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Ward County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2016: 11,965 (72% urban, 28% rural); it was 10,909 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,138
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,919
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,098
Renter-occupied apartments: 938 (it was 866 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

36%

Land area: 835 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 14 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Ward County: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (21.1%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 53%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 46%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Ward County, TX (2017)
    • 6,27557.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4,87044.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5825.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 850.8%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 760.7%Two or more races
    • 300.3%Asian alone
    • 180.2%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

34.8 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years
Males: 5,957  (49.8%)
Females: 6,008  (50.2%)
Average household size:
Ward County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $61,444 ($29,386 in 1999)
This county:

$61,444
Texas:

$59,206

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $592 (lower quartile is $464, upper quartile is $827)
This county:

$592
State:

$843


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $70,385 (it was $31,800 in 2000)
Ward:

$70,385
Texas:

$172,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $34,657 - $124,603
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,076
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $383

Institutionalized population: 125

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 1
  • Thefts: 5
  • Auto thefts: 1

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 1
  • Thefts: 1
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $213,700
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $63,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $144,300
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $139,300
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $36,000
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $99,100
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $158,700
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2007: 15 buildings, average cost: $130,500
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $205,800
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $196,400
  • 2011: 12 buildings, average cost: $113,100
  • 2012: 10 buildings, average cost: $129,800
  • 2013: 7 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 2014: 19 buildings, average cost: $116,000
  • 2015: 40 buildings, average cost: $105,100
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $124,000
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $336,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Ward, TX residents
Average permit cost in Ward, TX
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,201 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $424 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Ward, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ward, TX in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Ward, TX in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.7%
Ward County:

14.7%
Texas:

14.7%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.6% for Black residents, 17.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.1% for American Indian residents, 24.3% for other race residents, 3.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 34.8 years old
(Males: 33.7 years old, Females: 36.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.3 years old, Black residents: 29.4 years old, American Indian residents: 27.0 years old, Asian residents: 43.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30.2 years old, Other race residents: 43.7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Ward County is $407 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $603 a month.

Cities in this county include: Monahans, Wickett, Thorntonville, Barstow, Grandfalls, Pyote.

Ward 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 Ward County: Dawson Windmills (A), East Windmill (B), Ell Long Ranch (C), Glass and Everitt Ranch (D), Gulf Windmill (E), Hardland Windmill (F), Hidden Water Windmill (G), House Windmill (H), J Bar Ranch (I), Lea Ranch (J), Middle Windmill (K), New Windmill (L), North Adolph Windmill (M), Old House Windmill (N), Pee Wee Windmill (O), Pigman Windmill (P), R B Valley Windmill (Q), R B Windmill (R), Red Windmill (S), Sand Camp (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Ward County: First Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: County South Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Soda Lake (A), Juan Cordona Lake (B), Perkins Lake (C), Big Tank (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Comanche Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Brantley County, Georgia , Menard County , Midland County , San Augustine County , Upton County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.4%
Texas:

3.5%

Unemployment by year in Ward, TX
County total employment by year in Ward, TX
County average yearly wages by year in Ward, TX

Current college students: 253
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,028 (38.4% naturalized citizens)

Ward County:

8.6%
Whole state:

17.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2682010 or later
  • 1102000 to 2009
  • 1641990 to 1999
  • 2001980 to 1989
  • 2071970 to 1979
  • 178Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 74.0%

Ward County marital status for males Ward County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,589
  • One, attached: 44
  • Two: 163
  • 3 or 4: 109
  • 5 to 9: 42
  • 10 to 19: 97
  • 50 or more: 12
  • Mobile homes: 874
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 3

Housing units in Ward County with a mortgage: 826 (16 second mortgage, 10 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,126

Here:

99.8% with mortgage
State:

57.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Ward County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,36420
Catholic2,5253
Mainline Protestant6906
Other1622
None3,917-
Ward 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: 2
Ward County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Ward County:

10.80 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

6.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Ward County:

9.8%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Ward County:

27.8%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.0%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Ward County:

Average size of farms: 5414 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $19,545
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: $22,080
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.09%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $20,006
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.02%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.64
Land in orchards: 21 acres

Tornado activity:

Ward County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 6897467.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/29/1954, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 2 people

Earthquake activity:

Ward County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 18% 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 88.2 miles away from Ward 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 56.7 miles away from the 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 168.1 miles away from the county center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 113.8 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) earthquake occurred 88.1 miles away from Ward County center
On 5/23/2004 at 09:22:05, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 114.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), 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

The number of natural disasters in Ward County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 4
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Ward

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,029 (79.6%)
  • Carpooled: 544 (10.7%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 103 (2.0%)
  • Bicycle: 28 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 109 (2.2%)
  • Worked at home: 247 (4.9%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Educational services (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (25%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (83%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (3%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (2%)
  • Australia (1%)
  • Germany (1%)
  • France (1%)
  • Vietnam (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Ward County


  • American (5%)
  • English (3%)
  • German (2%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • European (1%)
  • British (0%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 232 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 72 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 54 people in nursing homes
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

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

  • 54 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 54 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 17 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $70,922.

