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Webb County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2014: 266,673 (97% urban, 3% rural); it was 193,117 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 27,361
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 15,925
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 33,320
Renter-occupied apartments: 23,820 (it was 17,420 in 2000)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

36%

Land area: 3357 sq. mi.

Water area: 18.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 79 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Webb County: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (19.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.3%), Construction (14.7%), Retail trade (13.3%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (11.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 40%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Webb County, Texas:

  • Hispanic or Latino (95.7%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (3.3%)
  • Asian alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  27.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 129,432  (48.5%)
Females: 137,241  (51.5%)
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Webb County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Webb County:

3.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,991 ($28,100 in 1999)

This county:

$39991
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $574 (lower quartile is $428, upper quartile is $738)
This county:

$574
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $107,800 (it was $67,000 in 2000)
Webb:

$107,800
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $68,300 - $159,500

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $134,021
Here:

$134,021
State:

$188,898

Townhouses or other attached units: $128,851
Here:

$128,851
State:

$180,420

In 2-unit structures: $87,452
Here:

$87,452
State:

$130,111

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $120,486
Here:

$120,486
State:

$130,946

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $95,617
Here:

$95,617
State:

$183,324

Mobile homes: $46,052
Here:

$46,052
State:

$60,009
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,218
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $432

Institutionalized population: 2,014

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

  • Murders: 5
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 40
  • Burglaries: 91
  • Thefts: 103
  • Auto thefts: 25

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

  • Murders: 4
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 9
  • Assaults: 46
  • Burglaries: 121
  • Thefts: 129
  • Auto thefts: 32
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Health of residents in Webb County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.0. This is significantly worse than average.
62.9% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
31.4% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
98.3% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
44.5% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 193 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 163 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1423 buildings, average cost: $68,300
  • 2001: 1477 buildings, average cost: $72,600
  • 2002: 1439 buildings, average cost: $81,600
  • 2003: 1580 buildings, average cost: $84,200
  • 2004: 1617 buildings, average cost: $92,600
  • 2005: 1886 buildings, average cost: $89,800
  • 2006: 1941 buildings, average cost: $108,800
  • 2007: 1257 buildings, average cost: $123,000
  • 2008: 668 buildings, average cost: $137,000
  • 2009: 668 buildings, average cost: $132,900
  • 2010: 636 buildings, average cost: $144,700
  • 2011: 640 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2012: 750 buildings, average cost: $146,000
  • 2013: 915 buildings, average cost: $146,100
  • 2014: 954 buildings, average cost: $146,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,841 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,802 (2.2%)

Webb County household income distribution in 2009 Webb County home values distribution Webb County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 31.1%
(17.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.7% for Black residents, 31.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.4% for American Indian residents, 33.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 38.6% for other race residents, 44.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 31.1%
Webb County:

31.1%
Texas:

17.5%
(17.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.2% for Black residents, 31.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.9% for American Indian residents, 28.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 38.6% for other race residents, 44.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 28 years old
(Males: 26 years old, Females: 29 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38 years old, Black residents: 41 years old, American Indian residents: 19 years old, Asian residents: 41 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Area name: Laredo, TX MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Webb County is $461 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $551 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $720 a month.

Cities in this county include: Laredo, Bruni-Mirando, Webb, Rio Bravo, El Cenizo, Laredo Ranchettes, Larga Vista, Pueblo Nuevo, Ranchos Penitas West, La Presa.

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

2012 air pollution in Webb County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.025 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 27.6 µg/m3. Above U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Webb County: Plymouth Refinery (A), Coyote Windmill (B), Mare Trap Windmill (C), Ohiva Windmill (D), Plymouth Oil Camp (E), Rosita Ranch (F), Sinton Siding (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: San Patricio Memorial Gardens (1), Bethel Cemetery (2), Cenzo Hill Cemetery (3), Old San Patricio Cemetery (4), Prairie View Cemetery (5), Edroy Cemetery (6), Evergreen Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Big Lake (A), Tule Lake (B), Rincon Bayou (C), Spears Lake (D), Fresh Water Lake (E), Vahlsing Lake (F), New Lake (G), Old Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Sixmile Creek (A), Hondo Creek (B), Chiltipin Creek (C), Bayou Creek (D), Aquilla Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Webb County include: Welder Park (1), Welder Wildlife Foundation Park (2), Rob and Bessie Welder Park (3), Lake Corpus Christi State Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Brevard County, Florida , Calhoun County , Osceola County, Florida , Duval County , Jim Wells County , McMullen County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.6%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 11,089
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 53.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 56,029 (34% naturalized citizens)

Webb County:

29.0%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 11,415
  • 1990 to 1994: 9,689
  • 1985 to 1989: 8,011
  • 1980 to 1984: 6,735
  • 1975 to 1979: 6,504
  • 1970 to 1974: 4,366
  • 1970 to 1974: 2,636
  • 1965 to 1969: 6,673

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 96.8%

Webb County marital status for males Webb County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 34,919
  • One, attached: 3,631
  • Two: 1,187
  • 3 or 4: 2,311
  • 5 to 9: 1,500
  • 10 to 19: 1,363
  • 20 or more: 2,939
  • Mobile homes: 7,294
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 62

Housing units in Webb County with a mortgage: 13,936 (398 second mortgage, 669 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,623

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Webb County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic126,75026
Evangelical Protestant12,81290
Other6,12012
Mainline Protestant1,3549
Black Protestant2071
None103,061-
Webb 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: 43
Webb County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
This county:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 88
Webb County:

3.80 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 129
This county:

5.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Webb County:

9.1%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Webb County:

28.0%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.4%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Webb County:

Average size of farms: 3596 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $41,619
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $178.86
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 94.65%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $59,669
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.35%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 36.49%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $32,621
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.74%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.38
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.05%
Land in orchards: 232 acres

Tornado activity:

Webb County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 10446941.0 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 42 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 10/22/1954, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 25 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Webb County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 79% 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 304.1 miles away from Webb County center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 114.3 miles away from the county center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 82.3 miles away from the county center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 123.5 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 385.0 miles away from Webb County center
On 5/23/2007 at 19:09:15, a magnitude 5.6 (5.4 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 437.7 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:

  • TexasEl Cenzio Fire, Incident Period: April 4, 2011, Fire Management Assistance Declared: April 5, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2882, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • TexasHurricane Alex, Incident Period: June 30, 2010 to August 14, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1931): August 3, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1931, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TexasTropical Storm Alex, Incident Period: June 27, 2010 to August 14, 2010, Emergency Declared (EM-3313): June 29, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3313, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • 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
  • TexasHurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 27, 2008 to September 7, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3290): August 29, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3290, 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
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Webb County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Fires: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

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

  • Mexico (96%)
  • Honduras (0%)
  • El Salvador (0%)
  • India (0%)
  • Philippines (0%)
  • Korea (0%)
  • Cuba (0%)

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

  • United States or American (2%)
  • German (1%)
  • English (0%)
  • Italian (0%)
  • Irish (0%)
  • French (except Basque) (0%)
  • Scotch-Irish (0%)

Webb County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 43,785 (71%)
  • Carpooled: 11,822 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,473 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 59 (0%)
  • Taxi: 24 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 39 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 94 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,261 (2%)
  • Other means: 903 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,796 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 849 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 475 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 388 people in nursing homes
  • 353 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 313 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 282 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 152 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 92 people in religious group quarters
  • 39 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 33 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 22 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 19 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 18 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 13 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 10 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 10 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally ill

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

  • 1,591 people in federal detention centers
  • 727 people in college/university student housing
  • 378 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 367 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 228 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 95 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 33 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 23 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 14 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $35,449.

2.75% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,348 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.75%
Texas average:

7.14%


0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,193 average AGI)
Webb County:

0.07%
Texas average:

0.08%

1.59% relocated from other counties in Texas ($19,515 average AGI)
1.08% relocated from other states ($15,641 average AGI)
Webb County:

1.08%
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 Bexar County, TX  0.36% ($27,182 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.18% ($31,957)
from Dallas County, TX  0.10% ($21,519)
from Hidalgo County, TX  0.10% ($47,364)
from Travis County, TX  0.09% ($32,493)
from Zapata County, TX  0.06% ($31,354)
from Nueces County, TX  0.06% ($29,543)


2.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,967 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.88%
Texas average:

6.69%


0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($977 average AGI)
Webb County:

0.07%
Texas average:

0.10%

2.03% relocated to other counties in Texas ($26,141 average AGI)
0.78% relocated to other states ($9,850 average AGI)
Webb County:

0.78%
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 Bexar County, TX  0.64% ($37,177 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.19% ($33,486)
to Hidalgo County, TX  0.15% ($44,924)
to Travis County, TX  0.14% ($35,435)
to Dallas County, TX  0.12% ($24,511)
to Nueces County, TX  0.08% ($36,629)
to Cameron County, TX  0.07% ($39,569)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 29.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 28.1
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 22.6

Births per 1000 population in Webb County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 4.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 4.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Webb County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Webb County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 34.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Webb County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Webb County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 21,047 (18,125 aged, 2,922 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 21,446 (24%)

