Austwell, Texas

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Population in 2014: 150 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -21.9%
Males: 74  (49.6%)
Females: 76  (50.4%)
Median resident age:  62.8 years
Texas median age:  34.5 years

Zip code: 77950

Estimated median household income in 2016: $41,828 (it was $23,750 in 2000)
Austwell:

$41,828
TX:

$56,565

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $29,650 (it was $19,146 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $99,028 (it was $38,800 in 2000)
Austwell:

$99,028
TX:

$161,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $118,475; Detached houses: $127,228; Mobile homes: $25,295

Median gross rent in 2016: $542.

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    • 8054.4%White alone
    • 6644.9%Hispanic
    • 10.7%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Austwell: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (10.4%), Irish (10.4%), German (9.0%), Czech (3.0%), Swedish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 24 feet

Land area: 0.36 square miles.

Population density: 412 people per square mile   (low).

Austwell, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Austwell:

  • High school or higher: 84.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Austwell city:

  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 51.1%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 21.4%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Texas:

13.9%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Austwell, Texas as of March 22, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Austwell to the number of sex offenders is 137 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,562 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $478 (0.5%)

Austwell satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Victoria, TX (30.9 miles , pop. 60,603).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (56.3 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (124.9 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Tivoli, TX (2.3 miles ), Seadrift, TX (2.9 miles ), Austwell-Tivoli, TX (2.9 miles ), Kamey-Six Mile, TX (4.0 miles ), Bloomington, TX (4.2 miles ), Holiday Beach, TX (4.3 miles ), Lamar, TX (4.5 miles ), Port Lavaca, TX (4.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $168,900
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $110,500
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $129,600
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $87,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 28.39 N, Longitude: 96.84 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 361

Austwell household income distribution Austwell home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.0%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +4 (+2.1%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (36%)
  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (26%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (0%)

Average climate in Austwell, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Austwell-area historical tornado activity is below Texas state average. It is 25% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/5/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.1 miles away from the Austwell city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 9/20/1967, a category F3 tornado 25.5 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Austwell-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 83.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 81.0 miles away from Austwell 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 414.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/20/1991 at 23:38:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 81.1 miles away from Austwell center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 396.6 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 Refugio County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 3, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Juan Salinas - College basketball player (Tex San Antonio Roadrunners).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Austwell:

  • University of Houston-Victoria (about 31 miles; Victoria, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,110)
  • Victoria College (about 31 miles; Victoria, TX; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 56 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 9,092)
  • Del Mar College (about 56 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,213)
  • Coastal Bend College (about 56 miles; Beeville, TX; FT enrollment: 2,880)
  • Wharton County Junior College (about 80 miles; Wharton, TX; FT enrollment: 5,009)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 88 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)

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

Refugio 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 2016: 10.6%
(12.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.2%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  1.4%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Texas average:

14.3

Austwell travel time to work - commute Austwell mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Austwell city (based on Refugio County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,68816
Catholic2,3578
Mainline Protestant7069
Other31
None1,629-
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 grocery stores: 2
Refugio County:

2.72 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Refugio County:

4.09 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

6.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

5.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.5%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Refugio County:

27.2%
Texas:

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

22.2%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.8%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.7%
State:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Austwell:

28.8
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.9%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.5%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Austwell:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

38.1%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Austwell:

49.7%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Austwell:

75.4%
State:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Austwell, TX Residents
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$5,610
Totals for Government 0$0 1$5,610

6.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,035 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.44%
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 Nueces County, TX  1.01% ($31,519 average AGI)
from Victoria County, TX  0.82% ($29,455)
from San Patricio County, TX  0.49% ($37,615)


6.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,208 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.65%
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 Nueces County, TX  1.27% ($33,000 average AGI)
to San Patricio County, TX  0.79% ($33,286)
to Victoria County, TX  0.49% ($31,538)

Strongest AM radio stations in Austwell:

