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Starr County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2019: 65,744 (76% urban, 24% rural); it was 53,597 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,806
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 10,452
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 11,445
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,743 (it was 2,965 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

36%

Land area: 1223 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 54 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Starr County: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (39.6%), Construction (11.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Starr County, TX (2019)
    • 65,88199.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4460.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 260.04%Some other race alone
    • 240.04%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 180.03%Two or more races
    • 100.02%Asian alone
    • 70.01%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

29.2 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years
Males: 31,964  (48.6%)
Females: 33,780  (51.4%)
Average household size:
Starr County:

3.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $31,447 ($16,504 in 1999)
This county:

$31,447
Texas:

$64,034

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $425 (lower quartile is $325, upper quartile is $537)
This county:

$425
State:

$929


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $83,529 (it was $35,900 in 2000)
Starr:

$83,529
Texas:

$200,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $49,463 - $126,874
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,136
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $322

Institutionalized population: 747

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 8
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 30
  • Burglaries: 175
  • Thefts: 95
  • Auto thefts: 67

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 10
  • Assaults: 47
  • Burglaries: 201
  • Thefts: 162
  • Auto thefts: 47
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2015: 6 buildings, average cost: $25,300
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $20,100
  • 2017: 0 buildings
  • 2018: 0 buildings
  • 2019: 3 buildings, average cost: $92,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Starr, TX residents
Average permit cost in Starr, TX
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,129 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $725 (1.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Starr, TX in 2019
Distribution of house value in Starr, TX in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Starr, TX in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 32.1%
Starr County:

32.1%
Texas:

13.6%
(21.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.0% for other race residents, 12.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 29.2 years old
(Males: 27.7 years old, Females: 30.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38.6 years old, Black residents: 35.8 years old, American Indian residents: 80.5 years old, Asian residents: 37.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.3 years old, Other race residents: 33.9 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Starr County is $438 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $706 a month.

Cities in this county include: Roma-Los Saenz, Rio Grande City, Roma, Las Lomas, La Casita-Garciasville, Escobares, La Rosita, North Escobares, La Victoria, La Puerta.

Starr 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 Starr County: Donna Pump (A), Donna Pumping Station (B), International Ferry (C), McAllen Pumping Station (D), South Texas Factory Stores (E), Adrien Windmill (F), Agua Dulce Windmill (G), Agua Salado Windmill (H), Alaniz Windmill (I), Andrea Ranch (J), Aquage Windmill (K), Bella Vista Windmill (L), Bellilluvia Windmill (M), Buena Vista Windmill (N), Buenos Aires Windmill (O), Caliche Windmill (P), Cantinas Pens (Q), Casa Blanca Ranch (R), Chorro Windmill (S), Christalinas Windmill (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Rivercenter Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Starr County include: Guadalupe Toreros Church (A), Mercy Mission (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Vela Cemetery (1), Asadores Cemetery (2), Balli Cemetery (3), Brewster Cemetery (4), Webber Cemetery (5), Campacuas Cemetery (6), Capota Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: West Lake (A), Callo Padrones (B), El Callo (C), Inland Lake (D), East Lake (E), La Cruz Resaca (F), Hackney Lake (G), Guajolotes Enramada (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Vargas Creek (A), La Joya Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Starr County include: Anzalduas Park (1), Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - Taormina Unit (2), Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - Kelly Unit (3), Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - Kiskadee Unit (4), Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - MacWhorter Unit (5), Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - McManus Unit (6), Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - Penitas Unit (7), Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - Adams Unit (8), Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - Baird Unit (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Cameron County , Lee County, Florida , Lee County, Florida , Kenedy County , Zapata County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

19.0%
Texas:

8.0%

Unemployment by year in Starr, TX
County total employment by year in Starr, TX
County average yearly wages by year in Starr, TX

Current college students: 2,009
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 53.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 18,839 (30.5% naturalized citizens)

Starr County:

28.7%
Whole state:

17.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2,6732010 or later
  • 3,3942000 to 2009
  • 3,1911990 to 1999
  • 6,0051980 to 1989
  • 4,8621970 to 1979
  • 2,930Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 80.4%

Starr County marital status for males Starr County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 16,311
  • One, attached: 232
  • Two: 601
  • 3 or 4: 474
  • 5 to 9: 437
  • 10 to 19: 154
  • 20 to 49: 102
  • 50 or more: 37
  • Mobile homes: 1,853
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 27

