Community Profile

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In 1995, the voters of Crockett approved a one-half percent sales tax earmarked to promote economic growth in the area. CEIDC was created to administer and oversee the expenditure of those funds. The funds are used to offer attractive incentive packages to qualified businesses interested in locating or expanding an operation in Houston County.

CEIDC is a 4A Sales Tax Coproration. As such, the activities of CEIDC are governed by Texas State Law as it pertains to such corporations. The Office of the Attorney General produces a handbook - Economic Development Handbook for Texas Cities (2008) - which provides detailed information on how 4A corporations are established and operate.

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This website has been developed to provide a wealth of information about CEIDC and the communities we serve. If your question is not answered here, please contact CEIDC at (936) 546-5636.

Major Employers

 

Major Employers    
Employer     Industry Number of Employees
Steel Fabrication     Steel Industry 265
Crockett ISD     Education 205
East Texas Medical Center     Hospital 185
Alloy Polymers     Plastics 43
Crockett Sand & Gravel     Sand, Gravel, Fill 37
Quantex     Machine Parts 34
Zilkha     BioEnergy 23
Elastotech     Rubber Molded Products 21
Houston County Ready-Mix     Concrete 12
Tex-Fin     Heat Exchangers 11 
Publication Development Co. of Texas     Typesetter 10 
City of Crockett     City Services 80
Houston County Courier      Newspaper 17
 Houston County      County Services  149
 Walmart        
 Brookshires        
HEB        
Texas Forest Service        
Texas Highway Dept        
       
       
       
       
       

 

Demographics

 Population Demographics: Houston County, Texas

Population

2012 (est.) 2010 Census 2000 Census
City 6,950 6,950 7,141
County 23,732 23,732 23,185

 

The number of households in the study area in 1990 was 7,792 and changed to 8,259 in 2000, representing a change of 6.0%. The household count in 2007 was 8,531 and the household projection for 2012 is 8,793, a change of 3.1%.

The population in the study area in 1990 was 21,375 and in 2000 it was 23,185, roughly a 8.5% change. The population in 2007 was 23,449 and the projection for 2012 is 23,942 representing a change of 2.1%.

 

Percent Change
  1990 Census 2000 Census 2007 Estimate 2012 Projection 1990 to 2000 2007-2012
Total Population 21,375 23,185 23,4449 23,942 8.5% 2.1%
Total Households 7,792 8,259 8,531 8,793 6.0% 3.1%

 

Population by Age

In 1990, the median age of the total population in the study area was 35.9, and in 2000, it was 40.3. The median age in 2007 is 41.2 and it is predicted to change in five years to 41.9 years. In 2007, females represented 46.3% of the population with a median age of 42.5 and males represented 53.7% of the population with a median age of 40.4 years. In 2007, the most prominent age group in this geography is Age 45 to 54 years. The age group least represented in this geography is 0 to 4 years. 

Age Groups Percent Change
  1990 
Census 
 % 2000 
Census 
 % 2007 
Estimate 
 % 2012 
Projection 
 % 1990 to 2000 2007 to 2012
0 to 4 1,378   6.5% 1,214   5.2% 1,353   5.8% 1,529   6.4% -11.9% 13.0%
5 to 14 3,051   14.3% 3,011   13.0% 2,643   11.3% 2,638   11.0% -1.3% -0.2%
15 to 19  1,488   7.0%  1,738   7.5% 1,581   6.7%  1,415   5.9%  16.8%  -10.5% 
20 to 24 1,105   5.2%  1,001   4.3%  1,495   6.4%  1,559   6.7%  -9.4%  7.0% 
25 to 34  3,354   15.7%  2,637   11.4%  2,675   11.4%  2,860   11.9%  -21.4%  6.9% 
35 to 44 2,831   13.2%  3,774   16.3%  3,374   14.4%  2,931   12.2%  33.3%  -13.1% 
45 to 54 2,000   9.4%  3,235   14.0%  3,436   14.7%  3,587   15.0%  61.8%  15.1% 
55 to 64 2,062   9.6%  2,408   10.4%  2,622   11.2%  3,018   12.6%  16.8%  15.1% 
65 to 74 2,090   9.8%  2,094   9.0%  2,097   8.9%  2,125   8.9%  0.2%  1.3% 
75+ 2,016    9.4%  2,073    8.9%  2,170    9.3%  2,235    9.3%  2.8%  3.0% 

 

Population by Race/Ethnicity

In 2007, the predominant race/ethnicity category in this study area is White. The race & ethnicity category least represented in this geography is American Indian, Alaska Native.