7.88% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,368 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.88%
Texas average:

7.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.99% relocated from other counties in Texas ($37,162 average AGI)
1.89% relocated from other states ($10,202 average AGI)
Ward County:

1.89%
Texas average:

2.52%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Ector County, TX  1.13% ($40,783 average AGI)
from Midland County, TX  0.52% ($62,190)


9.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,558 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.89%
Texas average:

7.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.32% relocated to other counties in Texas ($40,107 average AGI)
2.57% relocated to other states ($11,454 average AGI)
Ward County:

2.57%
Texas average:

2.32%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Ector County, TX  1.49% ($52,726 average AGI)
to Reeves County, TX  0.67% ($45,571)
to Midland County, TX  0.50% ($73,857)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.8

Births per 1000 population in Ward County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Ward County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Ward County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 23.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Ward County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Ward County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ward County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ward County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ward County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Ward County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,810 (1,511 aged, 299 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 388 (14%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (173)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (144)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (140)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (104)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (33)
  • Congestive heart failure (23)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (11)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 9.65
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,847
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 241
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 44,931

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,582
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 987
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 20

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 17
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 98

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,965
  • In family households: 10,311 (1,351 male householders, 1,364 female householders)
    2,041 spouses, 4,269 children (4,006 natural, 56 adopted, 205 stepchildren), 557 grandchildren, 123 brothers or sisters, 204 parents, 199 other relatives, 205 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,528 (554 male householders (501 living alone)), 797 female householders (705 living alone)), 168 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 132

Size of family households: 1,221 2-persons, 513 3-persons, 487 4-persons, 341 5-persons, 78 6-persons, 71 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,206 1-person, 143 2-persons, 1 3-persons.

2,137 married couples with children.
624 single-parent households (38 men, 586 women).

61.5% of residents of Ward speak English at home.
38.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (24% speak English very well, 76% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $60,696,000 ($5,860 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,360,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $25,403,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $14,515,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $405,000
Federal grants: $17,942,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,101,000 ($772,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,330,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $7,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,396,000
Federal Government insurance: $140,000

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

Births: 765
Here:

75 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 524
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +23
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -912
Here -89 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Ward County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 7.94 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.1

Year house built in Ward County, Texas
  • Year house built in Ward County, Texas
  • 1032014 or later
  • 912010 to 2013
  • 1952000 to 2009
  • 4331990 to 1999
  • 4721980 to 1989
  • 9641970 to 1979
  • 8881960 to 1969
  • 1,3141950 to 1959
  • 2591940 to 1949
  • 761939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Ward County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Ward County, Texas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Ward County, Texas
  • 141 room
  • 12 rooms
  • 373 rooms
  • 2504 rooms
  • 8205 rooms
  • 7616 rooms
  • 5877 rooms
  • 2488 rooms
  • 1609+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ward County, Texas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ward County, Texas
  • 291 room
  • 522 rooms
  • 1913 rooms
  • 3314 rooms
  • 3195 rooms
  • 1436 rooms
  • 507 rooms
  • 388 rooms
  • 09+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Ward County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Ward County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Ward County, Texas
  • 12no bedroom
  • 151 bedroom
  • 5332 bedrooms
  • 1,7713 bedrooms
  • 4954 bedrooms
  • 405+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ward County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ward County, Texas
  • 29no bedroom
  • 2241 bedroom
  • 4062 bedrooms
  • 4683 bedrooms
  • 334 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Ward County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Ward County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Ward County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 108no vehicle
  • 6481 vehicle
  • 9942 vehicles
  • 8033 vehicles
  • 2644 vehicles
  • 1125+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Ward County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Ward County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 155no vehicle
  • 5341 vehicle
  • 3512 vehicles
  • 1163 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 15+ vehicles

86.8% of Ward County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 81% lived in Texas.

