Rains County, Texas (TX)

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County population in 2012: 10,943 (7% urban, 93% rural); it was 9,139 in 2000
County 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:

17%
State:

36%

Land area: 232 sq. mi.

Water area: 26.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 48 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Rains County: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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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%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 27%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 73%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Rains County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (87.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (7.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.9%)
  • Asian alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 5,485  (41.8%)
Females: 5,429  (58.2%)
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Rains County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Rains County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,310 ($33,712 in 1999)

This county:

$44310
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $466 (lower quartile is $350, upper quartile is $623)
This county:

$466
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $98,616 (it was $58,400 in 2000)
Rains:

$98,616
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $55,507 - $170,236

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $144,224
Here:

$144,224
State:

$188,898

Townhouses or other attached units: $87,873
Here:

$87,873
State:

$180,420

Mobile homes: $56,851
Here:

$56,851
State:

$60,009
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,096
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $406

Institutionalized population: 66

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):

Rains County, TX map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $109,400
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $66,700
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $116,700

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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%)

Rains County household income distribution in 2009 Rains County home values distribution Rains County contract rent distribution in 2009
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%
Rains County:

13.5%
Texas:

17.5%
(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.

Cities in this county include: Emory, Point, East Tawakoni.

Rains County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Rains County: Sand Flat Community Center (A), Henderson County Clint W Murchison Memorial Library (B), Southwest Rains Volunteer Fire Department (C), Rockey Point Center (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Rains County include: Prairie Grove Church (A), Prospect Church (B), County Line Church (C), Richland Baptist Church (D), Dunbar Union Church (E), Woosky Church (F), Clarks Chapel (G), Bois D'Arc Church (H), Church of the Living God (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Slatter Cemetery (1), Robertson-Henrys Chapel Cemetery (2), Lone Star Cemetery (3), Richland-Benton Hill Cemetery (4), Burke-Yandell Cemetery (5), Parks Cemetery (6), Campbell Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Twin Lakes (A), Holcomb Lake (B), Flag Pond (C), Fish Lake (D), Highland Lake (E), Montgomery Lake (F), Hauak Lake (G), Greenes Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Brushy Creek (A), Brickkiln Branch (B), White Oak Branch (C), Bee Branch (D), Sticky Branch (E), Bear Creek (F), Simpkins Creek (G), Schoolhouse Branch (H), Sand Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Rains County include: Sky Point Park (1), Jenkins Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Hopkins County , Hunt County , Van Zandt County , Wood County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.3%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

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)

Rains County:

2.5%
Whole state:

13.9%

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%

Rains County marital status for males Rains County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


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

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Rains County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,51323
Catholic6211
Mainline Protestant2522
Other1-
None6,527-
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
Rains County:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


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

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Rains County:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

7.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Rains County:

9.7%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Rains County:

27.5%
State:

26.6%

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

Tornado activity:

Rains County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 2136473.9 times below overall U.S. average.
On 10/18/1993, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

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:


The number of natural disasters in Rains County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
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 (70%)
  • India (8%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • United Kingdom (3%)
  • Hungary (3%)
  • Japan (2%)
  • Philippines (2%)

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

  • United States or American (30%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • German (10%)
  • English (9%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Rains County mode of transportation to work chart

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 facilities
Average 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)

Here:

9.23%
Texas average:

7.14%


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)
Rains County:

1.29%
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 Hunt County, TX  1.68% ($28,393 average AGI)
from Dallas County, TX  0.84% ($45,643)
from Wood County, TX  0.66% ($27,773)
from Van Zandt County, TX  0.51% ($31,294)
from Hopkins County, TX  0.42% ($28,429)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.42% ($38,500)
from Denton County, TX  0.36% ($29,333)


8.63% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,277 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.63%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.27% relocated to other counties in Texas ($26,386 average AGI)
1.36% relocated to other states ($4,891 average AGI)
Rains County:

