County population in 2014: 11,032 (7% urban, 93% rural); it was 9,139 in 2000County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,705 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,775 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,990 Renter-occupied apartments: 897 (it was 627 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 232 sq. mi.
Water area: 26.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 48 people per square mile (average).
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Rains County: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Industries providing employment: Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (37.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (13.8%), Construction (13.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.6%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,594 (1.2%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,069 (1.2%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.6%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.3% for Black residents, 36.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 48.2% for other race residents, 4.9% for two or more races residents)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.5%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.3% for Black residents, 35.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.6% for other race residents, 4.5% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2013: 47 years old
(Males: 45 years old, Females: 48 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49 years old, Black residents: 49 years old, American Indian residents: 57 years old, Asian residents: 40 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 20 years old)
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Rains County is $406 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $505 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $681 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Rains County: Ennis Creek School (A), Fuller Brothers L P Ranch (B), Fuller Ranch (C), Lloyd Mountain School (D), Pyron Siding (E), Southwest Medical Evacuation Snyder Base (F). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Turkey Creek (A), Sulphur Creek (B), Salt Springs Creek (C), Rockwall Creek (D), Mooar Creek (E), Dry Run (F), Ennis Creek (G), Hackberry Creek (H), Horse Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Current college students: 216 People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 73.0% People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%
Number of foreign born residents: 227 (31% naturalized citizens)
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
1995 to March 2000: 106
1990 to 1994: 51
1985 to 1989: 6
1980 to 1984: 8
1975 to 1979: 10
1970 to 1974: 11
1970 to 1974: 7
1965 to 1969: 28
Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.9 minutes
Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 40.9%
Housing units in structures:
One, detached: 3,182
One, attached: 23
3 or 4: 39
5 to 9: 22
10 to 19: 13
20 or more: 25
Mobile homes: 1,068
Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 141
Housing units in Rains County with a mortgage: 765 (12 second mortgage, 38 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan) Houses without a mortgage: 932
0.0% with mortgage
64.2% with mortgage
Religion statistics for Rains County
Rains 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: 2
1.79 / 10,000 pop.
1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
0.90 / 10,000 pop.
1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
0.90 / 10,000 pop.
3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
7.17 / 10,000 pop.
6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Agriculture in Rains County:
Average size of farms: 160 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $20,189 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $115.26 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.65% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 80.63% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $21,945 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 21.17% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.44% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $31,161 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 97.60% Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 27.00 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 8.33% Corn for grain: 52 harvested acres Vegetables: 58 harvested acres Land in orchards: 99 acres
Rains County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 986064.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Rains County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 128.4 miles away from Rains County center 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 288.4 miles away from the county center On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 259.7 miles away from the county center On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 166.7 miles away from the county center On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 261.8 miles away from Rains County center On 5/31/1997 at 03:26:41, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 23.0 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)
Most recent natural disasters:
TexasWildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 1, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3284): March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
TexasHurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1606): September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
TexasHurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3261): September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
TexasHurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3216): September 2, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
TexasSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 15, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1356): January 8, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1356, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
TexasExtreme Fire Hazards, Incident Period: August 1, 1999 to December 10, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3142): September 1, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3142, Natural disaster type: Fire
TexasFlooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: April 15, 1990 to May 29, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-863): May 2, 1990, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-863, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
TexasHeavy Rains, Flooding, Incident Period: January 27, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-320): January 27, 1972, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-320, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain
TexasSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: May 12, 1966, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-218): May 12, 1966, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-218, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
The number of natural disasters in Rains County (9) is smaller than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5 Emergencies Declared: 4
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
Sales and related occupations (12%)
Management occupations (10%)
Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
Management occupations (15%)
Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
Sales and related occupations (11%)
Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
Production occupations (5%)
Business and financial operations occupations (4%)
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
United Kingdom (3%)
Most common first ancestries reported in Rains County (%):
United States or American (30%)
French (except Basque) (2%)
Means of transportation to work:
Drove a car alone: 2,816 (74%)
Carpooled: 648 (17%)
Bus or trolley bus: 11 (0%)
Motorcycle: 9 (0%)
Walked: 99 (3%)
Other means: 38 (1%)
Worked at home: 191 (5%)
Owners and renters by unit type in %
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)
60 people in nursing homes
11 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
41 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
25 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilitiesAverage gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $43,883.
9.23% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,300 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.94% relocated from other counties in Texas ($28,081 average AGI)
1.29% relocated from other states ($7,218 average AGI)
Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Rains County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,097 (1,734 aged, 363 disabled) Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 498 (21%)
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 Rains County, Texas in 1999 - 2014:
Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (174)
1,472 married couples with children.
430 single-parent households (80 men, 350 women).
94.5% of residents of Rains County speak English at home.
4.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (85% speak English very well, 15% speak English not well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $46,946,000 ($4242 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $1,565,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $27,800,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $9,854,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $165,000 Federal grants: $7,315,000 Federal procurement contracts: $442,000 ($111,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $1,371,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $734,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,837,000 Federal Government insurance: $87,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
47 per 1000 residents
85 per 1000 residents
49 per 1000 residents
35 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +96
+8 per 1000 residents
+29 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +2,116
+187 per 1000 residents
+10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Rains County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.26 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)
48% of Rains County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 85% lived in Texas.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 7036
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $41,700
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Rains County