Race & Ethnicity Percent Change
  1990 
Census 
 % 2000 
Census 
 % 2007 
Estimate 
 % 2012 
Projection 
 % 1990 to 2000 2007 to 2012
White 14,373   67.2% 15,899   68.6% 16,256   69.4% 16,770   70.0% 10.6% 3.1%
Black 6,326   29.6% 6,476   27.9% 6,338   27.0% 6,304   26.3% 2.4% -0.5%
American Indian or Alaska Native  32   0.2%  61   0.3% 65   0.3%  63   0.3%  90.6%  -3.1% 
Asian or Pacific Islander 49   0.2%  70   0.3%  76   0.3%  85   0.4%  42.9%  11.8% 
Other Race 595   2.8%  502   2.2%  519   2.2%  552   2.3%  -15.6%  6.4% 
Two or More Races      177   0.8%  186   0.8%  168   0.7%    -9.7% 
Hispanic Ethnicity 965   4.5%  1,739   7.5%  2,272   9.7%  2,723   11.4%  80.2%  19.9% 
Not Hispanic or Latino 20,410   95.5%  21,446   92.5%  21,177   90.3%  21,219   88.6%  5.1%  0.2% 

 

Households by Income

In 2007 the predominant household income category in this study area is $0 - $15K, and the income group that is least represented in this geography is $150K +.

 

HH Income Categories
Percent Change
  1990 
Census 
 % 2000 
Census 
 % 2007 
Estimate 
 % 2012 
Projection 
 % 1990 to 2000 2007 to 2012
$0-$14,999 3,361   43.1% 2,279   27.6% 1,985   23.3% 1,857   21.1% -32.2% -6.4%
$15,000-$24,999 1,408   18.1% 1,476   17.9% 1,313   15.4% 1,289   26.% 2.4% -0.5%
$25,000-$34,999  1,160   14.9%  1,170   14.2% 1,122   13.2%  1,036   11.8%  0.9%  -7.7% 
$35,000-$49,999 970   12.4%  1,296   15.7%  1,321   15.5%  1,323  15.0%  33.6%  0.2% 
$50,000-$74,999 532   6.8%  1,284   15.5%  1,524   17.9%  1,604   18.2%  141.4%  5.3% 
$75,000-$99,999 165   2.1%  405   4.9%  630   7.4%  793   9.0%   145.5% 25.9% 
$100,000-$149,000 124   1.6%  242   2.9%  418   4.9%  581   6.6%  95.2%  39.0% 
$150,000+ 61   0.8%  107   1.3%  218   2.6%  310   3.5%  75.4%  42.2% 
 
Average Hhld Income $26,840    $37,773    $40,530    $43,292    40.7% 6.8%
Median Hhld Income $18,235    $28,027    $33,368    $37,141    53.7% 11.3%
Per Capita Income $9,960    $13,455    $16,325    $17,513    35.1% 7.3%

 

 

Education

 

Area Colleges & Universities

Angelina Junior College - Crockett/Lufkin
Sam Houston State - Huntsville
Stephen F. Austin - Nacogdoches
Texas A&M - College Station
Trinity Valley Community College - Palestine
University of Texas - Tyler
Tyler Junior College - Tyler
Crockett LVN School of ETMC - Crockett

 

Vocational Program Available Yes 
State Industrial Job Training Available Yes 
 
Private Schools   Enrollment 
  VISTA Academy 110
   
Public Schools  Number of Schools   Enrollment 
  Crockett ISD (2012 Budget: $16,495,220)  
 
PreK/Kindergarten  1   244  
Elementary  1   432  
Intermediate  1   239  
Middle/Jr. High  1   263  
High School  1   501  
Alternative  1   17  
Home Schools  2   51  