1.36%
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 Hunt County, TX  1.54% ($25,196 average AGI)
to Dallas County, TX  0.91% ($30,033)
to Wood County, TX  0.73% ($31,375)
to Hopkins County, TX  0.67% ($31,318)
to Van Zandt County, TX  0.39% ($32,538)
to Smith County, TX  0.33% ($31,545)
to Collin County, TX  0.30% ($33,700)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.4

Births per 1000 population in Rains County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 10.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Rains County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Rains County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,638 (1,387 aged, 251 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1043.790
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1079.170
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 17.69

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 11.6
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 61.92

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,848

Size of family households: 1,641 2-persons, 621 3-persons, 490 4-persons, 239 5-persons, 114 6-persons, 52 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,020 1-person, 180 2-persons, 14 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

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:

Births: 533
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 559
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +96
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,116
Here:

+187 per 1000 residents
State:

+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)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.2
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 988
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,117
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,246
  • 1970 to 1979: 785
  • 1960 to 1969: 588
  • 1950 to 1959: 199
  • 1940 to 1949: 192
  • 1939 or earlier: 151
Rooms in houses/apartments in Rains County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 77
  • 3 rooms: 146
  • 4 rooms: 582
  • 5 rooms: 1,003
  • 6 rooms: 603
  • 7 rooms: 389
  • 8 rooms: 103
  • 9+ rooms: 75
  • 1 room: 17
  • 2 rooms: 33
  • 3 rooms: 119
  • 4 rooms: 159
  • 5 rooms: 184
  • 6 rooms: 66
  • 7 rooms: 33
  • 8 rooms: 9
  • 9+ rooms: 7
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Rains County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 173
  • 2 bedrooms: 976
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,534
  • 4 bedrooms: 267
  • 5+ bedrooms: 27
  • no bedroom: 21
  • 1 bedroom: 99
  • 2 bedrooms: 276
  • 3 bedrooms: 202
  • 4 bedrooms: 29
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Rains County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 112
  • 1 vehicle: 765
  • 2 vehicles: 1,484
  • 3 vehicles: 476
  • 4 vehicles: 129
  • 5+ vehicles: 24
  • no vehicle: 68
  • 1 vehicle: 293
  • 2 vehicles: 205
  • 3 vehicles: 48
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5+ vehicles: 6

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.

Rains County:

47.9%
State average:

51.6%

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

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
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (51.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31.7%)
  • Utility gas (11.8%)
  • Wood (3.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (40.8%)
  • Electricity (40.4%)
  • Utility gas (17.1%)
  • Wood (1.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 47
Here:

4.8%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 14
Here:

2.4%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 17
Here:

9.6%
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)

Rains County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $588,000
    Corrections - Other: $30,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $646,000
    Central Staff Services: $566,000
    Corrections - Other: $341,000
    General - Other: $333,000
    Police Protection: $225,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $180,000
    Financial Administration: $84,000
    General Public Buildings: $84,000
    Libraries: $54,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $41,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $20,000
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000
    Welfare - Other: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $20,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $999,000

Rains County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $26,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $43,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $391,000
    Interest Earnings: $66,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $27,000
    Highways: $12,000
    Health & Hospitals: $1,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,705,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $422,000
    Total General Sales: $271,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,000

Rains County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,980,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Rains County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Rains County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James10771.5 years
William9372.8 years
John9276.2 years
Mary6978.8 years
Robert4570.3 years
Charles3972.0 years
George3375.8 years
Billy2868.1 years
Willie2780.8 years
Joe2472.5 years
Most common last names in Rains County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6472.8 years
Johnson4379.2 years
Jones2772.5 years
Williams2674.0 years
Davis2371.8 years
Moore2274.6 years
Wilson2278.2 years
Garrett2180.1 years
White1976.4 years
Thompson1870.5 years
Businesses in Rains County, TX
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1SONIC Drive-In1
Arby's1Subway2
Curves1True Value1
FedEx2U-Haul1
RadioShack1UPS2