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Potter County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2019: 117,415 (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: 129 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Potter County: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (19.6%), Construction (13.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 55%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 40%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Potter County, TX (2019)
    • 50,75244.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 45,86640.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 11,94710.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6,7375.9%Asian alone
    • 1,2201.1%Two or more races
    • 8640.8%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 290.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

34.0 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years
Males: 60,533  (51.6%)
Females: 56,882  (48.4%)
Average household size:
Potter County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $37,297 ($29,492 in 1999)
This county:

$37,297
Texas:

$64,034

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $662 (lower quartile is $510, upper quartile is $831)
This county:

$662
State:

$929


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $101,100 (it was $52,000 in 2000)
Potter:

$101,100
Texas:

$200,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $62,500 - $183,600

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $167,196
Here:

$167,196
State:

$268,991

Townhouses or other attached units: $115,062
Here:

$115,062
State:

$268,635

In 2-unit structures: $149,914
Here:

$149,914
State:

$309,107

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $37,500
Here:

$37,500
State:

$205,835

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $79,621
Here:

$79,621
State:

$312,503

Mobile homes: $50,483
Here:

$50,483
State:

$94,014

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,112
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $372

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
Potter County, TX map from a distance

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:

  • 1997: 382 buildings, average cost: $120,600
  • 1998: 446 buildings, average cost: $136,400
  • 1999: 510 buildings, average cost: $127,200
  • 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
  • 2015: 502 buildings, average cost: $268,100
  • 2016: 625 buildings, average cost: $250,100
  • 2017: 479 buildings, average cost: $257,700
  • 2018: 543 buildings, average cost: $251,200
  • 2019: 446 buildings, average cost: $242,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Potter, TX residents
Average permit cost in Potter, TX
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,078 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,176 (1.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Potter, TX in 2019
Distribution of house value in Potter, TX in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Potter, TX in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 21.0%
Potter County:

21.0%
Texas:

13.6%
(15.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.7% for Black residents, 21.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.9% for American Indian residents, 56.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 23.6% for other race residents, 24.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 34.0 years old
(Males: 32.8 years old, Females: 34.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.2 years old, Black residents: 30.9 years old, American Indian residents: 45.3 years old, Asian residents: 24.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.3 years old, Other race residents: 40.6 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

2018 air pollution in Potter County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 6.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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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 November 2020:
Here:

6.1%
Texas:

8.0%

Unemployment by year in Potter, TX
County total employment by year in Potter, TX
County average yearly wages by year in Potter, TX

Current college students: 5,877
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 16,639 (24.2% naturalized citizens)

Potter County:

14.2%
Whole state:

17.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 5,0762010 or later
  • 6,0662000 to 2009
  • 3,9251990 to 1999
  • 3,2941980 to 1989
  • 2,0971970 to 1979
  • 798Before 1970

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: 33,504
  • One, attached: 1,006
  • Two: 2,409
  • 3 or 4: 1,264
  • 5 to 9: 1,741
  • 10 to 19: 2,208
  • 20 to 49: 1,797
  • 50 or more: 2,062
  • Mobile homes: 4,415
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 38

Housing units in Potter County with a mortgage: 11,794 (0 second mortgage, 294 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,735

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

56.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Potter County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 544% 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 165.9 miles away from Potter County center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 287.0 miles away from the county center
On 8/23/2011 at 05:46:18, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 202.7 miles away from the county center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 286.9 miles away from the county center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 195.2 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Texas Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4485, Natural disaster type: Other
  • 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
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Potter County (14) is near the US average (15).
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, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Potter

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 72,536 (87.3%)
  • Carpooled: 7,361 (8.9%)
  • Bus: 106 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1,391 (1.7%)
  • Bicycle: 140 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 847 (1.0%)
  • Worked at home: 661 (0.8%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (53%)
  • Vietnam (6%)
  • Burma (5%)
  • Thailand (4%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (3%)
  • Laos (3%)
  • El Salvador (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Potter County


  • American (6%)
  • German (4%)
  • African (4%)
  • English (4%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $56,288.

