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Bailey County Electric Cooperative Association is a distribution cooperative (Texas 62 Bailey County) with headquarters in Muleshoe, Texas, serving portions of Bailey, Castro, Cochran, Lamb, and Parmer Counties in the high plains region of Texas. The cooperative also has a branch office in Morton, Texas. Bailey County's service area lies in the south-central Panhandle of Texas, and includes about 2,000 square miles at elevations of 3,500 to 4,400 feet. Farmland is found in both the northern and southern portions of the territory, which is separated by a strip of sand hills about 10 miles wide and extending from east to west across the area. This sand hill strip forms a dividing line between the 'north' and 'south' high plains of Texas. Underground water is plentiful in the sand hills and to the north, but south of the sand hills underground water is less plentiful and the territory is composed of mostly dry land farms and pastureland. All of the service area is flat plains country with occasional playa lakes and a few dry draws. Almost all of the land is tillable, except for a few of the roughest sand dunes and some of the draws and lakebeds. The growing season is approximately 190 days; it is slightly shorter north of the sand hills. Principal crops grown in the area are alfalfa, corn, cotton, grain sorghum, soybeans, sunflowers, vegetables, wheat, and irrigated pastures. The economy of the region is highly dependent on agricultural production, with changes affecting the population, load growth, and electricity sales. The maximum demand for electricity occurs during the summer, primarily from irrigation and air conditioning loads during the hot and dry periods.

Bailey County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

7,000

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

2,432

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$84,650

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

2,407

Births

BIRTHS

124

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$44,755

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$44,665

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

32

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

3.01 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

7.26 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

3.18 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

17.12 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

2.21 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

10.75 %

MANUFACTURING

5.71 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

18.43 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

2.42 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

2.04 %

RETAIL TRADE

8.58 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

2.11 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

3.18 %

UTILITIES

5.26 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

8.75 %

Castro County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

7,530

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

2,582

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$110,498

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

3,324

Births

BIRTHS

104

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$46,701

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$64,427

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

37

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

0.98 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

3.09 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

3.59 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

25.10 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.14 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

5.45 %

MANUFACTURING

1.48 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

22.78 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

3.69 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

6.33 %

RETAIL TRADE

7.28 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

8.79 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

3.30 %

UTILITIES

0.53 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

7.49 %

Cochran County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

2,853

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

1,036

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$45,938

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

1,088

Births

BIRTHS

41

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$43,274

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$39,333

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

37

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

14.77 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

3.09 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

2.95 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

38.66 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

1.07 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

1.07 %

MANUFACTURING

0.54 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

12.62 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

2.42 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

1.07 %

RETAIL TRADE

5.37 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

2.28 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

5.23 %

UTILITIES

1.07 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

7.79 %

Lamb County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

12,893

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

4,807

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$87,356

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

5,066

Births

BIRTHS

167

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$42,703

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$45,655

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

37

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

6.31 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

6.76 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

3.83 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

23.80 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.71 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

4.30 %

MANUFACTURING

1.80 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

15.24 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

2.57 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

9.70 %

RETAIL TRADE

8.43 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

2.25 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

4.55 %

UTILITIES

3.17 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

6.58 %

Parmer County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

9,605

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

3,274

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$132,377

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

4,761

Births

BIRTHS

137

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$51,434

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$49,541

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

32

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

2.26 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

2.68 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

1.37 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

13.97 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.26 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

1.16 %

MANUFACTURING

39.65 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

14.52 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

1.93 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

6.41 %

RETAIL TRADE

3.00 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

7.73 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

1.71 %

UTILITIES

0.37 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

2.98 %