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Potter County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2016: 120,832 (91% urban, 9% rural); it was 113,546 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 14,848
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 10,055
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 24,497
Renter-occupied apartments: 18,030 (it was 16,263 in 2000)
% of renters here:

40%
State:

36%

Land area: 909 sq. mi.

Water area: 12.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 133 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Potter County: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (21.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.2%), Construction (17.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 36%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Potter County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (44.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (37.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (9.9%)
  • Asian alone (4.7%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)
Median resident age:  33.8 years
Texas median age:  34.5 years
Males: 62,406  (51.6%)
Females: 58,426  (48.4%)

Potter County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Potter County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $42,305 ($29,492 in 1999)

This county:

$42,305
Texas:

$56,565

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $608 (lower quartile is $501, upper quartile is $761)
This county:

$608
State:

$809


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $87,800 (it was $52,000 in 2000)
Potter:

$87,800
Texas:

$161,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $59,200 - $151,400

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $146,782
Here:

$146,782
State:

$230,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $147,100
Here:

$147,100
State:

$227,239

In 2-unit structures: $81,144
Here:

$81,144
State:

$179,535

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $108,571
Here:

$108,571
State:

$145,057

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $146,965
Here:

$146,965
State:

$253,158

Mobile homes: $69,534
Here:

$69,534
State:

$80,655

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $657,299
Here:

$657,299
State:

$50,435
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,079
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $357

Institutionalized population: 6,508

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 11
  • Burglaries: 77
  • Thefts: 153
  • Auto thefts: 22

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 64
  • Thefts: 153
  • Auto thefts: 20
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Health of residents in Potter County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.1. This is significantly worse than average.
65.3% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
49.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
100.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
54.8% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 191 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 164 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 518 buildings, average cost: $128,200
  • 2001: 535 buildings, average cost: $137,800
  • 2002: 676 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 2003: 737 buildings, average cost: $153,100
  • 2004: 697 buildings, average cost: $154,900
  • 2005: 824 buildings, average cost: $176,200
  • 2006: 671 buildings, average cost: $193,700
  • 2007: 648 buildings, average cost: $223,900
  • 2008: 471 buildings, average cost: $245,400
  • 2009: 568 buildings, average cost: $241,200
  • 2010: 510 buildings, average cost: $245,100
  • 2011: 605 buildings, average cost: $231,700
  • 2012: 593 buildings, average cost: $241,100
  • 2013: 549 buildings, average cost: $245,700
  • 2014: 469 buildings, average cost: $260,200

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: $2,126 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,271 (1.8%)

Potter County household income distribution in 2009 Potter County home values distribution Potter County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 22.4%
Potter County:

22.4%
Texas:

15.6%
(15.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.0% for Black residents, 27.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.8% for American Indian residents, 32.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 24.2% for other race residents, 31.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 33.8 years old
(Males: 33.9 years old, Females: 33.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.5 years old, Black residents: 32.4 years old, American Indian residents: 41.1 years old, Asian residents: 30.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.7 years old, Other race residents: 36.3 years old)

Area name: Amarillo, TX MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Potter County is $443 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $553 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $762 a month.

Cities in this county include: Amarillo, Canadian River Breaks, Bishop Hills.

Potter 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 Potter County: Carwile Ranch (A), Davis Ranch (B), Totty School (C), Britt Ranch (D), Allison Fire Department (E), Briscoe Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (F), Kelton Fire Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Potter County include: Bethel Church (A), Heald Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mount Zion Cemetery (1), Zybach Cemetery (2), Kelton Cemetery (3), Mobeetie Cemetery (4), Rock Cemetery (5), Pakan Cemetery (6), Wheeler Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Wardlow Lake (A), Valley Springs Lakes (B), Soil Conservation Service Site 16 Reservoir (C), Lake Loraine (D), Sandspru Lake (E), Sandspur Club Lake (F), Machina Lake (G), Hrnciar Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Bronco Creek (A), Adobe Creek (B), Graham Creek (C), Cowboy Creek (D), Williams Creek (E), Silver Creek (F), South Long Dry Creek (G), Spring Creek (H), Jenkins-Jones Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Potter County: Fort Elliott Cougar Field (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Davidson County, North Carolina , Davie County, North Carolina , Carson County , Iredell County, North Carolina , Montgomery County, North Carolina , Donley County , Randall County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 5,877
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 75.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 21,204 (25.3% naturalized citizens)

Potter County:

17.5%
Whole state:

17.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 4,579
  • 2000 to 2009: 5,760
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,555
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,294
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,097
  • Before 1970: 798
Note: State values scaled to Potter County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 79.1%