Housing units in Starr County with a mortgage: 2,552 (0 second mortgage, 14 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,210

Here:

16.7% with mortgage
State:

56.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Starr County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic27,15615
Evangelical Protestant2,36827
Other5443
Mainline Protestant3942
None30,506-
Starr 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: 9
Starr County:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
This county:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Starr County:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 15
This county:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Starr County:

8.5%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Starr County:

27.1%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.7%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Starr County:

Average size of farms: 656 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $76,717
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $256.56
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 83.95%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $81,836
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 7.32%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 11.70%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $33,769
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.46%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.15
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.03%
Upland cotton: 1390 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 3 harvested acres
Vegetables: 2,262 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 54 acres

Tornado activity:

Starr County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 7161420.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 12 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/30/2003, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 11 people and caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Starr County-area historical earthquake activity is above Texas state average. It is 53% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/20/2011 at 12:24:41, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 172.2 miles away from Starr 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 384.8 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) earthquake occurred 167.9 miles away from the county center
On 4/25/2010 at 02:10:42, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 104.0 miles away from the county center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.1 miles away from Starr County center
On 11/13/2017 at 11:23:01, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 149.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Texas Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4485, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2015 to June 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4223: May 29, 2015, FEMA Id: 4223, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Texas Hurricane Alex, Incident Period: June 30, 2010 to August 14, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1931: August 03, 2010, FEMA Id: 1931, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Tropical Storm Alex, Incident Period: June 27, 2010 to August 14, 2010, Emergency Declared EM-3313: June 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 3313, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Texas Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 07, 2008 to September 26, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3294: September 10, 2008, FEMA Id: 3294, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 27, 2008 to September 07, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3290: August 29, 2008, FEMA Id: 3290, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Dolly, Incident Period: July 22, 2008 to August 01, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1780: July 24, 2008, FEMA Id: 1780, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 01, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3284: March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 16, 2007 to August 03, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1709: June 29, 2007, FEMA Id: 1709, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1606: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Starr County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Starr

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 12,946 (71.1%)
  • Carpooled: 2,816 (15.5%)
  • Bus: 28 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 81 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 828 (4.5%)
  • Worked at home: 1,512 (8.3%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (41%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (23%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Healthcare support occupations (25%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (93%)
  • Cuba (1%)
  • Honduras (0%)
  • Guatemala (0%)
  • Nicaragua (0%)
  • El Salvador (0%)
  • Bolivia (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Starr County


  • American (0%)
  • Basque (0%)
  • Swiss (0%)
  • German (0%)
  • Italian (0%)
  • Scotch-Irish (0%)
  • Irish (0%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Starr County, Texas in 2000:

  • 279 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 85 people in nursing homes
  • 17 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 12 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Starr County, Texas in 2010:

  • 607 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 140 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 32 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 31 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $34,906.

2.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,224 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.64%
Texas average:

7.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.22% relocated from other counties in Texas ($27,198 average AGI)
0.42% relocated from other states ($4,026 average AGI)
Starr County:

0.42%
Texas average:

2.52%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hidalgo County, TX  1.14% ($32,352 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.26% ($33,660)


3.47% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,612 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.47%
Texas average:

7.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.03% relocated to other counties in Texas ($31,185 average AGI)
0.44% relocated to other states ($3,429 average AGI)
Starr County:

0.44%
Texas average:

2.32%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hidalgo County, TX  1.76% ($37,006 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.29% ($31,567)
to Bexar County, TX  0.12% ($42,040)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 28.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 25.8

Births per 1000 population in Starr County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 4.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 4.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 6.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Starr County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 3.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Starr County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 29.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 14.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Starr County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Starr County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Starr County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Starr County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Starr County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Starr County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,939 (5,686 aged, 1,253 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,057 (13%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Starr County, Texas in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,173)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (319)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (294)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (182)
  • Other and unspecified cirrhosis of liver (105)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (92)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (84)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (76)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (73)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (70)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 38%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 39%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.67
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3,754
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 82
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 15,789

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 2,716
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 474
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 4
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 39

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 100.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 85.1
  • Other - 15.0

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 55.1. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 65,744
  • Male householders: 7,006 (1,374 living alone), Female householders: 9,678 (1,846 living alone)
  • 7,968 spouses (7,936 opposite-sex spouses), 724 unmarried partners, (724 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 29,332 children (28,439 natural, 131 adopted, 724 stepchildren), 4,738 grandchildren, 1,309 brothers or sisters, 1,708 parents, 0 foster children, 2,046 other relatives, 698 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 592

Size of family households: 4,177 2-persons, 3,307 3-persons, 2,504 4-persons, 1,939 5-persons, 859 6-persons, 461 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,221 1-person, 143 2-persons, 8 3-persons.

