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Ellis County

Population in 2012: 334 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.6%
 

Males: 178  (53.5%)
Females: 156  (46.5%)

Median resident age:  37.4 years
Texas median age:  40.8 years

Zip codes: 75119.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $57,747 (it was $46,250 in 2000)
Alma:

$57,747
Texas:

$49,392
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $24,095

Alma town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $82,203 (it was $71,400 in 2000)
Alma:

$82,203
Texas:

$127,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $122,879; Detached houses: $141,648; Mobile homes: $54,063

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  • White alone - 252 (76.1%)
  • Hispanic - 75 (22.7%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (1.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Alma: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (16.8%), English (10.3%), Czech (7.0%), German (5.3%), United States (4.7%), Welsh (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 470 feet

Land area: 5.03 square miles.

Population density: 66 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Alma:

  • High school or higher: 63.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alma town:

  • Never married: 20.9%
  • Now married: 63.6%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 3.9%

23 residents are foreign born (7.3% Latin America).

This town:  7.3%
Texas:  16.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,452 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $1,333 (1.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Mesquite, TX (34.6 miles , pop. 124,523).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Dallas, TX (38.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Rice, TX (2.2 miles ), Ennis, TX (2.4 miles ), Garrett, TX (2.9 miles ), Emhouse, TX (3.0 miles) , Bardwell, TX (3.0 miles ), Palmer, TX (3.5 miles ), Rosser, TX (3.7 miles ), Barry, TX (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 32.29 N, Longitude: 96.55 W

Alma household income distribution Alma home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.5%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +128 (+73.6%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Construction (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (2%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Information (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (19%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Printing workers (7%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (17%)
  • Customer service representatives (9%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Woodworkers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Alma-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 232% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/25/1994, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.8 miles away from the Alma town center killed 3 people and injured 48 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 5/11/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 41.9 miles away from the town center killed 114 people and injured 597 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alma-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1997 at 03:26:41, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 70.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/31/2008 at 05:01:54, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.4 miles away from Alma center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ellis County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Storms: 3, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Alma:

  • ENNIS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, about 7 miles away; ENNIS, TX)
  • NAVARRO REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, about 16 miles away; CORSICANA, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alma:

  • Navarro College (about 15 miles; Corsicana, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,283)
  • Mountain View College (about 37 miles; Dallas, TX; FT enrollment: 2,181)
  • Eastfield College (about 38 miles; Mesquite, TX; FT enrollment: 3,140)
  • Dallas Baptist University (about 38 miles; Dallas, TX; FT enrollment: 2,798)
  • Trinity Valley Community College (about 41 miles; Athens, TX; FT enrollment: 2,707)
  • Southern Methodist University (about 42 miles; Dallas, TX; FT enrollment: 8,121)
  • Lincoln College of Technology (about 42 miles; Grand Prairie, TX; FT enrollment: 2,018)

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Notable location: Alma Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Alma: Colmesneil Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Ellis County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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AQI  SO2 NO2 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 26.3. This is better than average.
City:

26.3
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.364. This is significantly better than average. There were 5 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.364
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.48. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

4.48
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 31.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

31.0
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 11.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.7
U.S.:

11.4


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 7.3%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  3.0 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  78.6%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  2.7%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Alma, TX

Alma compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Alma travel time to work - commute


Alma mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (65%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28%)
  • Utility gas (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Alma (based on Ellis County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.96%
Here58.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaChurches of Christ
Adherents33.6%25.0%12.2%11.1%4.6%
Congregations21.3%2.8%15.6%10.6%12.8%
NameAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents4.0%1.6%1.3%1.3%5.4%
Congregations10.6%4.3%1.4%3.5%17.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
Here:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Ellis County:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
This county:

3.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 65
Ellis County:

4.55 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Ellis County:

8.3%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.1%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.4%
Texas:

15.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll


10.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,494 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.22%
Texas average:

8.37%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($127 average AGI)
Ellis County:

0.05%
Texas average:

0.20%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Dallas County, TX  4.23% ($46,611 average AGI)
from Tarrant County, TX  1.12% ($49,751)
from Navarro County, TX  0.35% ($30,703)


7.97% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,706 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.97%
Texas average:

