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Stephens County, Texas (TX)


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County population in 2012: 9,464 (61% urban, 39% rural); it was 9,674 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,147
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,552
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,649
Renter-occupied apartments: 966 (it was 1,012 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

36%

Land area: 895 sq. mi.
Water area: 26.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 11 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Stephens County: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.2%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.5%), Retail trade (10.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 13%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Stephens County, Texas:


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

Males: 4,975  (51.0%)
Females: 4,655  (49.0%)

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Stephens County,TX real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Stephens County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $35,756 ($29,583 in 1999)
This county:

$35756
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $363 (lower quartile is $202, upper quartile is $481)
This county:

$363
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $63,059 (it was $44,200 in 2000)
Stephens County:

$63,059
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $32,373 - $103,583

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $154,283
Here:

$154,283
State:

$177,060

Townhouses or other attached units: $630,560
Here:

$630,560
State:

$170,403

Mobile homes: $43,234
Here:

$43,234
State:

$42,156

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $44,143
Here:

$44,143
State:

$34,447
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,176
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $265

Institutionalized population: 591

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):


Stephens 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: $989 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $508 (0.9%)


Stephens County household income distribution in 2009 Stephens County home values distribution


Stephens County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 20.8%
(17.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 56.0% for Black residents, 36.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 19.3% for other race residents, 45.9% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 30 years old, American Indian residents: 31 years old, Asian residents: 33 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

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

15.6%
Whole state:

15.4%

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

6.2%
Whole state:

6.7%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Stephens County is $368 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $666 a month.

Cities in this county include: Breckenridge.

Stephens 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 Stephens County: La Casa Valley Boys Ranch (A), Museum of Aircraft Perservation (B), Community Building (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Stephens County include: Union Hill Church (A), Church of God (B), Little Flock Church (C), New Hope Church (D), Oak Grove Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Acker Cemetery (1), Veale Creek Cemetery (2), Moon Cemetery (3), Baker Cemetery (4), Snake Den Cemetery (5), Battle Creek Cemetery (6), Bee Branch Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Hubbard Creek Lake (A), Henslee Lake Number 3 (B), Union Lake (C), Twin Lakes (D), Carey Lake (E), Pitzer Lake (F), T P Lake (G), Lake Necessity (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Buck Branch (A), Yellow Branch (B), Wagon Timber Creek (C), Veale Creek (D), Turner Branch (E), Sow Branch (F), Six Shooter Creek (G), Rush Branch (H), Post Oak Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Stephens County: Joe K Boyce Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Eastland County , Palo Pinto County , Shackelford County , Throckmorton County , Young County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 346
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 72.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 642 (25% naturalized citizens)

Stephens County:

6.6%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 81.6%

Stephens County marital status for males
Stephens County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Stephens County with a mortgage: 834 (6 second mortgage, 36 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,117

Here:

42.7% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.49%
Here70.5%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 6,819
Total congregations: 25

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents3,617 (53.0%)1,023 (15.0%)836 (12.3%)568 (8.3%)262 (3.8%)
Congregations11 (44.0%)1 (4.0%)3 (12.0%)2 (8.0%)1 (4.0%)
NameEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents159 (2.3%)146 (2.1%)86 (1.3%)63 (0.9%)59 (0.9%)
Congregations1 (4.0%)1 (4.0%)2 (8.0%)1 (4.0%)2 (8.0%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Stephens County - Breckenridge

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

2.11 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

5.27 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Stephens County:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.6%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.0%
Texas:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Stephens County:

11.8%
State:

15.7%


Agriculture in Stephens County:

Average size of farms: 984 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $20,132
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $32.07
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 94.32%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $15,846
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.62%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.31%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $24,455
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.72%
Average age of principal farm operators: 60 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.92
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.04%
All wheat for grain: 7590 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 208 acres

Tornado activity:

Stephens County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is below Texas state average. It is 1.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 7 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/9/2008, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 6 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Stephens County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

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
  • Construction (15%)
  • Wood products (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Wood products (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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




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





Stephens County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,011 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 677 (18%)
  • Walked: 47 (1%)
  • Other means: 46 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 86 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $43,680.