9,452 married couples with children.
7,299 single-parent households (930 men, 6,369 women).

4.8% of residents of Starr speak English at home.
94.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 19% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $260,368,000 ($4,352 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $996,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $63,363,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $58,271,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,015,000
Federal grants: $105,921,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,181,000 ($221,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $21,617,000 ($176,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,081,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,765,000
Federal Government insurance: $23,042,000

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

Births: 7,738
Here:

127 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,252
Here:

21 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,680
Here:

+44 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,692
Here -28 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Starr County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 8.95 millions of gallons per day (0% from ground, 100% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.2
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.8
State:

4.1

Year house built in Starr County, Texas
  • Year house built in Starr County, Texas
  • 7842014 or later
  • 1,3322010 to 2013
  • 3,7082000 to 2009
  • 4,4601990 to 1999
  • 4,0181980 to 1989
  • 3,0411970 to 1979
  • 1,0611960 to 1969
  • 8231950 to 1959
  • 3191940 to 1949
  • 3711939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Starr County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Starr County, Texas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Starr County, Texas
  • 1261 room
  • 2822 rooms
  • 7653 rooms
  • 2,6314 rooms
  • 3,6465 rooms
  • 2,5806 rooms
  • 1,4437 rooms
  • 5998 rooms
  • 4959+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Starr County, Texas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Starr County, Texas
  • 111 room
  • 5572 rooms
  • 1,2503 rooms
  • 1,1444 rooms
  • 7405 rooms
  • 2426 rooms
  • 1037 rooms
  • 1178 rooms
  • 179+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Starr County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Starr County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Starr County, Texas
  • 188no bedroom
  • 4401 bedroom
  • 2,2202 bedrooms
  • 6,8333 bedrooms
  • 2,4534 bedrooms
  • 3305+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Starr County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Starr County, Texas
  • 11no bedroom
  • 8341 bedroom
  • 1,8592 bedrooms
  • 1,2213 bedrooms
  • 1014 bedrooms
  • 915+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Starr County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Starr County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Starr County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 826no vehicle
  • 3,8451 vehicle
  • 4,6052 vehicles
  • 2,0293 vehicles
  • 8514 vehicles
  • 3225+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Starr County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Starr County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 846no vehicle
  • 1,9691 vehicle
  • 1,1402 vehicles
  • 1943 vehicles
  • 74 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

92.1% of Starr County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 83% lived in Texas.

Starr County:

92.1%
State average:

84.4%

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

  • This state: 42,962
  • Other state: 2,680
  • Northeast: 41
  • Midwest: 1,193
  • South: 262
  • West: 1,203
Year householders moved into unit in Starr County, TX
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Starr County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 92.1%Electricity
  • 3.4%Utility gas
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 90.5%Electricity
  • 3.6%Utility gas
  • 3.6%No fuel used
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 246
Here:

2.7%
Texas:

7.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 32
Here:

0.7%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 24
Here:

0.8%
Texas:

14.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Starr County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $292,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,374,000
    Toll Highways: $1,952,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,012,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $8,250,000
    Police Protection: $6,984,000
    General - Other: $5,079,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,784,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,505,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,020,000
    Toll Highways: $1,771,000
    Financial Administration: $1,270,000
    Gas Utilities: $1,208,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,025,000
    Local Fire Protection: $922,000
    Central Staff Services: $700,000
    General Public Buildings: $321,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $173,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $76,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $2,118,000
    General Local Government Support: $44,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $188,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $59,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,815,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,400,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $415,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $406,000
    General Revenue - Other: $393,000
    Rents: $79,000
    Interest Earnings: $71,000
    Sale of Property: $19,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $16,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $775,000
    General Public Building: $265,000
    Police Protection: $143,000
    Local Fire Protection: $111,000
    Central Staff Services: $68,000
    Gas Utilities: $36,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,630,000
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $1,716,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,209,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $4,757,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,797,000
    Highways: $934,000
    General Local Government Support: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,988,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $536,000
    Other License: $43,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,865,000