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 Webb County, Texas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1575)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1218)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (542)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (542)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (538)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (483)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (389)
  • Other and unspecified cirrhosis of liver (328)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (303)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (291)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 31%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 33%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.37
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11428.3
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 227.830
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 25007.29

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 2847.860
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 387.190
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4.45

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 11.69
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 67.65

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7.57

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

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 90.4. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 74.1
  • Other - 16.3

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 55.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 29.2
  • Suffocation - 21.1
  • Other - 4.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 246,825
  • In family households: 233,707 (35,909 male householders, 20,441 female householders)
    38,289 spouses, 100,006 children (94,976 natural, 1,052 adopted, 3,978 stepchildren), 13,497 grandchildren, 4,176 brothers or sisters, 3,820 parents, 7,859 other relatives, 5,227 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 13,118 (5,373 male householders (4,334 living alone)), 5,383 female householders (4,655 living alone)), 2,362 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,479 (2,014 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 11,316 2-persons, 11,493 3-persons, 12,929 4-persons, 9,925 5-persons, 5,467 6-persons, 5,220 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,989 1-person, 1,414 2-persons, 218 3-persons, 73 4-persons, 39 5-persons, 15 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

45,581 married couples with children.
12,941 single-parent households (1,925 men, 11,016 women).

8.1% of residents of Webb County speak English at home.
91.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $961,064,000 ($4379 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $12,196,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $244,125,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $188,278,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,995,000
Federal grants: $383,741,000
Federal procurement contracts: $24,302,000 ($3,080,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $118,623,000 ($889,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $534,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $124,852,000
Federal Government insurance: $99,656,000

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

Births: 30,901
Here:

138 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,539
Here:

20 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +9,258
Here:

+41 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -3,756
Here -17 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Webb County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 41.43 millions of gallons per day (0% from ground, 100% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.2
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.6
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 2,488
  • 2000 to 2004: 17,927
  • 1990 to 1999: 18,391
  • 1980 to 1989: 12,656
  • 1970 to 1979: 11,218
  • 1960 to 1969: 4,944
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,717
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,127
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,773
Rooms in houses/apartments in Webb County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 156
  • 2 rooms: 1,430
  • 3 rooms: 4,493
  • 4 rooms: 4,722
  • 5 rooms: 8,847
  • 6 rooms: 6,450
  • 7 rooms: 3,769
  • 8 rooms: 1,891
  • 9+ rooms: 1,562
  • 1 room: 972
  • 2 rooms: 3,353
  • 3 rooms: 4,116
  • 4 rooms: 4,282
  • 5 rooms: 2,832
  • 6 rooms: 1,163
  • 7 rooms: 453
  • 8 rooms: 103
  • 9+ rooms: 146
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Webb County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 1,086
  • 1 bedroom: 2,679
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,753
  • 3 bedrooms: 16,295
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,201
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,306
  • no bedroom: 1,356
  • 1 bedroom: 5,621
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,550
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,308
  • 4 bedrooms: 468
  • 5+ bedrooms: 117
Cars and other vehicles available in Webb County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 2,368
  • 1 vehicle: 10,187
  • 2 vehicles: 13,704
  • 3 vehicles: 4,988
  • 4 vehicles: 1,431
  • 5+ vehicles: 642
  • no vehicle: 3,889
  • 1 vehicle: 8,446
  • 2 vehicles: 4,102
  • 3 vehicles: 737
  • 4 vehicles: 172
  • 5+ vehicles: 74

62% of Webb County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 80% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Texas.

Webb County:

62.2%
State average:

51.6%

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

  • This state: 124693
  • Northeast: 501
  • Midwest: 4898
  • South: 1871
  • West: 2603

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $85,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Webb County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (61.6%)
  • Utility gas (32.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.5%)
  • No fuel used (1.5%)
  • Electricity (61.8%)
  • Utility gas (33.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.5%)
  • No fuel used (2.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,352
Here:

4.2%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 694
Here:

4.7%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 957
Here:

9.8%
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)

Webb County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Sewerage: $9,791,000
    Water Utilities: $2,585,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $576,000
    Regular Highways: $556,000
    Central Staff Services: $389,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $332,000
    Correctional Institutions: $320,000
    Parks and Recreation: $215,000
    Housing and Community Development: $102,000
    General Public Buildings: $61,000
  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $14,542,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,119,000
    Police Protection: $9,707,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $8,989,000
    Financial Administration: $5,441,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,772,000
    General - Other: $4,135,000
    Regular Highways: $3,973,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,126,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,998,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,933,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,522,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,468,000
    Water Utilities: $986,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $986,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $977,000
    Transit Utilities: $741,000
    Health - Other: $318,000
    Parks and Recreation: $286,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $143,000
    Libraries: $132,000
    Hospitals: $90,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $68,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,338,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Local Fire Protection: $600,000
    Health - Other: $175,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $56,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,111,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $439,000
    Police Protection: $357,000
    General Public Building: $186,000
    Transit Utilities: $62,000
    Corrections - Other: $48,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $43,000
    Central Staff Services: $21,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $49,146,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $340,000