  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTMR (1130 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EDNA, TX; Owner: SIGA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KENS (1160 AM; 25 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)
  • KSAH (720 AM; 10 kW; UNIVERSAL CITY, TX; Owner: KSAH LICENSING, INC.)
  • KSEV (700 AM; 15 kW; TOMBALL, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KEYH (850 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Austwell:

  • KITE (93.3 FM; PORT LAVACA, TX; Owner: VICTORIA RADIOWORKS, LTD.)
  • KIXS (107.9 FM; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKSQ (94.5 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTXN-FM (98.7 FM; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: COSMOPOLITAN ENTERPRISES OF VICTORIA)
  • KMAT (105.1 FM; SEADRIFT, TX; Owner: WILLIAM E. CORDELL)
  • KVIC (95.1 FM; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: VICTORIA RADIO WORKS, LTD.)
  • KLUB (106.9 FM; BLOOMINGTON, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXBJ (89.3 FM; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION OF VICTORIA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Austwell:

  • KVCT (Channel 19; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: SURTSEY PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • KAVU-TV (Channel 25; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KUNU-LP (Channel 21; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KVTX-LP (Channel 45; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KXTS-LP (Channel 41; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KBGS-LP (Channel 51; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: CLUB COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KCPV-LP (Channel 57; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: CLUB COMMUNICATIONS)

Austwell fatal accident list:

Apr 15, 2007 08:30 PM, Sr-239, Gisler, Lat: 28.38726, Lon: -96.84587, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • CHRIS E BAILEY, Fm 2040 4.7 Mi Sse (Lat: 28.336111 Lon: -96.796111), Type: 91.1, Overall height: 89.6 m, Registrant: 7136854231
  • Fm 2040 4.7 Mi Sse (Lat: 28.336111 Lon: -96.796111), Type: 91.1, Overall height: 89.6 m, Registrant: 7136854231

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • W Side Of Fm 2040 Approx 4 Mi Se Of (Lat: 28.336111 Lon: -96.796083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 90 m, Overall height: 91 m, Call Sign: WPLD817
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.290 MHzGrant Date: 03/18/1997, Expiration Date: 03/18/2002, Cancellation Date: 03/27/2001, Certifier: Kevin DumasRegistrant: New Signals Engineering Corp, Buna, TX 77612-2163, Fax: (409) 994-4696
  • Aransas National Wildlife Refuge (Lat: 28.277500 Lon: -96.881111), Type: Pole, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: KKW975
    Assigned Frequencies: 33.2200 MHzGrant Date: 05/22/2001, Expiration Date: 04/08/2011, Cancellation Date: 09/23/2004Registrant: Conocophillips Communications Inc., Bartlesville, OK 74005-3338, Phone: (918) 661-3338

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • STATION, On State Hwy 2040 4.5 Mi Se Of (Lat: 28.335833 Lon: -96.794972), Overall height: 91.1 m, Call Sign: WNEW555
    Assigned Frequencies: 2138.80 MHzGrant Date: 11/12/1998, Expiration Date: 10/07/2008, Cancellation Date: 05/26/2006Registrant: Phone: (713) 420-2212
  • STATION, W Side Of Fm 2040 Approx 4 Mi Se Of (Lat: 28.336361 Lon: -96.796139), Overall height: 95.7 m, Call Sign: WHC216
    Assigned Frequencies: 2146.00 MHz, 2133.20 MHzGrant Date: 03/17/2000, Expiration Date: 03/21/2010, Cancellation Date: 01/18/2007, Certifier: Kevin DumasRegistrant: Mona Lee & Associates, LLC, 3730 Kirby Drive, Suite 1200, Houston, TX 77098, Phone: (281) 580-2101, Fax: (713) 831-6899, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-135 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8850C , Serial Number: 18-2887, Year manufactured: 1953
    Registrant (Individual): J W Jr Johnson, , Austwell, TX 77950

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (68%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31%)

Austwell 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.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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