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San Saba County, Texas (TX)


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County population in 2012: 6,002 (51% urban, 49% rural); it was 6,186 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 630
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,084
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,731
Renter-occupied apartments: 543 (it was 558 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

36%

Land area: 1134 sq. mi.
Water area: 3.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 5 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in San Saba County: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (15.4%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (11.5%), Public administration (11.2%), Manufacturing (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 21%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 12%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in San Saba County, Texas:


Median resident age:  40.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years

Males: 3,366  (52.3%)
Females: 2,765  (47.7%)

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Average household size:
San Saba County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $36,386 ($30,104 in 1999)
This county:

$36386
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $359 (lower quartile is $256, upper quartile is $474)
This county:

$359
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $74,591 (it was $53,300 in 2000)
San Saba County:

$74,591
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $45,727 - $168,806

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $235,837
Here:

$235,837
State:

$177,060

Townhouses or other attached units: $266,670
Here:

$266,670
State:

$170,403

Mobile homes: $68,831
Here:

$68,831
State:

$42,156

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $5,696
Here:

$5,696
State:

$34,447
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,124
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $265

Institutionalized population: 665

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):


San Saba County, TX map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $980 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $581 (0.9%)


San Saba County household income distribution in 2009 San Saba County home values distribution


San Saba County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 24.6%
(19.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 55.7% for American Indian residents, 5.9% for other race residents, 82.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 26 years old, American Indian residents: 44 years old, Asian residents: 33 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

16.6%
Whole state:

15.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

7.0%
Whole state:

6.7%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in San Saba County is $414 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $523 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $687 a month.

Cities in this county include: San Saba, Richland Springs.

San Saba 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 San Saba County: Dofflemyer Windmill (A), East Murray Windmill (B), Ellis Ranch (C), Elm Grove Community Center (D), Flying V Windmill (E), Hays Windmill (F), High Lonesome Windmill (G), High Windmill (H), Highway Windmill (I), Indian Hill Windmill (J), Indian Mound Windmill (K), Javelina Windmill (L), Jenkins Windmill (M), Jones Windmill (N), Kelley Windmill (O), Lakeview Community Hall (P), Lemons Springs Camp (Q), Little Windmill (R), Martin Lease Windmill (S), Mesquite Windmill (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in San Saba County include: Holt Church (A), Union Band Church (B), Pecan Grove Church (C), Shiloh Church (D), Colony Church (E), Elm Grove Church (F), Rock Shoals Cumberland Church (G), Rough Creek Church (H), New Hope Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Estep Cemetery (1), Crawford Cemetery (2), McCarty Cemetery (3), Catclaw Cemetery (4), Davidson Cemetery (5), McMillin Cemetery (6), Terry Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Blackjack Pond (A), Woodward Pond (B), Bear Water Hole (C), Little Blackjack Pond (D), High Pond (E), Old Pond (F), Rattlesnake Pond (G), Sofge-Bates Lake Number 1 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Browns Branch (A), Brady Creek (B), Bluff Creek (C), Black Branch (D), Billie Branch (E), Barnett Springs Creek (F), Turkey Roost Creek (G), Bee Branch (H), Waco Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in San Saba County include: Historical Monument (1), Indian Stadium (2), Colorado Bend State Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Brown County , Burnet County , Lampasas County , Llano County , McCulloch County , Mason County , Mills County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 136
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 70.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 343 (32% naturalized citizens)

San Saba County:

5.5%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 77.7%

San Saba County marital status for males
San Saba County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in San Saba County with a mortgage: 370 (7 second mortgage, 10 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 631

Here:

37.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.82%
Here64.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,010
Total congregations: 24

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents2,630 (65.6%)450 (11.2%)294 (7.3%)241 (6.0%)168 (4.2%)
Congregations7 (29.2%)7 (29.2%)2 (8.3%)1 (4.2%)2 (8.3%)
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)LDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents79 (2.0%)64 (1.6%)44 (1.1%)38 (0.9%)2 (0.0%)
Congregations1 (4.2%)1 (4.2%)1 (4.2%)1 (4.2%)1 (4.2%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in San Saba County - San Saba, Richland Springs

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

8.45 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
San Saba County:

5.07 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
This county:

3.38 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
San Saba County:

10.14 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.9%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.1%
Texas:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
San Saba County:

14.1%
State:

15.7%


Agriculture in San Saba County:

Average size of farms: 1005 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $32,490
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $113.27
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 83.02%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $36,346
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.85%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 7.19%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $38,137
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.66%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.62
All wheat for grain: 6269 harvested acres
Vegetables: 29 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 9,869 acres

Tornado activity:

San Saba County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 2.3 times below overall U.S. average.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in San Saba County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 6, Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (3%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)

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




Most common first ancestries reported in San Saba County (%):





San Saba County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,906 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 338 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 51 (2%)
  • Other means: 28 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 67 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in San Saba County, Texas in 2000:

People in group quarters in San Saba County, Texas in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $36,465.

