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Van Zandt County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2014: 52,910 (25% urban, 75% rural); it was 48,140 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 8,082
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,595
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 14,713
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,370 (it was 3,482 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

36%

Land area: 849 sq. mi.

Water area: 10.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 62 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Van Zandt County: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (30.4%), Retail trade (12.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 50%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 44%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Van Zandt County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (85.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (9.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 26,025  (49.2%)
Females: 26,885  (50.8%)
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Van Zandt County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Van Zandt County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,215 ($35,029 in 1999)

This county:

$42215
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $513 (lower quartile is $372, upper quartile is $660)
This county:

$513
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $99,230 (it was $66,700 in 2000)
Van Zandt:

$99,230
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $60,661 - $173,398
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,055
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $355

Institutionalized population: 648

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

  • Murders: 4
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 90
  • Burglaries: 351
  • Thefts: 505
  • Auto thefts: 122

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 10
  • Assaults: 114
  • Burglaries: 380
  • Thefts: 417
  • Auto thefts: 125
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 29 buildings, average cost: $113,800
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $105,600
  • 2009: 13 buildings, average cost: $101,100
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $277,800
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2014: 9 buildings, average cost: $130,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,638 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $935 (1.1%)

Van Zandt County household income distribution in 2009 Van Zandt County home values distribution Van Zandt County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.2%
(14.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.3% for Black residents, 36.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.6% for American Indian residents, 2.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 41.9% for other race residents, 24.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.8%
Van Zandt County:

16.8%
Texas:

17.5%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.7% for Black residents, 35.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.2% for American Indian residents, 1.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 39.4% for other race residents, 25.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 43 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 38 years old, American Indian residents: 40 years old, Asian residents: 57 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Van Zandt County is $429 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $525 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $734 a month.

Cities in this county include: Ben Wheeler-Edom, Wills Point, Canton, Grand Saline, Van, Edgewood, Callender Lake, Myrtle Springs, Fruitvale, Edom.

Van Zandt County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Bibb County, Alabama , Issaquena County, Mississippi , Ouachita Parish, Louisiana , Glascock County, Georgia , Erath County , Kaufman County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.4%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,205
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 72.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,737 (27% naturalized citizens)

Van Zandt County:

3.6%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 634
  • 1990 to 1994: 344
  • 1985 to 1989: 153
  • 1980 to 1984: 272
  • 1975 to 1979: 67
  • 1970 to 1974: 48
  • 1970 to 1974: 58
  • 1965 to 1969: 161

Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 45.6%

Van Zandt County marital status for males Van Zandt County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 14,605
  • One, attached: 149
  • Two: 326
  • 3 or 4: 209
  • 5 to 9: 105
  • 10 to 19: 32
  • 20 or more: 142
  • Mobile homes: 4,974
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 354

Housing units in Van Zandt County with a mortgage: 3,656 (93 second mortgage, 198 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,128

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Van Zandt County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant18,79185
Mainline Protestant3,23115
Catholic1,9453
Black Protestant7155
Other5782
None27,319-
Van Zandt 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: 6
Van Zandt County:

1.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

1.16 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Van Zandt County:

6.18 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 29
This county:

5.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Van Zandt County:

8.9%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Van Zandt County:

25.5%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.9%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Van Zandt County:

Average size of farms: 149 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $25,696
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $422.44
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 35.34%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 54.50%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $24,729
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 18.63%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.33%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $37,113
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.24%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 26.92
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 7.50%
All wheat for grain: 114 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,338 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 469 acres

Earthquake activity:

Van Zandt County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 79% 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 289.4 miles away from Van Zandt County center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 148.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 274.2 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 183.4 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 276.3 miles away from Van Zandt County center
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 42.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • TexasHurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 7, 2008 to September 26, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3294): September 10, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3294, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TexasWildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 1, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3284): March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • TexasSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 16, 2007 to August 3, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1709): June 29, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1709, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • TexasHurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1606): September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TexasHurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3261): September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TexasHurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3216): September 2, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TexasExtreme Fire Hazards, Incident Period: August 1, 1999 to December 10, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3142): September 1, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3142, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • TexasExtreme Fire Hazard, Incident Period: August 30, 1993 to November 15, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3113): September 10, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3113, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • TexasFlooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: April 15, 1990 to May 29, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-863): May 2, 1990, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-863, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • TexasSEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES, FLOODING, Incident Period: May 4, 1989 to June 7, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-828): May 19, 1989, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-828, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Van Zandt County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 6