 

Employment

 

Average Hourly Wage Rates
Occupation Title Average Starting Wage
Assembler, General 6.29
Mobile Homes Electrician 11.71
Electronics Assembler 8.50
Forklift Operator 9.54
Janitor 8.65
Laborer, General 6.09
Machinest & Related 9.97
Maintenance, General 7.58
Mechanic 11.19
Molding Machine Operator 9.79
Semiconductor Processor 11.35
Sewing Machine 6.29
Sheet Metal Worker 6.30
Truck Driver, Light 7.13
Warehouse Worker 7.49
Welder, Production 10.73
Accountant/Auditor 114.75
Computer Operator 9.62
General Office Clerk 6.21
Secretarial 7.55
Unemployment Rate National & State
Work Force Solutions
Assistance for those seeking employment opportunities
936-544-7859

 

Government

 

City Government
Type Home Rule
Number on Council 6
Municipal Police 16
Paid Firefighters 4
Volunteer Firefighters 21
City Zoning Body Yes
Master Plan Yes

 

Incentives

 

City Incentives
Incentive Type City Has Incentive Comments
Tax Abatement Yes  
Enterprise Zone Yes  
Industrial Foundation Yes  
Foreign Trade Zone No  
Reinvestment Zone Yes  
Freeport Exemption Yes  
Other Incentives Yes Grants; Training Assist, Small Business Administration consultation

 

Location

 Crockett, Texas is the county seat of Houston County, Texas. Crockett is:

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Taxes

 

Property Tax - 2011
Taxing Entity* Tax Rate/Per $100**
HOUSTON COUNTY $0.45600
Crockett, City $0.54514
Crockett ISD $1.25000
Houston Co. Hospital $0.03000
TOTAL $2.28114
* Not all taxes would apply. Depends on location of business or home.
**All Property is Assessed @ 100% Valuation.

 

Sales Tax
Tax Type Tax Rate (%) Comments
State Sales Tax 6.25%  
Municipal Sales Tax 1.500% Includes Economic Dev. .5%
Other Sales Taxes 0.500% County Sales Tax
Total Sales Tax 8.250%  

 

Transportation

Airports
Nearest Airports
Airport Name Crockett Municipal (DKR)
Longest Runway Length 4,500 ft
Runway Surface Hard
Fuel Purchase Yes
Instrument Landing System No
Lighted Yes
 
Airports Within One Hour
International Airports Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW)
George Bush Intercontinental - Houston (IAH)
Regional Airports None
Municipal Airports Crockett Municipal (DKR)

 

Rail Service Providers
Provider Name Union Pacific Railroad

 

Freight Carriers
Names Airborne
Central Freight
Federal Express
Tex-Pack
United Parcel Service
WVT of Texas
Local Independent Operators

 

Utilities

 

Electric Delivery
Electric Energy Delivery Oncor Electric Delivery
Reliability 99.95469283
Transmission Voltage 69 KV, 138 KV, 345 KV
Service Voltage 120/208, 120/240, 240/480, 277/480

 

Natural Gas
Provider CenterPoint Energy
BTU Content Per Cubic Ft. 1,000

 

Water
Supplier Houston County Water District
Source Houston County Lake
Maximum Daily System Capacity 3,000,000 Gallons
Maximum Daily Use to Date 2,500,000
Pressure on Mains 20-75 psi
Storage Capacity 1,680,000 Gallons
Size of Mains 12-15 inches
System Looped No
Projects Under Construction Plant rennovation & Raw Intake Project

 

Sewer
Treatment Plan Types Activated sludge
Max Capacity 8,000,000 gallons
Max Daily Use to Date 2,000,000 gallons
Projects Under Construction Upgrade to 24 inch lines

 

Telephone Service Providers
Provider WINDSTREAM
Digital available Yes
Analog Available No
Electromechanical No
Make and Model  
Software Level  
Fiber Optics Yes
Switched 56 Kbps Yes
High Capacity Digital (T-1) Yes
Digital Data Service Yes
911 Available Yes
Other Network Services Windstream 800-843-9214; Northland Cable 936-544-2031

