Presidio County, Texas (TX)

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County population in 2012: 7,525 (60% urban, 40% rural); it was 7,304 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 488
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,460
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,773
Renter-occupied apartments: 958 (it was 757 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

36%

Land area: 3856 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 2 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Presidio County: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (24.3%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (23.2%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (22.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 39%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 61%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Presidio County, Texas:

  • Hispanic or Latino (83.4%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (14.5%)
  • Asian alone (1.0%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 3,818  (45.3%)
Females: 4,000  (54.7%)
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Presidio County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Presidio County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $29,522 ($19,860 in 1999)

This county:

$29522
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $270 (lower quartile is $213, upper quartile is $330)
This county:

$270
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $49,666 (it was $31,200 in 2000)
Presidio:

$49,666
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $25,474 - $95,712

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $95,431
Here:

$95,431
State:

$188,898

Townhouses or other attached units: $193,272
Here:

$193,272
State:

$180,420

Mobile homes: $28,873
Here:

$28,873
State:

$60,009
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $900
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $239

Institutionalized population: 0

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


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

Presidio County, TX map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $120,200
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $141,800
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $152,400

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,255 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $773 (1.8%)

Presidio County household income distribution in 2009 Presidio County home values distribution Presidio County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 24.8%
(19.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.9% for other race residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 24.6%
Presidio County:

24.6%
Texas:

17.5%
(20.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.4% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50 years old, Black residents: 54 years old, American Indian residents: 65 years old, Asian residents: 14 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 38 years old, Other race residents: 43 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Presidio County is $425 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $628 a month.

Cities in this county include: Presidio, Marfa, Redford, Indio.

Presidio 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 Presidio County: Chiticote Ranch (A), Coal Mine Ranch (B), Conring Ranch (C), Hidden Windmill (D), Mesquite Ranch (E), Miller Ranch (F), Nancy Anne Ranch (G), Old Chilicote Ranch (H), Roosevelt Ranch (I), South Chiva Windmill (J), Toro Windmill (K), Marfa Municipal Golf Course (L), Tunnel Windmill (M), McCuthen Ranch (N), Quinn Camp (O), Quinn Mesa Windmill (P), Quinn Windmill (Q), Rawls Ranch (R), Samchez Ranch (S), Soldier Windmill (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Presidio County include: Sacred Heart Church (A), Saint Teresa Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Campo Santo Hernandez (1), Campo Santo Rodriguez (2), Casa Blanca Cemetery (3), Spencer Cemetery (4), Ochoa Cemetery (5), Presidio Cemetery (6), Haciendita Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Contrabando Waterhole (A), W-Bar Tank (B), Sunny Glen Tank (C), Fowlkes Ranch Lake (D), San Estaban Lake (E), Red Tank (F), Presa Viruelas (G), Presa Rincon (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Alamito Creek (A), Perdiz Creek (B), Panther Creek (C), Oak Creek (D), Navajo Creek (E), Naegele Creek (F), Matonoso Creek (G), Holguin Creek (H), White Spring Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Presidio County include: Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - Ocotillo Unit (1), Fort Leaton State Historic Site (2), Chinati Mountains State Natural Area (3), Big Bend Ranch State Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Brewster County , Hudspeth County , Jeff Davis County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.7%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 164
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 44.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,615 (22% naturalized citizens)

Presidio County:

35.8%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 681
  • 1990 to 1994: 513
  • 1985 to 1989: 441
  • 1980 to 1984: 348
  • 1975 to 1979: 189
  • 1970 to 1974: 142
  • 1970 to 1974: 84
  • 1965 to 1969: 217

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 81.5%

Presidio County marital status for males Presidio County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Presidio County with a mortgage: 196 (5 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,005

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Presidio County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,2005
Evangelical Protestant52311
Mainline Protestant2473
Other341
None3,814-
Presidio 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: 1
Presidio County:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

2.66 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Presidio County:

3.99 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

11.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Presidio County:

9.6%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Presidio County:

25.1%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.2%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Presidio County:

Average size of farms: 12225 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $415,870
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $389,302
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.09%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 95.40%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $35,856
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 79.67%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.42
Land in orchards: 11 acres

Earthquake activity:

Presidio County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 10% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 55.8 miles away from Presidio County center
On 8/28/1995 at 10:46:12, a magnitude 6.9 (5.7 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.9 ME, 6.6 MW, Depth: 7.6 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 456.9 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 175.8 miles away from the county center
On 3/12/2003 at 23:41:32, a magnitude 6.5 (5.5 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.4 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 453.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/4/2006 at 08:32:32, a magnitude 6.7 (6.1 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.6 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 492.7 miles away from Presidio County center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 293.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Presidio County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 4

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Mexico (98%)
  • Germany (1%)
  • Japan (0%)
  • Nicaragua (0%)
  • United Kingdom (0%)
  • Taiwan (0%)
  • Korea (0%)

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

  • United States or American (3%)
  • German (2%)
  • English (2%)
  • Irish (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (0%)
  • European (0%)

Presidio County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,619 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 477 (20%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 22 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 2 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 6 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 139 (6%)
  • Other means: 28 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 56 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 89 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in religious group quarters
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $34,807.

