Effect of Rancher’s Management Philosophy, Grazing Practices, and Personal Characteristics on Sustainability Indices for North Central Texas Rangeland Page: 53
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the sub-region. Fragmentation of wildlife habitat is also rapidly increasing in the eastern counties
of the West Cross Timbers where larger land holdings are being subdivided and sold as small
home building site, farms and ranchettes.
The overall profile for selected social characteristics helps to identify the population of
the target counties (Table 3-1).
Select Social Characteristics Data for 6 County Study Region
County High Some Bachelor's Grad Population Population Change Median
School College School since 2000 Household
Cooke 31.5% 32.0% 10.4% 5.3% 38,650 6.3% $49,705
Montague 35.4% 26.2% 8.3% 3.0% 19,568 2.4% $41,652
Clay 39.6% 26.9% 11.1% 2.8% 10,893 -1.0% $48,445
Jack 36.6% 26.4% 9.1% 3.8% 8,497 -3.0% $43,173
Wise 34.8% 28.3% 9.2% 3.8% 59,415 21.8% $56,290
Parker 30.4% 31.5% 12.5% 6.1% 114,919 29.9% $61,151
Data from U.S. Census Bureau, 2009 estimates
The development of the study occurred over the course of several years. Extensive
literature review, personal experience and interaction with people in the region and in the
livestock industry all played a role in development of the project.
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