7.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Dallas County, TX  2.43% ($29,323 average AGI)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.91% ($35,199)
to Navarro County, TX  0.40% ($31,130)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alma:

  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KDFT (540 AM; 1 kW; FERRIS, TX; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHCK (1480 AM; 5 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: KMRT-AM LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KAAM (770 AM; 10 kW; GARLAND, TX; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • KAND (1340 AM; 1 kW; CORSICANA, TX; Owner: CORSICANA MEDIA, INC.)
  • KGGR (1040 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alma:

  • KLTY (94.9 FM; ARLINGTON, TX; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA OF TEXAS, LLC)
  • KRBV (100.3 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF FORT WORTH)
  • KLLI (105.3 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF DALLAS)
  • KEGL (97.1 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOAI (107.5 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: INFINITY KOAI-FM, INC.)
  • KVIL-FM (103.7 FM; HIGHLAND PARK-DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TEXAS)
  • KHKS (106.1 FM; DENTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZPS (92.5 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKDA-FM (104.5 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: SERVICE BROADCASTING I, LTD.)
  • KBFB (97.9 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KSCS (96.3 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KLNO (94.1 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KCBI (90.9 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CRISWELL CENTER FOR BIBLICAL STUDIES)
  • KDGE (102.1 FM; FORT WORTH-DALLAS, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRR (101.1 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CITY OF DALLAS, TEXAS)
  • KLUV-FM (98.7 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF DALLAS)
  • KERA (90.1 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDMX (102.9 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDOS (107.9 FM; ROBINSON, TX; Owner: KICI-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRVF (106.9 FM; KERENS, TX; Owner: FIRST BROADCASTING INVESTMENT PARTNERS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Alma:

  • KTVT (Channel 11; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: CBS STATIONS GROUP OF TEXAS L.P.)
  • KNAV-LP (Channel 30; CORSICANA, TX; Owner: NAVARRO COLLEGE)
  • KXAS-TV (Channel 5; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: STATION VENTURE OPERATIONS, LP)
  • KDTN (Channel 2; DENTON, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDAF (Channel 33; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • KDFI (Channel 27; DALLAS, TX; Owner: NEW DMIC, INC.)
  • KERA-TV (Channel 13; DALLAS, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMPX (Channel 29; DECATUR, TX; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KTXA (Channel 21; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: VIACOM TELEVISION STATIONS GROUP OF DALLAS/FORT WORTH L.P.)
  • KUVN (Channel 23; GARLAND, TX; Owner: KUVN LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KSTR-TV (Channel 49; IRVING, TX; Owner: TELEFUTURA DALLAS LLC)
  • KPXD (Channel 68; ARLINGTON, TX; Owner: PAXSON DALLAS LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFAA-TV (Channel 8; DALLAS, TX; Owner: WFAA-TV, L.P.)
  • KXTX-TV (Channel 39; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF TEXAS PARTNERSHIP, LP)
  • KDFW (Channel 4; DALLAS, TX; Owner: KDFW LICENSE, INC.)
  • KDTX-TV (Channel 58; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF TEXAS, INC.)
  • K26HF (Channel 26; BRITTON, TX; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KHPK-LP (Channel 28; DE SOTO, TX; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KATA-LP (Channel 60; MESQUITE, TX; Owner: JANE McGINNIS)
  • KJJM-LP (Channel 46; DALLAS/MESQUITE, TX; Owner: JANE McGINNIS)
  • KLDT (Channel 55; LAKE DALLAS, TX; Owner: JOHNSON BROADCASTING OF DALLAS, INC.)
  • K25FW (Channel 25; CORSICANA, TX; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KVFW-LP (Channel 65; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: GERALD BENAVIDES)
  • KFWD (Channel 52; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: HIC BROADCAST, INC.)
  • KSEX-LP (Channel 57; DALLAS, TX; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)

Alma fatal accident list:

Jun 20, 2004 08:30 PM, Fm85, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jul 2, 1989 10:12 PM, I45, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 2
Sep 30, 1984 04:25 PM, None, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Sep 12, 1978 07:05 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 24, 1975 01:15 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$84,1502$164,7251$39,760
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$181,8800$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$95,2600$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0617.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$95,420
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2007 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0617.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

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