9.12% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,361 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.12%
Texas average:

7.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.40% relocated from other counties in Texas ($33,994 average AGI)
1.73% relocated from other states ($7,366 average AGI)
Potter County:

1.73%
Texas average:

2.52%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Randall County, TX  4.74% ($43,789 average AGI)
from Lubbock County, TX  0.23% ($37,042)
from Moore County, TX  0.22% ($37,890)
from Hutchinson County, TX  0.15% ($45,531)
from Gray County, TX  0.14% ($29,655)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.14% ($35,328)
from Deaf Smith County, TX  0.11% ($25,813)


10.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,367 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.57%
Texas average:

7.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
8.22% relocated to other counties in Texas ($34,515 average AGI)
2.36% relocated to other states ($7,853 average AGI)
Potter County:

2.36%
Texas average:

2.32%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Randall County, TX  5.24% ($45,552 average AGI)
to Lubbock County, TX  0.26% ($46,901)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.21% ($45,420)
to Dallas County, TX  0.20% ($32,294)
to Moore County, TX  0.18% ($30,760)
to Bexar County, TX  0.13% ($51,140)
to Harris County, TX  0.13% ($44,611)

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 2019: 16.5

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 2019: 9.9

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 population in Potter County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 24.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 12.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Potter County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Potter County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Potter County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Potter County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Potter County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Potter County, Texas in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,889)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,747)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,264)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,227)
  • Unspecified dementia (964)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (862)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (654)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (652)
  • Congestive heart failure (617)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (416)

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: 117,415
  • Male householders: 21,841 (6,715 living alone), Female householders: 22,339 (7,992 living alone)
  • 16,400 spouses (16,340 opposite-sex spouses), 2,713 unmarried partners, (2,598 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 35,567 children (33,565 natural, 1,086 adopted, 916 stepchildren), 3,705 grandchildren, 1,830 brothers or sisters, 1,984 parents, 104 foster children, 2,264 other relatives, 2,154 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 6,514

Size of family households: 12,124 2-persons, 4,074 3-persons, 5,892 4-persons, 2,988 5-persons, 1,256 6-persons, 862 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 14,707 1-person, 2,115 2-persons, 127 3-persons, 35 4-persons.

16,769 married couples with children.
9,583 single-parent households (2,212 men, 7,371 women).

67.2% of residents of Potter speak English at home.
25.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 13% 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 (58% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
4.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 29% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other language at home (46% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 30% speak English not well, 4% 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:

5.6
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.1

Year house built in Potter County, Texas
  • Year house built in Potter County, Texas
  • 1,7542014 or later
  • 1,3072010 to 2013
  • 2,9882000 to 2009
  • 3,3681990 to 1999
  • 4,0451980 to 1989
  • 4,9911970 to 1979
  • 6,3851960 to 1969
  • 14,2491950 to 1959
  • 7,2831940 to 1949
  • 4,0741939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Potter County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Potter County, Texas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Potter County, Texas
  • 1281 room
  • 1382 rooms
  • 5403 rooms
  • 3,2204 rooms
  • 6,9625 rooms
  • 5,2486 rooms
  • 3,2967 rooms
  • 1,9708 rooms
  • 2,0279+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Potter County, Texas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Potter County, Texas
  • 1,2781 room
  • 7202 rooms
  • 4,1293 rooms
  • 6,1744 rooms
  • 5,9975 rooms
  • 1,2326 rooms
  • 5187 rooms
  • 4038 rooms
  • 2009+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Potter County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Potter County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Potter County, Texas
  • 194no bedroom
  • 5811 bedroom
  • 5,1022 bedrooms
  • 13,2783 bedrooms
  • 2,9644 bedrooms
  • 1,4105+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Potter County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Potter County, Texas
  • 1,420no bedroom
  • 5,6441 bedroom
  • 6,7222 bedrooms
  • 6,1223 bedrooms
  • 5434 bedrooms
  • 2005+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Potter County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Potter County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Potter County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 731no vehicle
  • 5,7551 vehicle
  • 9,9522 vehicles
  • 4,4303 vehicles
  • 1,9174 vehicles
  • 7445+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Potter County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Potter County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 3,817no vehicle
  • 9,2661 vehicle
  • 5,5832 vehicles
  • 1,7233 vehicles
  • 2624 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

81.9% 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, 74% lived in Texas.

