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Ellis County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2019: 184,826 (68% urban, 32% rural); it was 111,360 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 27,249
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 10,333
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 28,226
Renter-occupied apartments: 12,921 (it was 8,794 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

36%

Land area: 940 sq. mi.

Water area: 11.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 197 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Ellis County: 94.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (20.0%), Manufacturing (13.2%), Retail trade (11.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Ellis County, TX (2019)
    • 108,81358.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 49,70526.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 20,03810.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,2382.3%Two or more races
    • 1,1370.6%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 8440.5%Asian alone
    • 510.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

36.6 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years
Males: 92,033  (49.8%)
Females: 92,793  (50.2%)
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Average household size:
Ellis County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $78,797 ($50,350 in 1999)
This county:

$78,797
Texas:

$64,034

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $981 (lower quartile is $759, upper quartile is $1,220)
This county:

$981
State:

$929


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $230,200 (it was $88,000 in 2000)
Ellis:

$230,200
Texas:

$200,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $135,300 - $315,600
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,795
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $541

Institutionalized population: 1,098

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 10
  • Assaults: 133
  • Burglaries: 394
  • Thefts: 582
  • Auto thefts: 124

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 80
  • Burglaries: 368
  • Thefts: 553
  • Auto thefts: 111
Ellis County, TX map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 388 buildings, average cost: $93,900
  • 1998: 366 buildings, average cost: $109,900
  • 1999: 481 buildings, average cost: $117,900
  • 2000: 669 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 2001: 628 buildings, average cost: $125,400
  • 2002: 786 buildings, average cost: $106,500
  • 2003: 903 buildings, average cost: $111,200
  • 2004: 1798 buildings, average cost: $122,600
  • 2005: 1810 buildings, average cost: $135,600
  • 2006: 1666 buildings, average cost: $148,000
  • 2007: 1205 buildings, average cost: $153,200
  • 2008: 643 buildings, average cost: $156,400
  • 2009: 475 buildings, average cost: $147,700
  • 2010: 487 buildings, average cost: $145,100
  • 2011: 503 buildings, average cost: $150,900
  • 2012: 643 buildings, average cost: $160,700
  • 2013: 868 buildings, average cost: $165,800
  • 2014: 1096 buildings, average cost: $174,000
  • 2015: 1327 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2016: 1446 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2017: 1959 buildings, average cost: $206,000
  • 2018: 1952 buildings, average cost: $224,100
  • 2019: 1913 buildings, average cost: $237,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Ellis, TX residents
Average permit cost in Ellis, TX
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,901 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,282 (1.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Ellis, TX in 2019
Distribution of house value in Ellis, TX in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Ellis, TX in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.8%
Ellis County:

8.8%
Texas:

13.6%
(5.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.4% for Black residents, 13.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.2% for American Indian residents, 24.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 10.6% for other race residents, 14.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 36.6 years old
(Males: 36.1 years old, Females: 37.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.6 years old, Black residents: 36.7 years old, American Indian residents: 47.9 years old, Asian residents: 33.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.4 years old, Other race residents: 37.5 years old)

Area name: Dallas, TX HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Ellis County is $607 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $733 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $954 a month.

Cities in this county include: Waxahachie, Ennis, Midlothian, Red Oak, Ovilla, Ferris, Italy, Palmer, Oak Leaf, Maypearl.

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

2018 air pollution in Ellis County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.00 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.028 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Allendale County, South Carolina , Caldwell Parish, Louisiana , Lee County, Alabama , Quitman County, Georgia , Upson County, Georgia , Marion County , Palo Pinto County , Somervell County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.3%
Texas:

8.0%

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

Current college students: 4,799
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 14,192 (33.5% naturalized citizens)

Ellis County:

7.7%
Whole state:

17.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2,3142010 or later
  • 3,1472000 to 2009
  • 4,0971990 to 1999
  • 1,9061980 to 1989
  • 1,0931970 to 1979
  • 715Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 48.6%

Ellis County marital status for males Ellis County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 51,839
  • One, attached: 1,419
  • Two: 791
  • 3 or 4: 991
  • 5 to 9: 1,762
  • 10 to 19: 771
  • 20 to 49: 957
  • 50 or more: 1,490
  • Mobile homes: 5,827
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 86

