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:
Land area: 232 sq. mi. Water area: 26.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 48 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rains County: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.3%), Construction (15.0%), Manufacturing (14.6%), Retail trade (13.2%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,253 (1.3%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $836 (1.2%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 14.9%
(13.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.9% for Black residents, 33.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.8% for American Indian residents, 10.9% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 45 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 46 years old, American Indian residents: 35 years old, Asian residents: 42 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
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: 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
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 above Texas state average. It is 2.9 times above 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.
Rains County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 On 10/20/2002 at 02:18:13, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.7 miles away from the county center On 10/31/2008 at 05:01:54, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 71.5 miles away from the county center On 4/22/2005 at 05:17:04, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.4 miles away from Rains County center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Most recent natural disasters:
Texas Wildfires, 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
Texas Hurricane 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
Texas Hurricane 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
Texas Hurricane 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
Texas Severe 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
Texas Extreme 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
Texas Flooding, 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
Texas Heavy 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
Texas SEVERE 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
Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (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 facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $40,552.
10.90% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,637 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
9.42% relocated from other counties in Texas ($31,275 average AGI)
1.48% relocated from other states ($5,363 average AGI)
Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
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 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:
In family households: 9,398 (2,270 male householders, 887 female householders)
2,497 spouses, 2,692 children (2,384 natural, 94 adopted, 214 stepchildren), 359 grandchildren, 111 brothers or sisters, 110 parents, 137 other relatives, 244 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 1,450 (625 male householders (511 living alone)), 595 female householders (509 living alone)), 230 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 66 (all institutionalized)
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.
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