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Zavala County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2016: 12,513 (62% urban, 38% rural); it was 11,600 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 651
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,884
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,502
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,038 (it was 926 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

36%

Land area: 1298 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 10 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Zavala County: 77.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (53.1%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (32.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 86%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 14%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Zavala County, Texas:

  • Hispanic or Latino (93.5%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (5.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  30.7 years
Texas median age:  34.5 years
Males: 6,292  (50.3%)
Females: 6,221  (49.7%)
Average household size:
Zavala County:

3.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $27,533 ($16,844 in 1999)

This county:

$27,533
Texas:

$56,565

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $358 (lower quartile is $199, upper quartile is $517)
This county:

$358
State:

$809


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $45,043 (it was $24,100 in 2000)
Zavala:

$45,043
Texas:

$161,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $27,972 - $77,816
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $867
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $301

Institutionalized population: 409

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 13
  • Burglaries: 26
  • Thefts: 27
  • Auto thefts: 3

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 15
  • Burglaries: 31
  • Thefts: 30
  • Auto thefts: 5
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 31 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $32,100
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $58,400
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $89,600
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $45,200
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $131,500
  • 2013: 14 buildings, average cost: $82,800
  • 2014: 11 buildings, average cost: $113,900
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,239 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $466 (1.1%)

Zavala County household income distribution in 2013 Zavala County home values distribution in 2013 Zavala County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 33.6%
Zavala County:

33.6%
Texas:

15.6%
(36.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 90.0% for American Indian residents, 16.5% for other race residents, 41.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 30.7 years old
(Males: 29.4 years old, Females: 32.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39.6 years old, Black residents: 34.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30.4 years old, Other race residents: 28.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Zavala County is $398 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $659 a month.

Cities in this county include: Crystal City, La Pryor, Batesville, Chula Vista-River Spur, Las Colonias, Loma Grande, Amaya.

Zavala 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 Zavala County: G Pena (A), Gallina Windmill (B), La Rosita Ranch (C), M Frank Farm (D), Milton Frank Farms (E), P DeBonner (F), Sullivan Ranch (G), A Barnes (H), A Havin (I), D H Havin (J), E Bradberry (K), Glass Ranch (L), Indio Cattle Company (M), L Kesling (N), R Baker (O), R Grissel (P), Tovar Ranch (Q), Burke Ranch (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Lakes and reservoirs: Rusaias Hole (A), Indio Lake (B), Burr Estate Lake Number 1 (C), Dunbar Lake (D), Rio Hacienda Ranch Lake (E), Bandera School Land Lake (F), Dunbar Cattle Company Lake (G), Burr Estate Lake Number 2 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Chueco Creek (A), Tovar Creek (B), Chimeneas Creek (C), West Prong Chaparrosa Creek (D), Rosita San Juan Creek (E), Seco Creek (F), Chilipitin Creek (G), Stricklin Creek (H), Indio Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Hernando County, Florida , Calhoun County , Frio County , Lavaca County , Uvalde County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

11.6%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 460
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 59.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,171 (49.3% naturalized citizens)

Zavala County:

9.4%
Whole state:

17.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Zavala County population
  • 582010 or later
  • 1462000 to 2009
  • 1301990 to 1999
  • 2831980 to 1989
  • 2511970 to 1979
  • 668Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 69.0%

Zavala County marital status for males Zavala County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,939
  • One, attached: 52
  • Two: 352
  • 3 or 4: 220
  • 10 to 19: 38
  • 50 or more: 8
  • Mobile homes: 771
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 21

Housing units in Zavala County with a mortgage: 456 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,115

Here:

99.6% with mortgage
State:

57.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Zavala County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,4002
Evangelical Protestant1,35511
Mainline Protestant2402
Other2-
None6,680-
Zavala 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: 4
Zavala County:

3.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Zavala County:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

3.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Zavala County:

8.7%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Zavala County:

27.8%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

21.9%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Zavala County:

Average size of farms: 2752 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $189,471
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $336.59
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: 77.79%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $194,949
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.54%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 57.03%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $72,504
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 78.99%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.78
Corn for grain: 5084 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 8002 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 4322 harvested acres
Vegetables: 3,406 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,860 acres