Housing units in Ellis County with a mortgage: 30,128 (669 second mortgage, 1,100 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 17,677

Here:

63.8% with mortgage
State:

56.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Ellis County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant47,380167
Catholic17,3814
Mainline Protestant9,20134
Black Protestant2,01513
Other1,7697
None71,864-
Ellis 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: 17
Ellis County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
This county:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
Ellis County:

3.92 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 65
This county:

4.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Ellis County:

8.3%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Ellis County:

29.1%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.4%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Ellis County:

Average size of farms: 222 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $20,793
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $156.62
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 12.22%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 37.95%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $23,257
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 37.08%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.49%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $37,287
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.87%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.52
Corn for grain: 36399 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 29916 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 26066 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 3706 harvested acres
Vegetables: 63 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,062 acres

Earthquake activity:

Ellis County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 419% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 217.2 miles away from Ellis County center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 279.1 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 235.1 miles away from the county center
On 5/17/2012 at 08:12:00, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 145.9 miles away from the county center
On 5/7/2015 at 22:58:05, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MW, Depth: 1.6 mi) earthquake occurred 18.7 miles away from Ellis County center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 249.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Texas Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4485, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Texas Severe Winter Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 26, 2016 to January 21, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4255: February 09, 2016, FEMA Id: 4255, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • 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 County Line Fire, Incident Period: June 18, 2011 to June 20, 2011, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 18, 2011, FEMA Id: 2925, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 07, 2008 to September 26, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3294: September 10, 2008, FEMA Id: 3294, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 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 Venus Fire Complex, Incident Period: February 05, 2006, Fire Management Assistance Declared: February 05, 2006, FEMA Id: 2629, 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
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Ellis County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 4, Winds: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Ellis

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 46,208 (78.5%)
  • Carpooled: 6,349 (10.8%)
  • Bus: 1 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 17 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 464 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 8 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 763 (1.3%)
  • Worked at home: 5,021 (8.5%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (74%)
  • Colombia (2%)
  • Vietnam (2%)
  • Canada (1%)
  • El Salvador (1%)
  • Jamaica (1%)
  • Philippines (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Ellis County


  • American (11%)
  • English (5%)
  • German (5%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • European (2%)
  • Czech (1%)
  • Italian (1%)

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

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

  • 763 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 657 people in nursing homes
  • 260 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 93 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 78 people in other group homes
  • 69 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally retarded

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

  • 615 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 413 people in college/university student housing
  • 306 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 177 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 39 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 32 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 20 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $68,551.

8.88% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($57,377 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.88%
Texas average:

7.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.20% relocated from other counties in Texas ($46,324 average AGI)
1.68% relocated from other states ($11,053 average AGI)
Ellis County:

1.68%
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 Dallas County, TX  3.22% ($53,231 average AGI)
from Tarrant County, TX  1.30% ($74,086)
from Navarro County, TX  0.25% ($35,947)
from Johnson County, TX  0.24% ($49,627)
from Denton County, TX  0.23% ($63,752)
from Collin County, TX  0.22% ($81,000)
from Harris County, TX  0.15% ($57,272)


6.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($56,402 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
Texas average:

7.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.57% relocated to other counties in Texas ($40,290 average AGI)
1.31% relocated to other states ($16,111 average AGI)
Ellis County:

1.31%
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 Dallas County, TX  1.99% ($44,302 average AGI)
to Tarrant County, TX  1.01% ($48,727)
to Johnson County, TX  0.28% ($49,262)
to Navarro County, TX  0.25% ($46,884)
to Denton County, TX  0.23% ($53,197)
to Collin County, TX  0.17% ($56,347)
to Kaufman County, TX  0.13% ($58,360)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 13.4

Births per 1000 population in Ellis County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 7.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Ellis County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Ellis County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 18.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 13.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Ellis County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Ellis County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ellis County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ellis County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ellis County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Ellis County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 15,288 (12,631 aged, 2,657 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 8,448 (20%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Ellis County, Texas in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,341)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,093)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (1,065)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,020)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (914)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (749)
  • Unspecified dementia (702)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (590)
  • Congestive heart failure (469)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (361)

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

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.55
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,461
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 74
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 35,217

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,515
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 744
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 25
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 67

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 49.6. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 30.0
  • Other - 19.6

