Archer City, Texas

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Population in 2013: 1,750 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.3%
 
Males: 879  (50.2%)
Females: 871  (49.8%)
Median resident age:  44.9 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 76351.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,780 (it was $29,886 in 2000)
Archer City:

$41,780
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,660 (it was $19,140 in 2000)

Archer City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $59,292 (it was $39,400 in 2000)
Archer City:

$59,292
TX:

$132,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $622.

  • Races in Archer City, TX (2013)

    Archer City races chart
    • 1,46488.9%White alone
    • 462.8%Black alone
    • 352.1%American Indian alone
    • 311.9%Asian alone
    • 301.8%Hispanic
    • 70.4%Two or more races

Races in Archer City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Archer City: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (18.2%), Irish (13.9%), English (11.8%), French (5.6%), Scottish (3.5%), Dutch (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1069 feet

Land area: 2.21 square miles.

Population density: 793 people per square mile   (low).

Archer City,TX real estate house value index trend

Archer City, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Archer City:

  • High school or higher: 84.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Archer City city:

  • Never married: 16.3%
  • Now married: 61.5%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

47 residents are foreign born (1.0% Latin America).

This city:

2.9%
Texas:

16.5%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Archer City, Texas as of February 09, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Archer City to the number of sex offenders is 1,763 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $975 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $973 (1.8%)

Archer City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita Falls, TX (21.9 miles , pop. 104,197).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (95.4 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (119.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Scotland, TX (3.3 miles ), Windthorst, TX (3.3 miles ), Holliday, TX (4.0 miles ), Lakeside City, TX (4.1 miles ), Olney, TX (4.2 miles ), Jean-Loving, TX (4.4 miles ), Megargel, TX (4.5 miles ), Wichita Falls, TX (4.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $103,100
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $82,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $110,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $48,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $205,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $181,700
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $21,100
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $107,700
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $150,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 33.59 N, Longitude: 98.63 W

Area code: 940

Archer City household income distribution Archer City home values distribution

Crime rates in Archer City by Year
Type 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Rapes 010
per 100,000 0.053.40.0
Robberies 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Assaults 453
per 100,000 225.0267.0164.9
Burglaries 324
per 100,000 168.7106.8219.9
Thefts 455
per 100,000 225.0267.0274.9
Auto thefts 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Arson 100
per 100,000 56.20.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 261.4) 68.5118.961.8

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Crime rate in Archer City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.57
Texas average:

2.05
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.2%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +47 (+2.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (20%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Utilities (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Information (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Archer City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Archer City, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Archer City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 81% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1964, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 22.4 miles away from the Archer City city center killed 7 people and injured 111 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/18/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.0 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 100 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Archer City-area historical earthquake activity is near Texas state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 129.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 360.5 miles away from Archer City center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 83.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 145.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 100.7 miles away from Archer City center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 273.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Archer County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Archer City topographic map

Birthplace of: Larry McMurtry - Historian.

Hospitals and medical centers in Archer City:

  • ARCHER COUNTY HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 410 E CHESTNUT)
  • ARCHER CITY NURSING CENTER (201 E CHESTNUT ST)

Airports located in Archer City:

See details about airports located in Archer City, TX

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Archer City:

  • Midwestern State University (about 21 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,901)
  • Vernon College (about 56 miles; Vernon, TX; FT enrollment: 2,216)
  • Cameron University (about 71 miles; Lawton, OK; FT enrollment: 4,695)
  • Weatherford College (about 77 miles; Weatherford, TX; FT enrollment: 4,080)
  • North Central Texas College (about 85 miles; Gainesville, TX; FT enrollment: 6,550)
  • Western Oklahoma State College (about 85 miles; Altus, OK; FT enrollment: 2,054)
  • Cisco College (about 86 miles; Cisco, TX; FT enrollment: 2,687)

Public high school in Archer City:

Public elementary/middle school in Archer City:

See full list of schools located in Archer City

Library in Archer City:

  • ARCHER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $57,341; Location: 105 N CENTER; 23,628 books; 632 audio materials; 2,705 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 3 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Location of the motion picture "The Last Picture Show" which starred Jeff Bridges, Timothy Bottoms, and newcomer Cybil Shepard.

