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Parmer County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2016: 10,254 (40% urban, 60% rural); it was 10,016 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 983
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,345
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,402
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,085 (it was 920 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

36%

Land area: 882 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 12 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Parmer County: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (28.1%), Retail trade (25.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.6%), Educational, health and social services (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 45%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 49%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Parmer County, Texas:

  • Hispanic or Latino (62.5%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (34.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
Median resident age:  33.8 years
Texas median age:  34.5 years
Males: 5,268  (51.4%)
Females: 4,986  (48.6%)
Average household size:
Parmer County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $50,220 ($30,813 in 1999)

This county:

$50,220
Texas:

$56,565

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $547 (lower quartile is $407, upper quartile is $698)
This county:

$547
State:

$809


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $94,614 (it was $49,100 in 2000)
Parmer:

$94,614
Texas:

$161,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $54,312 - $175,432

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $146,338
Here:

$146,338
State:

$230,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $113,563
Here:

$113,563
State:

$227,239

Mobile homes: $47,971
Here:

$47,971
State:

$80,655
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,145
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $348

Institutionalized population: 73

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 15
  • Thefts: 14
  • Auto thefts: 2

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 14
  • Thefts: 16
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $120,400
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $30,000
  • 2014: 13 buildings, average cost: $46,200

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 2016: $1,881 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $924 (1.1%)

Parmer County household income distribution in 2009 Parmer County home values distribution Parmer County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 15.7%
Parmer County:

15.7%
Texas:

15.6%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.2% for Black residents, 19.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 44.9% for American Indian residents, 75.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 26.9% for other race residents, 26.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 33.8 years old
(Males: 32.8 years old, Females: 34.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.9 years old, Black residents: 38.8 years old, American Indian residents: 24.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.0 years old, Other race residents: 35.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Parmer County is $396 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $645 a month.

Cities in this county include: Friona, Bovina, Farwell.

Parmer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Parmer County: High Point (A), Childress Country Club (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Parmer County include: Harrell Chapel (A), Lonnie Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Carey Cemetery (1), Olympus Cemetery (2), Kirkland Cemetery (3), Arlie Cemetery (4), Loco Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Nippert Lake (A), Williams Reservoir (B), Lake Childress (C), Baylor Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Baylor Creek (A), Twin Mill Branch (B), Doe Creek (C), Rustlers Creek (D), Setters Creek (E), Soldiers Creek (F), Whites Creek (G), Cox Creek (H), Salt Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Briscoe County , Socorro County, New Mexico , Torrance County, New Mexico , Donley County , Motley County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.5%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 280
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 68.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,121 (28.9% naturalized citizens)

Parmer County:

20.7%
Whole state:

17.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 394
  • 2000 to 2009: 669
  • 1990 to 1999: 556
  • 1980 to 1989: 585
  • 1970 to 1979: 386
  • Before 1970: 309
Note: State values scaled to Parmer County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 82.4%

Parmer County marital status for males Parmer County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,051
  • One, attached: 36
  • Two: 68
  • 3 or 4: 37
  • 5 to 9: 41
  • 10 to 19: 46
  • 20 to 49: 19
  • 50 or more: 52
  • Mobile homes: 530

Housing units in Parmer County with a mortgage: 893 (17 second mortgage, 25 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,389

Here:

99.9% with mortgage
State:

57.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Parmer County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,03620
Catholic1,7002
Mainline Protestant1,1316
Other21
None2,400-
Parmer 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: 3
Parmer County:

3.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

1.07 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Parmer County:

5.37 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

3.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Parmer County:

9.6%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Parmer County:

27.4%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

20.6%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Parmer County:

Average size of farms: 873 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $915,015
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $318.39
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 88.07%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $866,266
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 39.25%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 76.71%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $134,876
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 75.30%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 61.42
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.15%
Corn for grain: 28576 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 53410 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 78488 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 561 harvested acres
Vegetables: 7,084 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Parmer County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 5156720.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/3/1995, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Parmer County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 1% greater 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 155.3 miles away from Parmer County center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 152.3 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 295.4 miles away from the county center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 199.8 miles away from the county center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 180.6 miles away from Parmer County center
On 1/29/1990 at 13:16:10, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 LG, Depth: 7.5 mi) earthquake occurred 233.4 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:

  • Texas Severe Winter Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 26, 2016 to January 21, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4255: February 09, 2016, FEMA Id: 4255, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 01, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3284: March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1606: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3261: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3216: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 15, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1356: January 08, 2001, FEMA Id: 1356, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Texas Extreme Fire Hazards, Incident Period: August 01, 1999 to December 10, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3142: September 01, 1999, FEMA Id: 3142, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Tornadoes, Windstorms, Flooding, Incident Period: May 13, 1970, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-286: May 13, 1970, FEMA Id: 286, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind

The number of natural disasters in Parmer County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 4

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

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

  • Mexico (82%)
  • El Salvador (3%)
  • Other Central America (2%)
  • Australia (2%)
  • Guatemala (1%)
  • Canada (1%)
  • Thailand (1%)

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

  • American (7%)
  • German (5%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • English (1%)
  • African (1%)
  • Dutch (1%)
  • Australian (0%)

Parmer County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,129 (70.2%)
  • Carpooled: 1,225 (20.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 34 (0.6%)
  • Subway or elevated: 14 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 148 (2.5%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 134 (2.3%)
  • Worked at home: 137 (2.3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

139 people in nursing homes
14 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
47 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
26 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $42,542.

8.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,576 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.54%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.42% relocated from other counties in Texas ($15,162 average AGI)
4.12% relocated from other states ($17,414 average AGI)
Parmer County:

4.12%
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 Curry County, NM  1.80% ($32,475 average AGI)
from Deaf Smith County, TX  1.15% ($31,590)
from Randall County, TX  0.53% ($29,444)
from Bailey County, TX  0.35% ($31,250)
from Hale County, TX  0.29% ($32,500)
from Potter County, TX  0.29% ($27,000)


8.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,321 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.70%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.08% relocated to other counties in Texas ($25,074 average AGI)
2.62% relocated to other states ($8,247 average AGI)
Parmer County:

2.62%
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 Deaf Smith County, TX  1.23% ($28,095 average AGI)
to Curry County, NM  1.21% ($27,073)
to Randall County, TX  0.76% ($42,923)
to Lubbock County, TX  0.73% ($35,840)
to Bailey County, TX  0.41% ($44,500)
to Potter County, TX  0.35% ($21,417)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.9

Births per 1000 population in Parmer County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Parmer County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 13.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Parmer County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 31.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Parmer County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Parmer County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,329 (1,203 aged, 126 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 774 (28%)

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 Parmer County, Texas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (139)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (27)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (25)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (24)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (11)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (11)
  • Unspecified dementia (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 24%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 25%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 10.07
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 2,789
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 252
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 19,994

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 2,132
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 882

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 19
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 72

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,254
  • In family households: 9,132 (1,350 male householders, 1,190 female householders)
    1,965 spouses, 3,639 children (3,435 natural, 84 adopted, 120 stepchildren), 252 grandchildren, 251 brothers or sisters, 80 parents, 175 other relatives, 220 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,039 (330 male householders (232 living alone)), 428 female householders (328 living alone)), 280 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 83

Size of family households: 1,062 2-persons, 444 3-persons, 395 4-persons, 401 5-persons, 102 6-persons, 139 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 561 1-person, 164 2-persons, 7 3-persons, 30 4-persons.

1,896 married couples with children.
749 single-parent households (227 men, 522 women).

