Ore City City, Texas
Population 987

Overview

Housing
Median Home Value
$80,500
Half are $68,100 - $104,200
Median Monthly Owner Costs
$1,040
With a Mortgage
Median Monthly Rent
$639
Includes Utilities
Median Year Housing Built
1972
Employment & Commute
Median Household Income
$37,000
Poverty Rate
17%
Unemployment Rate
5.5%
Education
Percent with a High School Diploma
87%
Ages 25+
Percent with a College Degree
11%
Ages 25+
Percent with a Post Grad Degree
5%
Ages 25+
Percent in Public School
100%
Ages 5-17 Enrolled in School
Demographics
Children
30%
Under 18

The city of Ore City is one of 7 cities in Upshur County. It is a rural city located in eastern Texas near Lake O the Pines.

Ore City, TX is a Place (City):
Often referred to as cities, places can be categorized as Census Designated Places (CDP) or legal entities. The places that are legal entities provide governmental functions. CDPs have no governmental authority and exist only for statistical purposes. They are similar to legal entities in that they are a concentrated population identifiable by a name. Neither cross state lines, but may extend across county lines. A CDP may not extend into a legal entity.
Need a wider view? Ore City, TX is a part of the Longview, TX Metro Area.

Housing

1972

Median Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied

7.6%

Estimated Abandoned Homes

This estimate includes vacant housing that is not for rent, rented, for sale, sold, for seasonal/recreational/occasional use, or for migrant workers.

66.9%

Home Ownership PercentageOccupied Housing Units

15

Price to Rent RatioOccupied Housing Units

The price to rent ratio compares home values to rental costs. Values over 20 indicate that it is likely more affordable to rent. Values under 15 indicate that it is likely more affordable to buy. Values between 15 and 20 indicate that extra judgment must be taken when making housing decisions. It is calculated as the median home value divided by the median annual contract rent (ie. rent without additional utilities).

$80,500

Median Owner Occupied Home Value

$1,040

Median Monthly Ownership CostsOwner Occupied Housing Units with a Mortgage

Monthly housing costs include mortgage payments, real estate taxes, insurance, utilities, and condo fees. When comparing to monthly rental costs, be careful to also look at the median number of bedrooms. Owner occupied homes generally include more bedrooms than rentals.

2.2

Housing Affordability (Median Multiple)

The median multiple is the ratio of median house price by the median annual household income. In other words, how many years would it take for the median income to pay off the median home price? Higher values indicate that the incomes in the area are not high enough to warrant the higher home prices. Anything under 3 is considered affordable while higher values indicate that housing is not affordable.

$639

Median Monthly Rent and Utility CostsRenter Occupied Housing Units with Housing Costs

Monthly housing costs include rent and utilities. When comparing to monthly ownership costs, be careful to also look at the median number of bedrooms. Owner occupied homes generally include more bedrooms than rentals.

Employment

$36,625

Median Household Income

Household Income

40.6

Household Income Inequality

Income inequality is measured using the Gini coefficient. Lower values indicate that household income is spread evenly across the income groups. Higher values indicate that one income group is much more common than others.

17%

Poverty Rate

Poverty status uses the standards set by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). If a family's total income is less than a certain threshold, every person in the family is considered to be in poverty. The threshold varies based on family size, composition, and age.

$29,491

Median Annual Individual EarningsPast 12 months for the Population Ages 16+ With Earnings

91%

Unadjusted Gender Pay GapPopulation Ages 16+ with Earnings

The unadjusted gender pay gap is the median indvidiual female earnings as a percentage of male earnings. In other words, women who work in Ore City, TX generally make around 9057% of what men do. Much of that difference is likely due to the number of hours worked (see the Full Time vs Part Time Work chart), occupations chosen (see the Employed by Occupation chart), education, and job experience. Adjusting for each of those factors to see what women with similar qualifications and jobs make compared to men is difficult, but the adjusted pay gap would be more likely to show the difference due to discrimination, difference in ability, or willingness to negotiate pay. For these reasons, differences in the gender pay shown here may be more likely to show the gender ideals in an area than the discriminatory practices. It is also worth noting that the 38% of men and 60% of women ages 16+ that did not have earnings were not included in the calculation.

5.5%

Unemployment RatePopulation Ages 16+ in the Civilian Labor Force

To classify as unemployed, people must not be in the military and must be actively looking for work (also known as the U3 measure of unemployment which is the official unemployment rate). In Ore City, TX, 52% of the population ages 16+ are not employed, but are also not looking for work so they are not considered in the unemployment rate. See the Labor Force Participation Rate for more information.

