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Swisher County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2016: 7,895 (62% urban, 38% rural); it was 8,378 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 784
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,150
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,060
Renter-occupied apartments: 828 (it was 865 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

36%

Land area: 900 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 9 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Swisher County: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (43.3%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 42%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Swisher County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (47.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (43.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (5.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.7%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  35.7 years
Texas median age:  34.5 years
Males: 4,097  (51.9%)
Females: 3,798  (48.1%)

Swisher County,TX real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Swisher County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $36,348 ($29,846 in 1999)

This county:

$36,348
Texas:

$56,565

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $490 (lower quartile is $307, upper quartile is $623)
This county:

$490
State:

$809


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $81,372 (it was $40,500 in 2000)
Swisher:

$81,372
Texas:

$161,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $49,087 - $114,422

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $105,624
Here:

$105,624
State:

$230,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $41,561
Here:

$41,561
State:

$227,239

Mobile homes: $48,238
Here:

$48,238
State:

$80,655
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $954
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $350

Institutionalized population: 633

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 19
  • Auto thefts: 1

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 7
  • Thefts: 2
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $164,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 0 buildings
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,277 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,100 (1.5%)

Swisher County household income distribution in 2013 Swisher County home values distribution in 2013 Swisher County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 22.0%
Swisher County:

22.0%
Texas:

15.6%
(11.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.3% for Black residents, 32.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 49.6% for American Indian residents, 27.7% for other race residents, 51.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 35.7 years old
(Males: 34.0 years old, Females: 37.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.0 years old, Black residents: 28.3 years old, American Indian residents: 27.4 years old, Asian residents: 38.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.6 years old, Other race residents: 31.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Swisher County is $396 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $645 a month.

Cities in this county include: Tulia, Kress, Happy.

Swisher County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Swisher County: Grisham (A), Bar G Feedyard (B), Cadillac Feedyard (C), Circle Three Feedyard (D), Dimmitt Feed Yard (E), Lamb County Library (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Swisher County: Bethel Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Castro Memorial Gardens (1), Flagg Cemetery (2), Dimmitt Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Schwalker Lake (A), Cosby Lake (B), Lemons Lake (C), North Tule Lake (D), Cone Johnson Lake (E), Soil Conservation Service Site 1 Reservoir (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Swisher County: Playa Lakes Wildlife Management Area - Dimmit Unit (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Cullman County, Alabama , Duplin County, North Carolina , Castro County , Richmond County, North Carolina , Hall County , Lamb County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.7%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 193
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 444 (36.7% naturalized citizens)

Swisher County:

5.6%
Whole state:

17.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Swisher County population
  • 262010 or later
  • 882000 to 2009
  • 1351990 to 1999
  • 1101980 to 1989
  • 921970 to 1979
  • 79Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 72.9%

Swisher County marital status for males Swisher County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,784
  • One, attached: 42
  • Two: 102
  • 3 or 4: 80
  • 5 to 9: 11
  • 10 to 19: 28
  • 20 to 49: 15
  • 50 or more: 7
  • Mobile homes: 218

Housing units in Swisher County with a mortgage: 727 (2 second mortgage, 15 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,178

Here:

99.9% with mortgage
State:

57.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Swisher County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,14820
Mainline Protestant1,1947
Catholic5453
Black Protestant1891
Other15-
None1,763-
Swisher 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: 1
Swisher County:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Swisher County:

5.20 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
This county:

6.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Swisher County:

10.2%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Swisher County:

26.7%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.9%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Swisher County:

Average size of farms: 980 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $512,610
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $211.29
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.12%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 89.64%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $505,059
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 25.65%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 61.94%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $121,450
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 82.35%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 38.76
Corn for grain: 6676 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 32839 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 72755 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1560 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 13 acres

Tornado activity:

Swisher County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 2877430.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 fatalities and 44 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/12/1960, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 3 people and injured 32 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Swisher County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 26% 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 116.9 miles away from Swisher 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 169.4 miles away from the 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 307.5 miles away from the county center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 150.0 miles away from the county center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 237.7 miles away from Swisher County center
On 8/17/2000 at 01:08:05, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 61.0 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:

  • 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 and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 21, 2007 to April 24, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1697: May 01, 2007, FEMA Id: 1697, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • 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
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3261: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3216: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Extreme Fire Hazards, Incident Period: August 01, 1999 to December 10, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3142: September 01, 1999, FEMA Id: 3142, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Tornadoes, Windstorms, Flooding, Incident Period: May 13, 1970, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-286: May 13, 1970, FEMA Id: 286, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind

The number of natural disasters in Swisher County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (88%)
  • Philippines (2%)
  • El Salvador (2%)
  • Russia (1%)
  • Romania (1%)
  • Canada (1%)
  • Vietnam (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Swisher County


  • American (8%)
  • German (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • English (4%)
  • African (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Italian (0%)

Swisher County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,760 (82.7%)
  • Carpooled: 195 (9.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 21 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 29 (1.4%)
  • Walked: 49 (2.3%)
  • Worked at home: 71 (3.3%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 564 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 41 people in nursing homes
  • 26 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 8 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

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

  • 578 people in state prisons
  • 39 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 16 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $40,960.

