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Terrell County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2016: 804 (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. 2016 cost of living index in Terrell County: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (40.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (27.0%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (18.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 56%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Terrell County, Texas:

  • Hispanic or Latino (70.4%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (28.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.2%)
Median resident age:  48.1 years
Texas median age:  34.5 years
Males: 388  (48.3%)
Females: 416  (51.7%)
Average household size:
Terrell County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $25,654 ($24,219 in 1999)

This county:

$25,654
Texas:

$56,565

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $477 (lower quartile is $366, upper quartile is $592)
This county:

$477
State:

$809


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $73,111 (it was $26,900 in 2000)
Terrell:

$73,111
Texas:

$161,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $36,788 - $114,998

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $92,235
Here:

$92,235
State:

$230,570

Mobile homes: $84,890
Here:

$84,890
State:

$80,655
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $824
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $319

Institutionalized population: 0

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 2
  • Thefts: 5
  • Auto thefts: 0

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 7
  • Burglaries: 9
  • Thefts: 6
  • Auto thefts: 0
Terrell County, TX map from a distance
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $781 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $357 (0.5%)

Terrell County household income distribution in 2013 Terrell County home values distribution in 2013 Terrell County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 23.4%
Terrell County:

23.4%
Texas:

15.6%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 90.0% for Black residents, 26.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 66.7% for American Indian residents, 28.3% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 48.1 years old
(Males: 43.2 years old, Females: 52.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 58.3 years old, Asian residents: 40.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 44.0 years old, Other race residents: 64.2 years old)

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: West Terrell, Sanderson, East 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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Neighboring counties: Acadia Parish, Louisiana , Ascension Parish, Louisiana , Hancock County, Mississippi , Harrison County, Mississippi , Burnet County , Mobile County, Alabama , Grady County, Georgia .

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: 17
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 76.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 75 (17.4% naturalized citizens)

Terrell County:

9.4%
Whole state:

17.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Terrell County population
  • 82010 or later
  • 242000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 351980 to 1989
  • 201970 to 1979
  • 26Before 1970

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:

  • One, detached: 698
  • Two: 4
  • Mobile homes: 84

Housing units in Terrell County with a mortgage: 61 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 215

Here:

22.1% with mortgage
State:

57.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Terrell County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5001
Evangelical Protestant4243
Mainline Protestant1554
None--
Terrell 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 convenience stores (with gas): 2
Terrell County:

21.46 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1
This county:

10.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Terrell County:

11.6%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Terrell County:

26.1%
State:

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

Earthquake activity:

Terrell County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 47% 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 Terrell County center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 209.4 miles away from the county center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 156.4 miles away from the county center
On 8/28/1995 at 10:46:12, a magnitude 6.9 (5.7 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.9 ME, 6.6 MW, Depth: 7.6 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 573.7 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 Terrell 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), 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 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 Extreme Fire Hazard, Incident Period: August 30, 1993 to November 15, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3113: September 10, 1993, FEMA Id: 3113, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas TORNADOES, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 19, 1965, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-199: June 19, 1965, FEMA Id: 199, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Terrell County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 5
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Educational services (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

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


  • Construction and extraction occupations (23%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (17%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (61%)
  • Honduras (32%)
  • Peru (5%)
  • Ireland (0%)
  • Denmark (0%)
  • Norway (0%)
  • Sweden (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Terrell County


  • German (5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)
  • Italian (0%)
  • Afghan (0%)
  • Albanian (0%)

Terrell County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 390 (83.0%)
  • Carpooled: 4 (0.9%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 20 (4.3%)
  • Walked: 25 (5.3%)
  • Worked at home: 33 (7.0%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $46,882.

10.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,382 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.30%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties in Texas.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other states.
Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries


12.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,951 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.17%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
8.90% relocated to other counties in Texas ($36,317 average AGI)
3.26% relocated to other states ($8,634 average AGI)
Terrell County:

3.26%
Texas average:

2.01%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> 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 population in Terrell County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 35.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 27.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Terrell County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Terrell County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Terrell County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Terrell County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Terrell County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Terrell County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 223 (203 aged, 20 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 37 (19%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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: 1,406
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 803

Household type by relationship:

Households: 804
  • In family households: 557 (63 male householders, 142 female householders)
    125 spouses, 174 children (174 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 5 brothers or sisters, 15 parents, 0 other relatives, 32 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 247 (91 male householders (63 living alone)), 111 female householders (108 living alone)), 43 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 124 2-persons, 26 3-persons, 52 4-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 172 1-person, 31 2-persons.

67 married couples with children.
44 single-parent households (0 men, 44 women).

37.8% of residents of Terrell speak English at home.
63.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (89% speak English very well, 2% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $12,776,000 ($13,350 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:

5.4
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.1

Year house built in Terrell County, Texas Note: State values scaled to Terrell County population
  • 02014 or later
  • 02010 to 2013
  • 332000 to 2009
  • 331990 to 1999
  • 451980 to 1989
  • 821970 to 1979
  • 851960 to 1969
  • 2211950 to 1959
  • 1371940 to 1949
  • 1361939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Terrell County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Terrell County, Texas Note: State values scaled to Terrell County population
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 03 rooms
  • 554 rooms
  • 875 rooms
  • 656 rooms
  • 207 rooms
  • 228 rooms
  • 239+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Terrell County, Texas Note: State values scaled to Terrell County population
  • 01 room
  • 62 rooms
  • 123 rooms
  • 584 rooms
  • 285 rooms
  • 266 rooms
  • 07 rooms
  • 28 rooms
  • 09+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Terrell County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Terrell County, Texas Note: State values scaled to Terrell County population
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 802 bedrooms
  • 1443 bedrooms
  • 474 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Terrell County, Texas Note: State values scaled to Terrell County population
  • 0no bedroom
  • 181 bedroom
  • 652 bedrooms
  • 293 bedrooms
  • 214 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Terrell County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Terrell County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Terrell County population
  • 17no vehicle
  • 1321 vehicle
  • 852 vehicles
  • 243 vehicles
  • 74 vehicles
  • 55+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Terrell County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Terrell County population
  • 44no vehicle
  • 501 vehicle
  • 212 vehicles
  • 93 vehicles
  • 64 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

92.9% of Terrell County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 100% lived in Texas.

Terrell County:

92.9%
State average:

84.1%

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

  • This state: 660
  • Other state: 60
  • Northeast: 8
  • Midwest: 25
  • South: 15
  • West: 11
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Terrell County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 47.4%Electricity
  • 23.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.8%Utility gas
  • 8.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 59.4%Electricity
  • 37.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 11
Here:

13.4%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Texas:

6.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
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

Terrell County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $335,000
    Corrections - Other: $200,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $195,000
    General - Other: $176,000
    Health Services - Other: $171,000
    Police Protection: $150,000
    Financial Administration: $102,000
    Solid Waste Management: $95,000
    Central Staff Services: $79,000
    Parks & Recreation: $39,000
    Libraries: $36,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $33,000
    General Public Buildings: $20,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Sewerage: $4,000
    General: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $14,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $664,000

Terrell County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $93,000
    All Other: $49,000
    Regular Highways: $4,000
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $30,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $14,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $10,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $27,000
    Highways: $16,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,408,000
    Total General Sales: $152,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $54,000
    NEC: $14,000
    Other Selective Sales: $9,000

Terrell County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $347,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 27
  • Number of aged recipients: 8
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 19
  • Number of recipients under 18: 3
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 12
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 12
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 14
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 10
Terrell County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Terrell County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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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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