Austwell, Texas

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Population in 2017: 146 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -24.0%
Males: 72  (49.6%)
Females: 74  (50.4%)
Median resident age:

63.2 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip code: 77950

Estimated median household income in 2017: $35,218 (it was $23,750 in 2000)
Austwell:

$35,218
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,816 (it was $19,146 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $85,879 (it was $38,800 in 2000)
Austwell:

$85,879
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $124,492; detached houses: $133,956; mobile homes: $24,375

Median gross rent in 2017: $559.

March 2019 cost of living index in Austwell: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.6%
(12.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Austwell, TX (2010)
    • 8054.4%White alone
    • 6644.9%Hispanic
    • 10.7%Two or more races



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Austwell, Texas as of July 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Austwell is 137 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (11.9%), Irish (11.9%), German (10.4%), Czech (4.5%), Swedish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 24 feet

Land area: 0.36 square miles.

Population density: 401 people per square mile   (low).

Austwell, Texas map

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Texas:

13.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,636 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $503 (0.5%)

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 )

Latitude: 28.39 N, Longitude: 96.84 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 361

Distribution of median household income in Austwell, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Austwell, TX in 2017

Austwell satellite photo by USGS

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 Austwell, TX residents
Average permit cost in Austwell, TX
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Texas:

3.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +4 (+2.1%).
Most common industries in Austwell, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (19.2%)
  • Construction (9.6%)
  • Public administration (9.6%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (8.2%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Truck transportation (6.8%)
  • Chemicals (6.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (27.3%)
  • Construction (15.9%)
  • Chemicals (11.4%)
  • Truck transportation (11.4%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (9.1%)
  • Public administration (9.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (9.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (20.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (13.8%)
  • Public administration (10.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.3%)
  • Health care (10.3%)
  • Social assistance (10.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.9%)
Most common occupations in Austwell, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (9.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (15.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (11.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.4%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (20.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (10.3%)
  • Child care workers (10.3%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (10.3%)
  • Top executives (6.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.9%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (6.9%)

Average climate in Austwell, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 Austwell 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 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, 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 Austwell 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 Austwell 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).
Austwell topographic map

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)

Points of interest:

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

Birthplace of: Juan Salinas - College basketball player (Tex San Antonio Roadrunners).

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

For population 15 years and over in Austwell:

Marital status in Austwell, TX
  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 51.3%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 21.4%

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
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Texas average:

14.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Austwell, TX (based on Refugio County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

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
This county:

5.45 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

10.5%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.2%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Refugio 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
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$5,610
Totals for Government 0$0 1$5,610

Austwell government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $44,000 ($301.37)
    Sewerage: $44,000 ($301.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($27.40)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,000 ($75.34)

Austwell government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $49,000 ($335.62)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($27.40)
    Other: $2,000 ($13.70)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $49,000 ($335.62)
  • Tax - Property: $23,000 ($157.53)
    Public Utilities Sales: $6,000 ($41.10)
    Other License: $2,000 ($13.70)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,000 ($13.70)

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: 28.387258, Lon: -96.845869, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 43ft / 12.9mTotal length
  • $119,000Total costs
  • 750Total average daily traffic
  • 64Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,024Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic
New bridges in Austwell, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Austwell, TX

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • CHRIS E BAILEY, Fm 2040 4.7 Mi Sse (Lat: 28.336111 Lon: -96.796111), Type: 91.1, Overall height: 89.6 m, Registrant: Northern Natural Gas, 1188 Houst-on, Phone: (713) 685-4231
  • Donna-Marie Stipo, South Of Fm 774 (Lat: 28.310583 Lon: -96.971056), Type: 99.0, Structure height: 48391 m, Overall height: 95.1 m, Registrant: Tillman Infrastructure, LLC, Dmstipo@tillmaninfrastructure.Com, 8th Floor, New Y-ork, Phone: (212) 706-9503
  • Donna-Marie Stipo, South Of Fm 774 (Lat: 28.310583 Lon: -96.971056), Type: 99.0, Structure height: 48391 m, Overall height: 95.1 m, Registrant: Tillman Infrastructure, LLC, Dmstipo@tillmaninfrastructure.Com, 8th Floor, New Y-ork, Phone: (212) 706-9503
  • Fm 2040 4.7 Mi Sse (Lat: 28.336111 Lon: -96.796111), Type: 91.1, Overall height: 89.6 m, Registrant: Northern Natural Gas, 1188 Houst-on, Phone: (713) 685-4231

FCC Registered Broadcast 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 MHz, Grant Date: 03/18/1997, Expiration Date: 03/18/2002, Cancellation Date: 03/27/2001, Certifier: Kevin Dumas, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 05/22/2001, Expiration Date: 04/08/2011, Cancellation Date: 09/23/2004, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 11/12/1998, Expiration Date: 10/07/2008, Cancellation Date: 05/26/2006, 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 MHz, Grant Date: 03/17/2000, Expiration Date: 03/21/2010, Cancellation Date: 01/18/2007, Certifier: Kevin Dumas, Registrant: 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
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 01/24/2017

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Austwell, TX
  • 70.2%Electricity
  • 29.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Austwell, TX
  • 50.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 50.0%Electricity


Austwell compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below 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 below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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