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. 2013 cost of living index in San Saba County: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (37.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (17.7%), Educational, health and social services (14.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 41%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in San Saba County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (67.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (28.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
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 2013: $37,600 ($30,104 in 1999)

This county:

$37600
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $324 (lower quartile is $220, upper quartile is $406)
This county:

$324
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $73,015 (it was $53,300 in 2000)
San Saba:

$73,015
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $38,062 - $138,613

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $166,462
Here:

$166,462
State:

$188,898

Mobile homes: $53,047
Here:

$53,047
State:

$60,009
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $900
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $354

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:

  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,224 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $769 (1.2%)

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 2013: 15.2%
(14.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.1% for Black residents, 18.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.7% for other race residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.1%
San Saba County:

15.1%
Texas:

17.5%
(14.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.1% for Black residents, 17.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.8% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 43 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 48 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 51 years old, Black residents: 29 years old, American Indian residents: 86 years old, Asian residents: 29 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

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 .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.2%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 68
  • 1990 to 1994: 116
  • 1985 to 1989: 50
  • 1980 to 1984: 24
  • 1975 to 1979: 13
  • 1970 to 1974: 41
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 31

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for San Saba County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,94317
Catholic6231
Mainline Protestant3846
Other3-
None2,178-
San Saba 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: 5
San Saba County:

8.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

5.07 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
San Saba County:

3.38 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

10.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
San Saba County:

9.9%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
San Saba County:

26.1%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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 14091077.5 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

San Saba County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 172.7 miles away from San Saba County center
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) earthquake occurred 278.3 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 265.4 miles away from the county center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 168.0 miles away from the county center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 162.2 miles away from San Saba County center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 277.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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

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

  • Mexico (91%)
  • Vietnam (3%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • India (2%)
  • Indonesia (2%)
  • Hungary (1%)
  • El Salvador (1%)

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

  • United States or American (25%)
  • German (11%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • European (2%)

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:

  • 405 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 111 people in nursing homes
  • 47 people in other group homes
  • 6 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 575 people in state prisons
  • 56 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 26 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 19 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 8 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $37,122.

6.26% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,713 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.56% relocated from other counties in Texas ($32,643 average AGI)
0.71% relocated from other states ($3,061 average AGI)
San Saba County:

0.71%
Texas average:

2.49%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



7.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,752 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.57%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.34% relocated to other counties in Texas ($22,709 average AGI)
1.24% relocated to other states ($4,043 average AGI)
San Saba County:

1.24%
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 Brown County, TX  0.64% ($27,000 average AGI)

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 from 2007 to 2013: 11.2

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.

1,032 married couples with children.
236 single-parent households (60 men, 176 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 366
  • 1990 to 1999: 322
  • 1980 to 1989: 454
  • 1970 to 1979: 429
  • 1960 to 1969: 391
  • 1950 to 1959: 441
  • 1940 to 1949: 117
  • 1939 or earlier: 601
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

San Saba County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - General: $14,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $566,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $312,000
    General - Other: $286,000
    Financial Administration: $236,000
    Corrections - Other: $177,000
    Police Protection: $165,000
    Central Staff Services: $135,000
    Welfare - Other: $133,000
    Health Services - Other: $86,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $56,000
    Fire Protection: $38,000
    Libraries: $37,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $86,000
    Central Staff: $23,000
    Judicial: $20,000
    Libraries: $20,000
    Police Protection: $20,000
    Regular Highways: $18,000
    Fire Protection: $4,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $870,000

San Saba County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $209,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $141,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $133,000
    Interest Earnings: $38,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $269,000
    All Other: $178,000
    General Support: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $962,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $394,000
    Total General Sales: $203,000

San Saba County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $14,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $5,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $9,000

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $379,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

San Saba 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 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-Eleven1Lane Furniture1
Alco Stores1SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Subway1

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