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Titus County, Texas (TX)


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County population in 2012: 32,663 (49% urban, 51% rural); it was 28,118 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,114
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,369
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,911
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,330 (it was 2,641 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

36%

Land area: 411 sq. mi.
Water area: 15.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 79 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Titus County: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (27.6%), Educational,health and social services (18.8%), Retail trade (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 79%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Titus County, Texas:


Median resident age:  32.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years

Males: 15,976  (43.0%)
Females: 16,358  (57.0%)

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Titus County,TX real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Titus County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $39,224 ($32,452 in 1999)
This county:

$39224
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $464 (lower quartile is $355, upper quartile is $559)
This county:

$464
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $92,366 (it was $60,700 in 2000)
Titus County:

$92,366
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $57,266 - $158,706

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $181,137
Here:

$181,137
State:

$177,060

Townhouses or other attached units: $172,192
Here:

$172,192
State:

$170,403

In 2-unit structures: $32,475
Here:

$32,475
State:

$137,980

Mobile homes: $54,718
Here:

$54,718
State:

$42,156

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $38,866
Here:

$38,866
State:

$34,447
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,274
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $333

Institutionalized population: 257

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):


Titus 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: $1,158 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $775 (1.0%)


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


Titus County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 15.8%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.3% for Black residents, 20.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.1% for American Indian residents, 28.1% for other race residents, 30.6% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 32 years old
(Males: 31 years old, Females: 33 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 36 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 22 years old, Asian residents: 33 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 22 years old)

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

18.5%
Whole state:

15.4%

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

6.8%
Whole state:

6.7%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Titus County is $448 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $531 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $638 a month.

Cities in this county include: Mount Pleasant, Talco, Winfield, Miller's Cove, Cookville.

Titus 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 Titus County: Talco Rodeo Ground (A), White Oak (B), Coopers Chapel (C), Piney (D), Center Point (E), Farmers Academy (F), Forest Grove (G), Bridges Chapel (H), Cookville Volunteer Fire Department (I), Five Star Volunteer Fire Department (J), Sugar Hill Volunteer Fire Department (K), Nortex Volunteer Fire Department (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Titus County include: Pleasant Grove Church (A), Ripley Church (B), Shady Grove Church (C), Spring Hill Church (D), Union Hill Church (E), Mount Sylvia Church (F), Harris Church (G), Adams Chapel (H), Bethel Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Springhill Cemetery (1), Barrett Cemetery (2), Snodgrass Cemetery (3), Blevens Cemetery (4), Brantley Cemetery (5), Deshiell Cemetery (6), Concord Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Timber Lake (A), Cheetwood Lake (B), Oliver Lake (C), Little Grass Lake (D), Horseshoe Lake (E), White Lake (F), Hill Hole (G), Cuckoo Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Williamson Creek (A), Tankersley Creek (B), Smith Creek (C), Prairie Branch (D), Justiss Creek (E), Dry Creek (F), East Fork Horse Creek (G), West Fork Horse Creek (H), Walkers Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Titus County include: Monticello Park (1), Lake Bob Sandlin State Park (2), Sam Parker Field (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Camp County , Franklin County , Morris County , Red River County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 929
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 65.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,900 (28% naturalized citizens)

Titus County:

17.4%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 83.9%

Titus County marital status for males
Titus County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Titus County with a mortgage: 2,619 (109 second mortgage, 218 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,178

Here:

54.6% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 71.01%
Here71.0%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 19,966
Total congregations: 66

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationUnited Methodist ChurchBaptist Missionary Association of America
Adherents8,929 (44.7%)2,738 (13.7%)2,188 (11.0%)1,507 (7.5%)1,494 (7.5%)
Congregations15 (22.7%)1 (1.5%)16 (24.2%)6 (9.1%)3 (4.5%)
NameChurches of ChristAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchOther
Adherents1,178 (5.9%)1,100 (5.5%)340 (1.7%)189 (0.9%)303 (1.5%)
Congregations11 (16.7%)6 (9.1%)1 (1.5%)1 (1.5%)6 (9.1%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Titus County - Mount Pleasant, Talco, Winfield, Miller's Cove, Cookville

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Titus County:

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Titus County:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
This county:

8.56 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Titus County:

5.48 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.8%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.2%
Texas:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Titus County:

16.1%
State:

15.7%


Agriculture in Titus County:

Average size of farms: 230 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $72,666
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $38.30
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 98.46%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $58,009
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 12.75%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.15%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $33,927
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 97.04%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 20.29
Vegetables: 351 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 43 acres

Tornado activity:

Titus County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 4.5 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 14 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/26/1961, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Titus County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1997 at 03:26:41, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 56.9 miles away from the county center
On 10/20/2002 at 02:18:13, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.2 miles away from the county center
On 4/22/2005 at 05:17:04, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 69.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Titus County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Food (18%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Food (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Food processing workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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




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





Titus County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,785 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 1,796 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 27 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 7 (0%)
  • Taxi: 13 (0%)
  • Walked: 143 (1%)
  • Other means: 83 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 232 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $37,414.