7.33% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,117 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.33%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.86% relocated from other counties in Texas ($25,402 average AGI)
1.47% relocated from other states ($5,715 average AGI)
Swisher County:

1.47%
Texas average:

2.49%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hale County, TX  0.98% ($26,625 average AGI)
from Randall County, TX  0.82% ($29,050)
from Potter County, TX  0.70% ($25,176)
from Lubbock County, TX  0.57% ($26,429)


8.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,927 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.86%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.49% relocated to other counties in Texas ($26,014 average AGI)
1.37% relocated to other states ($3,914 average AGI)
Swisher County:

1.37%
Texas average:

2.01%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Randall County, TX  1.57% ($29,179 average AGI)
to Hale County, TX  1.25% ($31,839)
to Potter County, TX  0.89% ($33,409)
to Lubbock County, TX  0.81% ($33,450)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.5

Births per 1000 population in Swisher County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Swisher County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Swisher County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 27.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Swisher County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Swisher County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Swisher County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Swisher County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Swisher County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Swisher County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,502 (1,343 aged, 159 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 384 (19%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Swisher County, Texas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (104)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (69)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (44)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (37)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (22)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (21)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 24%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 12.73
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,864
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 369
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 29,514

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,814
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 933
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 24
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 77

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,895
  • In family households: 6,387 (920 male householders, 1,024 female householders)
    1,396 spouses, 2,390 children (2,243 natural, 29 adopted, 115 stepchildren), 252 grandchildren, 63 brothers or sisters, 45 parents, 146 other relatives, 142 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 840 (289 male householders (261 living alone)), 467 female householders (427 living alone)), 79 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 655

Size of family households: 899 2-persons, 313 3-persons, 316 4-persons, 302 5-persons, 80 6-persons, 27 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 689 1-person, 62 2-persons, 5 3-persons.

1,104 married couples with children.
628 single-parent households (80 men, 548 women).

75.1% of residents of Swisher speak English at home.
24.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (69% speak English very well, 31% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $71,732,000 ($9,133 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $332,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $18,848,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $12,350,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $27,502,000
Federal grants: $11,691,000
Federal procurement contracts: $215,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,126,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,997,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,186,000
Federal Government insurance: $28,302,000

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

Births: 673
Here:

86 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 439
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +48
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -814
Here -104 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Swisher County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.62 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.1

Year house built in Swisher County, Texas Note: State values scaled to Swisher County population
  • 02014 or later
  • 432010 to 2013
  • 1462000 to 2009
  • 1581990 to 1999
  • 2271980 to 1989
  • 4071970 to 1979
  • 6521960 to 1969
  • 7771950 to 1959
  • 4361940 to 1949
  • 3791939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Swisher County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Swisher County, Texas Note: State values scaled to Swisher County population
  • 51 room
  • 102 rooms
  • 603 rooms
  • 1884 rooms
  • 4755 rooms
  • 5646 rooms
  • 3487 rooms
  • 1308 rooms
  • 1039+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Swisher County, Texas Note: State values scaled to Swisher County population
  • 01 room
  • 282 rooms
  • 913 rooms
  • 1764 rooms
  • 2875 rooms
  • 1226 rooms
  • 227 rooms
  • 698 rooms
  • 39+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Swisher County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Swisher County, Texas Note: State values scaled to Swisher County population
  • 5no bedroom
  • 591 bedroom
  • 3462 bedrooms
  • 1,1543 bedrooms
  • 2814 bedrooms
  • 275+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Swisher County, Texas Note: State values scaled to Swisher County population
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1251 bedroom
  • 2442 bedrooms
  • 3883 bedrooms
  • 454 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Swisher County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Swisher County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Swisher County population
  • 37no vehicle
  • 4891 vehicle
  • 7432 vehicles
  • 4303 vehicles
  • 1514 vehicles
  • 425+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Swisher County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Swisher County population
  • 40no vehicle
  • 4921 vehicle
  • 2242 vehicles
  • 253 vehicles
  • 244 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

82.9% of Swisher County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 92% lived in Texas.

Swisher County:

82.9%
State average:

84.1%

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

  • This state: 6,080
  • Other state: 1,301
  • Northeast: 48
  • Midwest: 409
  • South: 395
  • West: 451
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Swisher County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 68.2%Utility gas
  • 20.6%Electricity
  • 5.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 58.7%Utility gas
  • 38.5%Electricity
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 10
Here:

1.2%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 72
Here:

14.1%
Texas:

6.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

0.9%
Texas:

15.1%

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

Swisher County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $703,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $578,000
    Financial Administration: $396,000
    General - Other: $269,000
    Police Protection: $236,000
    Corrections - Other: $206,000
    Regular Highways: $178,000
    General Public Buildings: $106,000
    Libraries: $75,000
    Health Services - Other: $26,000
    Fire Protection: $15,000
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000
    Air Transportation: $6,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $5,000
    Welfare - Other: $3,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $2,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Welfare: $5,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,033,000

Swisher County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $268,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $481,000
    Interest Earnings: $74,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $45,000
    Highways: $27,000
    General Support: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,617,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $420,000
    NEC: $140,000
    Total General Sales: $106,000

Swisher County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,220,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 174
  • Number of aged recipients: 50
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 124
  • Number of recipients under 18: 19
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 80
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 75
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 102
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 59
Swisher County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Swisher County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Swisher County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William7079.3 years
John6278.5 years
James6074.8 years
Mary5584.5 years
Robert5374.5 years
George3380.4 years
Roy2775.1 years
Charles2578.6 years
Thomas2379.1 years
Joe2268.8 years
Most common last names in Swisher County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2974.0 years
Smith2667.4 years
Evans2575.7 years
Jones1976.8 years
Miller1976.8 years
Foster1778.6 years
White1675.0 years
Daniel1678.1 years
Young1679.5 years
Cox1678.7 years
Businesses in Swisher County, TX
NameCountNameCount
Curves1Subway1
FedEx1U-Haul1
SONIC Drive-In1