Young County, Texas (TX)

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County population in 2012: 18,339 (66% urban, 34% rural); it was 17,943 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,342
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,040
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,286
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,961 (it was 1,881 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

36%

Land area: 922 sq. mi.

Water area: 8.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 20 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Young County: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Construction (34.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.2%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (13.2%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (12.1%), Educational, health and social services (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 45%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 50%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Young County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (80.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (16.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 9,148  (46.2%)
Females: 9,402  (53.8%)

Young County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Young County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,261 ($30,499 in 1999)

This county:

$44261
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $435 (lower quartile is $317, upper quartile is $555)
This county:

$435
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $86,327 (it was $46,600 in 2000)
Young:

$86,327
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $39,152 - $161,593
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $945
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $388

Institutionalized population: 279

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


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

Young County, TX map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $191,700
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $98,400
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $106,100

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,434 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $828 (1.2%)

Young County household income distribution in 2009 Young County home values distribution Young County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.0%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.0% for Black residents, 27.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 89.4% for American Indian residents, 25.6% for other race residents, 22.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.9%
Young County:

15.9%
Texas:

17.5%
(13.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.0% for Black residents, 26.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 79.5% for American Indian residents, 23.8% for other race residents, 22.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 42 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 67 years old, American Indian residents: 4 years old, Asian residents: 49 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Young County is $367 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $614 a month.

Cities in this county include: Graham, Olney, Jean-Loving, Newcastle.

Young 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 Young County: Drummond (A), Flatrock Community Center (B), Graham Power Plant (C), Young County Rural Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (D), Young County Rural Volunteer Fire Department Station 4 (E), Young County Rural Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Young County include: Tonk Valley Church (A), Pleasant Valley Church (B), Plum Grove Church (C), Faith Baptist Church (D), Faith Lutheran Church (E), Saint Luke Church (F), Flint Creek Mission (G), Medlan Chapel (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ming Bend Cemetery (1), South Bend Cemetery (2), Mountain Home Cemetery (3), Murray Cemetery (4), Tonk Valley Cemetery (5), Brooks Cemetery (6), Center Ridge Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Tub Tank (A), Newman Lake (B), Clayton Lake (C), Woodward Lake (D), Lake Graham (E), Graham Lake (F), Lake Eddleman (G), Bait Tank (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Boggy Creek (A), Brier Branch (B), Briar Creek (C), Bitter Creek (D), Big Skid Creek (E), Willow Branch (F), Turtle Hole Creek (G), Tonk Branch (H), Spring Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Young County: Fort Belknap State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Archer County , Baylor County , Jack County , Palo Pinto County , Stephens County , Throckmorton County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.8%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 443
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 72.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 658 (27% naturalized citizens)

Young County:

3.7%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 137
  • 1990 to 1994: 140
  • 1985 to 1989: 154
  • 1980 to 1984: 93
  • 1975 to 1979: 94
  • 1970 to 1974: 16
  • 1970 to 1974: 6
  • 1965 to 1969: 18

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 87.6%

Young County marital status for males Young County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Young County with a mortgage: 1,808 (64 second mortgage, 42 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,164

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Young County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,71951
Mainline Protestant2,43910
Catholic9502
Other3662
None3,076-
Young 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
Young County:

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Young County:

5.10 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 10
This county:

5.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Young County:

10.5%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Young County:

26.4%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.7%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Young County:

Average size of farms: 675 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $31,690
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $47.32
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: 92.81%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $32,973
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 7.14%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.10%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $25,450
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.87%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.29
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.26%
Corn for grain: 14 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 12446 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 1010 harvested acres
Vegetables: 14 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 512 acres

Tornado activity:

Young County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 2004088.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 fatalities and 13 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/21/1985, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Young County-area historical earthquake activity is near Texas state average. It is 73% 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 122.7 miles away from Young County center
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) earthquake occurred 343.2 miles away from the 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 162.3 miles away from the county center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 109.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 265.3 miles away from Young 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 124.1 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:


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

Class of Workers

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

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

  • Mexico (91%)
  • India (2%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • Philippines (1%)
  • Panama (1%)
  • Brazil (1%)
  • Canada (1%)

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

  • United States or American (25%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • English (11%)
  • German (10%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Dutch (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Young County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,991 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 1,254 (16%)
  • Taxi: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 23 (0%)
  • Walked: 184 (2%)
  • Other means: 58 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 241 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 270 people in nursing homes
  • 89 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 32 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded
194 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
85 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,716.