Tornado activity:

Zavala County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 12891831.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 7 fatalities and 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/24/2007, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 7 people and caused $80 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Zavala County-area historical earthquake activity is near Texas state average. It is 76% 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 238.2 miles away from Zavala 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 99.2 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 294.7 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 104.6 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 312.1 miles away from Zavala County center
On 4/3/2005 at 14:39:16, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 46.0 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 Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2015 to June 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4223: May 29, 2015, FEMA Id: 4223, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • 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 Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 16, 2007 to August 03, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1709: June 29, 2007, FEMA Id: 1709, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 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 Hurricane Claudette, Incident Period: July 15, 2003 to July 28, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1479: July 17, 2003, FEMA Id: 1479, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 29, 2002 to July 31, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1425: July 04, 2002, FEMA Id: 1425, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Texas Extreme Fire Hazard, Incident Period: August 30, 1993 to November 15, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3113: September 10, 1993, FEMA Id: 3113, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Severe Storm, Thunderstorms, Incident Period: December 20, 1991 to January 14, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-930: December 26, 1991, FEMA Id: 930, Natural disaster type: Storm

The number of natural disasters in Zavala County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Educational services (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (2%)
  • Retail trade (2%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Educational services (36%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Retail trade (2%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Education, training, and library occupations (33%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (94%)
  • Guatemala (2%)
  • Honduras (1%)
  • Pakistan (0%)
  • Argentina (0%)
  • Denmark (0%)
  • Norway (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Zavala County


  • English (1%)
  • American (1%)
  • German (1%)
  • Irish (1%)
  • Scottish (0%)
  • Scotch-Irish (0%)
  • Czech (0%)

Zavala County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,163 (82.0%)
  • Carpooled: 336 (8.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 94 (2.4%)
  • Walked: 111 (2.9%)
  • Worked at home: 145 (3.8%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 260 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 80 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally ill
348 people in federal detention centers
61 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $35,281.

5.88% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,789 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.50% relocated from other counties in Texas ($20,902 average AGI)
1.38% relocated from other states ($7,882 average AGI)
Zavala County:

1.38%
Texas average:

2.49%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dimmit County, TX  0.84% ($18,724 average AGI)
from Uvalde County, TX  0.78% ($29,815)
from Bexar County, TX  0.49% ($25,059)


5.91% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,844 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.91%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.99% relocated to other counties in Texas ($21,893 average AGI)
0.92% relocated to other states ($2,951 average AGI)
Zavala County:

0.92%
Texas average:

2.01%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bexar County, TX  1.27% ($20,182 average AGI)
to Uvalde County, TX  0.92% ($21,094)
to Dimmit County, TX  0.72% ($24,560)
to Maverick County, TX  0.37% ($38,231)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 19.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 18.6

Births per 1000 population in Zavala County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Zavala County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Zavala County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 26.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Zavala County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Zavala County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Zavala County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Zavala County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Zavala County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Zavala County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,655 (1,305 aged, 350 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 425 (11%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (160)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (55)
  • Congestive heart failure (28)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (10)
  • Other and unspecified cirrhosis of liver (10)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 37%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 38%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 2,357
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 602

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 34

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

Household type by relationship:

Households: 12,513
  • In family households: 11,109 (1,109 male householders, 1,611 female householders)
    1,596 spouses, 4,814 children (4,713 natural, 0 adopted, 98 stepchildren), 795 grandchildren, 280 brothers or sisters, 218 parents, 527 other relatives, 188 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,149 (546 male householders (458 living alone)), 479 female householders (445 living alone)), 119 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 251

Size of family households: 1,055 2-persons, 516 3-persons, 558 4-persons, 291 5-persons, 246 6-persons, 36 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 903 1-person, 120 2-persons.

1,044 married couples with children.
1,980 single-parent households (361 men, 1,619 women).

