Information / Community Data

City of Livingston, Texas

 
    

SALES TAX RECEIPTS:
 Fiscal Year Ended            Amount
  9/30/92                    $1,235,574
  9/30/93                     1,441,592
  9/30/94                     1,609,589
  9/30/95                     1,667,637
  9/30/96                     1,754,884
  9/30/97                     1,787,861
  9/30/98                     1,924,875
  9/30/99                     1,977,188
  9/30/00                     2,105,743
  9/30/01                     2,040,731
  9/30/02                     2,189,216
  9/30/03                     2,199,629
  9/30/04                     2,324,945
  9/30/05                     2,544,289
  9/30/06                     2,885,726
  9/30/07                     3,144,640 
  9/30/08                     3,232,037
  9/30/09                     3,392,552
  9/30/10                     3,012,227
  9/30/11                     3,185,997 

AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAX VALUATION:

 Year                          Amount

 1992                      $131,776,426
 1993                       135,420,521
 1994                       150,751,011
 1995                       152,999,769
 1996                       156,414,386
 1997                       157,185,775
 1998                       168,328,491
 1999                       184,493,741
 2000                       194,373,364
 2001                       202,640,397
 2002                       207,971,188
 2003                       211,680,559
 2004                       229,488,246
 2005                       321,193,382
 2006                       330,158,968
 2007                       381,313,665
 2008                       416,592,823
 2009                       457,462,152
 2010                       462,301,785
 2011                       463,507,282
    (* Appraised Values)
 

MAJOR EMPLOYERS:

 Top 10 Employers in Livingston
 1.  Livingston ISD - Education                      - 614 employees
 2.  Wal-Mart - Retail Sales                         - 480 employees
 3.  Memorial Medical Center                         - 431 employees
 4.  County of Polk - Government                     - 333 employees
 5.  IAH Detention Center - Holding Facility         - 242 employees
 6.  Sam Houston Electric Coop - Electric Power      - 159 employees
 7.  The Bradford at Brookside - Health Care         - 159 employees
 8.  Lowe's Home Improvement Center - Retail Sales   - 125 employees
 9.  Pine Ridge Nursing Center - Health Care         - 120 employees
 10. First National Bank - Financial Institution     -  90 employees
 Employers in Outlying Areas
 1. Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Prison  - 835 employees
 2. IAH Detention Facility                         - 229 employees
      Immigration Holding Facility
 3. Corrigan-Camden ISD - Education                - 197 employees
 4. Alabama Coushatta Indian Reservation           - 153 employees
 5. Escapees - National Recreation Vehicle Club    - 100 employees
 6. Onalaska ISD - Education                       - 85 employees
 7. American Railroad - Rail Car Manufacturing     - 40 employees

Economic Base: Lake Livingston, one of the largest lakes in the State of Texas, was completed in 1973 and is located 15 miles west of Livingston on U.S. Highway 190. Lake Livingston, which covers approximately 90,000 surface acres, is an important tourist attraction and an economic asset to the City. A wide range of public and commercial recreation facilities, including full-service marinas, camping and motel accommodations are located along the shoreline.

In an effort to increase tourism in the area, the City constructed facilities, staffs and operates a monthly Trade Days event at Pedigo Park where about 200 vendors sell a variety of crafts, antiques, and collectible items. This event, which began in May, 1999, has been extremely successful in attracting new visitors to the area. Local motels and restaurants report significant increases in their business on Trade Days weekends. Additionally, several new antique malls and specialty shops have opened in the downtown business district in connection with the Trade Days event and there has been a renewed interest in the remodeling and renovation of buildings in the downtown business district.

Over the past ten (10) years, Livingston has experienced a diversification of the economic base with the construction by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice of a 2,850 bed maximum-security prison unit five miles outside Livingston. The unit employs approximately 835 people with an annual payroll of close to $20,000,000. Livingston has also seen construction of the IAH Detention Facility, which employs approximately 229 people.

Additionally, much new growth in the region has focused on the health-care industry as well as retiree and senior-care related industry and small businesses. With a state-of-the-art hospital located on the U. S. 59 Highway Bypass, development of numerous new medical office buildings, nursing homes, assisted living and independent living retirement facilities, and an active-adult over-55 residential subdivision, Livingston will continue to experience a growing senior population in the area.

Lumbering, ranching and the production of gas and oil continue to be important economically to the City.

 
 
City of Livingston
200 West Church Street
Livingston, Texas   77351

936-327-4311
Site Map

Contact


City of Livingston, Texas © 2015