6.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,845 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.13%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.88% relocated from other counties in Texas ($27,832 average AGI)
1.25% relocated from other states ($8,014 average AGI)
Young County:

1.25%
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 Tarrant County, TX  0.60% ($31,639 average AGI)
from Wichita County, TX  0.47% ($28,393)
from Jack County, TX  0.37% ($29,364)
from Dallas County, TX  0.35% ($33,429)
from Palo Pinto County, TX  0.30% ($47,278)
from Denton County, TX  0.20% ($32,417)
from Parker County, TX  0.18% ($54,091)


7.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,019 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.74% relocated to other counties in Texas ($28,824 average AGI)
1.37% relocated to other states ($6,193 average AGI)
Young County:

1.37%
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 Tarrant County, TX  0.63% ($58,342 average AGI)
to Wichita County, TX  0.51% ($32,065)
to Jack County, TX  0.35% ($26,762)
to Archer County, TX  0.28% ($24,000)
to Dallas County, TX  0.25% ($30,867)
to Denton County, TX  0.23% ($27,643)
to Palo Pinto County, TX  0.20% ($25,167)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.0

Births per 1000 population in Young County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 13.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Young County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Young County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,847 (3,408 aged, 439 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 11.15
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 15358.46
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 345.630
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 81229.79

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1227.780
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1472.220
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11.11

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 39.55
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 105.560

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11.11

Household type by relationship:

Households: 18,271

Size of family households: 2,544 2-persons, 1,093 3-persons, 889 4-persons, 430 5-persons, 171 6-persons, 96 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,856 1-person, 223 2-persons, 31 3-persons, 7 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

3,134 married couples with children.
895 single-parent households (213 men, 682 women).

90.4% of residents of Young County speak English at home.
9.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (92% speak English very well, 8% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $108,847,000 ($6068 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,481,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $51,803,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $31,146,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,627,000
Federal grants: $18,447,000
Federal procurement contracts: $784,000 ($53,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,040,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,779,000
Federal Government insurance: $9,688,000

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

Births: 1,226
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,299
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +120
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +27
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Young County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.84 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 12
  • 2000 to 2004: 582
  • 1990 to 1999: 625
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,604
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,666
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,062
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,609
  • 1940 to 1949: 417
  • 1939 or earlier: 929
Rooms in houses/apartments in Young County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 57
  • 3 rooms: 176
  • 4 rooms: 661
  • 5 rooms: 1,785
  • 6 rooms: 1,323
  • 7 rooms: 645
  • 8 rooms: 402
  • 9+ rooms: 233
  • 1 room: 39
  • 2 rooms: 153
  • 3 rooms: 186
  • 4 rooms: 606
  • 5 rooms: 493
  • 6 rooms: 265
  • 7 rooms: 85
  • 8 rooms: 41
  • 9+ rooms: 13
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Young County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 207
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,300
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,106
  • 4 bedrooms: 595
  • 5+ bedrooms: 70
  • no bedroom: 60
  • 1 bedroom: 343
  • 2 bedrooms: 884
  • 3 bedrooms: 540
  • 4 bedrooms: 48
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6
Cars and other vehicles available in Young County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 192
  • 1 vehicle: 1,581
  • 2 vehicles: 2,445
  • 3 vehicles: 840
  • 4 vehicles: 166
  • 5+ vehicles: 62
  • no vehicle: 215
  • 1 vehicle: 990
  • 2 vehicles: 533
  • 3 vehicles: 99
  • 4 vehicles: 24
  • 5+ vehicles: 20

58% of Young County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in Texas.

Young County:

57.7%
State average:

51.6%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $22,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Young County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (45.8%)
  • Electricity (41.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.5%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • Utility gas (58.9%)
  • Electricity (33.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 107
Here:

4.9%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 16
Here:

1.4%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 55
Here:

14.8%
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)

Young County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Corrections - Other: $1,467,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $929,000
    Police Protection: $879,000
    Regular Highways: $866,000
    Financial Administration: $359,000
    Central Staff Services: $249,000
    General - Other: $200,000
    General Public Buildings: $161,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $76,000
    Health Services - Other: $69,000
    Welfare - Other: $43,000
    Sewerage: $4,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Fire Protection: $67,000
    Natural Resources: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $475,000
    Police Protection: $34,000
    Corrections - Other: $8,000
    General - Other: $7,000
    Financial Administration: $6,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $3,000
    Judicial: $2,000
    Central Staff: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,654,000

Young County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $667,000
    Sewerage: $5,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $88,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $280,000
    Interest Earnings: $158,000
    Rents: $17,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,216,000
    Highways: $209,000
    General Support: $5,000
    Health & Hospitals: $4,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,718,000
    Total General Sales: $576,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $434,000

Young County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,280,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Young County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Young County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William11075.2 years
Mary10681.0 years
James9775.6 years
John8777.1 years
Robert5673.1 years
Charles4973.0 years
Billy4168.3 years
Ruby3882.2 years
George3679.3 years
Ruth3582.7 years
Most common last names in Young County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5178.9 years
Williams4977.0 years
Johnson4876.5 years
Davis4678.7 years
Brown4179.2 years
Jones3578.4 years
Cox3179.9 years
Kunkel2784.8 years
Wilson2779.5 years
Rogers2681.9 years
Businesses in Young County, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Ace Hardware1Nike1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Best Western1SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen3Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Subway3
FedEx5True Value1
Ford1U-Haul1
H&R Block2UPS4
Holiday Inn1Verizon Wireless1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1

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