United Independent School District, Texas

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United Independent School District is a school district in Texas.

About the district

United Independent School District is located in Webb County, Texas.
United Independent School District is located in Webb County, Texas. The county seat of Webb County is Laredo. Webb County is home to 250,304 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1]

Demographics

Webb County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 16.9 percent of Webb County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.3 percent for Texas as a whole. The median household income in Webb County was $38,421 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Webb County was 30.6 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2013[1]
Race Webb County (%) Texas (%)
White 97.7 80.3
Black or African American 0.7 12.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 1.0
Asian 0.7 4.3
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.0 0.1
Two or More Races 0.3 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 95.3 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern, Webb County[2]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote Other Vote
2012 37,597 11,078 435
2008 33,452 13,119 250
2004 23,654 17,753 149
2000 18,120 13,076 375

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[3][4]

Budget

The table below displays the budget for United Independent School District:[5]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2012-2013 $197,828,164 57.8% $60,340,462 17.6% $51,740,625 15.1% $29,572,434 8.6% $2,722,246 0.8% $342,203,931
2013-2014 $267,416,006 84.6% $21,176,270 6.7% $23,601,181 7.5% $3,728,212 1.2% $0 0% $315,921,669
Averages: $232,622,085 71% $40,758,366 12% $37,670,903 11% $16,650,323 5% $1,361,123 0% $329,062,800

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 United States Census Bureau, "Webb County, Texas," accessed August 4, 2014
  2. Texas Secretary of State, "Webb County," accessed December 31, 2014
  3. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  4. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
  5. United Independent School District, "Business & Finance," accessed November 29, 2013