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. 2013 cost of living index in Terrell County: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (64.5%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (35.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 88%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 12%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Terrell County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (50.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (47.5%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  44.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 509  (55.8%)
Females: 475  (44.2%)
Average household size:
Terrell County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,329 ($24,219 in 1999)

This county:

$39329
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $450 (lower quartile is $377, upper quartile is $566)
This county:

$450
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $58,371 (it was $26,900 in 2000)
Terrell:

$58,371
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $21,707 - $82,008

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $80,426
Here:

$80,426
State:

$188,898

Mobile homes: $38,623
Here:

$38,623
State:

$60,009
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $774
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $259

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):

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Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $746 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $207 (0.5%)

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 2013: 10.0%
(4.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.0%
Terrell County:

10.0%
Texas:

17.5%
(4.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 47 years old
(Males: 47 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 61 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 43 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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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 .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.9%
Texas:

5.5%

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: 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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 22
  • 1990 to 1994: 4
  • 1985 to 1989: 20
  • 1980 to 1984: 15
  • 1975 to 1979: 7
  • 1970 to 1974: 13
  • 1970 to 1974: 11
  • 1965 to 1969: 15

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Terrell County

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

Tornado activity:

Terrell County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 29188094.7 times below overall U.S. average.

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:


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 in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Mexico (86%)
  • Honduras (8%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • Philippines (2%)

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

  • German (10%)
  • English (7%)
  • United States or American (7%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (5%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Welsh (1%)

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 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.

Percentage of residents relocating from 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%

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 in Terrell County

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.

216 married couples with children.
44 single-parent households (11 men, 33 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 4
  • 1990 to 1999: 25
  • 1980 to 1989: 68
  • 1970 to 1979: 92
  • 1960 to 1969: 176
  • 1950 to 1959: 208
  • 1940 to 1949: 91
  • 1939 or earlier: 121
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

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:

Terrell County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Terrell County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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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