Webb County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $5,517,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $28,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $8,373,000
    All Other: $2,286,000
    Housing and Community Development: $252,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,179,000
    Public Welfare: $122,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,850,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,718,000
    Interest Earnings: $716,000
    Rents: $38,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,329,000
    Transit Utilities: $110,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $8,092,000
    All Other: $3,238,000
    Water Utilities: $2,573,000
    Public Welfare: $2,286,000
    Transit Utilities: $693,000
    Housing and Community Development: $566,000
    Education: $487,000
    General Local Government Support: $279,000
    Highways: $162,000
    Health and Hospitals: $148,000
  • Tax - Property: $38,680,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,645,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,494,000
    Other Selective Sales: $395,000
    Amusements Sales: $51,000
    Other License: $28,000

Webb County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,725,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $72,835,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $22,126,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $20,835,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,665,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,775,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,291,000

Webb County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,441,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,424,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,526,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 9,735
  • Number of aged recipients: 3,373
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 6,362
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,839
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,174
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 4,722
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 4,348
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 3,764
Webb County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 31 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED992$135,795297$158,118959$139,504127$41,48819$254,684164$129,26819$46,789
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED65$128,93836$112,806326$131,04314$35,8572$230,00017$87,5889$42,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED147$117,25998$119,3371,051$114,156387$37,7031$162,00078$85,82128$43,714
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN148$126,56848$128,062329$125,93374$55,2030$023$83,7835$50,800
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS28$131,17918$130,222141$126,13584$74,0240$010$70,4002$45,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 21 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED54$181,83336$170,5001$50,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED27$146,18515$203,6002$135,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$192,66718$223,2781$91,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$182,5002$142,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$147,6670$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Webb County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Maria1,57876.6 years
Jose99772.0 years
Juan54568.6 years
Guadalupe42176.5 years
Jesus35871.4 years
Manuel33674.5 years
Antonio29373.9 years
Francisco29374.5 years
Pedro24674.1 years
Francisca19779.1 years
Most common last names in Webb County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Garcia87774.8 years
Gonzalez80174.3 years
Martinez77774.6 years
Rodriguez70874.1 years
Garza49174.1 years
Hernandez40572.6 years
Sanchez37375.0 years
Flores36575.6 years
Lopez34874.6 years
Ramirez34675.0 years
Businesses in Webb County, TX
NameCountNameCount
ALDO1La-Z-Boy1
Academy Sports + Outdoors2Lane Bryant1
Advance Auto Parts5Lane Furniture1
Aeropostale1Long John Silver's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lowe's1
Applebee's1Macy's1
Arby's2Marriott4
Ashley Furniture1Marshalls1
AutoZone5McDonald's14
Avenue1Motel 62
Bakers2Motherhood Maternity2
Bebe1New Balance1
Bed Bath & Beyond1New York & Co1
Best Western1Nike7
Blockbuster2Nissan1
Burger King11Office Depot1
Cache1OfficeMax1
Carl\s Jr.1Old Navy1
Casual Male XL1Olive Garden1
Charlotte Russe1Pac Sun1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza2
Chick-Fil-A4Payless8
Chuck E. Cheese's1Penske1
Church's Chicken9Pizza Hut8
Curves2Popeyes8
DHL1Quiznos3
Dairy Queen2RadioShack3
Days Inn1Red Lobster1
Dennys2Red Roof Inn2
Express1SAS Shoes1
Extended Stay America1SONIC Drive-In3
FedEx20Sam's Club1
Finish Line1Sears2
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Sephora1
Foot Locker1Shoe Carnival1
Forever 211Skechers USA1
GNC3Spencer Gifts1
GameStop5Sprint Nextel2
Gap1Starbucks4
Goodwill2Super 81
Gymboree1T-Mobile9
H&R Block7T.J.Maxx1
Hilton1Target2
Hobby Lobby1The Limited1
Holiday Inn3Toyota1
Hollister Co.1Toys"R"Us2
Honda1True Value2
Hot Topic1U-Haul6
IHOP1UPS23
JCPenney1Vans3
Jack In The Box6Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York3Victoria's Secret1
Journeys1Volkswagen1
Justice1Walgreens2
KFC2Walmart3
Kmart1Wendy's8
Kohl's1Wet Seal1
La Quinta2

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  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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