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Willacy County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2019: 22,149 (65% urban, 35% rural); it was 20,082 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,518
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,881
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,316
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,365 (it was 1,268 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

36%

Land area: 597 sq. mi.

Water area: 187.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 37 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Willacy County: 77.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (47.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.1%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 20%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Willacy County, TX (2019)
    • 19,73798.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,44112.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1230.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 30.01%Two or more races
Median resident age:

33.5 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years
Males: 11,955  (54.0%)
Females: 10,194  (46.0%)
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Average household size:
Willacy County:

3.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $36,761 ($22,114 in 1999)
This county:

$36,761
Texas:

$64,034

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $468 (lower quartile is $376, upper quartile is $658)
This county:

$468
State:

$929


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $64,244 (it was $33,500 in 2000)
Willacy:

$64,244
Texas:

$200,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $36,550 - $97,381

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $105,788
Here:

$105,788
State:

$268,991

Townhouses or other attached units: $75,453
Here:

$75,453
State:

$268,635

Mobile homes: $44,831
Here:

$44,831
State:

$94,014

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $5,827
Here:

$5,827
State:

$52,538

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,006
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $343

Institutionalized population: 3,254

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 24
  • Burglaries: 72
  • Thefts: 92
  • Auto thefts: 11

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 42
  • Burglaries: 65
  • Thefts: 117
  • Auto thefts: 10
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 48 buildings, average cost: $31,500
  • 1998: 19 buildings, average cost: $62,400
  • 1999: 57 buildings, average cost: $44,800
  • 2000: 42 buildings, average cost: $45,900
  • 2001: 49 buildings, average cost: $53,700
  • 2002: 86 buildings, average cost: $55,700
  • 2003: 64 buildings, average cost: $57,100
  • 2004: 33 buildings, average cost: $66,700
  • 2005: 36 buildings, average cost: $94,700
  • 2006: 42 buildings, average cost: $89,200
  • 2007: 30 buildings, average cost: $95,200
  • 2008: 34 buildings, average cost: $104,500
  • 2009: 25 buildings, average cost: $90,500
  • 2010: 16 buildings, average cost: $92,600
  • 2011: 19 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2012: 37 buildings, average cost: $108,900
  • 2013: 46 buildings, average cost: $107,100
  • 2014: 98 buildings, average cost: $128,700
  • 2015: 54 buildings, average cost: $108,600
  • 2016: 37 buildings, average cost: $130,400
  • 2017: 10 buildings, average cost: $156,500
  • 2018: 43 buildings, average cost: $116,200
  • 2019: 46 buildings, average cost: $157,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Willacy, TX residents
Average permit cost in Willacy, 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: $1,892 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $777 (1.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Willacy, TX in 2019
Distribution of house value in Willacy, TX in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Willacy, TX in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 24.9%
Willacy County:

24.9%
Texas:

13.6%
(17.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 94.7% for Black residents, 25.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.7% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 33.5 years old
(Males: 32.0 years old, Females: 34.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.7 years old, Black residents: 28.1 years old, American Indian residents: 21.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32.8 years old, Other race residents: 53.2 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Willacy County is $436 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $704 a month.

Cities in this county include: Raymondville, La Sara, Lyford, Sebastian, Lasara, San Perlita, Port Mansfield, Lyford South, Ranchette Estates, Bausell and Ellis.

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

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Neighboring counties: Collier County, Florida , Kenedy County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

12.4%
Texas:

8.0%

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

Current college students: 620
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 66.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,312 (44.0% naturalized citizens)

Willacy County:

15.0%
Whole state:

17.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2732010 or later
  • 5242000 to 2009
  • 7541990 to 1999
  • 6461980 to 1989
  • 5141970 to 1979
  • 866Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 63.1%

Willacy County marital status for males Willacy County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,850
  • One, attached: 103
  • Two: 250
  • 3 or 4: 271
  • 5 to 9: 80
  • 10 to 19: 62
  • 20 to 49: 47
  • 50 or more: 17
  • Mobile homes: 756
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 51

Housing units in Willacy County with a mortgage: 1,015 (0 second mortgage, 28 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,255

Here:

25.0% with mortgage
State:

56.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Willacy County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic11,0106
Evangelical Protestant1,61422
Mainline Protestant8068
Other3372
None8,367-
Willacy 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: 1
Willacy County:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


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

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Willacy County:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

3.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Willacy County:

8.8%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Willacy County:

27.6%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.0%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Willacy County:

Average size of farms: 1107 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $56,608
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $141.25
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: 22.48%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $88,664
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 28.05%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 8.99%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $124,651
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 77.84%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.21
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.04%
Corn for grain: 3356 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 14933 harvested acres
Vegetables: 420 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 203 acres