6.87% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,089 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
Texas average:

8.37%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.48% relocated from other counties in Texas ($18,524 average AGI)
1.39% relocated from other states ($11,565 average AGI)
San Saba County:

1.39%
Texas average:

3.06%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Llano County, TX  0.55% ($20,700 average AGI)


8.14% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,557 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.14%
Texas average:

7.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.78% relocated to other counties in Texas ($22,329 average AGI)
1.37% relocated to other states ($5,221 average AGI)
San Saba County:

1.37%
Texas average:

2.17%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Williamson County, TX  0.60% ($42,545 average AGI)
to Llano County, TX  0.55% ($24,500)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9

Births per 1000 population in San Saba County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.5

Deaths per 1000 population in San Saba County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 3.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in San Saba County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,147 (1,048 aged, 99 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 24%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 25%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 971.030
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1283.740
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 32.92

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 17.81
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 98.75

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,447

Size of family households: 805 2-persons, 297 3-persons, 259 4-persons, 137 5-persons, 44 6-persons, 21 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 618 1-person, 65 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 2 5-persons.

80.4% of residents of San Saba County speak English at home.
18.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (44% speak English very well, 50% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $51,149,000 ($8404 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $958,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $14,360,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $11,656,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $583,000
Federal grants: $22,847,000
Federal procurement contracts: $448,000 ($180,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,254,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $233,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $224,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,848,000

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

Births: 375
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 462
Here:

76 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +63
Here:

+10 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -74
Here -12 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in San Saba County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.02 millions of gallons per day (91% from ground, 9% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.3
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in San Saba County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 33
  • 3 rooms: 108
  • 4 rooms: 283
  • 5 rooms: 523
  • 6 rooms: 386
  • 7 rooms: 207
  • 8 rooms: 103
  • 9+ rooms: 80
  • 1 room: 21
  • 2 rooms: 32
  • 3 rooms: 99
  • 4 rooms: 146
  • 5 rooms: 153
  • 6 rooms: 81
  • 7 rooms: 13
  • 8 rooms: 10
  • 9+ rooms: 3
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in San Saba County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 109
  • 2 bedrooms: 574
  • 3 bedrooms: 829
  • 4 bedrooms: 177
  • 5+ bedrooms: 34
  • no bedroom: 21
  • 1 bedroom: 86
  • 2 bedrooms: 254
  • 3 bedrooms: 174
  • 4 bedrooms: 19
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4
Cars and other vehicles available in San Saba County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 71
  • 1 vehicle: 454
  • 2 vehicles: 845
  • 3 vehicles: 289
  • 4 vehicles: 58
  • 5+ vehicles: 14
  • no vehicle: 78
  • 1 vehicle: 259
  • 2 vehicles: 178
  • 3 vehicles: 27
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5+ vehicles: 5

56% of San Saba County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 90% lived in Texas.

San Saba County:

56.4%
State average:

51.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $20,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in San Saba County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39.7%)
  • Utility gas (28.9%)
  • Electricity (28.2%)
  • Wood (2.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34.8%)
  • Utility gas (31.0%)
  • Electricity (31.0%)
  • No fuel used (1.4%)
  • Wood (1.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 16
Here:

2.0%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 10
Here:

2.1%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8
Here:

8.3%
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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

San Saba County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


San Saba County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


San Saba County government finances - Debt in 2002:


San Saba County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



San Saba County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

San Saba County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in San Saba County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6178.1 years
William5677.3 years
James5676.6 years
Mary5381.5 years
George3978.6 years
Robert3276.2 years
Thomas2676.5 years
Willie2485.6 years
Charles1976.7 years
Lillie1784.5 years
Most common last names in San Saba County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6479.8 years
Brown4580.2 years
Taylor4283.7 years
Gage2783.1 years
Moore2379.5 years
Johnson2279.9 years
Lewis2181.7 years
Miller2077.5 years
Wood1983.5 years
Harkey1882.1 years
Businesses in San Saba County, TX
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Subway1
Lane Furniture1

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