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Panola County, Texas (TX)


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County population in 2012: 24,020 (27% urban, 73% rural); it was 22,756 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,231
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,881
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,123
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,159 (it was 1,698 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

36%

Land area: 801 sq. mi.
Water area: 20.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 30 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Panola County: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (18.6%), Retail trade (10.8%), Construction (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 83%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Panola County, Texas:


Median resident age:  38.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years

Males: 11,808  (45.9%)
Females: 11,988  (54.1%)

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Panola County,TX real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Panola County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $38,567 ($31,909 in 1999)
This county:

$38567
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $377 (lower quartile is $228, upper quartile is $440)
This county:

$377
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $78,929 (it was $51,500 in 2000)
Panola County:

$78,929
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $49,574 - $137,860

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $166,540
Here:

$166,540
State:

$177,060

Townhouses or other attached units: $26,299
Here:

$26,299
State:

$170,403

Mobile homes: $60,138
Here:

$60,138
State:

$42,156

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $35,863
Here:

$35,863
State:

$34,447
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,162
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $317

Institutionalized population: 183

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):


Panola 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: $949 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $663 (1.0%)


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


Panola County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 14.6%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.6% for Black residents, 17.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 61.4% for American Indian residents, 4.0% for other race residents, 23.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 37 years old, American Indian residents: 34 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

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

14.1%
Whole state:

15.4%

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

7.0%
Whole state:

6.7%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Panola County is $436 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $589 a month.

Cities in this county include: Carthage, Beckville, Gary City, De Berry-Deadwood, Long Branch-Dotson.

Panola County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Local government website: www.carthagetexas.com/county.htm

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Panola County: Hewitt Camp (A), Kelly Camp (B), Snap (C), Beckville Lookout (D), Boy Scouts of America Camp (E), Camp Crosstie (F), Lumberton Public Library (G), Flatwoods Volunteer Fire Department (H), Community Four Volunteer Fire Department (I), Clayton Volunteer Fire Department (J), Woods Volunteer Fire Department (K), Beckville Volunteer Fire Department (L), Clayton Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Panola County include: Panola Church (A), Panola Mission (B), United Church (C), Paradise Church (D), Shady Grove Church (E), Union Church (F), Shady Grove Church (G), Shadygrove Church (H), Tabernacle Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Antioch Cemetery (1), Crossroads Cemetery (2), Baker Cemetery (3), Davis Cemetery (4), Boynton Cemetery (5), Bracken Cemetery (6), Macedonia Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Akins Lake (A), Black Lake (B), Trout Lake (C), Fish Lake (D), Horseshoe Lake (E), Akins Lake (F), Alligator Lake (G), Jernigan Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Browning Branch (A), Brandy Branch (B), Booker Branch (C), Beech Creek (D), Beech Branch (E), Bean Lake Slough (F), Anderson Branch (G), Alder Branch (H), Waldrop Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Panola County: International Boundary Marker (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Caddo Parish, Louisiana , De Soto Parish, Louisiana , Harrison County , Rusk County , Shelby County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 831
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 75.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 656 (27% naturalized citizens)

Panola County:

2.9%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 66.8%

Panola County marital status for males
Panola County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Panola County with a mortgage: 1,692 (47 second mortgage, 92 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,358

Here:

41.8% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.13%
Here56.1%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 12,772
Total congregations: 71

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationCatholic Church
Adherents4,949 (38.7%)2,726 (21.3%)2,032 (15.9%)1,447 (11.3%)591 (4.6%)
Congregations16 (22.5%)10 (14.1%)13 (18.3%)14 (19.7%)2 (2.8%)
NameChurches of ChristNational Association of Free Will BaptistsAssemblies of GodChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents388 (3.0%)209 (1.6%)165 (1.3%)111 (0.9%)154 (1.2%)
Congregations5 (7.0%)4 (5.6%)3 (4.2%)1 (1.4%)3 (4.2%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Panola County - Carthage, Beckville, Gary City, De Berry-Deadwood, Long Branch-Dotson

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Panola County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
This county:

6.54 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Panola County:

3.49 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.5%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.7%
Texas:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Panola County:

12.7%
State:

15.7%


Agriculture in Panola County:

Average size of farms: 235 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $48,756
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $54.66
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.42%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 96.99%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $40,626
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 11.42%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.46%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $43,961
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.36%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 19.44
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.59%
Vegetables: 89 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 131 acres

Tornado activity:

Panola County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 2.8 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 11 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/6/2003, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 6 people and caused $2 million in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Panola County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Fires: 3, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Food (3%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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




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





Panola County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,205 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 1,133 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 9 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 11 (0%)
  • Walked: 192 (2%)
  • Other means: 71 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 230 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $49,110.