48%

Labor Force Participation RatePopulation Ages 16+

People in the labor force include those in the armed forces as well as civilians who are employed or classified as unemployed. To classify as unemployed, people must be actively looking for work. Common people that are not considered in the labor force are students, homemakers, retired workers, seasonal workers not currently looking for work, and institutionalized people. In Ore City, TX, 52% of people are neither employed or looking for work.

Means Of Transportation To WorkWorkers Ages 16+

Car, truck, etc.
96%
Public transportation
0%
Taxi
0%
Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means
0%
Worked at Home
4%

Education

Educational AttainmentPopulation Ages 25+

Less than High School Diploma
13%
High School Graduate
76%
Associate's degree
3%
Bachelor's degree
4%
Master's degree
5%
Professional school degree
0%
Doctorate degree
0%
87%

Percent with a High School DiplomaPopulation Ages 25+

High school diplomas include equivalencies, but do not include those who reported completing grade 12 without a diploma.

11%

Percent with a College DegreePopulation Ages 25+

College degrees include those with an Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Professional school, or Doctorate degree.

5%

Percent with a Post Graduate DegreePopulation Ages 25+

Post graduate degrees include those with a Master's, Professional school, or Doctorate degree.

School EnrollmentPopulation Ages 5-17

Not being enrolled in school does not necessarily mean that the student dropped out. Only schools that lead to a high school diploma or college degree are included. Home schoolers were instructed to select private school. Ages 3-4 are not included because preschool programs are not usually mandated by law and only 30% of children in this age range were enrolled in Ore City, TX.

Enrolled in Public School
100%
Enrolled in Private School
0%
Not Enrolled in School
0%
100%

Percent Enrolled in Public SchoolPopulation Ages 5-17 Enrolled in School

Demographics

987

Total Population

Life Stages

Children Under 10
21%
Children 10-17
10%
Young Adult Singles
13%
Middle Aged and Married
18%
Seniors
18%
Other
21%

Marital Status of MalesPopulation Ages 15+

Marital Status of FemalesPopulation Ages 15+

Household Composition

Single female/male families do not necessarily denote single parent households. Single householders living with siblings, their aging parents, or any other relatives would be included.

Married Couples
53%
Single Female Families
12%
Single Male Families
4%
Householder Living Alone
28%
Householder Living with Non-Relative
2%

Race

White
89%
Black
5%
American Indian or Alaskan
1%
Asian
0%
Pacific Islander
0%
Other
3%
Two Plus Races
3%
38

Racial and Ethnic Diversity

The racial and ethnic diversity index measures the probability that any two people chose at random from Ore City, TX are of different races or ethnicities where higher numbers represent more diversity. It was developed by the University of North Carolina and USA Today in 1991 and adapted in 2000 to account for differences in Census questions. It uses the same calculation methods as the Gini Index used by the Census Bureau to determine household income inequality.

Climate

The climate estimates use Ore City, TX weather from 1971 to 2000 at the nearest official weather station which is located at DAINGERFIELD 9 S.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (Inches)

Summer High Temps

This weather station's average summer high temps are higher than 93% of other weather stations.

Winter Low Temps

This weather station's average winter low temps are higher than 84% of other weather stations.

Precipitation Levels

This weather station's average precipitation levels are higher than 75% of other weather stations.

Entity Info

PropertySourceValue
State2013 ACSTX
Summary Level2013 ACS160 (place)
Logical Record Number2010 Census0981114
Logical Record Number2013 ACS0028458
Region2013 ACS3
Division2013 ACS7
State FIPS2013 ACS48
Place FIPS2013 ACS54216
Metro Micro Politan Statistical Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
New England City & Town Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
Name2010 CensusOre City city
Name2013 ACSOre City city, Texas
Functional Status Code2010 CensusA
Legal Statistical Area Description Code2013 ACS25
State ANSI2010 Census01779801
Place ANSI2010 Census02411331
Full GEOID2013 ACS16000US4854216
GEOID2013 ACS4854216
Population2010 Census1,144
Population2013 ACS987
Housing Units2010 Census468
Housing Units2013 ACS419
Land Area2010 Census2.1 square miles
Land Area2013 ACS2.2 square miles
Water Area2013 ACS0.0 square miles
Population Density2013 ACS457.0 people per sq. mile
Minimum Bounding Rectangle Or Bounding Box2013 ACS[32.78665,-94.73513], [32.815476,-94.70214],
Centroid Or Center Coordinates2013 ACS32.80077744828, -94.71815516929
FIPS Place Class Code2010 CensusC1
Place Size Code2010 Census09