Potter County marital status for males Potter County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 33,890
  • One, attached: 875
  • Two: 1,941
  • 3 or 4: 1,379
  • 5 to 9: 2,800
  • 10 to 19: 2,399
  • 20 to 49: 1,769
  • 50 or more: 1,734
  • Mobile homes: 2,945
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 57

Housing units in Potter County with a mortgage: 12,305 (0 second mortgage, 151 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,042

Here:

52.2% with mortgage
State:

57.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Potter County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant60,758121
Catholic15,90410
Mainline Protestant8,22918
Other6,58815
Black Protestant1,92910
Orthodox801
None27,585-
Potter 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: 15
Potter County:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 61
Potter County:

5.07 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 108
This county:

8.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Potter County:

8.7%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Potter County:

29.7%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.7%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Potter County:

Average size of farms: 1711 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $63,900
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 93.26%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $73,956
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $32,622
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 83.93%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.93
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.01%
All wheat for grain: 7254 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Potter County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 1630537.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 21 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/11/1997, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 13 people and caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Potter County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 22% 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 165.9 miles away from Potter 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 107.4 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 199.9 miles away from the 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 214.7 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 355.5 miles away from Potter County center
On 8/17/2000 at 01:08:05, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 9.3 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:

  • Texas Stone Ridge Fire, Incident Period: May 29, 2011 to June 01, 2011, Fire Management Assistance Declared: May 29, 2011, FEMA Id: 2913, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Willow Creek South Fire Complex, Incident Period: February 27, 2011 to December 31, 1969, Fire Management Assistance Declared: February 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 2862, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 07, 2008 to September 26, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3294: September 10, 2008, FEMA Id: 3294, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 27, 2008 to September 07, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3290: August 29, 2008, FEMA Id: 3290, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 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 Broadway Fire, Incident Period: February 13, 2008 to February 16, 2008, Fire Management Assistance Declared: February 13, 2008, FEMA Id: 2743, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Extreme Wildfire Threat, Incident Period: November 27, 2005 to May 14, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1624: January 11, 2006, FEMA Id: 1624, 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
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Potter County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

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

  • Mexico (58%)
  • Vietnam (8%)
  • Burma (8%)
  • Thailand (4%)
  • Laos (3%)
  • Somalia (2%)
  • Cuba (2%)

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

  • American (7%)
  • German (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • English (3%)
  • African (3%)
  • European (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Potter County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 67,832 (83.6%)
  • Carpooled: 9,689 (11.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 189 (0.2%)
  • Subway or elevated: 27 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 10 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 613 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 228 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 971 (1.2%)
  • Worked at home: 1,298 (1.6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 4,472 people in state prisons
  • 1,292 people in nursing homes
  • 572 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 342 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 119 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 51 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 50 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 48 people in religious group quarters
  • 46 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 16 people in other group homes

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

  • 5,298 people in state prisons
  • 839 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 371 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 231 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 155 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 25 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $42,377.

9.94% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,364 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.94%
Texas average:

7.14%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($410 average AGI)
Potter County:

0.03%
Texas average:

0.08%

7.57% relocated from other counties in Texas ($23,857 average AGI)
2.34% relocated from other states ($7,097 average AGI)
Potter County:

2.34%
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 Randall County, TX  4.55% ($33,621 average AGI)
from Moore County, TX  0.29% ($26,034)
from Lubbock County, TX  0.24% ($24,051)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.17% ($26,913)
from Hutchinson County, TX  0.17% ($30,647)
from Dallas County, TX  0.15% ($24,305)
from Deaf Smith County, TX  0.14% ($26,339)


10.14% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,523 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.14%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.98% relocated to other counties in Texas ($26,946 average AGI)
2.15% relocated to other states ($6,577 average AGI)
Potter County:

2.15%
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 Randall County, TX  4.95% ($36,271 average AGI)
to Lubbock County, TX  0.24% ($21,271)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.21% ($34,391)
to Dallas County, TX  0.20% ($32,111)
to Moore County, TX  0.18% ($22,405)
to Hutchinson County, TX  0.13% ($28,216)
to Harris County, TX  0.12% ($26,426)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 19.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 19.2
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 17.6

Births per 1000 population in Potter County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Potter County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Potter County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 27.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Potter County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Potter County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 15,448 (12,567 aged, 2,881 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 5,931 (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 Potter County, Texas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,385)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,315)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (990)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (981)
  • Unspecified dementia (813)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (592)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (572)
  • Congestive heart failure (520)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (490)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (315)