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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

  • Mexico (81%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • United Kingdom (2%)
  • Canada (1%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (1%)
  • Philippines (1%)
  • El Salvador (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Van Zandt County (%):

  • United States or American (35%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • English (10%)
  • German (8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Van Zandt County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 14,946 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 3,162 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 30 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 7 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 21 (0%)
  • Taxi: 3 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 423 (2%)
  • Other means: 162 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 835 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Van Zandt County, Texas in 2000:

  • 570 people in nursing homes
  • 167 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 87 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 50 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 46 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 9 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 6 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Van Zandt County, Texas in 2010:

  • 435 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 134 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 64 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 19 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 15 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,590.

7.43% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,794 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.43%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.16% relocated from other counties in Texas ($30,574 average AGI)
1.27% relocated from other states ($5,220 average AGI)
Van Zandt County:

1.27%
Texas average:

2.49%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dallas County, TX  1.12% ($31,125 average AGI)
from Smith County, TX  0.92% ($36,603)
from Kaufman County, TX  0.90% ($36,268)
from Henderson County, TX  0.48% ($34,266)
from Hunt County, TX  0.33% ($30,407)
from Wood County, TX  0.26% ($30,698)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.25% ($44,683)


7.45% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,237 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.45%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.29% relocated to other counties in Texas ($28,794 average AGI)
1.16% relocated to other states ($4,442 average AGI)
Van Zandt County:

1.16%
Texas average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Smith County, TX  1.11% ($26,585 average AGI)
to Dallas County, TX  1.05% ($27,803)
to Kaufman County, TX  0.81% ($34,142)
to Henderson County, TX  0.51% ($31,500)
to Hunt County, TX  0.30% ($28,120)
to Wood County, TX  0.27% ($36,467)
to Collin County, TX  0.23% ($38,553)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1

Births per 1000 population in Van Zandt County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Van Zandt County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Van Zandt County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 26.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Van Zandt County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Van Zandt County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 9,598 (8,116 aged, 1,482 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,475 (20%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1072)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (663)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (577)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (455)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (333)
  • Congestive heart failure (323)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (321)
  • Unspecified dementia (225)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (195)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (188)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.92
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 2005.920
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 46.16
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 11595.12

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1236.400
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1129.720

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 24.98
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 51.44

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 71.0. This is more than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 181.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 130.7
  • Other - 51.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 51,912
  • In family households: 45,545 (10,939 male householders, 3,666 female householders)
    11,557 spouses, 14,347 children (12,749 natural, 378 adopted, 1,220 stepchildren), 1,814 grandchildren, 416 brothers or sisters, 439 parents, 689 other relatives, 1,188 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,367 (2,497 male householders (2,055 living alone)), 2,945 female householders (2,667 living alone)), 925 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 667 (648 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 6,792 2-persons, 3,030 3-persons, 2,600 4-persons, 1,279 5-persons, 552 6-persons, 352 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,722 1-person, 593 2-persons, 80 3-persons, 26 4-persons, 14 5-persons, 6 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

8,760 married couples with children.
2,081 single-parent households (624 men, 1,457 women).

