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Mountain Home, Texas. Mountain Home runs along the Old Spanish Trail in north central Kerr County. The town was settled around 1856. The post office was established and named by H. Louis Nelson in 1879. The previous year four children of the Dowdy family, early settlers had been killed here in the last Indian raid in Kerr County.

The town was called Eura for a brief period in the early twentieth century. It had a population of 150 in 1946. In 1983 sixty people lived within a one-mile radius of the post office, which served 350 families. The community had a store, a motel, and a church.

Elementary
Divide School
(830) 640-3322
Highway 41
Mountain Home, TX

Middle
Ingram Middle School
(830) 367-4012
700 Highway 39
Ingram, TX

Grace Christian School
(830) 896-1783
601 Southway Dr
Kerrville, TX

High
Ingram Tom Moore High School
(830) 367-4111
510 College St
Ingram, TX

Grace Christian School
(830) 896-1783
601 Southway Dr
Kerrville, TX

Ranching has always been the principal business. Mountain Home is the location of the Texas Fisheries Research Station, the Texas Catholic Boys Camp, and the Hill Country Cowboy Camp Meeting. Today the current population is said to be 498.

Demographics

zip code: 78058

County Average

State Average

National Average

Neighborhood type Rural
Population 498 45,311 22,118,509 290,809,777
Pop. density 1.1 37.1 79.6 79.6
Percent male 50.2% 48.7% 49.6% 49.1%
Percent female 49.8% 51.3% 50.4% 50.9%
Median age 39.0 41.6 34.0 36.5
People per household 2.5 2.4 2.8 2.6
Median household income $35,385 $28,986 $39,927 $41,994
Average income per capita $18,923 $15,996 $19,617 $21,587
 

Crime

Violent crime risk index 5.0 4.4 3.1 3.0
Property crime risk index 3.0 2.6 3.1 3.2
 

Housing

Median home value $157,260 $98,800 $94,300 $170,800
Median age of homes 39.0 14.0 23.4 27.8
Home appreciation 2.6% 2.6% 2.3% 7.7%
Homes - owned 43.1% 59.2% 57.8% 63.4%
Homes - rented 16.2% 20.9% 32.8% 21.7%
Homes - vacant 40.7% 19.9% 9.4% 14.8%
Commuting by bus 0.0% 0.2% 1.9% 2.0%
Commuting by carpool 8.2% 15.0% 14.5% 14.6%
Commuting by auto 63.7% 73.3% 77.8% 71.6%
Working at home 19.5% 5.5% 2.8% 5.6%
 

Family Facts

Currently married 67.8% 63.3% 56.5% 58.3%
Never married 13.7% 16.6% 25.6% 23.8%
Divorced 9.5% 9.5% 9.8% 7.7%
Widowed 7.6% 8.3% 5.7% 7.4%
Separated 1.4% 2.3% 2.5% 2.8%
Married - w/ children 27.2% 23.0% 38.1% 28.5%
Married - no children 35.0% 36.6% 37.9% 31.3%
Single - w/ children 7.8% 7.6% 13.8% 9.3%
Single - no children 30.1% 32.8% 10.2% 30.7%

Education

High school graduates 81.1% 81.0% 75.7% 80.4%
College degree - 2 year 9.5% 6.5% 5.2% 8.2%
College degree - 4 year 22.5% 23.0% 15.6% 14.9%
Graduate degree 5.3% 9.5% 7.6% 7.0%
Expenditures per student $6,684 $5,795 $6,218 $5,896
Students per teacher 7.6 11.8 12.4 16.0
Students per librarian n/a 2,967 995 934
Students per guidance counselor n/a 2,967 995 560
 

Economy

Unemployment rate 2.9% 3.0% 6.0% 5.7%
Recent job growth 1.5% 2.5% 0.9% 1.4%
Future job growth 18.7% 2.5% 0.9% 10.5%
Sales tax 6.75% 7.50% 7.77% 5.63%
Income tax 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 5.02%
Cost of living index 93.6 79.9 80.0 100.0
 

Health

Air quality 63 63 63 48
Watershed quality 100 100 71 54
Physicians per capita 286.9 286.9 81.7 168.5
Health cost index 91.8 93.2 96.1 100.0
Superfund site index 98 100 93 71
UV index 5.9 5.9 5.8 4.3
 

Climate

Altitude 2,034 1,645 1,371 1,058
Rainfall (inches annually) 29.9 31.5 31.3 38.8
Snowfall (inches annually) 0.3 0.4 2.5 24.4
January avg. low temp 32.6 31.8 33.0 21.6
July avg. high temp 92.3 92.6 94.6 86.4
Days of precipitation annually 81 82 77 112
Days mostly sunny annually 226 224 235 205
Comfort index (during hot weather) 29 29 27 44
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