Earthquake activity:

Willacy County-area historical earthquake activity is above Texas state average. It is 57% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/20/2011 at 12:24:41, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 166.6 miles away from Willacy County center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 163.3 miles away from the county center
On 4/25/2010 at 02:10:42, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 85.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/13/2017 at 11:23:01, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.4 miles away from the 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 430.9 miles away from Willacy County center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS), 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 Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: June 24, 2019 - June 25, 2019, FEMA Id: 4454, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: October 22, 2015 to October 31, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4245: November 25, 2015, FEMA Id: 4245, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Texas Hurricane Alex, Incident Period: June 30, 2010 to August 14, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1931: August 03, 2010, FEMA Id: 1931, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Tropical Storm Alex, Incident Period: June 27, 2010 to August 14, 2010, Emergency Declared EM-3313: June 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 3313, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • 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 Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 27, 2008 to September 07, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3290: August 29, 2008, FEMA Id: 3290, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Dolly, Incident Period: July 22, 2008 to August 01, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1780: July 24, 2008, FEMA Id: 1780, 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 Hurricane Dean, Incident Period: August 17, 2007 to September 05, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3277: August 18, 2007, FEMA Id: 3277, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Willacy County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Willacy

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,831 (80.4%)
  • Carpooled: 450 (7.5%)
  • Bus: 19 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 58 (1.0%)
  • Walked: 289 (4.8%)
  • Worked at home: 367 (6.1%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (2%)
  • Manufacturing (2%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)

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


  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Healthcare support occupations (23%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (89%)
  • Honduras (2%)
  • Guatemala (1%)
  • Cuba (1%)
  • Scotland (1%)
  • Canada (1%)
  • Japan (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Willacy County


  • American (2%)
  • German (1%)
  • Irish (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (0%)
  • English (0%)
  • Swedish (0%)
  • African (0%)

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

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

  • 1,023 people in state prisons
  • 40 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 1,433 people in federal detention centers
  • 1,067 people in state prisons
  • 700 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 54 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $36,059.

3.98% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,471 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.98%
Texas average:

7.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.98% relocated from other counties in Texas ($36,471 average AGI)
0.69% relocated from other states ($5,988 average AGI)
Willacy County:

0.69%
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 Cameron County, TX  1.54% ($38,628 average AGI)
from Hidalgo County, TX  0.88% ($41,352)


5.02% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,781 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.02%
Texas average:

7.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.68% relocated to other counties in Texas ($33,260 average AGI)
0.34% relocated to other states ($1,521 average AGI)
Willacy County:

0.34%
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 Cameron County, TX  1.66% ($28,388 average AGI)
to Hidalgo County, TX  0.99% ($25,033)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 21.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 19.4

Births per 1000 population in Willacy County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 7.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Willacy County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Willacy County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 22.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 9.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Willacy County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Willacy County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Willacy County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Willacy County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Willacy County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Willacy County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,910 (2,403 aged, 507 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 812 (13%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (165)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (70)
  • Unspecified dementia (33)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (13)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (10)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (10)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 33%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 34%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 2,237
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 535

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 15
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 39

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5

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

Household type by relationship:

Households: 22,149
  • Male householders: 2,996 (529 living alone), Female householders: 2,961 (557 living alone)
  • 2,956 spouses (2,934 opposite-sex spouses), 363 unmarried partners, (355 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 7,872 children (7,373 natural, 189 adopted, 308 stepchildren), 1,844 grandchildren, 641 brothers or sisters, 405 parents, 0 foster children, 581 other relatives, 298 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,263

Size of family households: 1,750 2-persons, 888 3-persons, 899 4-persons, 556 5-persons, 271 6-persons, 258 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,087 1-person, 185 2-persons, 12 3-persons, 27 4-persons, 8 5-persons.

2,302 married couples with children.
1,534 single-parent households (238 men, 1,296 women).

36.4% of residents of Willacy speak English at home.
64.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (60% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 36% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $126,331,000 ($6,244 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,330,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $32,603,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $27,212,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $14,440,000
Federal grants: $49,816,000
Federal procurement contracts: $550,000 ($150,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,710,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $381,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,635,000
Federal Government insurance: $88,135,000

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

Births: 2,056
Here:

101 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 490
Here:

24 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +283
Here:

+14 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,512
Here -74 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Willacy County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.00 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.1