92.6% of residents of Van Zandt County speak English at home.
6.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (47% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (21% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 21% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $241,212,000 ($4639 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,289,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $128,317,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $71,416,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,106,000
Federal grants: $32,240,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,851,000 ($2,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,281,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $282,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $11,897,000
Federal Government insurance: $24,472,000

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

Births: 3,206
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,008
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +533
Here:

+10 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +3,681
Here:

+70 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Van Zandt County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.75 millions of gallons per day (44% from ground, 56% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 745
  • 2000 to 2004: 3,675
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,693
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,666
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,353
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,638
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,614
  • 1940 to 1949: 603
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,079
Rooms in houses/apartments in Van Zandt County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 75
  • 2 rooms: 271
  • 3 rooms: 690
  • 4 rooms: 2,176
  • 5 rooms: 4,654
  • 6 rooms: 3,684
  • 7 rooms: 1,769
  • 8 rooms: 758
  • 9+ rooms: 636
  • 1 room: 94
  • 2 rooms: 206
  • 3 rooms: 524
  • 4 rooms: 1,010
  • 5 rooms: 964
  • 6 rooms: 423
  • 7 rooms: 175
  • 8 rooms: 59
  • 9+ rooms: 27
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Van Zandt County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 118
  • 1 bedroom: 717
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,855
  • 3 bedrooms: 8,352
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,458
  • 5+ bedrooms: 213
  • no bedroom: 105
  • 1 bedroom: 689
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,447
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,085
  • 4 bedrooms: 141
  • 5+ bedrooms: 15
Cars and other vehicles available in Van Zandt County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 553
  • 1 vehicle: 3,953
  • 2 vehicles: 6,700
  • 3 vehicles: 2,475
  • 4 vehicles: 798
  • 5+ vehicles: 234
  • no vehicle: 495
  • 1 vehicle: 1,593
  • 2 vehicles: 1,095
  • 3 vehicles: 213
  • 4 vehicles: 50
  • 5+ vehicles: 36

58% of Van Zandt County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 86% lived in Texas.

Van Zandt County:

58.0%
State average:

51.6%

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

  • This state: 37798
  • Northeast: 791
  • Midwest: 2363
  • South: 3914
  • West: 1344

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $43,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Van Zandt County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (58.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22.3%)
  • Utility gas (16.1%)
  • Wood (2.8%)
  • Electricity (49.3%)
  • Utility gas (32.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.2%)
  • Wood (1.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 388
Here:

6.7%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 185
Here:

6.4%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 75
Here:

7.2%
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)

Van Zandt County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $755,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,044,000
    Regular Highways: $1,926,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,711,000
    Financial Administration: $1,290,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,268,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,067,000
    Welfare - Other: $306,000
    General Public Buildings: $176,000
    General - Other: $120,000
    Fire Protection: $100,000
    Libraries: $90,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $46,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $432,000
    Regular Highways: $282,000
    Police Protection: $46,000
    Libraries: $22,000
    Corrections - Other: $9,000
    Financial Administration: $7,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,913,000

Van Zandt County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,983,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $138,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $643,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,321,000
    Interest Earnings: $209,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,064,000
    General Support: $794,000
    Public Welfare: $27,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,013,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,239,000

Van Zandt County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $806,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $107,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $560,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $353,000

Van Zandt County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $5,244,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,042
  • Number of aged recipients: 163
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 879
  • Number of recipients under 18: 151
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 639
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 252
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 427
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 410
Van Zandt County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Van Zandt County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Van Zandt County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James43971.7 years
William37275.6 years
John32475.5 years
Mary30579.3 years
Robert22973.7 years
Charles16170.7 years
George14176.5 years
Thomas13374.1 years
Willie13379.4 years
Ruby10981.3 years
Most common last names in Van Zandt County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith20575.4 years
Brown12775.8 years
Jones12475.7 years
Johnson12175.8 years
Williams11275.8 years
Davis11174.8 years
Martin10276.5 years
Taylor9676.2 years
Moore8478.3 years
Thompson8175.4 years
Businesses in Van Zandt County, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Best Western1Long John Silver's1
Burger King1MasterBrand Cabinets1
CVS1McDonald's1
Carl\s Jr.1Motel 61
Chevrolet2Pizza Hut1
Church's Chicken1Quality1
Circle K1SONIC Drive-In4
Dairy Queen2Sears1
Days Inn1Subway4
Decora Cabinetry1Super 81
FedEx4Taco Bell1
H&R Block2U-Haul8
KFC1UPS7
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1