Ward County:

86.8%
State average:

84.3%

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

  • This state: 8,540
  • Other state: 2,320
  • Northeast: 132
  • Midwest: 395
  • South: 573
  • West: 1,255
Year householders moved into unit in Ward County, TX
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Ward County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 48.7%Electricity
  • 46.7%Utility gas
  • 3.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 57.8%Electricity
  • 39.7%Utility gas
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 41
Here:

2.6%
Texas:

6.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 13
Here:

1.7%
Texas:

6.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 17
Here:

6.2%
Texas:

15.0%

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

Ward County government finances - Expenditure in 2012:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,938,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $8,484,000
    Other: $1,080,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $10,236,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,580,000
    Regular Highways: $2,203,000
    Police Protection: $1,342,000
    Parks and Recreation: $883,000
    Health - Other: $853,000
    Correctional Institutions: $811,000
    Financial Administration: $544,000
    Central Staff Services: $468,000
    Libraries: $285,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $168,000
    Local Fire Protection: $132,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $84,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $61,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $57,000
    Corrections - Other: $45,000
    General - Other: $42,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $43,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $781,000
    General Revenue - Other: $92,000
    Interest Earnings: $26,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $141,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,985,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $372,000
    Other: $98,000
    Housing and Community Development: $25,000
    Highways: $12,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,399,000
    Other License: $314,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $32,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,302,000

Ward County government finances - Revenue in 2012:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,938,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $8,484,000
    Other: $1,080,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $10,236,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,580,000
    Regular Highways: $2,203,000
    Police Protection: $1,342,000
    Parks and Recreation: $883,000
    Health - Other: $853,000
    Correctional Institutions: $811,000
    Financial Administration: $544,000
    Central Staff Services: $468,000
    Libraries: $285,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $168,000
    Local Fire Protection: $132,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $84,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $61,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $57,000
    Corrections - Other: $45,000
    General - Other: $42,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $43,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $781,000
    General Revenue - Other: $92,000
    Interest Earnings: $26,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $141,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,985,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $372,000
    Other: $98,000
    Housing and Community Development: $25,000
    Highways: $12,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,399,000
    Other License: $314,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $32,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,302,000

Ward County government finances - Debt in 2012:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,938,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $8,484,000
    Other: $1,080,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $10,236,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,580,000
    Regular Highways: $2,203,000
    Police Protection: $1,342,000
    Parks and Recreation: $883,000
    Health - Other: $853,000
    Correctional Institutions: $811,000
    Financial Administration: $544,000
    Central Staff Services: $468,000
    Libraries: $285,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $168,000
    Local Fire Protection: $132,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $84,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $61,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $57,000
    Corrections - Other: $45,000
    General - Other: $42,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $43,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $781,000
    General Revenue - Other: $92,000
    Interest Earnings: $26,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $141,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,985,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $372,000
    Other: $98,000
    Housing and Community Development: $25,000
    Highways: $12,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,399,000
    Other License: $314,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $32,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,302,000

Ward County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,938,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $8,484,000
    Other: $1,080,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $10,236,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,580,000
    Regular Highways: $2,203,000
    Police Protection: $1,342,000
    Parks and Recreation: $883,000
    Health - Other: $853,000
    Correctional Institutions: $811,000
    Financial Administration: $544,000
    Central Staff Services: $468,000
    Libraries: $285,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $168,000
    Local Fire Protection: $132,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $84,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $61,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $57,000
    Corrections - Other: $45,000
    General - Other: $42,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $43,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $781,000
    General Revenue - Other: $92,000
    Interest Earnings: $26,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $141,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,985,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $372,000
    Other: $98,000
    Housing and Community Development: $25,000
    Highways: $12,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,399,000
    Other License: $314,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $32,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,302,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 342
  • Number of aged recipients: 72
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 270
  • Number of recipients under 18: 35
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 193
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 114
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 142
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 147
Most common first names in Ward County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7674.5 years
William7074.9 years
James6171.7 years
Mary4878.9 years
Robert4272.5 years
Charles3266.7 years
George3175.9 years
Thomas2873.0 years
Henry2371.8 years
Maria1972.8 years
Most common last names in Ward County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4074.0 years
Williams3077.2 years
Brown2173.6 years
Garcia1970.8 years
Jones1876.1 years
White1872.0 years
Harris1772.0 years
Gonzales1570.3 years
Moore1567.5 years
Rodriguez1465.9 years
Businesses in Ward County, TX
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Alco Stores1Nike1
Best Western1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen1Subway2
FedEx1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
Lane Furniture1