Starr County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $292,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,374,000
    Toll Highways: $1,952,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,012,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $8,250,000
    Police Protection: $6,984,000
    General - Other: $5,079,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,784,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,505,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,020,000
    Toll Highways: $1,771,000
    Financial Administration: $1,270,000
    Gas Utilities: $1,208,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,025,000
    Local Fire Protection: $922,000
    Central Staff Services: $700,000
    General Public Buildings: $321,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $173,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $76,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $2,118,000
    General Local Government Support: $44,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $188,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $59,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,815,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,400,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $415,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $406,000
    General Revenue - Other: $393,000
    Rents: $79,000
    Interest Earnings: $71,000
    Sale of Property: $19,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $16,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $775,000
    General Public Building: $265,000
    Police Protection: $143,000
    Local Fire Protection: $111,000
    Central Staff Services: $68,000
    Gas Utilities: $36,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,630,000
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $1,716,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,209,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $4,757,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,797,000
    Highways: $934,000
    General Local Government Support: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,988,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $536,000
    Other License: $43,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,865,000

Starr County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $292,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,374,000
    Toll Highways: $1,952,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,012,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $8,250,000
    Police Protection: $6,984,000
    General - Other: $5,079,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,784,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,505,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,020,000
    Toll Highways: $1,771,000
    Financial Administration: $1,270,000
    Gas Utilities: $1,208,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,025,000
    Local Fire Protection: $922,000
    Central Staff Services: $700,000
    General Public Buildings: $321,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $173,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $76,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $2,118,000
    General Local Government Support: $44,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $188,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $59,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,815,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,400,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $415,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $406,000
    General Revenue - Other: $393,000
    Rents: $79,000
    Interest Earnings: $71,000
    Sale of Property: $19,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $16,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $775,000
    General Public Building: $265,000
    Police Protection: $143,000
    Local Fire Protection: $111,000
    Central Staff Services: $68,000
    Gas Utilities: $36,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,630,000
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $1,716,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,209,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $4,757,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,797,000
    Highways: $934,000
    General Local Government Support: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,988,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $536,000
    Other License: $43,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,865,000

Starr County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $292,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,374,000
    Toll Highways: $1,952,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,012,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $8,250,000
    Police Protection: $6,984,000
    General - Other: $5,079,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,784,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,505,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,020,000
    Toll Highways: $1,771,000
    Financial Administration: $1,270,000
    Gas Utilities: $1,208,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,025,000
    Local Fire Protection: $922,000
    Central Staff Services: $700,000
    General Public Buildings: $321,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $173,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $76,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $2,118,000
    General Local Government Support: $44,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $188,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $59,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,815,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,400,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $415,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $406,000
    General Revenue - Other: $393,000
    Rents: $79,000
    Interest Earnings: $71,000
    Sale of Property: $19,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $16,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $775,000
    General Public Building: $265,000
    Police Protection: $143,000
    Local Fire Protection: $111,000
    Central Staff Services: $68,000
    Gas Utilities: $36,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,630,000
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $1,716,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,209,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $4,757,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,797,000
    Highways: $934,000
    General Local Government Support: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,988,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $536,000
    Other License: $43,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,865,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 4,778
  • Number of aged recipients: 1,807
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,971
  • Number of recipients under 18: 423
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,690
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 2,665
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,725
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,623
Most common first names in Starr County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Maria30275.8 years
Jose20074.2 years
Guadalupe11374.3 years
Juan10771.9 years
Manuel9275.7 years
Pedro5778.3 years
Jesus5673.0 years
Santos5676.9 years
Francisco5473.7 years
Francisca5281.9 years
Most common last names in Starr County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Garcia38774.1 years
Garza37674.3 years
Gonzalez24876.3 years
Guerra18377.4 years
Pena15975.6 years
Lopez14773.6 years
Rodriguez14073.9 years
Barrera13975.4 years
Ramirez11476.4 years
Perez11176.5 years
Businesses in Starr County, TX
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1La-Z-Boy1
Best Western1Lane Furniture1
Burger King2Little Caesars Pizza1
Chevrolet1Long John Silver's1
Church's Chicken2McDonald's1
Cricket Wireless6Nike2
Dairy Queen2Payless2
Dennys1Pizza Hut2
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack2
FedEx2Sprint Nextel1
GameStop1T-Mobile2
H&R Block2True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul3
Jack In The Box1UPS3
KFC1Walmart1

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  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"