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 101.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 62.3
  • Other - 39.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 184,826
  • Male householders: 31,731 (4,691 living alone), Female householders: 29,734 (6,826 living alone)
  • 37,033 spouses (36,838 opposite-sex spouses), 2,959 unmarried partners, (2,938 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 65,207 children (59,197 natural, 797 adopted, 5,213 stepchildren), 4,489 grandchildren, 1,620 brothers or sisters, 2,930 parents, 388 foster children, 3,616 other relatives, 3,462 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,657

Size of family households: 18,939 2-persons, 10,264 3-persons, 10,633 4-persons, 4,253 5-persons, 2,924 6-persons, 1,420 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,517 1-person, 1,408 2-persons, 17 3-persons, 90 4-persons.

33,582 married couples with children.
10,228 single-parent households (3,313 men, 6,915 women).

81.8% of residents of Ellis speak English at home.
16.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (70% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (69% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $468,376,000 ($3,639 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $15,558,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $223,411,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $107,400,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,191,000
Federal grants: $109,951,000
Federal procurement contracts: $6,319,000 ($2,720,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $15,103,000 ($741,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,279,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $141,812,000
Federal Government insurance: $49,155,000

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

Births: 9,870
Here:

74 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,740
Here:

36 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,054
Here:

+15 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +15,176
Here:

+114 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Ellis County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 18.24 millions of gallons per day (24% from ground, 76% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.1

Year house built in Ellis County, Texas
  • Year house built in Ellis County, Texas
  • 7,7532014 or later
  • 3,1102010 to 2013
  • 15,9232000 to 2009
  • 10,1041990 to 1999
  • 9,7931980 to 1989
  • 7,5901970 to 1979
  • 4,1511960 to 1969
  • 2,8991950 to 1959
  • 1,7961940 to 1949
  • 2,8141939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Ellis County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Ellis County, Texas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Ellis County, Texas
  • 3811 room
  • 1062 rooms
  • 4183 rooms
  • 3,8104 rooms
  • 8,1365 rooms
  • 11,3746 rooms
  • 8,1437 rooms
  • 5,8718 rooms
  • 9,5669+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ellis County, Texas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ellis County, Texas
  • 4961 room
  • 7072 rooms
  • 1,9883 rooms
  • 3,9674 rooms
  • 2,6385 rooms
  • 2,1766 rooms
  • 7737 rooms
  • 3868 rooms
  • 5299+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Ellis County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Ellis County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Ellis County, Texas
  • 381no bedroom
  • 2371 bedroom
  • 4,3662 bedrooms
  • 26,9033 bedrooms
  • 12,9304 bedrooms
  • 2,9885+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ellis County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ellis County, Texas
  • 557no bedroom
  • 2,4191 bedroom
  • 5,5822 bedrooms
  • 3,6913 bedrooms
  • 1,2174 bedrooms
  • 1945+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Ellis County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Ellis County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Ellis County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 563no vehicle
  • 8,1711 vehicle
  • 20,3192 vehicles
  • 12,1873 vehicles
  • 4,6984 vehicles
  • 1,8675+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Ellis County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Ellis County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 871no vehicle
  • 6,6221 vehicle
  • 4,7672 vehicles
  • 7803 vehicles
  • 4574 vehicles
  • 1635+ vehicles

87.7% of Ellis County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 83% lived in Texas.

Ellis County:

87.7%
State average:

84.4%

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

  • This state: 126,476
  • Other state: 42,964
  • Northeast: 4,814
  • Midwest: 12,357
  • South: 14,947
  • West: 10,846
Year householders moved into unit in Ellis County, TX
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Ellis County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 68.2%Electricity
  • 23.2%Utility gas
  • 7.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 77.5%Electricity
  • 19.9%Utility gas
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 973
Here:

4.6%
Texas:

7.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 754
Here:

5.8%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,979
Here:

24.0%
Texas:

14.3%

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

Ellis County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $4,282,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $10,627,000
    Police Protection: $8,693,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,214,000
    Financial Administration: $6,199,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,376,000
    Health - Other: $1,952,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,118,000
    General Public Buildings: $510,000
    General - Other: $489,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $202,000
    Local Fire Protection: $153,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,972,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $418,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $49,299,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $45,782,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,918,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $401,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,223,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,150,000
    Interest Earnings: $105,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $314,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,932,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $200,000
    Highways: $43,000
  • Tax - Property: $35,068,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,432,000

