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Terrell County, Texas (TX)


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County population in 2012: 917 (all rural); it was 1,081 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 93
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 213
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 344
Renter-occupied apartments: 124 (it was 99 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

36%

Land area: 2358 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 0 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Terrell County: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Public administration (21.1%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (15.0%), Construction (12.3%), Educational,health and social services (12.3%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 38%
  • Government: 46%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 15%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Terrell County, Texas:


Median resident age:  44.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years

Males: 509  (55.8%)
Females: 475  (44.2%)

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Average household size:
Terrell County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $29,273 ($24,219 in 1999)
This county:

$29273
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $389 (lower quartile is $261, upper quartile is $451)
This county:

$389
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $54,383 (it was $26,900 in 2000)
Terrell County:

$54,383
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $24,680 - $87,358

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $190,002
Here:

$190,002
State:

$177,060

Mobile homes: $145,347
Here:

$145,347
State:

$42,156
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,030
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $253

Institutionalized population: 0

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):


Terrell County, TX map from a distance

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $559 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $171 (0.4%)


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


Terrell County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 14.2%
(4.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 63.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 44 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 45 years old, American Indian residents: 48 years old, Asian residents: 17 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 40 years old, Other race residents: 34 years old)

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

25.2%
Whole state:

15.4%

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

10.7%
Whole state:

6.7%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Terrell County is $425 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $628 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sanderson, East Terrell, West Terrell.

Terrell 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 Terrell County: Cinco de Mayo Ranch (A), Circle Dot Ranch (B), Corder Ranch (C), Cripple Goose Windmill (D), Dead Man Windmill (E), Dry Creek Ranch (F), East Martin Windmill (G), Farm Tank Windmill (H), Harkey Windmill (I), Harkey-Banner Windmill (J), Harkins Ranch (K), Mitchell Ranch (L), Monroe Ranch (M), Oasis Ranch (N), Seventeen Ranch (O), Watts Ranch (P), Word Ranch (Q), Big Canyon Ranch (R), Elders Ranch (S), Gatlin Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Roden Lake (A), Soil Conservation Service Site 8 Reservoir (B), Soil Conservation Service Site 9 Reservoir (C), Soil Conservation Service Site 7 Reservoir (D), Soil Conservation Service Site 10 Reservoir (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Antonio Creek (A), Prairie Creek (B), Magoy Creek (C), San Francisco Creek (D), Sanderson Creek (E), Pony Creek (F), Persimmon Creek (G), McKay Creek (H), Indian Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Brewster County , Crockett County , Pecos County , Val Verde County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 17
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 70.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 107 (28% naturalized citizens)

Terrell County:

9.9%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 84.6%

Terrell County marital status for males
Terrell County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Terrell County with a mortgage: 55 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 224

Here:

19.7% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 100.65%
Here100.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 1,088
Total congregations: 6

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents600 (55.1%)253 (23.3%)120 (11.0%)67 (6.2%)48 (4.4%)
Congregations1 (16.7%)1 (16.7%)2 (33.3%)1 (16.7%)1 (16.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Terrell County - Sanderson, East Terrell, West Terrell

Food Environment Statistics:




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

21.46 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Terrell County:

10.73 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.6%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.1%
Texas:

26.6%



Agriculture in Terrell County:

Average size of farms: 18593 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $51,256
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $88,541
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $43,870
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.21%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.51

Tornado activity:

Terrell County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 4.8 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Terrell County-area historical earthquake activity is above Texas state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 74.2 miles away from the county center
On 4/15/1995 at 14:33:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 71.6 miles away from the county center
On 4/15/1998 at 10:33:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 70.4 miles away from the county center
On 11/12/1995 at 17:45:59, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 73.3 miles away from Terrell County center
On 6/1/1995 at 01:06:15, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 73.3 miles away from the county center
On 4/14/1995 at 02:19:38, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 73.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Terrell County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 5

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (26%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Rail transportation (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

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




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





Terrell County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 327 (71%)
  • Carpooled: 41 (9%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (2%)
  • Walked: 62 (13%)
  • Other means: 5 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 19 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $64,986.

10.41% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,788 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.41%
Texas average:

8.37%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.26% relocated from other counties in Texas ($15,515 average AGI)
3.15% relocated from other states ($11,273 average AGI)
Terrell County:

3.15%
Texas average:

3.06%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



13.68% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,667 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.68%
Texas average:

7.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other counties in Texas.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other states.

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.9

Births per 1000 population in Terrell County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Terrell County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 0.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 0.0

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 234 (212 aged, 22 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 26%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 27%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1405.620
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 803.210

Household type by relationship:

Households: 984

Size of family households: 122 2-persons, 45 3-persons, 50 4-persons, 20 5-persons, 8 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 160 1-person, 13 2-persons, 4 3-persons.

47.3% of residents of Terrell County speak English at home.
52.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $12,776,000 ($13350 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,535,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $3,186,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,651,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $230,000
Federal grants: $2,200,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,497,000 ($4,464,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,013,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $16,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $308,000
Federal Government insurance: $150,000

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

Births: 35
Here:

35 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 49
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +25
Here:

+25 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -93
Here -93 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Terrell County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.17 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.3
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Terrell County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 9
  • 3 rooms: 16
  • 4 rooms: 65
  • 5 rooms: 95
  • 6 rooms: 89
  • 7 rooms: 46
  • 8 rooms: 11
  • 9+ rooms: 11
  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 12
  • 4 rooms: 14
  • 5 rooms: 30
  • 6 rooms: 14
  • 7 rooms: 5
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9+ rooms: 5
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Terrell County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 26
  • 2 bedrooms: 107
  • 3 bedrooms: 162
  • 4 bedrooms: 47
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 17
  • 2 bedrooms: 29
  • 3 bedrooms: 43
  • 4 bedrooms: 5
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Terrell County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 43
  • 1 vehicle: 111
  • 2 vehicles: 104
  • 3 vehicles: 61
  • 4 vehicles: 15
  • 5+ vehicles: 10
  • no vehicle: 13
  • 1 vehicle: 29
  • 2 vehicles: 49
  • 3 vehicles: 3
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5+ vehicles: 3

69% of Terrell County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Texas.

Terrell County:

69.4%
State average:

51.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $11,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 18%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 20%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Terrell County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (82.8%)
  • Electricity (12.8%)
  • Utility gas (1.7%)
  • Other fuel (1.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (76.8%)
  • Electricity (20.2%)
  • Wood (3.0%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 9
Here:

6.1%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 7
Here:

8.0%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 9
Here:

60.0%
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

Terrell County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Terrell County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Terrell County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Terrell County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Jose776.0 years
Maria681.9 years
Mary688.0 years
William574.6 years
Robert576.8 years
Manuel486.5 years
Francisco470.3 years
Frank470.5 years
Emma480.5 years
Francisca482.7 years
Most common last names in Terrell County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Flores873.7 years
Lopez872.6 years
Rodriguez876.9 years
Villarreal763.0 years
Garcia680.3 years
Mitchell674.7 years
Calzada480.5 years
Grigsby476.0 years
Bustos471.3 years
Garza476.7 years

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