Size of family households: 1,842 2-persons, 890 3-persons, 682 4-persons, 363 5-persons, 147 6-persons, 97 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,730 1-person, 219 2-persons, 17 3-persons, 7 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

75.9% of residents of Nolan County speak English at home.
23.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (60% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% speak English very well, 33% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $99,754,000 ($6594 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,567,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $42,135,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $29,661,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,745,000
Federal grants: $18,997,000
Federal procurement contracts: $730,000 ($95,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,487,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $314,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,280,000
Federal Government insurance: $11,756,000

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

Births: 1,171
Here:

79 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 985
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +69
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,159
Here -78 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Nolan County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.69 millions of gallons per day (51% from ground, 49% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Nolan County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 82
  • 3 rooms: 169
  • 4 rooms: 522
  • 5 rooms: 1,320
  • 6 rooms: 1,088
  • 7 rooms: 518
  • 8 rooms: 265
  • 9+ rooms: 187
  • 1 room: 52
  • 2 rooms: 124
  • 3 rooms: 413
  • 4 rooms: 557
  • 5 rooms: 493
  • 6 rooms: 278
  • 7 rooms: 80
  • 8 rooms: 10
  • 9+ rooms: 6
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Nolan County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 36
  • 1 bedroom: 184
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,224
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,244
  • 4 bedrooms: 400
  • 5+ bedrooms: 69
  • no bedroom: 94
  • 1 bedroom: 491
  • 2 bedrooms: 834
  • 3 bedrooms: 514
  • 4 bedrooms: 80
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Nolan County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 134
  • 1 vehicle: 1,366
  • 2 vehicles: 1,905
  • 3 vehicles: 602
  • 4 vehicles: 130
  • 5+ vehicles: 20
  • no vehicle: 374
  • 1 vehicle: 1,013
  • 2 vehicles: 490
  • 3 vehicles: 114
  • 4 vehicles: 9
  • 5+ vehicles: 13

59% of Nolan County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 87% lived in Texas.

Nolan County:

59.0%
State average:

51.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $13,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Nolan County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (55.2%)
  • Electricity (33.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (56.3%)
  • Electricity (34.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 11
Here:

0.5%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 13
Here:

1.2%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 34
Here:

6.5%
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

Nolan County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Nolan County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Nolan County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Nolan County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Nolan 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 Nolan County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James17274.0 years
William15077.5 years
John14676.9 years
Mary13778.9 years
Robert8276.3 years
George5977.0 years
Charles5772.0 years
Walter5578.0 years
Willie5177.8 years
Joe4974.5 years
Most common last names in Nolan County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10877.5 years
Jones6275.5 years
Davis5875.8 years
Johnson4875.7 years
Williams4274.5 years
Moore4177.3 years
Brown3878.7 years
Walker3675.7 years
Clark3575.5 years
Scott3480.0 years
Businesses in Nolan County, TX
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4McDonald's1
Ace Hardware1Motel 61
AutoZone1Nike1
Best Western1RadioShack1
Cinnabon 1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx3Subway2
Goodwill2Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1UPS3
Jack In The Box1Verizon Wireless1
Kmart1Walmart1
La Quinta1Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1

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