7.07% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,053 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
Texas average:

8.37%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.89% relocated from other counties in Texas ($24,464 average AGI)
2.18% relocated from other states ($11,588 average AGI)
Panola County:

2.18%
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 Shelby County, TX  0.67% ($57,019 average AGI)
from Harrison County, TX  0.46% ($29,722)
from Gregg County, TX  0.42% ($28,182)
from Rusk County, TX  0.41% ($36,406)
from Caddo Parish, LA  0.35% ($48,963)
from Dallas County, TX  0.30% ($21,696)
from Harris County, TX  0.26% ($48,350)


6.32% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,127 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
Texas average:

7.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.70% relocated to other counties in Texas ($26,579 average AGI)
1.62% relocated to other states ($8,548 average AGI)
Panola County:

1.62%
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 Gregg County, TX  0.69% ($29,623 average AGI)
to Harrison County, TX  0.58% ($33,556)
to Shelby County, TX  0.49% ($27,342)
to Rusk County, TX  0.45% ($43,257)
to Smith County, TX  0.35% ($49,889)
to Dallas County, TX  0.29% ($30,045)
to Caddo Parish, LA  0.23% ($34,333)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.9

Births per 1000 population in Panola County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Panola County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 13.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Panola County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,798 (3,233 aged, 565 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.37
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6310.960
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 161.820
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 48488.96

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1291.470
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1282.780

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 17.34
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 56.53

Household type by relationship:

Households: 23,438

Size of family households: 3,059 2-persons, 1,437 3-persons, 1,173 4-persons, 591 5-persons, 217 6-persons, 126 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,355 1-person, 262 2-persons, 28 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

95.4% of residents of Panola County speak English at home.
3.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (61% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (23% speak English very well, 66% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $125,892,000 ($5506 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,237,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $56,870,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $34,445,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $79,000
Federal grants: $29,465,000
Federal procurement contracts: $822,000 ($43,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,211,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,480,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,285,000
Federal Government insurance: $347,000

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

Births: 1,574
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,272
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +145
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -171
Here -7 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Panola County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.46 millions of gallons per day (38% from ground, 62% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Panola County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 23
  • 2 rooms: 128
  • 3 rooms: 383
  • 4 rooms: 943
  • 5 rooms: 2,123
  • 6 rooms: 1,934
  • 7 rooms: 923
  • 8 rooms: 381
  • 9+ rooms: 285
  • 1 room: 17
  • 2 rooms: 65
  • 3 rooms: 217
  • 4 rooms: 525
  • 5 rooms: 608
  • 6 rooms: 139
  • 7 rooms: 88
  • 8 rooms: 29
  • 9+ rooms: 10
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Panola County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 40
  • 1 bedroom: 356
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,756
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,152
  • 4 bedrooms: 726
  • 5+ bedrooms: 93
  • no bedroom: 34
  • 1 bedroom: 330
  • 2 bedrooms: 662
  • 3 bedrooms: 577
  • 4 bedrooms: 84
  • 5+ bedrooms: 11
Cars and other vehicles available in Panola County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 343
  • 1 vehicle: 2,226
  • 2 vehicles: 3,195
  • 3 vehicles: 1,059
  • 4 vehicles: 234
  • 5+ vehicles: 66
  • no vehicle: 286
  • 1 vehicle: 944
  • 2 vehicles: 384
  • 3 vehicles: 59
  • 4 vehicles: 25
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

63% of Panola County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Texas.

Panola County:

63.3%
State average:

51.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $25,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Panola County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (49.3%)
  • Utility gas (33.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.6%)
  • Wood (2.8%)
  • Electricity (50.4%)
  • Utility gas (33.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.7%)
  • Wood (2.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 129
Here:

4.6%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 44
Here:

2.8%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 61
Here:

8.1%
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

Panola County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Panola County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Panola County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Panola 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 Panola County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James18472.4 years
William13476.0 years
John11176.8 years
Mary10679.4 years
Robert6674.8 years
Thomas6074.6 years
Charles4771.1 years
Annie4779.5 years
George4178.1 years
Joe3973.4 years
Most common last names in Panola County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams8576.5 years
Smith8476.3 years
Jones7576.1 years
Davis6975.5 years
Harris5679.3 years
Hudson4877.2 years
Brown4575.3 years
Johnson4174.2 years
Ross4178.6 years
Adams3677.3 years
Businesses in Panola County, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Baymont Inn1Nike1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
CVS1SONIC Drive-In1
Church's Chicken1Sears1
Dennys1Subway1
FedEx2Taco Bell1
Goodwill1True Value1
H&R Block1UPS2
Holiday Inn1Verizon Wireless1
KFC1Walmart1

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