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: 3.38
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 37,943
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 904
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 93,926

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,955
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,032
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 39
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 112

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 97.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 50.0
  • Other - 47.6

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 158.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 74.4
  • Suffocation - 41.5
  • Poisoning - 35.4
  • Other - 7.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 120,832
  • In family households: 95,944 (13,394 male householders, 14,686 female householders)
    19,401 spouses, 37,327 children (35,285 natural, 1,019 adopted, 1,023 stepchildren), 2,069 grandchildren, 1,707 brothers or sisters, 1,944 parents, 3,064 other relatives, 2,352 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 17,591 (7,391 male householders (6,185 living alone)), 6,708 female householders (5,774 living alone)), 3,492 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 7,297

Size of family households: 11,249 2-persons, 6,224 3-persons, 4,754 4-persons, 3,538 5-persons, 1,243 6-persons, 1,072 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,959 1-person, 1,581 2-persons, 400 3-persons, 121 4-persons, 38 5-persons.

20,168 married couples with children.
9,083 single-parent households (1,491 men, 7,592 women).

67.8% of residents of Potter speak English at home.
25.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (62% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
4.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (30% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 31% speak English not well, 17% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other language at home (45% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 32% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,081,657,000 ($17,580 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $792,385,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $399,294,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $168,394,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,244,000
Federal grants: $103,394,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,289,429,000 ($770,438,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $119,903,000 ($11,131,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $5,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $48,935,000
Federal Government insurance: $25,982,000

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

Births: 11,506
Here:

96 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,318
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,157
Here:

+18 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -841
Here -7 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Potter County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.05 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 98
  • 2010 to 2013: 896
  • 2000 to 2009: 4,885
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,848
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,547
  • 1970 to 1979: 6,114
  • 1960 to 1969: 9,419
  • 1950 to 1959: 12,401
  • 1940 to 1949: 5,509
  • 1939 or earlier: 4,072
Note: State values scaled to Potter population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Potter County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Potter County population
  • 1 room: 245
  • 2 rooms: 103
  • 3 rooms: 428
  • 4 rooms: 2,559
  • 5 rooms: 7,302
  • 6 rooms: 5,587
  • 7 rooms: 3,472
  • 8 rooms: 1,842
  • 9+ rooms: 1,809
  • 1 room: 379
  • 2 rooms: 1,694
  • 3 rooms: 3,944
  • 4 rooms: 5,167
  • 5 rooms: 4,551
  • 6 rooms: 1,857
  • 7 rooms: 800
  • 8 rooms: 200
  • 9+ rooms: 240
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Potter County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Potter County population
  • no bedroom: 311
  • 1 bedroom: 441
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,008
  • 3 bedrooms: 13,371
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,941
  • 5+ bedrooms: 275
  • no bedroom: 464
  • 1 bedroom: 5,391
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,453
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,645
  • 4 bedrooms: 714
  • 5+ bedrooms: 165
Cars and other vehicles available in Potter County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Potter County population
  • no vehicle: 708
  • 1 vehicle: 5,384
  • 2 vehicles: 11,058
  • 3 vehicles: 3,700
  • 4 vehicles: 2,082
  • 5+ vehicles: 415
  • no vehicle: 1,682
  • 1 vehicle: 10,654
  • 2 vehicles: 4,910
  • 3 vehicles: 1,309
  • 4 vehicles: 93
  • 5+ vehicles: 184

81% of Potter County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Texas.

Potter County:

80.9%
State average:

84.1%

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

  • This state: 72,122
  • Other state: 26,454
  • Northeast: 2,493
  • Midwest: 6,135
  • South: 8,160
  • West: 9,666

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Potter County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (69.3%)
  • Electricity (27.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.0%)
  • Wood (0.5%)
  • Utility gas (50.9%)
  • Electricity (45.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.2%)
  • Wood (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 821
Here:

5.5%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 361
Here:

5.9%
Texas:

6.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 134
Here:

2.6%
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)

Potter County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $553,000
    General Public Buildings: $160,000
  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $9,114,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,241,000
    Police Protection: $4,369,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,323,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,959,000
    General - Other: $1,802,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,723,000
    Financial Administration: $1,536,000
    Regular Highways: $1,441,000
    Local Fire Protection: $430,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $153,000
    Libraries: $127,000
    Health - Other: $77,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $23,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $950,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Central Staff Services: $405,000
    General - Other: $96,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $376,000
    Police Protection: $245,000
    Local Fire Protection: $94,000
    General Public Building: $72,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $68,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,853,000