22.3% of residents of Zavala speak English at home.
78.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (91% speak English very well, 9% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $75,522,000 ($6,455 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $307,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $18,458,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $17,129,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,984,000
Federal grants: $34,842,000
Federal procurement contracts: $292,000 ($112,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $818,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $504,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $213,000
Federal Government insurance: $9,235,000

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

Births: 1,026
Here:

87 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 414
Here:

35 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +170
Here:

+14 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -573
Here -49 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Zavala County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.23 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.2
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.1

Year house built in Zavala County, Texas Note: State values scaled to Zavala County population
  • 02014 or later
  • 842010 to 2013
  • 5082000 to 2009
  • 7231990 to 1999
  • 4331980 to 1989
  • 1,1131970 to 1979
  • 4581960 to 1969
  • 5851950 to 1959
  • 2411940 to 1949
  • 1591939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Zavala County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Zavala County, Texas Note: State values scaled to Zavala County population
  • 181 room
  • 432 rooms
  • 443 rooms
  • 4894 rooms
  • 8785 rooms
  • 5756 rooms
  • 3107 rooms
  • 1038 rooms
  • 419+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Zavala County, Texas Note: State values scaled to Zavala County population
  • 631 room
  • 92 rooms
  • 1463 rooms
  • 4124 rooms
  • 4025 rooms
  • 1386 rooms
  • 287 rooms
  • 08 rooms
  • 49+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Zavala County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Zavala County, Texas Note: State values scaled to Zavala County population
  • 17no bedroom
  • 781 bedroom
  • 5322 bedrooms
  • 1,3683 bedrooms
  • 4524 bedrooms
  • 585+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Zavala County, Texas Note: State values scaled to Zavala County population
  • 62no bedroom
  • 1701 bedroom
  • 4602 bedrooms
  • 4523 bedrooms
  • 644 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Zavala County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Zavala County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Zavala County population
  • 257no vehicle
  • 6691 vehicle
  • 6402 vehicles
  • 7113 vehicles
  • 924 vehicles
  • 1555+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Zavala County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Zavala County population
  • 446no vehicle
  • 4441 vehicle
  • 2142 vehicles
  • 513 vehicles
  • 164 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

89.2% of Zavala County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Texas.

Zavala County:

89.2%
State average:

84.1%

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

  • This state: 9,473
  • Other state: 1,556
  • Northeast: 21
  • Midwest: 957
  • South: 300
  • West: 263
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Zavala County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 69.5%Electricity
  • 20.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.2%Utility gas
  • 1.7%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 95.3%Electricity
  • 3.6%No fuel used
  • 1.2%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 23
Here:

1.3%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 14
Here:

1.9%
Texas:

6.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Texas:

15.1%

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

Zavala County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Solid Waste Management: $44,000
    Housing & Community Development: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $819,000
    Financial Administration: $755,000
    Water Utilities: $468,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $325,000
    Health Services - Other: $241,000
    Central Staff Services: $172,000
    General Public Buildings: $125,000
    Solid Waste Management: $107,000
    Housing & Community Development: $51,000
    Parks & Recreation: $39,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $619,000

Zavala County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $83,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $309,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $709,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $124,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $133,000
    Water Utilities: $51,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,385,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $286,000

Zavala County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $648,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $482,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 894
  • Number of aged recipients: 287
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 607
  • Number of recipients under 18: 108
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 382
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 404
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 515
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 323
Zavala County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Zavala County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Zavala County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Maria9374.9 years
Jose8269.8 years
Juan6570.5 years
Jesus5067.8 years
Manuel4472.4 years
Guadalupe3974.7 years
Francisco3174.3 years
Pedro2873.7 years
Antonio2575.0 years
Mary2480.4 years
Most common last names in Zavala County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Rodriguez8475.0 years
Martinez6973.2 years
Garcia5274.9 years
Flores4578.2 years
Perez4568.8 years
Hernandez4274.2 years
Lopez4270.6 years
Rios3671.8 years
Ramirez3171.7 years
Torres2870.4 years
Businesses in Zavala County, TX
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1FedEx1
Church's Chicken1H&R Block1
Cricket Wireless1Pizza Hut1

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