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Notable locations in Archer City: Archer City Fire Department (A), Archer City Ambulance Service (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Archer City include: Burkett Park (1), Berry Stadium (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Archer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.3%
(20.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.6% for Black residents, 58.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.0%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.4%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
33 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
10 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
33 people in nursing homes in 2000
8 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Archer City, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Archer City compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Archer City (2011 data):

  • State National Bank of Texas: Archer City Branch at 201 South Center Street, branch established on 1996/04/01. Info updated 2007/05/08: Bank assets: $207.1 mil, Deposits: $186.6 mil, headquarters in Iowa Park, TX, positive income, 8 total offices, Holding Company: North Central Texas Bancshares, Inc.
  • American National Bank: Archer City Branch at 111 S. Center, branch established on 2007/04/16. Info updated 2007/09/14: Bank assets: $467.3 mil, Deposits: $400.6 mil, headquarters in Wichita Falls, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Ameribancshares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Archer City Branch at 200 North Center Street, branch established on 1909/10/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Texas average:

14.4

Archer City travel time to work - commute Archer City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (51%)
  • Electricity (46%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Archer City city (based on Archer County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,36016
Catholic1,0183
Mainline Protestant4894
Other1-
None3,186-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Archer County:

2.23 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Archer County:

5.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.0%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Archer County:

26.4%
Texas:

26.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,405$40,8600$0
Other Government Administration 2$5,945$35,6700$0
Police Protection - Officers 2$5,652$33,9120$0
Streets and Highways 1$2,613$31,3560$0
Health 3$12,100$48,4008$6,483
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$133
Sewerage 1$3,631$43,5720$0
Water Supply 3$10,295$41,1800$0
Totals for Government 13$43,641$40,2849$6,616

8.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,217 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.13%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Wichita County, TX  4.00% ($41,892 average AGI)
from Young County, TX  0.57% ($24,000)
from Clay County, TX  0.40% ($33,917)


11.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,645 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.50%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Wichita County, TX  6.07% ($33,952 average AGI)
to Clay County, TX  0.51% ($33,875)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.32% ($56,400)

Strongest AM radio stations in Archer City:

  • KCAF (990 AM; 10 kW; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: RENAISSANCE RADIO, INC.)
  • KWFS (1290 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KHVN (970 AM; 10 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Archer City:

  • KWFS-FM (102.3 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBZS (106.3 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KQXC-FM (103.9 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KLUR (99.9 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KTEO (90.5 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY)
  • KWRD-FM (100.7 FM; HIGHLAND VILLAGE, TX; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA OF TEXAS, L.L.C.)
  • KMOC (89.5 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN SERVICE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KYYI (104.7 FM; BURKBURNETT, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSEY-FM (94.3 FM; SEYMOUR, TX; Owner: MARK V. AULABAUGH)
  • K202DR (88.3 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Archer City:

  • KFDX-TV (Channel 3; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF WICHITA FALLS, L.L.C.)
  • KAUZ-TV (Channel 6; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF WICHITA FALLS, LLC)
  • KSWO-TV (Channel 7; LAWTON, OK; Owner: KSWO TELEVISION COMPANY, INC.)
  • K24AD (Channel 24; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K26DL (Channel 26; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • KJBO-LP (Channel 35; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJTL (Channel 18; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K22FE (Channel 22; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)
  • K30DJ (Channel 30; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
  • K20DN (Channel 20; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAMILY NETWORK TV, INC.)

Archer City fatal accident list:

Nov 16, 1989 04:30 PM, 79, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
  • Hazardous Condition: 8
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Archer City

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Archer City, TX
Most common first names in Archer City, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3072.4 years
Mary2479.9 years
William2475.4 years
John1976.1 years
George1280.4 years
Robert1071.3 years
Charles1077.5 years
Thomas971.5 years
Carl868.4 years
Joe868.2 years
Most common last names in Archer City, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1280.1 years
Davis1177.6 years
Martin1176.9 years
Williams1171.1 years
King980.9 years
Lowack980.0 years
Hudson978.9 years
Cox881.9 years
Lewis881.5 years
Harris883.4 years

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