Ellis County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $4,282,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $10,627,000
    Police Protection: $8,693,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,214,000
    Financial Administration: $6,199,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,376,000
    Health - Other: $1,952,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,118,000
    General Public Buildings: $510,000
    General - Other: $489,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $202,000
    Local Fire Protection: $153,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,972,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $418,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $49,299,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $45,782,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,918,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $401,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,223,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,150,000
    Interest Earnings: $105,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $314,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,932,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $200,000
    Highways: $43,000
  • Tax - Property: $35,068,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,432,000

Ellis County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $4,282,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $10,627,000
    Police Protection: $8,693,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,214,000
    Financial Administration: $6,199,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,376,000
    Health - Other: $1,952,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,118,000
    General Public Buildings: $510,000
    General - Other: $489,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $202,000
    Local Fire Protection: $153,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,972,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $418,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $49,299,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $45,782,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,918,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $401,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,223,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,150,000
    Interest Earnings: $105,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $314,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,932,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $200,000
    Highways: $43,000
  • Tax - Property: $35,068,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,432,000

Ellis County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $4,282,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $10,627,000
    Police Protection: $8,693,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,214,000
    Financial Administration: $6,199,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,376,000
    Health - Other: $1,952,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,118,000
    General Public Buildings: $510,000
    General - Other: $489,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $202,000
    Local Fire Protection: $153,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,972,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $418,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $49,299,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $45,782,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,918,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $401,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,223,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,150,000
    Interest Earnings: $105,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $314,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,932,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $200,000
    Highways: $43,000
  • Tax - Property: $35,068,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,432,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,928
  • Number of aged recipients: 277
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,651
  • Number of recipients under 18: 438
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,078
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 412
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 680
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 827
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 22 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 ORIGINATED876$144,864665$139,5911,808$156,884216$44,6676$1,357,500209$91,18273$66,959
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED55$140,49168$135,103218$146,60130$28,5670$014$101,07121$67,190
APPLICATIONS DENIED171$135,269182$120,000900$148,522196$47,1122$1,652,50061$89,86980$58,025
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN92$152,815113$157,628468$158,19039$63,8721$3,080,00029$101,27612$66,833
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS23$128,17426$121,385116$159,88816$93,3130$09$88,0007$53,857
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 ORIGINATED137$164,489103$178,2141$178,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED49$176,28635$199,2294$186,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED38$219,21136$213,1672$150,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN13$229,1549$156,5560$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$233,6673$141,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ellis, TX
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ellis, TX - Value
Most common first names in Ellis County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary58380.0 years
James55772.8 years
John48576.2 years
William46374.9 years
Robert31972.1 years
Willie25277.5 years
Joe23173.8 years
Charles21273.1 years
George20576.5 years
Annie17883.7 years
Most common last names in Ellis County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith25575.3 years
Williams20974.4 years
Jones18773.8 years
Davis17876.0 years
Brown17677.3 years
Johnson17672.9 years
Moore12675.6 years
Wilson11177.6 years
Jackson11076.3 years
Taylor11075.2 years
Businesses in Ellis County, TX
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Lane Furniture3
AT&T3Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1Lowe's1
AutoZone3MasterBrand Cabinets4
Baymont Inn1Maurices1
Blockbuster1McDonald's6
Burger King2Nike4
CVS3Office Depot1
Chevrolet2Olive Garden1
Chick-Fil-A1Panda Express1
Church's Chicken2Papa John's Pizza1
Circle K3Payless1
ColorTyme2Penske1
Curves1PetSmart1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut3
Days Inn1Quality1
Dennys1Quiznos1
Discount Tire1RadioShack3
Domino's Pizza1Rue211
Famous Footwear1Ryan's Grill1
FedEx12SONIC Drive-In5
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sears1
Ford2Sprint Nextel2
GNC1Starbucks3
GameStop3Subway7
H&R Block3Super 82
Holiday Inn2T-Mobile7
Home Depot2Taco Bell3
IHOP3Target1
JCPenney1U-Haul8
Jack In The Box4UPS9
Jones New York1Waffle House3
KFC2Walgreens3
Knights Inn1Walmart3
La Quinta2Wendy's2

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