 

Wage Data

 

Production Classifications
  Entry Level/Wage ($/Hr)
Occupational Title Low   High  
Assembler, General 8.00   10.80  
Mobile Homes Electrician 15.83   24.11  
Electronics Assembler 9.42   13.30  
Forklift Operator 10.11   14.26  
Janitor, Any Industry 6.14   7.99  
Laborer, General 7.49   12.08  
Machinist, Related Occupations 12.40   17.56  
Maintenance, General 7.48   13.76  
Mechanic 10.57   25.91  
Molding Machine Operator 9.17   13.09  
Semiconductor Processor 8.57   13.81  
Sewing Machine (Garment) 5.92   6.89  
Sheet Metal Worker 9.16   12.40  
Truck Driver, Lt. Any Industry 8.17   15.58  
Warehouse Worker 7.49   12.08  
Welder, Production 10.98   17.12  

 

Office, Clerical, and Technical Classfications
  Entry Level/Wage ($/Hr)
Occupational Title Low   High  
Accountant/Auditor 14.52   25.99  
Computer Operator 9.55   13.43  
Computer Programmer 16.43   27.93  
Customer Service Representative 7.10   14.01  
Electronic Technician 15.08   19.44  
General Office Clerk 7.17   9.10  
Key Data Entry Operator 7.07   10.49  
Secretarial 7.36   9.77  
Shipping and Receiving Clerk 8.29   14.44  

 

Quality of Life

Health Care
Total Hospital
Beds in City
49 Total Doctors
(Medical) in City
10

 

Media
Daily Papers   Weekly Papers 2
Local TV Yes Cable TV Available Yes

 

Recreation
Parks 3 Area Lakes 5
Country Clubs 1 Health Centers 3
Public Golf Courses   Theaters 1
Tennis Courts 2 Bed & Breakfast Facilities 2
Hotel & Motel Rooms 267 Libraries 1
Other-2 soccer fields; 6 baseball/softball fields;  public swimming pool; hiking and biking trail; nature trails . Depot Museum, Davy Crockett Memorial Park-Fishing,

 

Climate
Annual Average Temp   Annual Average High Temp 94.0 F
Annual Average Low Temp 36.0 F Annual Average Precipitation 42.0"
Annual Average Snowfall 0.0" Elevation 300'

 

Houses of Worship
AME; Assembly of God; Baptist; Bible Church; Catholic; Christian; Church of Christ; Church of God; Episcopal; Gospel; Harvest; Jehovah's Witnesses; Lutheran; Methodist; Nazarene; Pentecostal; Presbyterian

 

Attractions
Cochino Ridge-Nature at its BEST, Davy Crockett National Forest-3rd Largest in Texas; Big Slough Wilderness Area-Smallest in Texas; Ratcliff Lake; Salmon Lake; Cochino Ridge Lake; Houston County Lake - Marina-Restaurant: Nature Areas; Ratcliff Recreational Area & 20 Mile Hiking Trail; 52 Mile PineyCreek Horse Trail;Mission Tejas State Park Cochino bottom land experience; Davy Crockett Horse & Rider Camp; Famous El Camino Real; Crockett's Silk Stocking Architectural District; Old Town Antique/Restaurant Alley; Camp Street Blues Strip; Mary Allen College Site; Eliza Bishop Depot and Museum and Visitors Center; Statue Trail; Texas Forest Trail; Porth Agricultural Arena; Caddoan Indian Mounds; Crockett Civic Center; Piney Woods Fine Arts Assn Festivals; Christmas in Crockett; Juneteenth; Lovefest; Peanut, Bluegrass, Rodeos, Heritage, Fiddlers, Black Expo and more; Myrtis Dightman Statue Porth Agricultural Arena-Civic Center-First Black living cowboy inducted into Natl' hall of fame. Steak Cook-Off, Antique Tractor, Antique Car Show

 

Finance
Citizens National Bank; Crockett Bank; First Community; Prosperity, Houston-Trinity County Teachers Credit Union; Southland Federal Credit Union, Capital Farm Credit