49.5% of residents of Parmer speak English at home.
49.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (91% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $77,049,000 ($7,757 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $609,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $17,258,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $9,974,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $37,348,000
Federal grants: $8,910,000
Federal procurement contracts: $282,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,278,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,016,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,993,000
Federal Government insurance: $47,820,000

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

Births: 852
Here:

87 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 437
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +369
Here:

+38 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,026
Here -105 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Parmer County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.43 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 41
  • 2000 to 2009: 371
  • 1990 to 1999: 379
  • 1980 to 1989: 354
  • 1970 to 1979: 779
  • 1960 to 1969: 798
  • 1950 to 1959: 479
  • 1940 to 1949: 347
  • 1939 or earlier: 230
Note: State values scaled to Parmer population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Parmer County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Parmer County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 126
  • 4 rooms: 257
  • 5 rooms: 554
  • 6 rooms: 650
  • 7 rooms: 256
  • 8 rooms: 277
  • 9+ rooms: 141
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 24
  • 3 rooms: 189
  • 4 rooms: 216
  • 5 rooms: 328
  • 6 rooms: 126
  • 7 rooms: 47
  • 8 rooms: 72
  • 9+ rooms: 10
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Parmer County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Parmer County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 42
  • 2 bedrooms: 429
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,335
  • 4 bedrooms: 350
  • 5+ bedrooms: 92
  • no bedroom: 15
  • 1 bedroom: 89
  • 2 bedrooms: 396
  • 3 bedrooms: 438
  • 4 bedrooms: 92
  • 5+ bedrooms: 5
Cars and other vehicles available in Parmer County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Parmer County population
  • no vehicle: 28
  • 1 vehicle: 355
  • 2 vehicles: 895
  • 3 vehicles: 671
  • 4 vehicles: 215
  • 5+ vehicles: 131
  • no vehicle: 93
  • 1 vehicle: 422
  • 2 vehicles: 414
  • 3 vehicles: 68
  • 4 vehicles: 40
  • 5+ vehicles: 3

87% of Parmer County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Texas.

Parmer County:

87.1%
State average:

84.1%

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

  • This state: 5,347
  • Other state: 2,623
  • Northeast: 146
  • Midwest: 319
  • South: 587
  • West: 1,605

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Parmer County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (56.9%)
  • Electricity (34.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.0%)
  • Other fuel (1.9%)
  • Wood (1.4%)
  • Coal or coke (0.8%)
  • Solar energy (0.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.2%)
  • Utility gas (54.4%)
  • Electricity (39.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.8%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 172
Here:

12.7%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 32
Here:

4.9%
Texas:

6.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 71
Here:

26.1%
Texas:

15.1%

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)

Parmer County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $669,000
    General - Other: $421,000
    Financial Administration: $322,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $289,000
    Police Protection: $260,000
    General Public Buildings: $83,000
    Corrections - Other: $76,000
    Fire Protection: $74,000
    Central Staff Services: $60,000
    Solid Waste Management: $30,000
    Welfare - Other: $5,000
    Libraries: $2,000
    Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $316,000
    Police Protection: $68,000
    General Public Building: $60,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,214,000

Parmer County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $408,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $159,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $198,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $138,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $32,000
    All Other: $21,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,393,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $561,000
    Other Selective Sales: $449,000
    NEC: $0

Parmer County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $5,940,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 155
  • Number of aged recipients: 39
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 116
  • Number of recipients under 18: 24
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 62
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 69
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 72
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 54
Parmer County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Parmer County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Parmer County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4175.4 years
Mary3784.9 years
William3380.1 years
James3075.9 years
Joe2976.7 years
George2877.3 years
Willie1984.4 years
Robert1975.2 years
Maria1868.6 years
Charles1878.6 years
Most common last names in Parmer County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones3676.9 years
Williams3179.3 years
Johnson2678.4 years
White2479.4 years
Smith2181.8 years
Wilson2182.5 years
Martin1576.5 years
Osborn1282.9 years
Miller1173.4 years
Turner1180.9 years
Businesses in Parmer County, TX
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
SONIC Drive-In1