Potter County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $3,177,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $323,000
    General Local Government Support: $57,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $464,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,375,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $752,000
    Interest Earnings: $579,000
    Rents: $73,000
    Sale of Property: $36,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $775,000
    All Other: $251,000
    Highways: $16,000
  • Tax - Property: $30,041,000
    Other Selective Sales: $938,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $916,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $35,000

Potter County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,995,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,805,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,190,000

Potter County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,975,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,001,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $285,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,958
  • Number of aged recipients: 446
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,512
  • Number of recipients under 18: 528
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,760
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 670
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,071
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,292
Potter County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Potter County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 34 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED473$101,778392$138,1661,136$117,143169$22,3254$82,750217$71,76533$64,939
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED72$86,68180$125,663249$112,84323$16,3910$026$83,07710$68,400
APPLICATIONS DENIED115$80,15780$98,675441$87,431158$23,9300$047$53,74538$61,263
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN43$91,65137$118,676162$122,30925$61,4000$017$56,8246$72,833
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS10$67,20014$113,92942$98,64310$27,0000$010$50,8004$63,750
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 27 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED68$149,72178$154,0771$109,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED19$146,84225$222,6803$73,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED19$102,4748$122,6254$118,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$103,00011$159,2730$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$110,0001$209,0001$110,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Potter County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1,02471.6 years
Mary1,01778.3 years
William92474.4 years
John88673.6 years
Robert71171.4 years
Charles53572.3 years
George44875.2 years
Thomas33172.3 years
Dorothy32275.4 years
Margaret31978.4 years
Most common last names in Potter County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith58673.8 years
Johnson41774.0 years
Jones36872.7 years
Brown36675.4 years
Williams33675.4 years
Davis28474.4 years
Wilson26375.4 years
Miller25474.3 years
Moore24075.3 years
Thompson18374.0 years
Businesses in Potter County, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T4La-Z-Boy1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Lane Bryant1
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture4
Advance Auto Parts4LensCrafters1
Aeropostale1Little Caesars Pizza2
Albertsons1Long John Silver's2
American Eagle Outfitters1Lowe's2
Applebee's2Marriott3
Arby's6MasterBrand Cabinets7
Ashley Furniture1Maurices1
AutoZone6Mazda1
Avenue1McDonald's12
BMW1Men's Wearhouse1
Barnes & Noble1Microtel2
Bath & Body Works1Motel 62
Baymont Inn1Motherhood Maternity1
Bed Bath & Beyond1New Balance2
Best Western2New York & Co1
Blockbuster1Nike18
Budget Car Rental2Nissan1
Burger King6Office Depot1
CVS4OfficeMax1
Casual Male XL1Old Navy1
Catherines1On The Border1
Charlotte Russe1Outback1
Chevrolet2Outback Steakhouse1
Chick-Fil-A2Pac Sun1
Chico's1Papa John's Pizza2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Payless5
Church's Chicken2Penske1
Cinnabon 2PetSmart1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pier 1 Imports1
Coldwater Creek1Pizza Hut6
ColorTyme1Plato's Closet1
Comfort Inn2Popeyes3
Comfort Suites1Quality2
Cracker Barrel1RadioShack4
Curves1Red Lobster1
Days Inn1Red Robin1
Deb1Red Roof Inn1
Dennys3Rue211
Discount Tire3SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza2SONIC Drive-In12
DressBarn1Sam's Club1
Dressbarn1Sears3
Eddie Bauer1Shoe Carnival1
Express1Sleep Inn1
Extended Stay America1Spencer Gifts1
Fashion Bug1Sprint Nextel5
FedEx24Starbucks3
Finish Line1Subaru1
Firestone Complete Auto Care3Subway16
Foot Locker1Super 82
GNC2T-Mobile5
GameStop4T.G.I. Driday's1
Gap1T.J.Maxx1
Goodwill1Taco Bell6
Gymboree1Target1
H&R Block8The Room Place1
Havertys Furniture1Toyota1
Hobby Lobby1Toys"R"Us1
Holiday Inn4Travelodge1
Hollister Co.1U-Haul7
Home Depot2UPS27
Honda1Vans1
Hot Topic1Verizon Wireless2
IHOP2Victoria's Secret1
JCPenney1Volkswagen1
JoS. A. Bank1Waffle House5
Jones New York5Walgreens8
Journeys1Walmart4
Justice2Wendy's5
KFC3Wet Seal1
Kohl's1YMCA4
La Quinta2

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