San Saba County is in Central Texas in the Llano Basin region. Its largest city and county seat, San Saba, is ninety miles northwest of Austin and 110 miles southwest of Waco. San Saba and Richland Springs are the two most populous communities. The county has a variety of recreational opportunities and is a popular deer hunting area. San Saba County, FIPSCODE 48411, is the 195th largest of the 254 counties in Texas, with an estimated population of 6,186 in 2000.
The county consists of 1138 square miles with a 2000 population density of 5.5 residents per square mile. The average density in Texas is 79.6 persons per square mile which is the same as the national average. Rainfall in San Saba County averages 26.3 inches per year as compared to the Texas average of 28.1 inches per year.
The average growing season in San Saba County is 227 days with the first freeze generally occurring around November 14. Texas is so climatically diverse that statewide averages are irrelevant as a means of comparison.
According to the Census, San Saba County's population changed 15 percent from 1990 to 2000. The county's population was 5,401 in 1990 and 6,186 in 2000, an increase of 785. In 2000, the median age was 39.4 years versus a statewide average of 32.3 years and a national average of 35.3 years. The Texas Department of Human Services reported there were 67 births and 73 deaths in San Saba County in 2000.
The 2000 Census Bureau's race/ethnic distribution estimates are as follows:
According to the Census, 1,514 people in San Saba County were enrolled in school in 2000. Countywide, 70.0 percent had a high school diploma or higher and 15.8 percent had a bachelor's degree or higher. The equivalent statewide figures for a high school diploma or higher and a bachelor's degree or higher were 75.7 percent and 23.2 percent, respectively.
The county civilian labor force was 2,656 in March 2002 reflecting an increase from the March 2001 level of 2,564. According to the Texas Workforce Commission, total unemployment in March 2002 was 55 contrasted to the March 2001 total of 65. The San Saba County unemployment rate for March 2002 was 2.1 percent compared to the March 2001 rate of 2.5 percent. The statewide unemployment rate was 5.6 percent in March 2002 and 4.2 percent in March 2001.
In the first quarter of 2001, San Saba County had 2,030 employed persons and an average weekly wage of $377.
- San Saba, City of
BOB & NICK ENTERPRISES INC
EMERGE INTERACTIVE INC
HILL COUNTRY COMMUNITY ACTION ASSOCIATION INC
HILL COUNTRY TRANSIT DISTRICT
SAN SABA - CITY OF
SAN SABA ISD
SAN SABA NURSING HOME INC
SUPER S 330 INC
TEXAS YOUTH COMMISSION
Employers are listed alphabetically with no ranking intended.
The county had approximately 2,289 households in 2000 according to the Census. This represents an average of 2.45 persons per household. The housing per square mile rate was 11.2 percent and the county's homeowner rate was 75.8 percent.
In 1999, the Health and Human Services Commission's poverty estimates for San Saba County was 1,179 or 21.58 percent of the non-institutional population. Approximately 3,307,787 Texans or 16.54 percent of the total population fell beneath the poverty line in 1999; this exceeded the U.S. poverty rate of 11.8 percent. There were 751 people enrolled in Medicaid in April 2002 with 388 of those being under the age of 18.
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