7.24% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,388 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.24%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.06% relocated from other counties in Texas ($20,772 average AGI)
2.18% relocated from other states ($13,616 average AGI)
Presidio County:

2.18%
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 Ector County, TX  1.42% ($23,558 average AGI)
from Brewster County, TX  0.46% ($32,571)
from El Paso County, TX  0.43% ($40,077)
from Midland County, TX  0.43% ($29,077)
from Bexar County, TX  0.33% ($34,700)


10.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,413 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.00%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.92% relocated to other counties in Texas ($29,157 average AGI)
2.08% relocated to other states ($7,260 average AGI)
Presidio County:

2.08%
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 Ector County, TX  2.60% ($27,815 average AGI)
to Midland County, TX  1.09% ($25,882)
to Brewster County, TX  0.58% ($26,611)
to El Paso County, TX  0.48% ($46,200)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 19.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 20.9

Births per 1000 population in Presidio County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 5.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Presidio County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 3.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Presidio County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,392 (1,277 aged, 115 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 32%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 33%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 2318.050
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 569.8
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12.95

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 51.8

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

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,818

Size of family households: 794 2-persons, 394 3-persons, 367 4-persons, 268 5-persons, 94 6-persons, 79 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 792 1-person, 109 2-persons, 3 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

1,560 married couples with children.
549 single-parent households (95 men, 454 women).

15.6% of residents of Presidio County speak English at home.
83.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (46% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 21% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (25% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 50% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $55,808,000 ($7306 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $622,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $15,602,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $8,010,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $403,000
Federal grants: $18,080,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,994,000 ($125,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,719,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $690,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $430,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,629,000

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

Births: 806
Here:

104 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 204
Here:

26 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +535
Here:

+69 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -708
Here -92 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Presidio County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.41 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.0
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 84
  • 2000 to 2004: 414
  • 1990 to 1999: 738
  • 1980 to 1989: 836
  • 1970 to 1979: 338
  • 1960 to 1969: 279
  • 1950 to 1959: 104
  • 1940 to 1949: 271
  • 1939 or earlier: 788
Rooms in houses/apartments in Presidio County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 65
  • 3 rooms: 129
  • 4 rooms: 378
  • 5 rooms: 571
  • 6 rooms: 340
  • 7 rooms: 161
  • 8 rooms: 60
  • 9+ rooms: 57
  • 1 room: 28
  • 2 rooms: 72
  • 3 rooms: 163
  • 4 rooms: 209
  • 5 rooms: 175
  • 6 rooms: 70
  • 7 rooms: 27
  • 8 rooms: 10
  • 9+ rooms: 3
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Presidio County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 28
  • 1 bedroom: 141
  • 2 bedrooms: 630
  • 3 bedrooms: 779
  • 4 bedrooms: 161
  • 5+ bedrooms: 34
  • no bedroom: 30
  • 1 bedroom: 197
  • 2 bedrooms: 313
  • 3 bedrooms: 187
  • 4 bedrooms: 27
  • 5+ bedrooms: 3
Cars and other vehicles available in Presidio County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 134
  • 1 vehicle: 623
  • 2 vehicles: 737
  • 3 vehicles: 220
  • 4 vehicles: 38
  • 5+ vehicles: 21
  • no vehicle: 197
  • 1 vehicle: 329
  • 2 vehicles: 173
  • 3 vehicles: 44
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5+ vehicles: 7

62% of Presidio County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in Texas.

Presidio County:

62.0%
State average:

51.6%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $32,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 7%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 7%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Presidio County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36.4%)
  • Electricity (33.7%)
  • Utility gas (27.1%)
  • Wood (2.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Electricity (45.2%)
  • Utility gas (26.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25.0%)
  • Wood (2.0%)
  • No fuel used (1.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2
Here:

0.2%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5
Here:

0.8%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 14
Here:

11.0%
Texas:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Presidio County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Corrections - Other: $957,000
    Financial Administration: $795,000
    General - Other: $680,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $382,000
    Regular Highways: $378,000
    Police Protection: $351,000
    Sewerage: $150,000
    Central Staff Services: $137,000
    General Public Buildings: $70,000
    Health Services - Other: $24,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $20,000
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000
    Fire Protection: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $309,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Financial Administration: $47,000
    Water Utilities: $8,000
    Fire Protection: $4,000
    Health: $3,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Water Utilities: $32,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,457,000
    Corrections - Other: $14,000
    General Public Building: $8,000
    Police Protection: $8,000
    Judicial: $6,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,366,000

Presidio County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $338,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,373,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $190,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $434,000
    Interest Earnings: $36,000
    Rents: $25,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,691,000
    General Support: $117,000
    Highways: $30,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,014,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $277,000
    NEC: $10,000

Presidio County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,161,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $81,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $4,115,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $127,000

Presidio County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $85,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,092,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $6,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Presidio County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Presidio County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Presidio County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Maria5979.6 years
Jesus4377.6 years
Jose4077.4 years
Manuel3477.6 years
Juan3180.2 years
John1874.3 years
William1776.9 years
Mary1785.0 years
James1672.5 years
Robert1577.6 years
Most common last names in Presidio County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hernandez4074.1 years
Lujan3875.9 years
Sanchez3380.2 years
Garcia2977.9 years
Gonzales2371.7 years
Vasquez2379.7 years
Carrasco2279.5 years
Rodriguez2179.8 years
Ramirez1979.1 years
Martinez1774.6 years
Businesses in Presidio County, TX
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1Payless1
AutoZone1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1True Value1
FedEx2U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1UPS1

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