7.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,872 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.34%
Texas average:

8.37%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.68% relocated from other counties in Texas ($28,035 average AGI)
1.66% relocated from other states ($8,837 average AGI)
Titus County:

1.66%
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 Morris County, TX  0.77% ($33,000 average AGI)
from Camp County, TX  0.76% ($30,588)
from Franklin County, TX  0.71% ($26,905)
from Dallas County, TX  0.52% ($39,783)
from Gregg County, TX  0.24% ($29,762)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.18% ($57,000)
from Hopkins County, TX  0.17% ($34,267)


7.15% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,487 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.15%
Texas average:

7.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.95% relocated to other counties in Texas ($26,138 average AGI)
1.20% relocated to other states ($4,349 average AGI)
Titus County:

1.20%
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 Camp County, TX  0.92% ($30,329 average AGI)
to Morris County, TX  0.81% ($26,528)
to Franklin County, TX  0.75% ($37,239)
to Dallas County, TX  0.42% ($32,243)
to Gregg County, TX  0.25% ($27,409)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.24% ($23,143)
to Hopkins County, TX  0.22% ($33,750)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 18.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 19.5

Births per 1000 population in Titus County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Titus County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Titus County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,741 (3,256 aged, 485 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: 3.42
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 17485.63
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 492.750
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 72775.8

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 2061.470
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 804.890
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 20.38

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 43.27
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 81.51

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3.4

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 131.3. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 31,977

Size of family households: 2,936 2-persons, 1,670 3-persons, 1,575 4-persons, 1,031 5-persons, 486 6-persons, 456 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,334 1-person, 265 2-persons, 33 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 8 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

73.1% of residents of Titus County speak English at home.
26.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (35% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 28% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (46% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 30% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $137,243,000 ($4696 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,439,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $56,598,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $40,843,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $210,000
Federal grants: $32,183,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,008,000 ($84,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,402,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $459,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,594,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,104,000

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

Births: 2,758
Here:

94 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,354
Here:

46 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,248
Here:

+42 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,282
Here -44 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Titus County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 8.37 millions of gallons per day (0% from ground, 100% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Titus County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 21
  • 2 rooms: 205
  • 3 rooms: 511
  • 4 rooms: 705
  • 5 rooms: 2,202
  • 6 rooms: 1,558
  • 7 rooms: 823
  • 8 rooms: 503
  • 9+ rooms: 383
  • 1 room: 71
  • 2 rooms: 296
  • 3 rooms: 458
  • 4 rooms: 789
  • 5 rooms: 523
  • 6 rooms: 266
  • 7 rooms: 102
  • 8 rooms: 82
  • 9+ rooms: 54
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Titus County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 66
  • 1 bedroom: 515
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,502
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,945
  • 4 bedrooms: 835
  • 5+ bedrooms: 48
  • no bedroom: 82
  • 1 bedroom: 762
  • 2 bedrooms: 931
  • 3 bedrooms: 752
  • 4 bedrooms: 75
  • 5+ bedrooms: 39
Cars and other vehicles available in Titus County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 229
  • 1 vehicle: 2,065
  • 2 vehicles: 3,208
  • 3 vehicles: 1,044
  • 4 vehicles: 303
  • 5+ vehicles: 62
  • no vehicle: 417
  • 1 vehicle: 1,277
  • 2 vehicles: 747
  • 3 vehicles: 185
  • 4 vehicles: 15
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

54% of Titus County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Texas.

Titus County:

53.5%
State average:

51.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $35,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Titus County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (52.6%)
  • Utility gas (36.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.9%)
  • Wood (1.9%)
  • Electricity (54.3%)
  • Utility gas (36.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.9%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


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

0.8%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 63
Here:

3.4%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 79
Here:

9.7%
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

Titus County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Titus County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Titus County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Titus County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Titus County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James20974.3 years
Mary19679.8 years
John18277.6 years
William16075.1 years
Robert10074.5 years
Charles8772.7 years
George7775.9 years
Thomas7274.8 years
Willie6977.7 years
Joe6375.1 years
Most common last names in Titus County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith15275.8 years
Brown14374.8 years
Johnson10675.0 years
Jones9877.6 years
Williams7078.1 years
Allen5475.7 years
Thomas5379.1 years
Davis5372.1 years
Moore5179.7 years
Taylor4875.7 years
Businesses in Titus County, TX
NameCountNameCount
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Arby's1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Nike1
Best Western1Payless1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1Quality1
Curves1RadioShack1
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In2
FedEx3Sears1
GNC1Sprint Nextel1
Goodwill2Staples1
H&R Block2Subway3
Holiday Inn2Super 81
Home Depot1Taco Bell1
IHOP1True Value1
KFC1U-Haul2
La Quinta1UPS5
La-Z-Boy1Verizon Wireless1
Lane Furniture1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
Lowe's1
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