7.62% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,629 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.62%
Texas average:

8.37%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.12% relocated from other counties in Texas ($30,164 average AGI)
1.50% relocated from other states ($3,465 average AGI)
Stephens County:

1.50%
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 Tarrant County, TX  0.82% ($56,609 average AGI)
from Eastland County, TX  0.47% ($31,769)
from Taylor County, TX  0.47% ($33,308)
from Shackelford County, TX  0.36% ($26,400)


8.05% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,885 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.05%
Texas average:

7.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.23% relocated to other counties in Texas ($21,690 average AGI)
1.82% relocated to other states ($6,195 average AGI)
Stephens County:

1.82%
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 Tarrant County, TX  0.53% ($33,533 average AGI)
to Taylor County, TX  0.50% ($22,000)
to Eastland County, TX  0.36% ($23,100)
to Young County, TX  0.36% ($23,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.9

Births per 1000 population in Stephens County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Stephens County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Stephens County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,777 (1,559 aged, 218 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 10.5
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10931.43
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 346.530
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 64632.99

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1338.770
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1443.360
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10.46

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 30.58
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 115.050

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10.46

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,039

Size of family households: 1,231 2-persons, 513 3-persons, 388 4-persons, 227 5-persons, 91 6-persons, 69 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,039 1-person, 98 2-persons, 9 3-persons.

86.8% of residents of Stephens County speak English at home.
12.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 28% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $52,269,000 ($5489 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,278,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $23,965,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $16,660,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $501,000
Federal grants: $9,280,000
Federal procurement contracts: $479,000 ($96,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,385,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $562,000
Federal Government insurance: $9,479,000

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

Births: 688
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 569
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +66
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -282
Here -29 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Stephens County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 11.29 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Stephens County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 23
  • 2 rooms: 59
  • 3 rooms: 102
  • 4 rooms: 413
  • 5 rooms: 792
  • 6 rooms: 653
  • 7 rooms: 371
  • 8 rooms: 141
  • 9+ rooms: 95
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 48
  • 3 rooms: 165
  • 4 rooms: 265
  • 5 rooms: 280
  • 6 rooms: 161
  • 7 rooms: 62
  • 8 rooms: 16
  • 9+ rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Stephens County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 30
  • 1 bedroom: 116
  • 2 bedrooms: 819
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,490
  • 4 bedrooms: 167
  • 5+ bedrooms: 27
  • no bedroom: 28
  • 1 bedroom: 179
  • 2 bedrooms: 406
  • 3 bedrooms: 355
  • 4 bedrooms: 44
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Stephens County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 140
  • 1 vehicle: 735
  • 2 vehicles: 1,311
  • 3 vehicles: 349
  • 4 vehicles: 102
  • 5+ vehicles: 12
  • no vehicle: 127
  • 1 vehicle: 551
  • 2 vehicles: 267
  • 3 vehicles: 62
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 5

59% of Stephens 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, 76% lived in Texas.

Stephens County:

58.8%
State average:

51.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $22,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Stephens County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (44.5%)
  • Electricity (42.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.6%)
  • Wood (1.7%)
  • Electricity (51.8%)
  • Utility gas (42.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.5%)
  • Wood (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 32
Here:

2.7%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 29
Here:

4.3%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 49
Here:

14.9%
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

Stephens County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Stephens County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Stephens County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Stephens County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary3478.1 years
James3374.5 years
Robert2873.1 years
John2376.8 years
William2274.9 years
Dorothy1978.9 years
George1673.5 years
Betty1468.1 years
Billy1463.3 years
Ruth1284.3 years
Most common last names in Stephens County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones1578.4 years
Brown1479.6 years
Williams1469.8 years
King1271.8 years
Davis1182.3 years
Smith1180.4 years
Walker1072.6 years
Harris1083.4 years
Miller976.7 years
Harrison979.2 years
Businesses in Stephens County, TX
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Nike1
Ace Hardware1SONIC Drive-In1
CVS1Subway1
FedEx2U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
McDonald's1

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