Potter County:

81.9%
State average:

84.4%

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

  • This state: 73,398
  • Other state: 25,320
  • Northeast: 1,320
  • Midwest: 5,471
  • South: 6,787
  • West: 11,742
Year householders moved into unit in Potter County, TX
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Potter County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 72.2%Utility gas
  • 25.1%Electricity
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 53.3%Utility gas
  • 45.3%Electricity
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 516
Here:

3.2%
Texas:

7.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 183
Here:

3.0%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 67
Here:

1.5%
Texas:

14.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Potter County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,604,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,888,000
    Regular Highways: $1,054,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $2,033,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,917,000
  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $14,486,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,520,000
    Police Protection: $7,704,000
    Financial Administration: $4,454,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,964,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,894,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,262,000
    Regular Highways: $2,020,000
    General - Other: $1,373,000
    Local Fire Protection: $732,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $188,000
    Health - Other: $78,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $313,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $78,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $633,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,445,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,470,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,835,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,860,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,602,000
    General Revenue - Other: $402,000
    Interest Earnings: $277,000
    Sale of Property: $130,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000
    Rents: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Judicial and Legal Services: $1,446,000
    General - Other: $1,076,000
    Police Protection: $328,000
    Central Staff Services: $57,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,382,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,003,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,198,000
    General Local Government Support: $611,000
    Highways: $19,000
    Health and Hospitals: $18,000
  • Tax - Property: $46,541,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,057,000
    Amusements Sales: $221,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $67,000

Potter County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,604,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,888,000
    Regular Highways: $1,054,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $2,033,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,917,000
  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $14,486,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,520,000
    Police Protection: $7,704,000
    Financial Administration: $4,454,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,964,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,894,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,262,000
    Regular Highways: $2,020,000
    General - Other: $1,373,000
    Local Fire Protection: $732,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $188,000
    Health - Other: $78,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $313,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $78,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $633,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,445,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,470,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,835,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,860,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,602,000
    General Revenue - Other: $402,000
    Interest Earnings: $277,000
    Sale of Property: $130,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000
    Rents: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Judicial and Legal Services: $1,446,000
    General - Other: $1,076,000
    Police Protection: $328,000
    Central Staff Services: $57,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,382,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,003,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,198,000
    General Local Government Support: $611,000
    Highways: $19,000
    Health and Hospitals: $18,000
  • Tax - Property: $46,541,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,057,000
    Amusements Sales: $221,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $67,000

Potter County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,604,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,888,000
    Regular Highways: $1,054,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $2,033,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,917,000
  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $14,486,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,520,000
    Police Protection: $7,704,000
    Financial Administration: $4,454,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,964,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,894,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,262,000
    Regular Highways: $2,020,000
    General - Other: $1,373,000
    Local Fire Protection: $732,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $188,000
    Health - Other: $78,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $313,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $78,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $633,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,445,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,470,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,835,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,860,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,602,000
    General Revenue - Other: $402,000
    Interest Earnings: $277,000
    Sale of Property: $130,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000
    Rents: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Judicial and Legal Services: $1,446,000
    General - Other: $1,076,000
    Police Protection: $328,000
    Central Staff Services: $57,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,382,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,003,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,198,000
    General Local Government Support: $611,000
    Highways: $19,000
    Health and Hospitals: $18,000
  • Tax - Property: $46,541,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,057,000
    Amusements Sales: $221,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $67,000

Potter County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,604,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,888,000
    Regular Highways: $1,054,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $2,033,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,917,000
  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $14,486,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,520,000
    Police Protection: $7,704,000
    Financial Administration: $4,454,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,964,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,894,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,262,000
    Regular Highways: $2,020,000
    General - Other: $1,373,000
    Local Fire Protection: $732,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $188,000
    Health - Other: $78,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $313,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $78,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $633,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,445,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,470,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,835,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,860,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,602,000
    General Revenue - Other: $402,000
    Interest Earnings: $277,000
    Sale of Property: $130,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000
    Rents: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Judicial and Legal Services: $1,446,000
    General - Other: $1,076,000
    Police Protection: $328,000
    Central Staff Services: $57,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,382,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,003,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,198,000
    General Local Government Support: $611,000
    Highways: $19,000
    Health and Hospitals: $18,000
  • Tax - Property: $46,541,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,057,000
    Amusements Sales: $221,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $67,000

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
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 in Potter, TX
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Potter, TX - 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

Potter County on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"