Year house built in Willacy County, Texas
  • Year house built in Willacy County, Texas
  • 7572014 or later
  • 2162010 to 2013
  • 9702000 to 2009
  • 6901990 to 1999
  • 9951980 to 1989
  • 1,1651970 to 1979
  • 1,1491960 to 1969
  • 9201950 to 1959
  • 5671940 to 1949
  • 1961939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Willacy County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Willacy County, Texas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Willacy County, Texas
  • 201 room
  • 362 rooms
  • 1803 rooms
  • 6494 rooms
  • 1,3425 rooms
  • 1,0866 rooms
  • 4607 rooms
  • 2708 rooms
  • 1579+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Willacy County, Texas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Willacy County, Texas
  • 1611 room
  • 882 rooms
  • 823 rooms
  • 4604 rooms
  • 6395 rooms
  • 2436 rooms
  • 57 rooms
  • 518 rooms
  • 89+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Willacy County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Willacy County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Willacy County, Texas
  • 20no bedroom
  • 1381 bedroom
  • 1,2352 bedrooms
  • 2,1543 bedrooms
  • 5654 bedrooms
  • 535+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Willacy County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Willacy County, Texas
  • 160no bedroom
  • 2471 bedroom
  • 5212 bedrooms
  • 7103 bedrooms
  • 1024 bedrooms
  • 85+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Willacy County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Willacy County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Willacy County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 190no vehicle
  • 1,5201 vehicle
  • 1,4322 vehicles
  • 6703 vehicles
  • 3044 vehicles
  • 595+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Willacy County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Willacy County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 116no vehicle
  • 8291 vehicle
  • 6442 vehicles
  • 533 vehicles
  • 594 vehicles
  • 545+ vehicles

91.9% of Willacy County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 21% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 93% lived in Texas.

Willacy County:

91.9%
State average:

84.4%

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

  • This state: 17,028
  • Other state: 1,654
  • Northeast: 60
  • Midwest: 618
  • South: 509
  • West: 467
Year householders moved into unit in Willacy County, TX
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Willacy County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 82.2%Electricity
  • 12.6%Utility gas
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 90.3%Electricity
  • 9.7%Utility gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 15
Here:

0.6%
Texas:

7.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 60
Here:

3.8%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 131
Here:

16.3%
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

Willacy County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $1,851,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,433,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,288,000
    Financial Administration: $948,000
    Regular Highways: $415,000
    General Public Buildings: $235,000
    Police Protection: $146,000
    Libraries: $108,000
    Health - Other: $46,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $250,000
    General Local Government Support: $65,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,634,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $90,845,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $89,926,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $919,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $949,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,780,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $774,000
    Other License: $242,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,000

Willacy County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $1,851,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,433,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,288,000
    Financial Administration: $948,000
    Regular Highways: $415,000
    General Public Buildings: $235,000
    Police Protection: $146,000
    Libraries: $108,000
    Health - Other: $46,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $250,000
    General Local Government Support: $65,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,634,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $90,845,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $89,926,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $919,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $949,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,780,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $774,000
    Other License: $242,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,000

Willacy County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $1,851,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,433,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,288,000
    Financial Administration: $948,000
    Regular Highways: $415,000
    General Public Buildings: $235,000
    Police Protection: $146,000
    Libraries: $108,000
    Health - Other: $46,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $250,000
    General Local Government Support: $65,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,634,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $90,845,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $89,926,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $919,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $949,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,780,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $774,000
    Other License: $242,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,000

Willacy County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $1,851,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,433,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,288,000
    Financial Administration: $948,000
    Regular Highways: $415,000
    General Public Buildings: $235,000
    Police Protection: $146,000
    Libraries: $108,000
    Health - Other: $46,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $250,000
    General Local Government Support: $65,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,634,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $90,845,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $89,926,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $919,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $949,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,780,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $774,000
    Other License: $242,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,389
  • Number of aged recipients: 502
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 887
  • Number of recipients under 18: 177
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 507
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 705
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 761
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 478
Most common first names in Willacy County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Maria17476.0 years
Jose12672.3 years
Guadalupe7774.7 years
Juan6371.2 years
Manuel5570.6 years
Mary4877.6 years
Pedro4473.8 years
Francisco3670.9 years
William3576.4 years
John3576.8 years
Most common last names in Willacy County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Garcia12773.8 years
Rodriguez10574.4 years
Garza7973.1 years
Cavazos6974.5 years
Ramirez6775.5 years
Lopez6475.4 years
Cantu6274.7 years
Gonzales5768.7 years
Gonzalez5673.9 years
Perez5474.2 years
Businesses in Willacy County, TX
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1La Quinta1
Best Western1McDonald's1
Church's Chicken1Pizza Hut1
Cricket Wireless3RadioShack1
DHL1U-Haul1
Dairy Queen1UPS2
FedEx2Walmart1
H&R Block1

Willacy County on our top lists:

  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"